Instructor, Agricultural Systems Management
James Martin Lab, Room 63
Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
111 Perimeter Drive MS 2060
Moscow, ID 11111-2060
Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2014
B.S., University of Washington, 2008
- Wheeler TA, KL Kavanagh. (2017). Soil biochemical responses to the deposition of anadromous fish carcasses in inland riparian forests of the Pacific Northwest, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 47(11).
- Wheeler TA, KL Kavanagh, SL Daanan. (2014). Terrestrial salmon carcass decomposition: nutrient and isotopic dynamics in central Idaho. Northwest Science 88(2).
Wheeler comes from a broad background of disciplines with experience as a machinist, welder, truck driver and heavy equipment mechanic as well as extensive work in fisheries, forestry and riparian ecology. His research has looked at the trophic interactions between spawning salmonids removed from streams by predators/scavengers and the pulse of nutrients provided to soil microbial communities and riparian vegetation by the decomposition of the deposited salmon carcasses. His interests also include: precision agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, LED plant growth dynamics and alternative natural energy sources.
- National Science Foundation Grade K-12 Fellow, 2012 – 2013
- Continuing Graduate Scholar, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, June 2008
- Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, June 2006