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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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Melissa R.A. Pingree

Melissa R.A. Pingree, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mailing Address

Department of Natural Resources and Society
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow ID 83844-1136

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington 2017
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Natural Resources, The University of Montana, 2006

Research Interests

  • Soil Biogeochemistry
  • Soil Ecology & Microbiology
  • Pyrogenic Carbon
  • Fire Ecology

Publications

  • Pingree, Melissa RA, Emile E. DeLuca, Daniel T. Schwartz, and Thomas H. DeLuca. 2016. Adsorption capacity of wildfire-produced charcoal from Pacific Northwest forests. Geoderma 283: 68-77.
  • DeLuca, T.H., H.C. Glanville, M. Harris, B.A. Emmett, M.R.A. Pingree, L.L. de Sosa, C. Morená, and D.L. Jones. 2015. A novel biologically based approach to evaluating soil phosphorus availability across complex landscapes. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 88:110-119.
  • Pingree, M.R.A., P.S. Homann, B. Morrissette, and R. Darbyshire. 2012. Long and short-term effects of fire on soil charcoal of a conifer forest in southwest Oregon. Forests, 3: 353-369.

Awards

  • Molecular Genetics Equipment for Shared, Multi-Disciplinary Research Laboratory at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington Student Technology Fee, 2016, $138,347
  • NSF's East Asia and Pacific Summer Program, 2016, $5,000
  • Robert J. Luxmoore Graduate Student Travel Award, Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils division of the Soil Science Society of America, 2016, $1,000
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award, Philanthropic Educational Organization - Chapter EC, 2015-2016, $15,000

Research & Outreach

  • NSF Fellow, National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program, Hokkaido University, Japan, Summer 2016. Collaborators: Dr. Tom DeLuca, University of Montana & Dr. Makoto Kobayashi, Hokkaido University. 
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington and USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Summer 2015 and Fall 2017. Collaborators: Dr. Morris Johnson, PNW Research Lab, and Dr. Ernesto Alvarado, University of Washington.
  • Expanding Your Horizons Network, Edmonds Community College, March 22nd 2016.

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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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