Jordon Wade, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-3602
Address 303N Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Website Google Scholar


  • PhD 2019, Ohio State University, Environment & Natural Resources
  • MS 2016, University of California, Davis, Soils & Biogeochemistry
  • BS 2012, University of California, Davis, Soil & Water Science
  • AA 2010, Cuesta Community College, General Transfer Studies


  • Soil health, soil fertility, agronomy, socioecological modeling

Research Description

Improving soil health can have many desirable effects, ranging from increased crop nutrient use efficiency, greater plant and animal productivity, changes to biodiversity, resilience to abiotic stress and more. Land managers are often trying to optimize across several of these outcomes but need effective tools to help guide their decision making processes. My research focuses on developing, calibrating and integrating soil health indicators into an actionable framework that can be used as tools to help guide land managers in their decisions. This can include everything from using isotopes to functionalize soil health indicators, on-farm trials of various management strategies, surveys to better understand approaches to soil health, and everything in between.