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Jessica Veenstra: Faculty and Staff

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Whether it is the quality of academic programming, the beauty of our campus and setting, or the unparalleled value we afford students and families, Flagler College has been recognized as among the best in the nation.
Dr. Jessica Veenstra
Assistant Professor


First Year Advisor
Natural Sciences

More Information:

Degrees:photo of Jessica Veenstra
Ph.D. Iowa State University (Environmental Science, Soil Science and Sustainable Agriculture)
M.S. University of California, Davis (Soil and Biogeochemistry)
B.S. University of California, Davis (Environmental Resource Sciences)
Courses Taught:
NAS 105 Earth Science
NAS 107 Environmental Science
NAS 225 Science Communication
NAS 243 Physical Geography
NAS 440 Coastal Environmental Science Capstone
COR 101 Keystone

Research Interests:

students pick up fishMy research interests are broad and include: environmental science, geography, soil change, food and agriculture, and environmental education and teaching methods. 

The questions that motivate my research are:
1. How are humans impacting the natural environment?
2. How are humans (students and the public) effectively learning about their environmental impact? and
3. How are humans responding to their impact and planning for the future?

students at marine biology camp.

Veenstra, J.J., C.L. Burras. 2012. Effects of agriculture on the classification of Black Soils in the Midwestern United States. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 92(3): 403-411.

Veenstra, J.J.,  D. Dembe, J. Nsamba, L. Wasko, L. Burras, G. Nonnecke, B. Orum, and R. Cox. 2009. Mapping Soils in Central Uganda. Soil Survey Horizons. Spring 2009 pp. 30-34.

Veenstra, J.J., W.R. Horwath, and J.P. Mitchell. 2007. Conservation Tillage and Cover Cropping Effects on Total Carbon and Aggregate-protected Carbon in Irrigated Cotton and Tomato. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 71:362-371.

Veenstra, J.J., W. R. Horwath, J. P. Mitchell and D. Munk. 2006. Conservation tillage and cover cropping influences soil properties in the San Joaquin Valley. California Agriculture. 60(3):146-153.


students as working in marine biology camp.

students at marine biology camp.

students at marine biology camp.