ASA Commitment Is a Two-Year Leadership Position


Sindhu Jagadamma in the lab at UTIA

Sindhu Jagadamma, an assistant professor of soil management at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been elected to a leadership position with the Global Climate Change Community of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) beginning in January 2017​. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Sindhu Jagadamma, an assistant professor of soil management at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has been elected to lead the Global Climate Change Community of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA). Beginning in January 2017, Jagadamma will serve as the committee’s vice chair and in January 2018 she will ascend to the position of committee chair.

The ASA is an international scientific society with more than 8,000 members dedicated to the production of food, feed and fiber crops while protecting the environment and making wise use of natural resources. The Global Climate Change Community is a group within the ASA’s Climatology and Modeling Section. It provides a forum for discussion of approaches for mitigation of climate change and adaptation with respect to agronomic systems. The group’s interests include simulation modeling for assessment of impacts, quantification of ecosystem and plant response to climate change and assessment and measurement of climate related processes like evapotranspiration. By serving in this role, Jagadamma hopes to develop a deeper understanding of how cropping systems respond to unexpected climatic changes and use that information to influence better cropping systems designs for Tennessee and the region. 

Jagadamma joined the UTIA Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science in April 2016. Her research focuses on identifying best soil and nutrient management options for sustainable food production. Jagadamma received her Ph.D. in soil science from the Ohio State University in 2009. Before joining UTIA, she served as a postdoctoral researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and also with UT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is the recipient of the ORNL Environmental Science Division’s outstanding postgraduate researcher award in 2013.

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Contact:

Sindhu Jagadamma, Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science, 865-974-2690, sjagada1@utk.edu​

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