Dr. Gurpal S. Toor

Associate Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry and Water Quality

Welcome to the web page of the Environmental Soil Chemistry and Water Quality Group in the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, Soil and Water Science Department at the University of Florida/IFAS, Wimauma, Florida.  The overall goals of the research conducted in my group are to:

  • Investigate mechanisms controlling release and movement of nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic contaminants from urban landscape to streams, rivers, and estuaries.
  • Understand the interplay of chemistry, hydrology, and ecology in regulating the fate and transport of nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic contaminants in urban watersheds.
  • Develop cost-effective and innovative tools for stakeholders to manage nitrogen, phosphorus, and organic contaminants in the environment to prevent water quality impairment.

The current group members include 3 Ph.D. and 8 M.S. students who are working on projects related to environmental soil chemistry, water quality, and fate and transport of nutrients and organic contaminants in the environment.

Programs

Extension
Research
Teaching
Associate Professor, Environmental Soil Chemistry and Water Quality
Dr. Grupal Toor - soil and water science

Contact

  • Rm. 129
  • Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
  • 14625 CR 672
  • Wimauma, FL 33598
  • 813-633-4152
  • gstoor@ufl.edu
  • Affiliate Faculty with UF
  • Education
      • Ph.D. Environmental Soil Science, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 2002
      • M.S. Soil Chemistry & Fertility, Punjab Agricultural University, India, 1996
      • B.S. (Hons.) Agriculture & Chemistry, Punjab Agricultural University, India, 1993
  • Previous Experiences
      • 2007-2012: Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida
      • 2005-2007: Research Scientist, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
      • 2002-2005: Post-doctoral Researcher, Plant and Soil Science Department, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Publications
  • Service to Profession
      • Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Quality (since 2009)
      • Chair-elect, Urban and Anthropogenic Soils Division, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
      • Member, Book and Multimedia Publishing Committee, American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA)
      • Member, Urban Soil Committee, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
      • Member, Emil Truog Soil Science Award Committee, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
      • Past Member, K-12 Education Committee, American Society of Agronomy (ASA)
      • Past Editor-in-Chief, Trends in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition