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|Degree||PhD in NRES (Applied Ecology)|
013 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
My research interests include soil microbial ecology, controls on soil carbon flux, grassland ecology, adaptive management of natural resources, and social-ecological resilience of complex systems. While these disciplines appear dissimilar at first glance, they all share similarities when viewed through the lens of complex systems theories, such as resilience and Panarchy theory. My current research combines all of my interests, exploring how disturbance alters ecological processes in grassland ecosystems at multiple scales, with a specific emphasis on soil ecology. After all, soil forms the literal and functional foundation of terrestrial ecosystems. In the soil, multiple scales of processes converge to inform a myriad of essential functioning. The soil is also opaque, highly heterogeneous and difficult to study in situ, making soil ecology a uniquely challenging and curious research area. By using complex systems theory to unify my research areas, I try to ask -and answer -tough questions about soil processes at fine scales, grassland ecosystems, natural resources management, ecosystem services production, on a rapidly changing planet.
- BA - St Olaf College (2009)
- MS - Coloradao State- Univ- Fort Collins (2011)
- 2016 – Dean's Fellowship awarded by Gradautes Studies at UNL
Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.
|Grant Title||Soil Eco Knowledge and Conservation Reserve Progam Management|
|Funding Source||University of Minnesota - SARE|
|Grant Title||Building Better Soils for Birds|
|Funding Source||Nebraska Game and Parks Commission|