Jenny Carlson

Biogeochemistry Laboratory Manager

Clark Hall 364
WSU, Pullman WA



M.S. Botany, Washington State University
B.S. Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Skills and Expertise

Plant Physiology, Stable Isotopes, Biogeochemistry, Chromatography, Ecology, Agroecology

Broad Research Objectives

Support scientist facilitating the following types of lab-based sample analyses for USDA/ARS and CSS researchers: Coupled Elemental Analysis and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (EA-IRMS), Total Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Analysis (TOC/TOCN), Ion Chromatography (IC), Gas Chromatography (GC), and Fiber Analysis. Coordinating multiuser access to a wide variety of peripheral equipment and agricultural lab methods including: pH analysis, wet chemistry, and offline sample preparation for the above instrumentation. All instrumentation is located in Clark Hall 364.

Current Research Projects

  • Supporting research occurring in the R. J. Cook Agronomy Farm Long-Term Agroecosystem project area

Selected Products

  • Casanova, J.J., Carlson J. L., and LeTourneau M. Remote Sensing Based Sampling Design and Prescription Mapping for Soil Acidity. Remote Sensing. 2023. In preparation.
  • Led WSU SOE300 lecture and a 3-part lab experiment