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Kate M. Scow
Professor of Soil Science and Soil Microbial Ecologist

Office: 3236 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
Phone: 530-752-4632 Fax: 530-752-1552

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B.S. Biology - Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
M.S. Soil Science - Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Ph.D. Soil Science, with minors in Environmental Toxicology and Microbiology - Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Microbial ecology; biodegradation of organic pollutants (PAHs, chlorinated solvents, MTBE); bioremediation of contaminated soil, vadose, and groundwater; coupling of physical and microbiological processes; microbial ecology of agroecosystems; carbon cycling in soils; microbiology of invasive plant species; application of molecular tools in environmental microbiology.

Graduate Group Membership:
Ag and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group
Ecology, Member
Hydrologic Science Graduate Group
Microbiology, Member
Soil Science Graduate Group

SSC 111: Soil Microbiology (4 Units, Winter Quarter)
SSC 211: Advanced Soil Microbiology (3 Units, Spring Quarter)
SSC 299: Participatory Graduate seminars (1 Units, )