Dr. Zhenli He

Professor and Associate Center Director

Dr. He is a Professor in Soil Fertility and Environmental Chemistry, as well as IRREC's Associate Center Director. His research interests include soil biogeochemistry of nutrients and contaminants, remediation of contaminated soil and water, citrus nutrition, management of nutrients, wastes, and water quality.

Dr. He currently teaches "Soil Quality" (SWS 6134) for graduates and "Nanotechnology Application in Agriculture and Environment" (SWS6932/4932) for graduates/undergraduates, and "Soil Science Lab for the Environment" (SWS 3022L) for undergraduates.

Dr. He is an active member of American Association for Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, International Union of Soil Science, Soil Science Society of America, and American Society of Agronomy.

Dr. He serves as a submission editor for Journal of Soils and Sediments, and editorial board for the International Journal of Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis and the International Scholarly Research Network Soil Sciences. He is the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, Fellow of American Society of Agronomy, and Fellow of Soil Science Society of America.

A Professor of Soil and Water Sciences, Dr. He joined the IRREC Faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2004. Dr. He's program involves research and teaching in the field of soil and water science, focusing on sustainable agriculture.

Dr. He is director of the Soil and Water Science Laboratory, housed inside the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center. His research interests include soil biogeochemistry of nutrients and contaminants, nutrient management and water quality, and waste management for sustainable agriculture.

Dr. He instructs graduate level courses online and hands-on undergraduate laboratory courses.





Dr. Zhenli He

Dr. Zhenli He at work in a research field
Dr. Zhenli He is an accomplished soil and water scientist, recognized worldwide for his expertise.