Dr. Elena Mikhailova

Associate Professor of Soil Sciences


elena2Email: eleanam@clemson.edu
Office: (864)-656-3535

Department:
Department Forestry and Natural Resources

Location:
206 Lehotsky Hall


Education:
Ph.D. Cornell University, Soil Science - 1999
M.S. Cornell University, Soil Science - 1995
B.S. Colgate University, Geology - 1992

Research interest:
Research Areas Include: 1. Soil Genesis and Classification/Pedology 2. Soil Information Systems 3. Soil Carbon Dynamics 4. Soil Conservation 5. Applications of GIS in Soil Science 6. Statistical Issues in Soil Science 7. Applications of Soil Science to Other Disciplines

Publications:
Mikhailova, E.A., Tennant, C.H., Post, C.J., Cicimurri, C., and D. Cicimurri. 2013. Geology museum based learning in soil science education. J. Nat. Resour. Educ. (Accepted).

Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Koppenheffer, A., and J. Asbill. 2009. Celebrating the Smithsonian Soils Exhibit in the classroom with the State/Representative Soil Project. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 38:128-132.

Adams, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2010. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Soil Sci. 175(2):61-71.

Goddard, M.A., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Schlautman, M.A., and J.M. Galbraith. 2009. Continental United States atmospheric calcium wet deposition and soil inorganic carbon stocks. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:989-994.

Tompkins, R.D., Richardson, K.H., Stringer W.C., Mikhailova, E.A., and W.C. Bridges. 2010. Suther Prairie: Vascular flora, species diversity and edaphic factors. Castanea 75(2):1-13.

Tompkins, R.D., Stringer W.C., Richardson, K.H., Mikhailova, E.A., and W.C. Bridges. 2010. A newly documented and significant Piedmont Prairie site with a Helianthus schweinitzii Torrey & A. Gray (Schweinitz’s Sunflower) population. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137(1):120-129.

Werts, J.D., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., and J.L. Sharp. 2012. An integrated WebGIS framework for volunteered geographic information and social media in soil and water conservation. Environ. Manag. 49(4): 816-832.

Werts, J.D., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., and J.L. Sharp. 2013. Sediment pollution assessment of abandoned developments using remote sensing and GIS. Pedosphere 23(1):39-47.

Werts, J.D., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., and J.L. Sharp. 2012. Sediment pollution assessment of abandoned developments using remote sensing and GIS. Pedosphere (In Press).

Werts, J.D., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., and J.L. Sharp. 2012. An integrated WebGIS framework for volunteered geographic information and social media in soil and water conservation. Environ. Manag. 49(4): 816-832.

Tompkins, R.D., Stringer W.C., Richardson, K.H., Mikhailova, E.A., and W.C. Bridges. 2010. A newly documented and significant Piedmont Prairie site with a Helianthus schweinitzii Torrey & A. Gray (Schweinitz’s Sunflower) population. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 137(1):120-129.

Tompkins, R.D., Richardson, K.H., Stringer W.C., Mikhailova, E.A., and W.C. Bridges. 2010. Suther Prairie: Vascular flora, species diversity and edaphic factors. Castanea 75(2):1-13.

Adams, N.E., E.A. Mikhailova, M.A. Schlautman, W.C. Bridges, C.H. Newton, L.R. Nelson, K.C. Hall, C.J. Post, S.K. Cox, P.A. Layton, and D.C. Guynn. 2010. Effects of kudzu (Pueraria montana) solarization on the chemistry of an Upper Piedmont South Carolina soil. Soil Sci. 175(2):61-71.

Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Koppenheffer, A., and J. Asbill. 2009. Celebrating the Smithsonian Soils Exhibit in the classroom with the State/Representative Soil Project. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Educ. 38:128-132.

Goddard, M.A., Mikhailova, E.A., Post, C.J., Schlautman, M.A., and J.M. Galbraith. 2009. Continental United States atmospheric calcium wet deposition and soil inorganic carbon stocks. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:989-994.

Professional society activity:
Soil Science Society of America
International Union of Soil Sciences
South Carolina Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
Association of Women Soil Scientists
National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists, Inc
American Geophysical Union (AGU).
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Honors and awards:
Recipient of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (Clemson University) teaching excellence award for less than 6 years of teaching in 2010
NSF ADVANCE Fellow.
Selected Member of the Scientific Research Society, Sigma Xi
Selected Member of the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta

Courses:
FOR 891: Masters Research
FOR 470: Creative Inquiry Project
CSENV 202: Introductory Soil Science
FOR 493/893: Urban Soils
FNR 499: Natural Resources Seminar
AFLS 191: Directed Research
FNR 204: Soil Information Systems

Websites:
http://gis.clemson.edu/elena/index.htm