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Kurt Spokas

United States Department of Agriculture Agriculutrial Research Service (US)



2007 - present

United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculutrial Research Service St. Paul, MN (US)

Research Soil Scientist

Kurt has been investigating the areas of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling in agroecosystems, with an emphasis on soil amendments, agrochemical dissipation, and the development of computer simulation models for soil temperature, moisture, and gas transport.

1989 - 2001

Argonne National Laboratory Argonne, IL (US)

Research Chemist

Researched landfill methane emissions and groundwater remediation

Main research interest

Soil carbon cycling

Most relevant projects

Examining the impact of biochar addition on greenhouse gas emissions and agrochemical soprtion.


>125 scientific papers and book chapters

Awards / Other

• Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and Soil Science Society of America (2017)
• Most Highly Cited Researcher Award from Web of Science Group (Clarivate Analytics: 2018, 2019)
• Top 2% of scientists worldwide in Agronomy & Agriculture (2019-2023; Stanford University)


e-mail: kurt.spokas@usda.gov
phone: 001 612 626 2834