Lucy Ngatia

  Dr. Lucy Ngatia

   Research Associate







Dr. Ngatia is a soil biogeochemist. Her research and teaching interests focus on climate change mitigation, eutrophication mitigation, greenhouse gases production/emissions and soil nutrient dynamics. Her research areas include; wetlands, forest and agricultural lands. She utilizes 13C and 31P Nuclear Magnetic Resources (NMR), isotopes and other biogeochemical parameters to address scientific questions of global concern. Student mentorship and training is a key component of her work.    Dr. Ngatia is interested in global networking, collaborations and partnerships in solving the most pressing environmental and agricultural problems. She previously conducted research in African savanna and South Florida Everglades.  She is currently conducting research in Apalachicola National Forest wetlands, Ocala National Forest, Oklahoma Water Reservoirs, Choctawhatchee Watershed, Quincy farm and Embu, Kenya.  Her collaborators and/or partners include USDA-Forest Service, USDA-ARS, National Higher Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University (FSU) Mag lab, University of Florida, University of Colorado, Swedish Agricultural Sciences University, University of Nairobi, University of Embu and CETRAD

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Ph.D. Soil Biogeochemistry, University of Florida, 2012

M.S. Rangeland Ecology, University of Nairobi, 2007

B.Sc. Rangeland Management, University of Nairobi, 2004


Climate Change Mitigation, Eutrophication Mitigation, Nutrient dynamics.