Department: Integrated Science and Technology

Areas of expertise:

  • Soils, their protection and management
  • Biochar production (small scale) and use on farms or soils in general
  • Agroforestry and ecological agriculture
  • Climate change and its implications especially as connected to ecosystem function
  • Environmental science and ecology in general 

Teel’s research focuses on production and use of biochar in small scale agriculture mostly for the improvement of soils. 

Teel earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at Seattle Pacific University, a master's degree in natural resource management at Cornell University and a doctorate in agroforestry, soils and international agriculture also at Cornell University.

Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

Wayne Teel

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