Bruce Vasilas

Education

  • Ph.D., Soil Microbiology, University of Minnesota
  • M.S., Soil Biochemistry, University of Maryland
  • B.S., Agronomy-Soils, University of Maryland

Current Courses

  • PLSC 151, Introduction to Crop Science

Research

  • Hydric soils and wetlands ecology
  • Water quality in wetlands
  • Functional assessment of wetlands
  • Monitoring of wetlands for hydrology and biogeochemical cycling
  • Wetland identification and delineation
  • Evaluation of environmental impact of anthropogenic disturbance of wetlands
  • Identification, morphology and interpretation of hydric soils
Professional Activities

  • Mid-Atlantic Hydric Soils Committee
  • Society of Wetlands Scientists
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Soil Science Society of America
Recent Publications

B. Vasilas, L. Vasilas, J. Thompson, A. Rizzo, J. Fuhrmann, T. Evans, J. Pesek, and K. Kunkle. 2004. Ectomycorrhizal mantles as indicators of hydrology for jurisdictional wetland determinations. Wetlands 24:784-795.

B. Vasilas. 2004. Functions of hydric soils. In L. Vasilas and B. Vasilas (eds.). A Guide to Hydric Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region. NRCS. Morgantown, WV.

B. Vasilas. 2004. Microbiology of hydric soils. In L. Vasilas and B. Vasilas (eds.). A Guide to Hydric Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region. NRCS. Morgantown, WV.

B. Vasilas. 2004. Hydrology of hydric soils. In L. Vasilas and B. Vasilas (eds.). A Guide to Hydric Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region. NRCS. Morgantown, WV.

B. Vasilas and L. Vasilas. 2004. Monitoring hydric soils. In L. Vasilas and B. Vasilas (eds.). A Guide to Hydric Soils in the Mid-Atlantic Region. NRCS. Morgantown, WV.

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Contact Information
Bruce Vasilas

Professor of Agronomy and Soil Management

Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
138 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1391

Email: bvasilas@udel.edu