Francisco Calderon, Ph.D.
CBARC Director & Soil Scientist
Oregon State University
Located at the Pendleton Station
I am a native of Puerto Rico, and received my PhD in Crop and Soil Sciences from Michigan State University. Prior to becoming director of CBARC in 2021, I had worked for UC Davis, and for the USDA-ARS. I chose soils as a focus of my research career because of their central role in our subsistence and because some of the most interesting researchers I met early on my career happened to be soil scientists. My favorite pastimes are playing the guitar and watersports.
- Lead PI on the Carbon Center