Jeffrey Wolt

Professor [SSCXP]
Dept:Seed Science Center - Experiment Station
Office:164 Seed Science Sci
2115 Osborn Dr
Ames IA

I started my academic career studying biology at Case Western Reserve University and completed my BS in bio-agricultural science at Colorado State University. I received my MS and PhD in agriculture from Auburn University with emphasis in environmental soil chemistry. Prior to coming to Iowa State, I held academic appointments with the University of Tennessee, the University of Hawaii, and Purdue University. I also worked as an environmental chemist and risk analyst in the chemical industry. I currently serve in the programs of Agronomy, Environmental Science, and Toxicology at Iowa State.

Biotechnology safety analysis applied to risk management and science policy decision-making; environmental and ecotoxicological risk assessment; soil and environmental chemistry applied to exposure assessment, efficacy, environmental monitoring, environmental toxicology, and environmental fate of xenobiotics and genetically modified agricultural products; applied soil solution chemistry.
Broader impact
I work with regulators and scientists from throughout the world to formulate and promote harmonized approaches for assessing the safety of genetically-engineered plants. My lab group works on the environmental fate of plant products introduced into agroecosystems.
Key environmental science publications
Wolt JD. 2009. Advancing environmental risk assessment for transgenic biofeedstock crops. Biotechnol Biofuels 2:27.

Wolt JD, Singh P, Cryer S, Lin J. 2002. Plackett-Burman sensitivity analysis in environmental modeling. Environ Toxicol Chem 21:1558-1565.

Wolt JD, Nelson HP Jr, Cleveland CB, van Wesenbeeck IJ. 2001. Biodegradation kinetics for pesticide exposure assessment. Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 169:123-164.

Wolt JD. Soil Solution Chemistry. Wiley, 1994.