Jay Noller

jay.noller [at] oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-9119

Strand Agriculture Hall

Strand Agriculture Hall 210A

170 SW Waldo Place

170 SW Waldo Place
Corvallis, OR 97331
OSU Hemp Leader
Art Science
Soil Science - Soil Geomorphology
Archaeological Agriculture
Earthquake Geology

Jay and his research groups have studied

  • Applications of predictive mapping techniques in the survey of soil, geomorphological, and ecological units across forests, farms and rangelands in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere;
  • Theory and practice of visual and installation art as research tool in Earth sciences;
  • Bringing sustainability science to cemeteries through research;
  • Systems of ancient agriculture; and
  • Impacts of earthquakes on natural and cultural systems.


Current Projects:

  • Agricultural Archaeology of Paestum
  • Tidal Wetland Foundations of Venice

I am no longer taking on new graduate students

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Affiliated with: 
College of Agricultural Sciences
OSU Main Campus
Beyond OSU

Jay is professor of landscape pedology, with research involving the disciplines of soil science, geomorphology, art and archaeology. His research focuses on morphologistics (the art‐science of shape and form) and human interactions with soils in modern and ancient agricultural and forest landscapes of the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. His experience includes more than 35 large projects, spanning much of North and South America, southern Europe, southwest Asia, and Africa. He has published more than 180 papers and maps, six books and has made contributions to many more works. He is also an internationally known soil artist creating large eco‐artwork installations and fine‐art paintings on display and in collections around the world. 

My Publications