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

 


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

Vivian Thieu, Jennifer Law, Daniel O’Brien, Jesper Richardy  


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

Joshua Garcia, Student assistant & McNair Scholar 2015-2017. Impact of an Antarctic rhizobacterium on root growth and productivity

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

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

Hanna Ibiapina de Jesus, Thais Soares, Interns Brazil Scientific Mobility program worked on various projects.  

Visiting scholars

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


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