Feeding the world, while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving nature, is one of the greatest challenges of this century. I am a biogeochemist specializing in carbon and nitrogen cycling. The applied science implications of my research thus focus on developing carbon drawdown technology while finding ways to sustainably produce food for a growing global population. My research incorporates basic scientific questions related to biogeochemical cycling with applied research aimed at solving environmental problems related to food systems and climate change. I employ emerging laboratory, field, and data science techniques with the goal of translating ecological knowledge into applications that have benefits for the economy and human well-being. I enjoy conducting innovative applied and policy relevant research and synthesizing that research for academic audiences and the public.
Natural climate solutions
Global food systems
PhD, Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
BS, University of California, Berkeley, Conservation and Resource Studies
BA, University of California, Berkeley, Public Health