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Curriculum Vita – Lynne Carpenter-Boggs

Professor of Soil Science
Sustainable and Organic Agriculture
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Washington State University



  • 1991 B.S. Magna Cum Laude, Biophysical Environmental Studies, Northland College, WI.
  • 1994 M.S. Soil Science (Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry), Iowa State University.
  • 1997 Ph.D. Soil Science (Soil Microbiology and Agroecology), Washington State University.


2012-present Associate Professor / Associate Scientist, Soil Science. WSU, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences. Conduct research in sustainable and organic Agriculture, teach in Soil Science and Organic Agricultural Systems programs, Direct Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.

2006-2012 BIOAg Coordinator and Research Leader, Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR), and affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU.

2004-2006 Instructor and Research Associate, Dept. Crop and Soil Sciences, WSU.

2000-2004 Assistant Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology, WSU.

1997-2000 Soil Microbiologist, USDA-ARS, Morris, MN.

Grants Received (selected examples, last 3 years)

Collins, D., L. Carpenter-Boggs (Co-P.I), B. Ewing. Sustainable High-Value Horticulture and Processing Systems in Washington State: Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates. USDA-NIFA-AFRI. $299,999. 1/18 – 12/20.

Carpenter-Boggs, L. (P.I.) Sustainable Biological and Foliar Fertilization on Crops in Eastern African Phosphorus-Retaining Soils. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. $42,000. 1/18 – 5/18.

Michel, L., L. Carpenter-Boggs (Co-P.I.), H. Tao, K. Johnson, T. Hudson. Sustainable Crop- Livestock Integration for the System Health in the Dryland Inland Pacific Northwest. Western SARE. $49,722. 5/17 – 4/19.

Hudson, T., L. Carpenter-Boggs (Co-P.I.). Soil Health and Pasture Productivity under Mob Grazing and Fertility Management. WSU BIOAg. $31,287. 7/15 – 12/16.

Piaskowski, J., L. Carpenter-Boggs (P.I.), G. Vandemark. The Search for Acid-tolerant Rhizobia to Improve Pulse Production. WSU BIOAg. $38,557. 7/15 – 12/16.

Carpenter-Boggs, L. (P.I.), C. Adewale, J. Reganold. Optimizing cover crop and intercrop N management. Agronomic Science Foundation. $59,400. 1/15 – 12/17.

Carpenter-Boggs, L. (P.I.), C. Adewale. Climate Sustaining Agriculture: Carbon Footprints-of Organic and Conventional Onions and Wheat. Western SARE. $24,980. 1/15 – 12/16.

Recent Publications, 2016-2018

Blubaugh, C.K., L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.P. Reganold, R.N. Schaeffer, and W.E. Snyder. 2018. Bacteria and Competing Herbivores Weaken Top–Down and Bottom–Up Aphid Suppression. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2018:9.

Adewale, C., J.P. Reganold, S. Higgins, D. Evans, and L. Carpenter-Boggs. 2018. Improving carbon footprinting of agricultural systems: Boundaries, tiers, and organic farming. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 71:41-48.

Biabani, A., L. Carpenter-Boggs, A. Gholizadeh, M. Vafaie-Tabar, and M.O Omara. 2018. Reproduction efficiency of Eisenia foetida and substrate changes during vermicomposting of organic materials. Compost Science & Utilization. DOI: 10.1080/1065657X.2018.1463877

Alam, Z.M., L. Carpenter-Boggs, A. Rahman, M.M. Haque, M.R.U. Miah, M. Moniruzzaman, M.A. Qayume, and H.M. Abdullah. 2017. Water Quality and Resident Perceptions of Declining Ecosystem Services at Shitalakkah Wetland in Narayangonj City. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology

Carlson, B.R., L. Carpenter-Boggs S. Higgins, R. Nelson, C.O. Stöckle, and J. Weddell. 2017. Development of a web application for estimating carbon footprints of organic farms. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 142: 211-223.

Adewale C., L. Carpenter-Boggs, U.E. Zaher, S.S. Higgins, and D.M. Granatstein. 2016. Identifying hotspots in the carbon footprint of a small scale organic vegetable farm. Agricultural Systems 149:112-121.

Shrewsbury, L.H., J.L. Smith, D.R. Huggins, L. Carpenter-Boggs, and K. Reardon. 2016. Denitrifier population abundance influences soil denitrification rates in topographically diverse field scale agricultural landscape. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103:221-231.

Paudel, B., S. Higgins, L. Carpenter-Boggs. 2016. Influence of brassicaceous soil amendments on potentially beneficial and pathogenic soil microorganisms and seedling growth in Douglas-fir nurseries. Applied Soil Ecology 105:91-100.

Walters, H., L.A. Carpenter-Boggs, K. Desta, L. Yan, G.J. Matanguihan, and K. Murphy. 2016. Effect of irrigation, intercrop and cultivar on agronomic and nutritional characteristics of quinoa. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 40:783-803.

Morrow, J., L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.P. Reganold, and D. Huggins. 2016. Evaluating Measures of Soil C and N to Assess Soil Health in Long-term Agroecosystem Trials of the Inland Pacific Northwest. Soil Science Society of America 80:450-462