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Michael S. Strickland

Michael S. Strickland

Research Associate Professor


Ag Science, Room 109



Mailing Address

Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

My research interests are the interface between soil, microbial and ecosystem ecology. Soils, as well as the microbial communities and ecosystem processes supported by soils, are some of the most imperiled systems on the planet.

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2009
B.A., William Jewell College, 2005

  • Microbial ecology
  • Soil ecology
  • Ecosystem ecology

  • Benbow, M.E., Barton, P.S., Ulyshen, M.D., Beasley, J.C., DeVault, T.L., Strickland, M.S., Tomberlin, J.K., Jordan, H.R., Pechal, J.L. 2018. A necrobiome framework for bridging decomposition ecology of autotrophically- and heterotrophically-derived organic matter. Ecological Monographs, IN PRESS.
  • Wilson, C., Strickland, M.S., Hutchings, J., Bianchi, T., Flory, S. 2018. Grazing enhances belowground carbon allocation, microbial biomass, and soil carbon in a subtropical grassland. Global Change Biology, 24: 2997-3009.
  • Strickland, M.S., Callaham, M.A., Gardiner, E.S., Stanturf, J.A., Leff, J.W., Fierer, N., Bradford, M.A. 2017. Response of soil microbial community composition and function to bottomland forest restoration. Applied Soil Ecology, 119: 317-326.
  • Wepking, C., Avera, B., Badgley, B., Barrett, J.E., Franklin, J., Knowlton, K.F., Ray, P.P., Smitherman, C., Strickland, M.S. 2017. Increased antibiotic resistance − Effects on microbial communities and ecosystem function. Proceedings of the Royal Society – B, 284: 1851.


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340