Research Facilities

Most LSU soils faculty hold joint research appointments with the LSU AgCenter.

Research is conducted in state-of-the-art laboratories in Sturgis Hall, field research stations and in cooperation with private landowners across Louisiana.

Major instrumentation available through our department includes inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES), ion chromatograph, total organic carbon analyzer, gas chromatograph (GC), high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatograph with mass spectrometer (GCMS) and Fourier transform infrared spectrometer.

Many LSU soils faculty are involved in statewide, national and international research efforts in collaboration with faculty from other universities and state and federal governmental agencies. Such investigations are often the product of successful external grants at all levels. Findings from research studies are published in nationally renowned peer reviewed journals such as the Soil Science Society of America Journal, Journal of Environmental Quality, and Soil Survey Horizons, and others.

For information on specific research projects please visit the individual faculty member's web page.

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