Rebecca McCulley

Rebecca McCulley

Phone (859) 257-6388
McCulley Lab

Plant & Soil Sciences
N-222D Ag Sciences Bldg. North
Lexington KY 40546-0091

Professional Profile

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Her research program focuses on the controls of grassland structure and function, and includes assessing the effects of plant-microbe symbioses, climate change, land use and management, and invasive species in grass and shrub-dominated ecosystems.

Dr. McCulley is also currently the Interim Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment on the UK campus. She teaches NRE 201, Introduction to Natural Resources and Environmental Science.


B.A., Rice University, Biology

M.S., Texas A&M University, Rangeland Ecology & Management

Ph.D., Colorado State University, Ecology