Jim Ippolito is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He earned a PhD degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry/Quality from Colorado State University in 2001, an MS degree in Soil Fertility/Chemistry from Colorado State University in 1992, and a BS degree in Plant Sciences with a focus on Agronomy from the University of Delaware in 1989. Jim’s professional activities and research interests include soil fertility, chemistry, and environmental soil quality in a number of ecosystems such as production agriculture, rangelands, forests, burned areas, and mine lands. Among other capacities, Jim also serves the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, the Western Nutrient Management and Water Quality Workgroup(WERA-103), the Beneficial Reuse of Residuals and Reclaimed Water Workgroup (W3170), and the International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Committee. He has (co)authored over 180 peer and non-peer reviewed articles.