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Suellen Melzer

Portrait of Suellen Melzer

Soil Science (Pedology)

C019 Plant Sciences

970-491-1323 office


Susan Melzer is faculty instructor of Soil Science and Global Environmental Sustainability. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Sedimentary Geology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Ph.D. in Pedology from Colorado State University. Her research focus has been in investigating the global biogeochemical cycling of silicon along native and cultivated grassland ecosystems. More recently, Dr. Melzer’s interests in soil health assess the dynamic processes of soil genesis as a response to climatic and land use conditions. She works in close collaboration with the USDA-NRCS, USFS and the NPS to develop accessible educational resources and experiential learning opportunities that are data driven and will enable an integrated, applied, and transdisciplinary link between educators, researchers, managers, and students.

Research Interests:

Pedological and Geological determinants of biogeochemical cycles in the context of global change; soil-water-plant interactions



SOCR 440 Pedology

SOCR 442 Forest and Range Soils

AGRI 510 Sustainable Agriculture

AGRI 587A Internship for the Master of Agriculture Program

AGRI 692 Seminar for the Master of Agriculture Program

GES 101 Foundation of Global Environmental Sustainability

GES 470 Applications of Environmental Sustainability

Curriculum Vitae

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