Texas Tech University

JD Booker, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Urban Soils
Plant and Soil Science

Email: jd.booker@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-1693

Department of Plant and Soil Science
Texas Tech University
Bayer Plant Science Building, Room 208
2911 15th Street
Lubbock, TX 79409-2122
Mail Stop 2122

JD Booker

Personal Information

Dr. J.D. Booker specializes in studying the cycling and interactions among water, sediments, nutrients, and contaminants in urban, disturbed, specialty food production, horticultural, recreational, and industrial soils and their associated ecosystems. Dr. Booker teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in urban soil science and soil chemical properties.


Dr. Booker’s research includes a combination of field research and eco-hydrological modeling, designed to evaluate these areas of interest at the system level. Data resulting from this research will provide relevant datasets, methodologies, and tools to support decisions made by urban designers, land managers, the regulatory community, urban and specialty food production organizations, and additional urban, municipal, and industrial stakeholder groups.


PSS 1100 – Freshman and Transfer Student Seminar

PSS 2330 – Urban Soils

PSS 2432 – Principles and Practices in Soil Science

PSS 4330/5330 – Environmental Soil Chemistry