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Elaine Ingham

Elaine Ingham is an American soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc. She is known as a leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web.[1][2] She is an author of the USDA's Soil Biology Primer. In 2011, Ingham was named as The Rodale Institute's chief scientist.[3][4]

Career

Ingham earned her PhD from the Colorado State University in 1981. Her doctorate is in Microbiology with an emphasis on soil. Along with her husband Russ (who also has a doctorate from Colorado State University in Zoology, emphasizing nematology), she was offered a post-doctoral fellowship at the Natural Resource Ecology Lab at Colorado State University. In 1985, she accepted a Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Georgia.

In 1986, Ingham moved to Oregon State University and joined the faculty in both Forest Science and Botany and Plant Pathology. She remained on faculty until 2001.

Ingham is also an Affiliate Professor, Graduate Research, at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW, Australia, and an Affiliate Professor of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa,[3] and was Program Chair of the Ecological Society of America from 1999 to 2000.[5][6]

She joined the Rodale Institute in 2011 as chief scientist.[4]

Ingham is the founder of Soil Foodweb Inc,[2] which works with soil testing laboratories to assess soil biology.[7]

Books

  • Ingham, E.R. and M. Alms. (1999), The Compost Tea Handbook 1.1
  • Ingham, E.R. (2000) The Compost Tea Brewing Manual. Sustainable Studies Institute, Eugene, OR. 60 pp.
  • Ingham, E.R. (2001) The Compost Tea Brewing Manual Second Edition, Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 68pp
  • Ingham, E.R. (2002) The Compost Tea Brewing Manual Third Edition, Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 78pp
  • Ingham, E.R. (2003) The Compost Tea Brewing Manual Fourth Edition, Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 88pp
  • Ingham, E.R. (2004), Compost Tea Quality: Light Microscope Methods, Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 47pp
  • Ingham, E.R. (2004) The Field Guide for Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT), Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 178pp
  • Ingham, E.R. (2005). The Compost Tea Brewing Manual, Edition 5, Soil Foodweb Inc, Corvallis, Oregon 79pp

Publications

  • Ingham, E. R. (1999). The Soil Biology Primer. Chapter 1. The Soil Foodweb. NRCS Soil Quality Institute, USDA. 48 pp.
  • Ingham, E.R. (1999). The Soil Biology Primer. Chapter 2. Soil Bacteria. NRCS Soil Quality Institute, USDA.
  • Ingham, E.R. (1999). The Soil Biology Primer. Chapter 3. Soil Fungi. NRCS Soil Quality Institute. USDA.
  • Ingham, E.R. (1999). The Soil Biology Primer. Chapter 4. Soil Protozoa. NRCS Soil Quality Institute. USDA.
  • Ingham, E.R. (1999). The Soil Biology Primer. Chapter 5. Soil Nematodes. NRCS Soil Quality Institute. USDA.
  • Ingham, E.R.(2004). The Soil Foodweb: Its Role in Ecosystems Health: The Overstory Book Cultivating Connections with Trees 2nd Edition; Editor Craig R. Elevitch.
  • Ingham, E.R. and M.D. Slaughter. (2005). The Soil Foodweb–Soil and Composts As Living Ecosystems. International SoilACE Conference in Soil and Compost Eco-Biology. Leon, Spain. 1: 127-139.

References

External links

  • Soil Foodweb Inc
  • Soil Biology Primer

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