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Associate Professor - Soil Scient...

Phone: (815) ***-****  HQ Phone
Northern Illinois University
148 North Third Street
Dekalb, Illinois 60115
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1895, Northern Illinois University (NIU) opened its doors in 1899 with a single building, 16 full-time faculty and 173 students pursuing teaching...   more
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  • PhD of NorthernIllinois University
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News Release from Garfield Farm
www.garfieldfarm.org, 24 Feb 2007 [cached]
According to Associate Professor Mike Konen, soil scientist in Northern Illinois University's Department of Geography, soil is the third largest storage reservoir of carbon.
News Release from Garfield Farm
www.garfieldfarm.org, 19 Aug 2004 [cached]
On Thursday, August 19th at 7 pm, Michael Konen, PhD of NorthernIllinois University will speak on prairie soils at Garfield FarmMuseum near Geneva, IL.
Dr. Konen is the Graduate Program Coordinator and AssistantProfessor in NIU's Department of Geography. He is a CertifiedProfessional Soil Scientist and Certified Professional SoilClassifier. His talk will feature the most ignored blessings of ourregion and country - the rich, fertile soils of the once vastIllinois tall grass prairie.
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There at the base of a smallridge, Dr. Konen pointed out that the original soil level at the timeof settlement was now covered with over 4 feet of eroded topsoil. Although no one area on top of the hill lost maybe more than 6 inchesof soil, this rate of erosion in just 150 years of farmingdemonstrates how in less than a thousand years, a soil system couldbe completely lost.
Konen will speak about the types of soils found here which provideevidence of conditions before settlement. From prairierestorationists or back yard gardeners who wonder why things aren'tgrowing like they should or homeowners who wonder why they have 3sump pumps in their basement, Konen will talk about hydric soils,woodland soils, the mining of topsoil, etc. that affect our lives.
Konen first volunteered at Garfield Farm Museum to help withprairie restoration when he was an undergraduate. He has sinceparticipated in special events, assisted with archaeologicalanalysis, and conducted research with graduate students at themuseum. He grew up west of Aurora on his family farm and greatlyvalues the effort at Garfield Farm to educate the public in thearea's history and natural history of the land.
Newsletter
www.illinoissoils.org, 1 Jan 2004 [cached]
I recently met with Mike Konen from Northern Illinois University to discuss a fund raising activity for a soils exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.Mike will be sharing some of the details in the newsletter.
"I think her award says ...
www.dekalbcountyonline.com, 6 Dec 2006 [cached]
"I think her award says something about the quality of research that our students are doing," said Geography Professor Michael Konen, who leads the soil science program at NIU and also is Kelly's co-adviser.
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She's been going to Argonne National Laboratory to work with scientists there and learn about new procedures they're using to examine microbes and pesticides," Konen said.
Microbes are microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, which are commonly found in soil.Kelly's research examined the effects of agriculture on soil microbes.More specifically, she studied the ability of agricultural soil to break down Atrazine, a commonly used herbicide in corn crops that can migrate to groundwater.
News Release from Garfield Farm
www.garfieldfarm.org, 19 Aug 2004 [cached]
On Thursday, August 19th at 7 pm, Michael Konen, PhD of NorthernIllinois University will speak on prairie soils at Garfield FarmMuseum near Geneva, IL.
Dr. Konen is the Graduate Program Coordinator and AssistantProfessor in NIU's Department of Geography. He is a CertifiedProfessional Soil Scientist and Certified Professional SoilClassifier. His talk will feature the most ignored blessings of ourregion and country - the rich, fertile soils of the once vastIllinois tall grass prairie.
...
There at the base of a smallridge, Dr. Konen pointed out that the original soil level at the timeof settlement was now covered with over 4 feet of eroded topsoil. lthough no one area on top of the hill lost maybe more than 6 inchesof soil, this rate of erosion in just 150 years of farmingdemonstrates how in less than a thousand years, a soil system couldbe completely lost.
Konen will speak about the types of soils found here which provideevidence of conditions before settlement. From prairierestorationists or back yard gardeners who wonder why things aren'tgrowing like they should or homeowners who wonder why they have 3sump pumps in their basement, Konen will talk about hydric soils,woodland soils, the mining of topsoil, etc. that affect our lives.
Konen first volunteered at Garfield Farm Museum to help withprairie restoration when he was an undergraduate. He has sinceparticipated in special events, assisted with archaeologicalanalysis, and conducted research with graduate students at themuseum. He grew up west of Aurora on his family farm and greatlyvalues the effort at Garfield Farm to educate the public in thearea's history and natural history of the land.
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