Ippolito Lab

Jim Ippolito – Principle Investigator


Jim Ippolito

Since 2016, I have been serving as both Associate Professor and Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. Prior to transitioning to full-time academics I split my time as a USDA-Agricultural Research Service Research Soil Scientist and SOCR non-tenure track faculty member.

  • 2001 PhD degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry/Quality from Colorado State University
  • 1992 MS degree in Soil Fertility/Chemistry from Colorado State University
  • 1989 BS degree in Plant Sciences – Agronomy with a minor in Microbiology from the University of Delaware

My professional interests focus on soil fertility, chemistry, environmental quality, and soil health in a number of ecosystems. Our group’s research spans soils in production agriculture, rangelands, forests, burned areas, and mined lands.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • USDA: Western Nutrient Management and Water Quality Workgroup
  • USDA: Beneficial Reuse of Residuals and Reclaimed Water Workgroup
  • USDA: Implementing and Correlating Soil Health Management and Assessment in Western States Workgroup
  • International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Committee
  • International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment Committees

Contact Us

Dr. Jim Ippolito

Soil Health and Environmental Quality

C113 Plant Sciences Building
(970) 491-8028