Lab Personnel

Bryan Hopkins - Laboratory Director - BYU Environmental Analytical Lab Laboratory Director
Bryan G. Hopkins, Ph.D., CPSS
Office: 5115 LSB
Phone: (801) 422-2185

Bryan G. Hopkins, Ph.D., is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and a professor in the Plant and Wildlife Sciences Department in the College of Life Sciences at BYU. He serves as the director of the Environmental Analytical Lab. He earned degrees in Horticulture and Agronomy with emphases in Turfgrass Science, Soil Science, and Plant Nutrition from Ricks College (A.A.S.), Brigham Young University (B.S. and M.S.), and Kansas State University (Ph.D.).

Bryan worked in private industry for several years as a consultant and laboratory director prior to entering academia at the University of Idaho in 2000 and BYU in 2006. He has managed/directed four analytical laboratories (2 university and 2 private companies). He currently teaches Environmental Chemistry, Soil Science, Turfgrass Science, and Urban Soil and Water Environments courses. His research is focused on nutrient pollution and water relations. He has published dozens of scientific manuscripts in a wide variety of journals and books.
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Rachel Buck - Laboratory Manger - BYU Environmental Analytical Lab Laboratory Manager
Rachel Buck
Office: 1026A LSB
Phone: (801) 422-2147

Rachel graduated from BYU in Environmental Science in 2012 before completing her MS in Environmental Science from BYU in 2013. As an undergraduate student, Rachel was recognized as an Outstanding Senior through the Agronomy, Crop Science, and Soil Sciences Societies of America National Student Recognition Program. Rachel has ten years of analytical laboratory experience, and her research interests include methods of soil and plant analysis.

Lab Credentials

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North American Proficiency Testing Program
Soil Certification