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Katy Chapman

Associate Professor
Sustainability Coordinator
Math, Science and Technology Department
Center for Sustainability
(218) 281-8262

Research Interests

  • C dynamics (loss and sequestration) in agricultural soil

  • Environmental Science

  • Global environmental change

  • New and novel methodologies for monitoring soil gas exchange

  • NH3 and greenhouse gas exchange in agronomic systems (news release)

  • Phytoremediation of polluted soils and sediments (insight interview)

  • Radial Oxygen loss in plants

  • Response of crop and soil systems to elevated atmospheric CO2

  • Root function and microbial activity in the edaphic environment

  • Soil management practices to improve soil quality and productivity

  • Soil science

  • Soil-plant-atmosphers interactions

  • The utilization of animal waste in crop production

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2020 Distinguished Faculty Service Award

  • 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award

  • 2011 Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award

  • Glenn Allan Paur Scholarship, 1999-00

  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society), 2003

  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, 2001-03

  • Edith Larson Outstanding Undergraduate Biology Student, 2000-01

  • D.J. Robertson Award (Academic Achievement), 1997

  • Barry M. Goldwater Full Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Scholar, 200-01

  • J.F.T. O'Connor Scholarship (Academic Excellence), 1998-99

  • Madison Who's Who of Professionals 2008-09

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, 2008

  • Scarseth Award (Travel, National ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meetings), 2003

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Research, 2005

  • North Dakota Program to Stimulate Advanced Undergraduate Research Award, 2000

  • Howard Hughes Apprenticeship and Fellowship (Full Scholarship), 1999-00

Selected Publications

  • Smith, K.E., J.M. Clark, R.R. Putnam, G.R. Lanza, and D.A. Dhanker. 2008. Pesticide phytoremediation, applications for vegetated filter strips. Journal of Environmental Quality 37(5): 1855-1861.

  • Smith, K.E., S.A. Prior, G.B. Runion, A.J. Price, H.H. Rogers, and H.A. Torbert. 2008. Chinese privet (Ligustrume sinense Lour.) in an elevated CO2 environment. Botany Research Journal 1(2): 43-48.

  • Euliss, K., C. Ho, A.P. Schwab, S. Rock, and M.K. Banks. 2008. Greenhouse and field assessment of phytoremediation for petroleum contaminants in a riparian zone. Bio resource Technology 99:1961:1971

  • Euliss, K.W. and J.S. Carmichael. 2004. The effects of selenium accumulation in hydroponically grown canola (Brassica napus). Journal of Young Investigators 10(1).

  • Euliss, K.W., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2005. Establishing plants under water for the purpose of De watering contaminated dredged sediments. Paper C6-06. In R.F. Olfenbuttel and P.J. White (ed.) Remediation of contaminated sediments - 2005: Finding ach

  • Euliss, K.W., B.L. Dorsey, K.C. Benke, A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2005. The use of plant tissue silica Content for estimating transpiration. Ecological Engineering 25(4):343-348.

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2007. Phytoremediation and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated sediments: A greenhouse feasibility study. Journal of Environmental Quality 36:239-244

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2008. De watering of contaminated sediments: Greenhouse and field studies. Ecological Engineering. (in press)

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2008. Evaluation of phytoremediation of PAH contaminated sediments: A field trial. Chemosphere. 72: 1614-1619

Educational Background

  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Biology major, Chemistry minor, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2001

  • Graduate Teaching Certificate, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005

  • Ph.D., Environmental Soil Science, Department of Agronomy, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Society of Agronomy

  • International Union of Soil Scientists

  • Soil Science Society of America

In the News

December 14, 2022
University of Minnesota Crookston associate professor of biology and environmental science, and director of sustainability Katy Chapman would be considered both a faculty and staff member with her many titles, but at home she’s a mom, wife, gardener, animal lover, knitter, and beekeeper. At work, Chapman is currently taking time to achieve a career goal of becoming a full professor and she’s knee-deep in research on multiple topics.
November 30, 2022
“Sustainability is an umbrella for lots of things like clean energy and water, responsible consumption, peace and justice, and gender equality,” Chapman stated. “A sustainable world is also an equitable and just world.”
April 28, 2021
Four faculty, including UMN Crookston’s Katy Chapman Ph.D., Math, Science and Technology, and David Syring, PhD., Department of Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology, College of Liberal Arts, and Jennifer Liang, Ph.D, Department of Biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering along with Peter Murdock, PhD., Levin Institute on the Environment all of UMN Duluth will launch a series of events, activities and discussions related to “Transdisciplinary Engagements with Contemporary Indigenous Thinkers”.