Department of Plant and Soil Science
Deb Neher, Ph.D.
Deborah Neher, Professor and Chair
- 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.
- C.V. (PDF)
Soil Ecology; Nematodes and Microarthropods as Environmental Indicators for Terrestrial and Wetland Soils; Plant-Soil Interactions
I consider myself a soil ecologist and agrocologist. I grew up on a family farm and feel a personal connection to the land.
Contact InformationEmail: Deborah.Neher@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-5390
Office Hours: by appointment
I am a soil ecologist with research interests in the use of nematodes and microarthropods as indicators of soil quality for environmental monitoring of terrestrial and wetland soil.
I teach the following courses:
Zelikova, T.J., Housman, D.C., Grote, E.E., Neher, D.A., and Belnap, J. 2012. Warming and increased precipitation frequency on the Colorado Plateau: Implications for biological soil crusts and soil processes. Plant and Soil DOI 10.1007/s11104-011-1097-z
Darby B.J., Housman, D.C., Neher, D.A., and Belnap, J. 2011. Few short-term effects of elevated soil temperature and increased frequency of summer precipitation on the abundance and taxonomic diversity of desert soil micro– and meso-fauna. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43:1474-1481.
- Deborah Neher, Department Chair
- John Aleong
- Sidney C. Bosworth
- Yolanda Chen
- Josef H. Gorres
- Vladimir V. Gouli
- Ann Hazelrigg
- Stephanie Hurley
- V. Ernesto Mendez
- Bruce L. Parker
- Jason S. Parker
- Leonard P. Perry
- Donald S. Ross
- Margaret Skinner
- Mark Starrett