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David Huggins

Dave Huggins is a Co-lead of the Northwest Climate Hub as well as the Research Lead and Soil Scientist with the Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research in Pullman, Washington. Dave received both his Masters and Ph.D. from the State University of New York (SUNY). His research activities include soil carbon dynamics, nitrogen use efficiency, precision agriculture, soil health and conservation farming systems. Dave has authored/co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and 18 book chapters with over 100 different scientists representing 15 disciplines. Dave is past Chair of the Soil Science Society of America, Soil and Water Management and Conservation Division, and currently the Principle Investigator of the R.J. Cook Long-Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) site, as well as Chairman of the Latah Soil and Water Conservation District, Moscow, Idaho.

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  • Research Leader for the USDA ARS Northwest Sustainable Agroecosystems Research Unit
  • Soil Scientist
  • ARS Co-lead for the Northwest Climate Hub


USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA Northwest Climate Hub, Washington State University


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Focus Area

  • Soil science
  • Dryland cropping systems
  • Soil health