I am a Research Associate at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, supporting a variety of research projects that evaluate the impacts of agricultural management and land use change on greenhouse gas cycling in ecosystems. I have contributed to the EPA National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the last several years, as well as supported development of web-based tools to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from farms in the U.S. and sustainable land management projects in the developing world. I have worked extensively with the Century Ecosystem Model, applying it to a variety of agricultural ecosystems. My MSc thesis research evaluated the socio-economic and environmental factors that affect adoption of carbon sequestering agricultural conservation practices in the U.S. and nitrous oxide emissions associated with those practices. In addition to my experience with agroecosystems, I enjoy contributing my GIS skills to support various projects and producing graphics for publications. I received a BSc in Environmental Management from South Dakota State University and MSc in Ecology at Colorado State University.
M.S., Graduate Degree Program in Ecology - Colorado State Univeristy
Fort Collins, CO, 2012
B.S., Environmental Management - South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD, 2001