Stephen Wood

Associate Research Scientist Lecturer

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Tel: 203-436-9148

Greeley Memorial Lab
370 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Room 115
Greeley Memorial Lab
370 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT


Ph.D, Columbia University, 2015 M.E.Sc., Yale FES, 2011 B.A., The George Washington University, 2006.



I'm an Applied Scientist at The Nature Conservancy and an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. I have a Ph.D from the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University where I was also part of the Agriculture and Food Security Center.

I study the factors that influence the functioning of and services provided by agroecosystems; much of my work to date has focused on smallholder farms in sub-Saharan Africa. To do this I use approaches from ecosystem ecology, community ecology, nutritional sciences, economics, and qualitative social sciences. My current research focuses on: soil microbial diversity in agroecosystems; the impact of soil organic matter on crop nutritional quality; and the nutritional diversity of agricultural systems.



Course Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Foundations of Agriculture and Environment
Tu - 1:00-3:50
Tentative (No Semester)