Noorallah G Juma, PhD, MSc, BSc
Area of Study / Keywords
Soil Microbiology Soil Biochemistry Soil Ecology Soil Science
- 2014 - University of Alberta Museums Curator Hall of Fame for developing the Soil Science Collections and making them accessible to students, staff and the public.
- 2000 - Tyrchniewicz Innovative Teaching Award, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry & Home Economics, University of Alberta for developing and integrating technology in the classroom
- 1998 - Overall Prize for the university-wide, Chart Your Course 1998 Contest organized by Academic Technologies for Learning, University of Alberta for developing Soils 210 courseware
- 1997 - Overall Prize for the university-wide, Chart Your Course 1997 Contest organized by Academic Technologies for Learning, University of Alberta for developing Soils 210 courseware.
Major Responsibilities/Research Interests: My research interests are in carbon & nitrogen transformations in soil; simulation modeling of C and N cycling; role of microflora and fauna in decomposition, nutrient cycling, soil structure formation, and onsite wastewater sewage treatment systems.
Major Responsibilities/Teaching & Global Education Interests: My teaching interests are in Soil Microbiology, Soil Biochemistry, Soil Ecology, General Soil Science, Soil Remediation, Soil Fertility and Environmentally Sustainable Agriculture. In order to position Soil Science in the context of Earth System Science, I have launched 'The Pedosphere and Its Dynamics: A Systems Approach to Soil Science' series with the publication of Volume 1 titled 'Introduction to Soil Science and Soil Resources' in print and online. This textbook also has web-based interactivity for enhanced teaching and learning. These resources are being used by a wide variety of publics: Students (K-12), teachers, undergraduate students, professors, professionals and the public at large, who are interested in Agriculture, Forestry, Ecosystem Science, Environmental Science and Earth System Science. These activities have transformed me into a global educator.