The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 3) ratified the appointment of Sylvie Brouder as the Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research. A professor in the agronomy department, she has been at Purdue since 1995.
Brouder's research focuses on plant nutrition and agro-ecology. It has led to the development of nutrient management guides and technologies that decrease greenhouse gas emissions and improve water quality by helping to balance the amount of carbon and nitrogen in soil, plants, water and air.
She has developed an upper-level course on plant mineral nutrition and has received both industry and federal funding for graduate education.
Brouder has received several awards, including the Purdue University Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award, which recognizes a faculty member whose work integrates the university's land-grant mission of discovery, extension and learning. She has published 41 papers in refereed journals, eight book chapters, 35 Extension publications and 50 technical publications and has been invited to speak at 70 national and international conferences.
She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her doctorate from the University of California.