Ecological intensification of Almond orchards
- BSc- Ecological Management and Restoration, Minor Soil Science (UC Davis, 2016)
Research Interests: Generally, I am interested in soil health properties, soil organic matter, and nutrient cycling. I first became interested in soil organic matter through managing compost operations at UCD. I gained farming knowledge through working on an organic farm in New Zealand. I am curious about how land management techniques such as compost application and cover cropping contribute to different pools of soil organic matter. I am also interested in improving the sustainability of nutrient use in farming by using waste products as inputs into agroecosystems and creating better nutrient cycling within systems. I am happy to be a member of the Gaudin lab where I will contribute to research and communication in soil health of almond agroecosystems.