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Department of Soil and Water Systems

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

Phone: 208-885-0111

Email: cals-sws@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/sws

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Matthew Morra

Matthew Morra

Professor, Soil Biochemistry

Office

Ag Science, Room 110

Phone

208-885-6315

Mailing Address

Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

My research program is focused on the fate and transport of synthetic and natural organics in soil and water systems, with a specific interest in natural pesticides.

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1986
M.E.M., Duke University, 1982
B.A., College of Wooster, 1981

  • Fate of synthetic and natural organics in the environment
  • Development of biopesticides
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Sulfur biochemistry

  • Morra, M.J., I.E. Popova, and R.A. Boydston. 2018. Bioherbicidal activity of Sinapis alba seed meal extracts. Ind. Crops Prod. 115:174-181.
  • Pollard, A.T. and M.J. Morra. 2017. Estrogens: Properties, behaviors, and fate in dairy manure-amended soils. Environ. Rev. 25:452-462.
  • Polidoro, B.A. and M.J. Morra. 2016. An ecological risk assessment of pesticides and fish kills in the Sixaola watershed, Costa Rica. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 23:5983-5991.
  • Morra, M.J., M.M. Carter, W.C. Rember, and J.M. Kaste. 2015. Reconstructing the history of mining and remediation in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District using lake sediments. Chemosphere 134:319-327.
  • Toevs, G., M.J. Morra, L. Winowiecki, D. Strawn, M.L. Polizzotto, and S. Fendorf. 2008. Depositional influences on porewater arsenic in sediments of a mining-contaminated freshwater lake. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:6823-6829.

  • Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • University of Idaho Environmental Science Program Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008
  • Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2002
  • Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
  • University of Idaho Research Excellence Award, 1999
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Research Award, 1992
  • Nominated for NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1988

Contact

Department of Soil and Water Systems

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

Phone: 208-885-0111

Email: cals-sws@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/sws

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