Sieglinde Snapp

Sieg  Snapp
  • Associate Director
  • Professor
  • Center for Global Change and Earth Observations
  • Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences



Dr. Snapp is the Associate Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and is both a Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences and Chair of specializations in Ecological Food and Farming Systems (EFFS) and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. She has edited two books and published more than a 100 journal articles and extension bulletins on sustainable intensification, agricultural systems, and participatory action research. Her research interests include international agricultural system design for a changing climate and understanding factors driving soil processes in tropical Africa. She has pioneered improved soil management, including multipurpose crops with integrated nutrient management. Dr. Snapp is possibly best known for being the ‘mother’ of the mother and baby trial design, as a means to support participatory research, communication and innovation.


  • Resilient cropping system design
  • Biologically-based soil management