Andrew Cartmill
, PhD


Assistant Professor

311 Pioneer Tower
608.342.7651

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Master of Science, Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Central Lancashire & Myerscough College, UK

Instruction

SCSCI 1260 - Crop Science
SCSCI 3200 - Pest Identification and Management
SCSCI 3260 - Seed and Grain Crops
ENVHORT 3370 - Undergraduate Research in Environmental Horticulture
SCSCI 3380 - Special Problems in Soil Science
SCSCI 3390 - Special Problems in Crop Science
SCSCI 4250 - Weed Science
SCSCI 4320 - Forage Crops
SCSCI 4380 - Undergraduate Research in Soil Science
SCSCI 4390 - Undergraduate Research in Crop Science

Research Interests

My research interests focus on a variety of sustainable production and ecological topics, including mycorrhizal associations during production, plant response to environmental and production stresses, water quality, plant nutrition, and below ground responses (root dynamics, soil respiration) to climate change drivers, grazing, and production.

Current Projects

1. Establishment of a hydrologic observatory to support long-term agro-ecosystem research, education, and outreach in the upper Mississippi river basin.
2. Incorporating dairy livestock into agroecosystem research: Grazing responsibly for a sustainable tomorrow.
3. Effect of different production practices on soil respiration, plant water potential, and leaf level gas exchange.

Granting

$1.2 million in competitive external grants (PI/Co-PI)

Publications

17 peer-reviewed publications

Professional Affiliations

Royal Society of Biology
Higher Education Academy
Ecological Society of America; Physiological Ecology Section and Agroecology Section
International Mycorrhizal Association
Soil and Water Conservation Society
American Society for Horticultural Science

Awards

Fellow - Higher Education Academy, UK
Tom Slick Graduate Research Fellowship, Texas A&M University
Wakonse South Fellow, Texas A&M University
Martin McLaren Horticultural Scholarship/Garden Club of America Interchange Fellowship

Other Responsibilities

Co-coach - Collegiate Crops Team
Advisor - Collegiate Farm Bureau
Co-advisor - Agronomy-Soil and Water Conservation Club
Advisor - Rugby Football Club
Co-adviser - Horticulture Club
Advisor - The Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement