November 25, 2020
Staff Accomplishment

Hofmockel Appointed as Liaison to U.S. National Committee on Soil Sciences

The committee represents the U.S. soil science community in the International Union of Soil Sciences


Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Earth scientist Kirsten Hofmockel was appointed as liaison to the U.S. National Committee for Soil Sciences by The National Academies of Science.

This committee represents the country’s soil science community in the International Union of Soil Sciences, advises The National Academies, and communicates with professional societies and organizations.

Hofmockel studies how plant-microbe ecology influences soil biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling between the land and atmosphere. She is working to identify molecular reactions that predict how ecosystems could respond to environmental change and reactions with probable feedbacks to ecosystem functions.

Hofmockel holds a joint appointment with the Iowa State University Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology.

Published: November 25, 2020