Faculty and Staff

Wilhelm, Kelly

2019 Kelly Wilhelm

Kelly Wilhelm

Assistant Professor

Start Year: 2019

Plant and Earth Science
Office: Ag Science Building
Phone: 715-425-3345



Ph.D. 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. 2011, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. 2008, University of Iowa

Courses Taught:

SOIL 120 Introduction to Soil Science (F, Sp)
SOIL 325 Hydric Soils and Wetland Environments (F)
SOIL 440 Soil and Water Conservation (F, Sp)

Research Interests:

My research interests are focused on the relation between high latitude soil development and carbon sequestration rates, especially in regards to land that has been recently exposed by glacial retreat. In both the Antarctic and Arctic I monitor active layer thermodynamics and relate variations to changing soil and atmospheric environments. Around Wisconsin and Minnesota I am interested in determining soil development and carbon sequestration rates where wetlands have recently been restored. Additionally, I work with landowners to try to develop practices and strategies to reduce soil and nutrient loss from properties. Related to this, I also examine how these practice changes alter soil physical and chemical environments.