Eugene Kelly

Gene Kelly
Visiting Head Scientist, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
Assistant Director, Research and Development Programs, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

Temporary Assignment with NEON

Gene Kelly is the Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Extension in the College of Agricultural Science. He is a professor of pedology, has served as the head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, and as the SoGES Assistant Director of Research and Development since 2009. Gene’s scientific specialization is in pedology and geochemistry and his current research centers on the influence of climate change and land use on soil degradation and sustainability in water limited systems. He serves as an advisor to the United States Department of Agriculture with the National Cooperative Soil Survey and is a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from CSU and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley.

Other Affiliations: 
College of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Soil and Crop Sciences