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About Helga Van Miegroet

My research interests are: Soil processes, mineral cycling, and nutrient transport mechanisms in wildland ecosystems; Carbon and nutrient dynamics in managed, natural, and disturbed forests; Effects of management, vegetation shifts and climate change on soil carbon storage and organic carbon quality in wildland soils; and Pollution effects on soil-plant interactions and freshwater quality.


Present Emeritus Faculty Member, Utah State University Watershed Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - USU College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year
  • 2008-2009 - Guest Professor at the Institute of Forest Ecology of the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria and at the Institute of Silviculture of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2007 - Outstanding Faculty Employee Award, Utah State University
  • 2007 - Soil Science Society of America - Citation for Excellence as Associate Editor of Soil Science Society of America Journal
  • 2006, 2004, 1995, 1993 - Outstanding Presentation for S-7 Division (Forest, Range and Wildland Soils) at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting
  • 2004 - Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, Utah State University - College of Natural Resources
  • 2000 - Honorary Research Fellow, CSIRO Forestry and Forest Products Division, Canberra, Australia and Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Department of Forestry, Canberra, Australia
  • 1998, 2001 - Travel Award, Women and Gender Research Institute, Utah State University Utah
  • 1996 - Utah State University Faculty Advisor of the Year (Robins Award)
  • 1996 - College of Natural Resources - Faculty Advisor of the Year

Contact Information

Utah State University
Wildland Resources Department
5230 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-5230
BNR 157
(435) 797-3175
(435) 797-3796


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