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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 1805-001: Nature of Life

BIOL 2022-001: General Botany

BIOL 2022-002: General Botany

BIOL 2022-003: General Botany

ENSC 1003-001: Sustainable YoU, Sustain World

Research Interests

  • Soil management practices to improve soil quality and productivity

  • Root function and microbial activity in the edaphic environment

  • Soil science

  • Soil-plant-atmosphers interactions

  • The utilization of animal waste in crop production

  • Response of crop and soil systems to elevated atmospheric CO2

  • Radial Oxygen loss in plants

  • Global environmental change

  • Environmental Science

  • 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)

  • C dynamics (loss and sequestration) in agricultural soil

Awards, Distinctions, and Honors

  • 2017 Distinguished Scholar Award

  • 2011 Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award

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

  • Madison Who's Who of Professionals 2008-09

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Research, 2005

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society, 2008

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

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

  • Glenn Allan Paur Scholarship, 1999-00

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

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

  • Edith Larson Outstanding Undergraduate Biology Student, 2000-01

  • Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship, 2001-03

  • Gamma Sigma Delta (Honor Society), 2003

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

Selected Publications

  • 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.

  • 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. 2007. Phytoremediation and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated sediments: A greenhouse feasibility study. Journal of Environmental Quality 36:239-244

  • 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.

  • 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

Educational Background

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

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

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

Professional Memberships

  • Soil Science Society of America

  • International Union of Soil Scientists

  • American Society of Agronomy

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

In the News

August 3, 2017
For 2014 graduate DeAndra (O’Connell) Navratil, a class with Associate Professor Katy Chapman sparked a future career or at least influenced it.
May 10, 2017
With the end of the spring semester and the commencement celebration through, the University of Minnesota Crookston acknowledged the work of outstanding faculty and staff during the Faculty/Staff Awards Day.
May 11, 2016
Associate professors Brian Dingmann and Katy Smith were recognized recently with the C. Eugene Allen Award for Innovative International Initiatives (III Award) from the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance at the University of Minnesota.