April Ulery

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B.S. in Geology, 1980, University of Redlands, Redlands, California

M.S. in Soil Science, University of California, Riverside, California

Ph.D. in Soil Science, University of California, Riverside, California

Research Interests:

Research in the areas of salinity, soil quality, and environmental soil chemistry. My students are interested in phytoremediation of metal-impacted soil and the uptake of toxic metals by plants. We are always looking for sustainable uses of alternative water sources in irrigated agriculture and bioenergy crops.


2009-Present Professor

  • Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, NMSU

2004-2009 Associate Professor

  • Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, NMSU

Dec., 1997-2004 Assistant Professor

  • Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, NMSU

Jun., 1997-Dec., 1997 Environmental Soil Scientist

  • Komex H2O-Sciene Environmental Consultants, Westminster and Hunting Beach, CA

1993-1997 Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • U.S.D.A.-A.R.S. Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, CA

1994-1995 Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Teaching Assistant

  • Department of Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1992-1993 Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Department of Soil and Environmental Science, University of California

Awards and Recognitions

2021 President, Soil Science Society of America

2020 Outstanding Mentor, NMSU Teaching Academy

2018 Outstanding Faculty, Agricultural and Extension Education Department

2014-2017 Professor of Exemplary Teaching, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department

2013 Women in Agronomy, Crops, Soils and Environmental Sciences Mentoring Award

2012 Elected Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

2012 Donald C. Roush Excellence in Teaching for the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

2011 Distinguished Teaching Award in College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

2011 Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Award for Graduate Teaching/Advisement

2007 National Associate of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit

2000 Outstanding Student Mentor in the WERC Undergraduate Fellowship Program

* Unavailable to take on new graduate students.