Cameron M. Pittelkow


Dr. Pittelkow develops management strategies to enhance crop productivity while minimizing nitrogen, carbon, water, and energy footprints. His work addresses sustainability challenges in crop production through collaborative partnerships in the U.S. and internationally.

Primary Disciplines


  • Ph.D. Agronomy, University of California, Davis 2013
  • M.S. International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis 2010
  • B.A. Environmental Biology, Colgate University, 2005

Academic Positions

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis (2013 - 2014)
  • Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois (2014 - present)

Research Interests

  • Field-scale experiments, spatial data synthesis, remote sensing (drones), and crop modeling
  • Multi-criteria assessments for integrating agronomic and environmental goals
  • Nitrogen management impacts on air and water quality
  • Sustainable intensification

Selected Articles in Journals

  • See Pittelkow Lab Website for current research activities and lab members
  • See Google Scholar for a complete list of publications