Specialty: Crop Ecology and Physiology
Research. My research program focuses on gaining better understanding of how parts of cropping systems or entire cropping systems function and applying that understanding to make improvements in profitability and environmental impact. In this effort, the tools and principles of crop physiology to crop ecology are used to design and implement diverse research projects. Several topics are of particular interest, including: the impacts of root system architecture and root growth dynamics on crop resilience and efficiency; improving nutrient containment and cycling in cropping systems; effective use of water; development of biofuel cropping systems; and diversifying existing cropping systems to enhance ecosystem services and improve economic stability in rural communities.
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