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Steven J. Fonte, PhD.


Assistant Professor Soil and Crop Sciences

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-3410   Office: C105 Plant Sciences

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Agriculture
2.) Ecosystem Dynamics

Areas of Interest

 AgroecosystemsSoil ecology


Dr. Fonte's research takes an ecological approach towards understanding multiple functions and drivers within agroecosystems and then applying this knowledge towards the sustainable management of soils and farming systems worldwide. This work is done largely in collaboration with farmers and other stakeholders across a range of agricultural contexts. Ultimately, Fonte's team seek to conduct relevant and broadly applicable research that meets diverse societal needs, addresses critical issues of global change, and contributes to the long-term productivity and resilience of agroecosystems.