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B.S. Geology: Environmental Earth Science, State University of New York at Oswego
323 Barton Laboratory
B.S. International Agriculture and Rural Development, with minors in Soil Science and Human Nutrition, Cornell University, 2016
6132 Comstock Hall, 311 Barton Laboratory
I am interested in helping farmers build more resilient agroecosystems by improving the biological soil health of their fields. Soil microarthropods influence many important soil processes including include organic matter decomposition, nutrient cycling, pathogen suppression and transmission. My current research in the lab investigates the role of microarthropods regarding nutrient cycling, plant pathogen transmission and suppression, and the tradeoffs between the benefits and drawbacks associated with microarthropods in agroecosystems.
BS in Plant Science (Agroecology) with minors in Entomology and Agronomy, The Pennsylvania State University
I am interested in both basic and applied questions in the ecology of built environments, with a special interest in how landscape matrices and management intensities combine to change relationships between soil arthropods, microbes, and plants. In my research I plan to combine a biogeographical approach with my root ecology and soil science experience to examine how greenspaces across development gradients differ in soil fauna and the ecosystem services they provision, like soil carbon cycling.
My interests span bioacoustics, biotremology and behavioural & sensory ecology. I have particular interests in passive acoustic/vibrational monitoring, detection abilities of animals and anthropogenic noise (both as substrate-borne vibrations or acoustic waves). I am currently working on the “Sounds of the Soil” project, which seeks to monitor soil-dwelling organisms and to assess the health of soils by utilising sound and vibration. The project is a multidisciplinary research collaboration for the SAEL lab, with Cornell partners Johannes Lehman (Soil and Crop Science), Holger Klink (Director of Bioacoustics, Cornell Lab of Ornithology) and Greg McLaskey (Civil Engineering).
Science Water Calibrator
Former Lab Members
Lindsay Fennell – Graduate Student
Natalie Bray – Graduate Student
Dr. Huijie Gan -Post-Doctoral Researcher
Maxwell Helmberger – Graduate Student
Dr. Pengfei Wu – Visiting Scholar
Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. of China