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Donna Brandt Research Specialist

  • Donna Brandt
  • Research Specialist
  • Soil Health Laboratory Manager
  • 573-882-0941
  • Office
  • W1075B Lafferre Hall
  • Columbia, MO 65211

Donna Brandt is a research specialist in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department specializing in soil health and taking leadership in the soil health component of the soil laboratory. Before accepting her current position, she worked in the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Forest Health Laboratory and prepared Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans for the Missouri National Guard. In Michigan, she worked for the Natural Resource Conservation Service as a research agronomist at Rose Lake Plant Materials Center and as a soil conservationist in Ingham County. Brandt’s master’s thesis investigated the effects of native warm season grasses on soil carbon sequestration, an excellent foundation for her current work.


  • BS and MS from the University of Missouri