Benjamin Sullivan

Associate Professor, Applied Soil Ecology
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Our lab seeks to understand the fundamental role of soils in our world. We seek to tell the stories that are invisible to the naked eye. We study biological, chemical, and physical properties and processes along the atmosphere-plant-soil continuum. Learn more about our ongoing research and who we are, please visit

As humans have ever-greater and wide-ranging impacts on the biosphere, it is critical that we understand the mechanisms that control ecosystem processes so that we may anticipate the impact of future environmental change.


B.S. University of Montana, 2002
M.S. Northern Arizona University, 2007
Ph.D. Northern Arizona University, 2011