Author Archives: Colby

Finding the Win-Win in Revamping Federal Hiring Practices

This article was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Conservogram newsletter. From the Leadership: Finding the Win-Win in Revamping Federal Hiring Practices By Colby Moorberg As a faculty advisor to students in … Continue reading

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Soil Supports Urban Life

The year 2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils. Each month of the year has a soils-related theme to help educate people about the importance of soil. The Soil Science Society of America has developed a series of … Continue reading

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Urban Gardening – Thoughts from a Soil Scientist

Along with the trends of buying local food, buying organic, etc., there seems to be an increase in (or perhaps more accurately, a return to) gardening – especially in urban areas. Urban gardening is a great way to save money … Continue reading

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Science Communication College Course Ideas

Hello all. Sorry I’ve been too busy to update the site with new posts recently. I’ve been putting in about 80 hour weeks every week this summer trying to keep up with all of the field work for my project … Continue reading

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My Alaska Research Adventure

This is the first of a series of blog posts I hope to post throughout the summer describing my research experiences at my field site in Alaska. I’m going to try and post once a week throughout the field season … Continue reading

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Officially a Doctor

As of May 10, 2014 I am officially a doctor. After ten years of college I’m finally officially finished and now am a doctor of philosophy in soil science. It feels great to be finished. I want to give a … Continue reading

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Container Garden Water-Saving Tips From a Soil Scientist

Over the last year or so I’ve noticed a lot of websites, blogs, etc. offering water-saving techniques for container gardening. Some tips are useful and scientifically sound, but some are just plain wrong. As a person with a Ph.D. in … Continue reading

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