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Katy Chapman

Associate Professor
Sustainability Coordinator
Math, Science and Technology Department
Center for Sustainability
(218) 281-8262

Courses Currently Teaching

BIOL 1000-001: Biology and Society

BIOL 1000-003: Biology and Society

BIOL 1009-005: General Biology

ENSC 3003-E90: Sustainable YoU, Sustain World

Research Interests

  • Environmental Science

  • Global environmental change

  • New and novel methodologies for monitoring soil gas exchange

  • NH3 and greenhouse gas exchange in agronomic systems (news release)

  • Phytoremediation of polluted soils and sediments (insight interview)

  • Radial Oxygen loss in plants

  • Response of crop and soil systems to elevated atmospheric CO2

  • Root function and microbial activity in the edaphic environment

  • Soil management practices to improve soil quality and productivity

  • Soil science

  • Soil-plant-atmosphers interactions

  • The utilization of animal waste in crop production

  • C dynamics (loss and sequestration) in agricultural soil

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2020 Distinguished Faculty Service Award

  • 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award

  • 2011 Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award

  • J.F.T. O'Connor Scholarship (Academic Excellence), 1998-99

  • Scarseth Award (Travel, National ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meetings), 2003

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Research, 2005

  • North Dakota Program to Stimulate Advanced Undergraduate Research Award, 2000

  • Madison Who's Who of Professionals 2008-09

  • Glenn Allan Paur Scholarship, 1999-00

  • Howard Hughes Apprenticeship and Fellowship (Full Scholarship), 1999-00

  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society), 2003

  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, 2001-03

  • Edith Larson Outstanding Undergraduate Biology Student, 2000-01

  • D.J. Robertson Award (Academic Achievement), 1997

  • Barry M. Goldwater Full Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program Scholar, 200-01

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, 2008

Selected Publications

  • Euliss, K., C. Ho, A.P. Schwab, S. Rock, and M.K. Banks. 2008. Greenhouse and field assessment of phytoremediation for petroleum contaminants in a riparian zone. Bio resource Technology 99:1961:1971

  • Euliss, K.W. and J.S. Carmichael. 2004. The effects of selenium accumulation in hydroponically grown canola (Brassica napus). Journal of Young Investigators 10(1).

  • Euliss, K.W., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2005. Establishing plants under water for the purpose of De watering contaminated dredged sediments. Paper C6-06. In R.F. Olfenbuttel and P.J. White (ed.) Remediation of contaminated sediments - 2005: Finding ach

  • Euliss, K.W., B.L. Dorsey, K.C. Benke, A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2005. The use of plant tissue silica Content for estimating transpiration. Ecological Engineering 25(4):343-348.

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2007. Phytoremediation and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated sediments: A greenhouse feasibility study. Journal of Environmental Quality 36:239-244

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2008. De watering of contaminated sediments: Greenhouse and field studies. Ecological Engineering. (in press)

  • Smith, K.E., A.P. Schwab, and M.K. Banks. 2008. Evaluation of phytoremediation of PAH contaminated sediments: A field trial. Chemosphere. 72: 1614-1619

  • Smith, K.E., J.M. Clark, R.R. Putnam, G.R. Lanza, and D.A. Dhanker. 2008. Pesticide phytoremediation, applications for vegetated filter strips. Journal of Environmental Quality 37(5): 1855-1861.

  • Smith, K.E., S.A. Prior, G.B. Runion, A.J. Price, H.H. Rogers, and H.A. Torbert. 2008. Chinese privet (Ligustrume sinense Lour.) in an elevated CO2 environment. Botany Research Journal 1(2): 43-48.

Educational Background

  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Biology major, Chemistry minor, Department of Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 2001

  • Graduate Teaching Certificate, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005

  • Ph.D., Environmental Soil Science, Department of Agronomy, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • American Society of Agronomy

  • International Union of Soil Scientists

  • Soil Science Society of America

In the News

April 28, 2021
Four faculty, including UMN Crookston’s Katy Chapman Ph.D., Math, Science and Technology, and David Syring, PhD., Department of Anthropology, Sociology & Criminology, College of Liberal Arts, and Jennifer Liang, Ph.D, Department of Biology, Swenson College of Science and Engineering along with Peter Murdock, PhD., Levin Institute on the Environment all of UMN Duluth will launch a series of events, activities and discussions related to “Transdisciplinary Engagements with Contemporary Indigenous Thinkers”.
October 25, 2018
Students can travel the world as part of learning abroad and probably no place more exotic than the Galapagos Islands. One of the most requested places by students for a study abroad experience, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes under the leadership of associate professors Katy Chapman and Kristie Walker.
October 19, 2018
The Sustainable YoU, Sustainable World class, taught by Associate Professor Katy Chapman, recently conducted a waste audit of the various academic areas