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Eastern Illinois University, Charleston IL
Bachelors of Science: Environmental Biology w/ Honors May 2014
My dissertation research combines telecoupling, network analysis, agent based modeling with microbial ecology to study the impact international soybean trade, specifically imported soybeans from Brazil and the USA, are having on domestic soybean production in China.
Imported soybeans are cheaper than domestically produced soybeans, which disincentives Chinese farmers from planting soybeans (a legume). Areas that were originally planted with soybeans are being converted to rice and corn (grasses) as they are more profitable crops. In order to quantify the impact of these changes on the soil-microbial community, our research team traveled around Heilongjiang, the far northeastern province, surveying farmers and sampling their soil.
|Variation of soil hydraulic properties with alpine grassland degradation in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau||Hydrology and Earth System Sciences||2016|
|Bouncing Back: Plant-Associated Soil Microbes Respond Rapidly to Prairie Establishment||PLoS One||2014|
|Plant–Microbe Interactions Change Along a Tallgrass Prairie Restoration Chronosequence||Restoration Ecology||2014|