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Jeanette Norton

Jeanette Norton

Plants, Soils, and Climate


Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 340
IconPhone: (435) 797-2166

Educational Background

PhD, Soil Science, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1991
BS, Forest Biology, State University of New York, 1980


Soil microbiology and ecology


Dr. Norton’s research focuses on understanding key organisms in the nitrogen and carbon cycles of terrestrial system on many different levels; from individual genes to ecosystem processes. Key areas of research interest include: the ecology of nitrification and genomics of ammonia oxidizing bacteria, microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling in soils, DNA probes for enzymatic functions, microbial / plant interactions in waste management, and role of microbial community structure in biogeochemistry and bioremediation.