Specialization: Carbon and nitrogen turnover in the soil
I have a keen interest in soil carbon and nitrogen turnover in the soil, the two most important soil processes that affect soil health, soil quality, plant health/productivity, and the climate.
I will be conducting on-farm research on soil carbon dynamics and soil health in diverse management farms in Stark County, Ohio. My basic responsibilities during my research are to communicate with farmers to find out management practices (crop rotation, fertilization, tillage, etc.). We will collect soil samples in a timely fashion and submit plant biomass for laboratory analysis an other lab studies. We will disseminate the findings based on the results, most importantly to the farmers.
For the past 14 years, we (my better half) have been constantly moving. We have lived in and visited many countries, and we've been fortunate to understand people, culture, and their heritage. While the USA is our new country, and Ohio our new home, Arkansas was our first state for the last four years. We will be enjoying the nature in and around Ohio in our free time (when we have some).