Lindsay Dahlen, MSc (Hort&Ag)
Impact of artificial selection on maize adaptation to sustainable cropping systems
- BS – Genetics and Plant Biology (University of California, Berkeley, Spring 2018)
Research Interests: I am interested in crop systems and their associated microbiomes, particularly regarding beneficial interactions in the rhizosphere that can enhance plant health and yields. My project looks at the impact that selection has had on maize ability to capitalize on healthier soils. By examing the effects that artificial selection has on the rhizosphere communities and their subsequent processes, I aim to understand how crop microbiomes can influence characteristics such as grain yield in more sustainable cropping systems.