Team

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Amélie Gaudin
Amélie Gaudin   agaudin@ucdavis.edu 

2015-present: Assistant Professor of Agroecology, Department of Plant Sciences
2016- present: Adjunct, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
2018- present: Section Chief Editor, Annals of Botany Plants
2018- present: Associate Editor, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

GRADUATE STUDENTS 


Caitlin Peterson, PhD candidate (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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Kelsey Brewer, MSc student (Soil&BioGeochem)

Potential of integrated crop livestock system for California agriculture 

Email: kmbrewer@ucdavis.edu 

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Jennifer Schmidt, PhD candidate (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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Lindsay Dahlen, MSc student (Hort&Ag) 

Impact of artificial selection on maize adaptation to low P

Email:ldahlen@ucdavis.edu

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

Impact of cropping system diversification on drought resilience and soil-plant-water relations 

Email: llrenwick@ucdavis.edu

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Cynthia Crézé, PhD candidate (Soil&BioGeochem), Plant Science Award, Western SARE Graduate Student Award, Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Award

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

Email: cmcreze@ucdavis.edu

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Krista Marshall, PhD student (Hort&Ag) 

Managing for soil health: targets and significance in almond orchards

Email: knmarshall@ucdavis.edu

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JUNIOR SPECIALIST 

Sequoia Williams 

Ecological intensification of Almond orchards

Email: srwilliams@ucdavis.edu

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POST DOCTORAL FELLOWS 

Meng Li  

Breeding for healthy soils: importance of rhizosphere microbes and functions

Email: megli@ucdavis.edu

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UNDERGRAD INTERNS/RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Aaron Lee, Brady Waino, Jen Law, Frieda Schwebel, Zulema Renteria


ALUMNI

Post doctoral fellows

Vanessa Brisson, now at LLNL, Rhizosphere microbiome recruitment in maize: impacts of breeding and selection on P solubilizers. Read More

Emad Jahanzad, now at CDFA, Potential of whole orchard recycling and organic amendments to build sustainability and resilience of Almond production.  Read More

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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