Name: Erin Rooney
Position: PhD Student
Contact Information: rooneyer at oregonstate.edu
BFA Theatre Performance (University of Wyoming)
MS Soil Science (University of Wyoming)
Cycling and storage of organic carbon in permafrost soils. Phosphorus transformations in dryland calcareous soils. Supporting farmers and other land managers by working within the restraints of the given environment and system.
Honors and Awards:
University of Wyoming
College of Agriculture Beyond the Classroom (2015-2016) Cheney Scholarship for International Travel (2015-2016)
Oregon State University
Provost Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
“Compost carryover and cover crop effects on soil quality, profitability, and cultivar selection in organic dryland wheat.” High Plains Organic Farming Conference, (2/24/2016)
“Effects of compost and cover crops on phosphorus availability in calcareous soils.” ASA Land Management and Conservation, TriSociety Annual Meeting (11/7/2016).
Background: Born and raised in Fort Collins, CO. Assistant coach of the University of Wyoming Soil Judging Team (2016-2017)