DEBORAH A. NEHER

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, 1990.

M.S., Plant Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1986.

B.S., Environmental Science, Summa cum laude, McPherson College, McPherson, KS, 1984.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soi Science, University of of Vermont, 5/08-present.

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Vermont, 9/04-5/08.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 5/02-8/04.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 9/96-5/02.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 1/93-8/96.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, 8/90-12/92.

Naturalist-Ecologist Fellow, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, Michigan, 6/85-8/85.

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RESEARCH PROJECTS

EXTRAMURAL SUPPORT (within past 10 years)

Neher, D.A., and Donnelly, C. United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Specific Cooperative Agreement 58-1245-4-110, Persistence of enteric pathogens in manure-amended soils in northeast U.S. produce-growing environments, 9/29/14-9/28/17, $500,000.

Neher, D.A.Northeast SARE 2010 Partnership Grant, Compost for management of plant pathogens and weed seeds, 4/1/10-3/31/12, $15,000.

Chen, S., and Neher, D.A. United States Department of Agriculture - CSREES Program 51.2A Arthropod and Nematode Biology and Management (A) Organismal and Population Biology, Ecology of nematode-suppressive soils in Midwest soybean-cropping systems, 1/1/09-12/31/12, $449,000.

Neher, D.A., Berlin, L. and Gilker, R.  United States Department of Agriculture- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Innovation Grant, Winter pasture and bedded pack management for Vermont dairy farms, 8/16/08-8/15/11, $248,027.

Neher, D.A. University Transportation Center, DOT - Integrated land-use, transportation and environmental modeling: complex systems approaches and advanced policy applications, 9/1/07-8/31/10, $233,585.

Abawi, G.S., Gugino, B.K., Neher, D.A., and LaMondia, J. Northeastern Region-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education-Professional Development, Training for agricultural service providers in the diagnosis, visual assessment, and management of plant-parasitic nematodes, 5/1/06-11/30/10, $116,115.

Neher, D.A., Giblin-Davis, R., Powers, T.O., and Stock, S. P. National Science Foundation - Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories DEB-0640807, Nematodes of the Tropical Rain Forests of Costa Rica: Linking morphology and MOTUs, 4/1/07-3/31/10, $450,000.

Belnap, J., Kuske, C.R., and Neher, D.A. Department of Energy-Program for Ecosystems Research DE-FG02-05ER63998, Climate change in arid lands: Effects on soil biota and ecosystem processes, 5/1/05-4/30/10 $1,371,375 (UVM portion: $299,493).

Neher, D.A. Modeling spatial-temporal impacts of soil aggregation on total and net nitrogen mineralization by bacterivorous nematodes with contrasting life strategies, USDA-NRICGP 25.0 Soil Processes Program, USDA 2005-3510716262, 9/1/05-8/31/07, $124,000.

Neher, D.A., Giblin-Davis, R., Powers, T.O., and Stock, S. P. National Science Foundation - Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories DEB-0450537, Species inventory of nematodes in tropical forests of Costa Rica, 1/1/05-12/31/07, $199,999.

EDITORIAL BOARDS

    Journal of Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Board of Editors (2009-present)

    Journal of Nematology, Ecology Editor (2002-2004), Associate Editor (1999-2000)

    Plant Disease, Associate Editor (1994-1996)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

HW Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research & Scholarship, UVM, 2009

Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, UVM, Finalist 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Ecological Society of America (1986-present)

    Agroecology Section, Charter Member (2000-present), Chairperson (2000)

    Soil Ecology Section, Charter Member (1993-present), Chairperson (1993-1995)

    Ecosystem Services Communication Project, Advisory Board (2000-2001)

Soil Ecology Society (1992-present)

    Local Arrangements Chair for National meeting (2008-2009)

    Secretary (1996-1997)

Society of Nematologists (1996-present)

    Local Arrangements Chair for National meeting (2008-2009)

     Executive Board, member (2003-2005)

    Ecology Committee (2002-present), Vice-Chair (2003), Chair (2004)

American Phytopathological Society (1987-present)

    Epidemiology Committee (1994-1997), Vice-Chair (1994-1995), Chair (1995-1996)

    Nematology Committee (1997-2000)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

National Science Foundation

     Grant Panel member, Dimensions of Biodiversity, 2011, 2012

      Grant Panel member, Ecosystems, 2010, 2011

      Pan-American Sensors for Environmental Observatories (PASEO) Workshop, 2007

U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Grant Panel member, AFRI Insects and Nematodes, 2014

      Grant Panel member, NRI Soil Processes, 2008

    Grant Panel member, Biotechnology and Risk Assessment, 2004

    Panelist, Future Directions & Research Priorities for USDA Biotech. Risk Assessment Grants, 2004

U.S. Department of Energy

    Grant Panel Member, Office of Science, Graduate Fellowship Program, 2010

    Grant Panel member, Nonlinear responses to global climate change, 2006

    Grant Panel member, Program for Ecosystem Research, 2004

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Scientific Advisory Board member, Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report, EPA response to SAB,

    Grant Panel member, Nonlinear responses to global climate change, 2006

    FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel, Corn Rootworm Plant-incorporated Protectant Non-target Insect Issues, 2002    

    Workshop Series on Bt crop Management and Environmental Effects, 2002

    Ecological Assessment of Bt crops on non-target invertebrates, 2002

    Application of Ordination Tools to Analyze Community Data, 2002

H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment

    State of the Nation's Ecosystem Report - Farmlands Work Group member (2000-2002)

     Farmlands Contact Group for 2008 Report (2003-2008)

National Institutes for Environmental Health Sciences

    Grant Panel member, Molecular Assessment of the Structure and Function of Ecological Populations, 2003

Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture

    Board of Directors, Member (1997-1999)