Maria Bonita Villamil

Professor

Dr. Villamil identifies management strategies to improve soil health and productivity in agroecosystems by addressing the societal challenge of sustainable food production. She focuses on how changes in soil health brought about by agronomic practices relate to carbon and nutrient cycling, crop production, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Primary Disciplines

Education

  • Ph.D.: Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — 2005
  • M.S.: Agricultural Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — 2007
  • M.S.: Agronomy, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina — 2000
  • B.S.: Agronomy, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina — 1995

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor Agronomy & Soil Health. 08/16/2016 - 08/15/2021
  • Assistant Professor Agronomy & Soil Health. University of Illinois. Department of Crop Sciences. 09/09/09 to 08/15/2016.

Research Interests

  • Soil Health - Metagenomics
  • Sustainable Cropping Systems - Agroecology
  • Biometry - Statistics

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements

  • Fulbright Fellow

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching

  • List of teachers ranked as Excellent by their students

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Other Publications