Jose Amador is a Professor of soil science and microbial ecology, Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA. Amador received the B.S. degree in biochemistry (1982), the M.S. degree in soil science (1986), and the Ph.D. degree also in soil science (1990) all from Cornell University Amador's research interests include the following: ecology and microbiology of soil, water, and wastewater. Amador's focus is on understanding the interplay among microorganisms, flora and fauna, and the physical environment, and how this affects the biogeochemical processes they carry out, as well as their fate. Amador is interested in the application of this knowledge to address contemporary environmental problems, from wastewater renovation in soil-based systems, to greenhouse gas emissions from soil, to nutrient losses from suburban landscapes, to sustainable agricultural and horticultural production. Amador also has an interest in novel pedagogical approaches to teaching soil science, teacher training, and experiential education.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2011