Julie Burger

Julie Burger

Research Associate/Laboratory Supervisor
Our lab specializes in the preparation and analysis of soil and water samples from disturbed, mitigated and reclaimed sites. 

Laboratory analyses include basic soil characterization such as pH, electrical conductivity, particle size analysis, water holding capacity, cation exchange capacity, total organic carbon (Walkley-Black), total carbon and nitrogen (combustion), as well as peroxide potential analysis, calcium carbonate equivalency, total metals (microwave digestion) and extractable nitrogen.  We also analyze water samples for nitrate, ammonium, ortho-phosphorus, metals and dissolved organic carbon (DOC). 

How to Find Me :

  • Email: jcburger@vt.edu
  • Phone: (540) 231-9795 or 231-9787
  • Lab: 250 Smyth Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24061-0404.


  • B.S. Crop & Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech, 1997
  • M.S. Forestry, North Carolina State University, 2005