Julia W Neilson

UA SRC Project 5 Investigator

Appointments and Affiliations

Associate Research Professor, Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director, Center for Environmentally Sustainable Mining (CESM)

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the impact of aridity on soil microbial diversity, soil function, and the associated relationship between compromised microbial diversity and the sustainability of vegetation in arid natural ecosystems or in soils compromised by mining activity or overuse. This focus extends to the contributions of microbes to soil formation processes


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  • BA Biology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA
  • MS Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA
  • PhD Soil, water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, USA