Robert L. Mahler, Ph.D.

College of Agriculture & Life Science
Soil Science & Water Quality

Campus Locations

With UI Since
Office: AGSCI 240
Phone: (208) 885-7025
Mailing Address:
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences; Plant, Soil, and Entomological Science
P.O. Box 442339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

  • Ph. D. North Carolina State University, Soil Microbiology 1980
  • M. S. Washington State University, Soils 1978
  • B. S. Washington State University, Soils 1976

Research: Conducts research on soil plant relationships, crop response to fertilizer placement, nutrient use efficiency, environmental losses of nutrients, fertilizer biotechnology, cereal crops--legumes, grass seed, and rapeseed.

Teaching: Soil fertility and plant nutrition, environmental science, and tropical soils.

Extension: Works with agents in northern Idaho on soil fertility and its relationship to sustainable agriculture; and coordinates the water quality program for the College of Agriculture. Prepares and updates extension materials. Is an advocate for water quality and sustainable agriculture. Edits and produces Pacific Northwest Water Web.

Advising: Graduate major professor and graduate committee member.