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


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

Academic Positions

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Articles in Journals

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