Title: Wetland Soil Specialist
I delineate wetlands. I also assist Dr. Robert Darmody in NRES to coach the U of I soil judging team.
My overall research objective is to understand how forest soils change on a long-term basis by utilizing ecosystems in Maine and Illinois. I specifically determine chemical changes in an upland forest soil in central Illinois in response to reduced acidic deposition inputs, assess chemical changes in a bottomland floodplain soil in central Illinois that receives periodic sediment inputs, and examine soil formation processes in a Maine spruce-fir soil.
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Odell Graduate Scholarship in Soil Science (2009-2010)
Burton W. Ray Award (Fall 07)
Ivan John Jansen Memorial Scholarship (Fall 07, Spring 07)
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Evaluating silicon concentrations in biofuel feedstock crops Miscanthus and switchgrass. 2011. Biomass and Bioenergy.
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|Education: M.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (Concentration: Soil), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011|
B.S., Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (Concentration: Soil and Water), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
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