Audrey Gamble CSES headshotAudrey Gamble

Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist

Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

Education

2017 Ph.D., University of Delaware (Environmental Soil Chemistry)
2013 M.S., Auburn University (Soil Chemistry)
2011 B.A., Auburn University (Chemistry)

Professional Experience

2017 – present Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Auburn University

Honors and Awards

2014 Delaware Environmental Institute Fellowship Recipient (Delaware Environmental Institute)
2014 Auburn University Outstanding Master’s Student Award (Auburn University)
2014 A.L. Smith Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Auburn University)
2013 Environmental Quality Section Outstanding Graduate Student Award (American Society of Agronomy)

professional affiliations

American Chemical Society
American Peanut Research and Education Society
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Soil Science Society of America

select publications

  • Gamble, A.V., A.K. Givens, and D.L. Sparks. 2018. Arsenic reactivity and bioavailablilty in Delaware former orchard soils. J. Environ. Qual. 47:121–128.
  • Gamble, A.V., J.A. Howe, C.W. Wood, D.B. Watts, and E. van Santen. 2014. Soil organic carbon dynamics in a sod-based rotation on Coastal Plain soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:1997-2008.
  • Gamble, A.V., J.A. Howe, D.P. Delaney, E. van Santen, and R.P. Yates. 2014. Iron chelates reduce iron chlorosis in soybean on high pH soils. Agron. J. 106:1251-1257.

 Research Interests

  • Field evaluation of conservation cropping systems/cover crops to improve soil health and sustainability
  • Assessment of short-term soil health indicators for their ability to predict long-term improvements in soil healthand sustainability
  • Evaluation of macro- and micro-nutrient fertility recommendations for row-crop production systems in Alabama

Many soils across Alabama can be considered unhealthy due to severe erosion, low organic matter content, and intensive farming practices historically used in the state. Soil conservation practices (i.e., cover cropping, conservation tillage) and appropriate fertility management  have potential to improve soil health, reduce erosion, and increase water-/nutrient-use efficiency in Alabama row-crop production systems. My extension programs is focused on providing information to Alabama producers related to: 1) conservation management practices to  improve the long-term soil health, 2) current and accurate recommendations for soil fertility management, and 3) best management practices to increase fertilizer use efficiency.