Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Amélie Gaudin
Amélie Gaudin   agaudin@ucdavis.edu 

2015-present: Assistant Professor of Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences
2016- present: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2018- present: Section Chief Editor, Annals of Botany Plants

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

Caitlin Peterson, PhD student (Ecology), NSF Fellow

Field level resilience and ecosystems services provision from integrated crop and livestock systems in Brazil

Email: capeterson@ucdavis.edu

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Jennifer Schmidt, PhD student (Hort&Ag), UCD Graduate Fellow, Plant Science Award

Impact of maize domestication and breeding on rhizosphere eco-physiology and resource acquisition

Email: jenschmidt@ucdavis.edu

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Leah Renwick, PhD student (Hort&Ag- MSc IAD), NSF Fellow, Plant Science Award

Farming for resilience: how do crop diversity and tillage impact yield and soil functionning under drought? 

Email: llrenwick@ucdavis.edu

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Cynthia Crézé, PhD student (Soil&BioGeochem), Plant Science Award, Western SARE Graduate Student Award

Cover crops: Benefits, tradeoffs and optimization for California almond production systems

Email: cmcreze@ucdavis.edu

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Kelsey Brewer, MSc (Soil&BioGeochem) 

Potential of integrated crop livestock system for California agriculture 
Email: kmbrewer@ucdavis.edu 

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POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS 

Vanessa Brisson, UCD/LBNL 

Rhizosphere microbiome recruitment in maize: impacts of breeding and selection on P solubilizers

Email: vlbrisson@lbl.gov 

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Meng Li  

Breeding for healthy soils: importance of rhizosphere microbes and functions

Email: megli@ucdavis.edu

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Emad Jahanzad 

Potential of whole orchard recycling and organic amendements to build sustainability and resilience of Almond production 

Email: ejahanzad@ucdavis.edu

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UNDERGRAD INTERNS/RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Aaron Lee, Brady Waino


ALUMNI

Graduate students

Emily Webster, MsC student (Hort&Agronomy – IAD) 2015-2017: Impact of pasture management on soil health and functioning in Nicaragua

Kaylie Marr, MsC student (Hort&Agronomy, plan II). Irrigation strategies to optimize soil functions and resource use efficiency in organic tomato and corn. 

Undergraduate Students and Interns

Jesper Richardy, Intern, University of Copenhagen 2018. Impact of organic management on tomato attractiveness to beet leafhoppers (CTRI)   

Joshua Garcia, McNair Scholar 2015-2017. Antarctic rhizobacterium: evaluating potential for root growth and productivity (Creative BioSc.)

Rebekah Velasco, IAD major 2016-2018. Soil health and resilience of vegetable cropping systems (OFRF)

Anna Azimi, SAFS Major 2016-2017. Soil health and resilience of vegetable cropping systems (OFRF)

General help on various projects (2016-present): Vivian Thieu, Jennifer Law, Daniel O’Brien, Hanna Ibiapina de Jesus, Thais Soares

Visiting scholars

Christos Vasilikiotis,  Assistant professor, Perrotis College/American Farm School, Greece.  Survey of almond root colonization by mycorrhizae. 


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