Eugene Kelly is a professor of soil science and deputy director of the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station. His research focuses on studying the origin and evolution of soils and quantifying the biologically mediated processes of soil formation in many environments around the world, especially as related to global change issues. Kelly serves on several regional and national advisory committees for the National Cooperative Soil Survey, and is associate director for research in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU.
Kelly received his B.S. in forest and range management from CSU in 1980. He then studied soil science, earning his M.S. from CSU in 1984 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. Kelly is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and a member of both the Ecological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union.