Kelsey Brewer

MSc, Soil&BioGeochem

Potential of integrated crop livestock system for California agriculture 

Email: kmbrewer@ucdavis.edu 

Education:

  • BA – Plant Sciences (Plant Physiology emphasis) and Soil Science Minor (University of California, Davis, 2016)

Research Interests: My research interest focuses on the ecosystem service benefits of carbon farming and the degree to which those benefits can be enhanced with livestock integration into annual and perennial cropping systems. While exploring the means of large-scale sequestration, through animal-integrated cropping systems, my research aims to monitor how this increase in soil carbon content effects other components of soil quality and ecology. In analyzing and quantifying how animal integration impacts these soil health and structure metrics, it is my goal to better understand how other variables can be managed to best increase the productivity of our agricultural soils while mitigating climate change.