Steven completed his doctoral degree in the lab and over the past year joined the Sustainable Agricultural Systems Lab with USDA-ARS as a research scientist. It is a great position for Steven as he is able to continue the work he initiated at Penn State. He spends much of his time conducting field experiments centered on ecologically-based weed management in longer-term cropping systems studies. When he's not in the field he works with models to quantify weedy plant population dynamics using matrix and structural equation modeling.


  • Mirsky, S.B., and W.S. Curran. 2006. Effect of planting and termination date on mechanical control of cereal rye and hariy vetch: first year's results. Proc. Northeast Weed Sci. Soc. 60:50.
  • Mirsky, S.B., W.S. Curran, and D.A. Mortensen. 2006. Implications of managing weed seed banks at increasing weed seed densities. Weed Sci. Soc. Amer. Abstr. 46:246.
  • Mirsky, S.B., Lanyon, L.E., and Needelman, B.A. Mechanical grinding for particulate organic matter analysis. Submitted Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis.
  • Mirsky, S.B., Lanyon, L.E., and Needelman, B.A. Evaluating soil management using particulate and chemically labile soil organic matter fractions as indicators of soil quality. Submitted Soil Science Society of America Journal.