Rivka Fidel

Assistant Professor of Practice

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  • Critical Zone Science (ENVS 270)
  • Environmental Soil & Water Chemistry (ENVS 462)
  • Introduction to Soil Science (ENVS 200)
  • Soils Laboratory (ENVS 201)

My Research Interests

  • soil chemistry and biogeochemistry
  • use of biochar for soil carbon sequestration
  • soil greenhouse gas emissions
  • nitrogen cycling

Read how Dr. Fidel created and sent soil lab kits to her students during the covid-19 pandemic

Listen to Dr. Fidel on the UrbanFarm Podcast discussing biochar and carbon farming.


  • PhD in Soil Science from Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa