Megan Schipanski, PhD.

Associate Professor

Soil and Crop Sciences

Fields of Expertise

Agriculture, Soil Science

Areas of Interest

Plant mediation of nitrogen mineralization through shifts in belowground carbon allocation, Utilizing plant diversity to improve nutrient use efficiency and cropping system resilience, Interdisciplinary collaborations to integrate agroecological knowledge into policy and management


Dr. Meagan Schipanski is an associate professor of agroecology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. Her research focuses on soil biogeochemistry and plant diversity in cropping systems, and she has experience conducting research on cover crop-based systems focused on the effects of crop diversity on soil health and nutrient cycling. She earned her PhD in 2009 from Cornell University.