I’m a post doc fellow at the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland and the Precision Sustainable Agriculture group focusing on modeling and predicting cover crop performance. I’m interested in applied ecosystem ecology, and how we can manage our agricultural lands to maximize ecosystem services such as food production, carbon storage, and clean water, while minimizing eutrophication, greenhouse gas production, and habitat and biodiversity loss.
As a PhD student at the Menge Lab, I explored biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology in agricultural systems. My dissertation used a mix of field, laboratory, and meta-analysis techniques and have established field studies both in Cerrado/Amazon region of Brazil and a traditional temperate agricultural research station in Southern Sweden to address the following questions: How might reactive nitrogen losses differ in tropical regions where production is likely to increase compared to well-studied temperate croplands? What management practices can reduce reactive nitrogen losses on existing intensified croplands?