“Farming for a smaller Dead Zone: How agricultural conservation practices, artificial drainage, and climate change affect water quality in Iowa”
Sole PI of $200,000 grant
Collaborating institutions: Iowa Geological Survey, University of Iowa, USGS, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Iowa State University Extension, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Consulting and Technology, Inc., University of Kansas.
PhD: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI & Hickory Corners, MI
Affiliations: Kellogg Biological Station, Integrative Biology Department, Environmental Science and Policy Program
Fellowships: NSF GRFP, NSF GK-12, USAID Borlaug, and MSU Environmental Science and Policy Program.
Undergraduate: Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 2006
Summa Cum Laude
*Indicates training related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion or decolonizing methodologies.
*Test training participant for “Becoming a JEDI Master: Journey Toward a More Equitable Future” project developed by Switzer Foundation Fellows
Four-day intensive science in policy training with Dr. Mike Dombeck (former Chief of the USFS). Washington, DC.
Four-day intensive facilitation training with Julian Griggs (Training Resources for the Environmental Community). Santa Barbara, CA.
Four-day intensive story telling training with Teresa Erickson and Tim Ward of Intermedia Communications Training. Lakeside Lab, IA.
*Four-day intensive diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice training with Anee Korme of the Raben Group. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.
*Implicit bias training at Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. (Organizer)
Writing a business plan for a conservation organization with Dr. Mike Dombeck co-author of The Business of the Conservation Nonprofit (2007, Social Enterprise Strategies Group). The Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park.
Four-day intensive leadership training with Dr. Maureen Ryan (Conservation Science Partners) through the Smith Fellowship program. Grand Teton National Park.
Five-day Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) training with Dr. R. Srinivasan (Texas A & M University). Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Relevant Graduate Course Work
Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change (ZOL 897) with Dr. Stephen K. Hamilton Agricultural Ecology (CSS 442) with Dr. G. Phil Robertson Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (ZOL 824) with Drs. Peggy & Nathaniel Ostrom Hydrogeology (GLG 411) with Drs. Warren Wood, Anthony Kendall, & Bruno Basso Water Policy & Management (FW 868) Human Dimensions of Global Change (ESP 802) Statistical Methods in Ecology & Evolution (ZOL 851) Advanced Statistics for Biologists (STT 814) Statistics for Biologists (STT 464) Bayesian statistics for ecologists (workshop)
Research experiences in Botswana, the Commonwealth of Dominica, and Panama. See Research.