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Alves, Barbara Samartini

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Parikh, Sanjai
Research Area: Biochar as a soil remediation material and as one of the climate change mitigation solutions.
Email: bsalves [ at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Bomfim, Barbara

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Horwath, William and Silva, Lucas
Research Area:  The role of soils and plants in regulating tropical biome shift under multiple anthropogenic disturbances
Phone: (530) 220-3291
Email:bdbomfim[at] ucdavis[dot] edu

 

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Brown, Andrew

Degree program: M.S.
Major professor: Dahlke, Helen
Research Area:  Agronomic and environmental feasibility of on-farm groundwater recharge (groundwater banking); development of web-based, geospatial, decision-support tools
Email: agbrown[at] ucdavis[dot] edu

 

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Chiartas, Jessica

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Scow, Kate
Research area: TBD
Email: jlchiartas [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

Cynthia Crézé

Crézé, Cynthia

Degree: Ph.D.
Major professor: Horwath, Will/Goudin, Amélie
Research Area: Nutrient-soil-plant interactions; Improving nutrient and water use efficiency; Phosphorus cycling and bioavailability in the rhizosphere
Email: cmcreze@ucdavis.edu

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Danielson, Rachel

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Rodrigues, Jorge
Research Area: Microbial ecology of intact and pasture-converted Amazon soils
Email:  redanielson [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Devine, Scott

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Dahlgren, Randy & O'Geen, Toby
Research Area: Soil hydrologic factors in agroecosystems: climate change and downstream implications
Email:  smdevine [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Dynarski, Katherine

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Houlton, Ben
Research Area: Terrestrial nitrogen cycling
Email:  kadynarski [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Emberson, Laura

Degree Program: M.S.
Major Professor: Horwath, William and Silva, Lucas
Research Area: : Investigates climatic limitations to wheat yields through stable isotope analysis.
Email:  leemberson [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Felice, Mark

Degree program: M.S.
Major professor: Scow, Kate
Research Area: I am interested in the effects of microbial processes on the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater and the vadose zone. My current research focuses on modelling the effects of environmental factors, such as temperature on the degradation rates of ethanol in the vadose zone.
Email:  mfelice [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Ferrell, Ryan

Degree program: M.S.
Major professor: O'Geen, Toby
Research Area: Interactions between regolith and timber production in the Sierra Nevadas
Email:  rmferrell [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Griffin, Deirdre

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Scow, Kate and Parikh, Sanjai
Research Area:  Soil chemistry and microbial ecology; effects of biochar amendment on legume-rhizobia symbiosis, nutrient cycling, and microbial communities; the roles of microbial communities in soil health
Phone: 752-6216
Email: degriffin [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Haskell, Jennifer M.

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Hernandez, Rebecca
Research Area: Mycorrhizal fungi, agroecology, arid systems, and carbon flux.
Email: jmhaskell@ucdavis.edu

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La Hue, Gabriel

Degree program: PhD
Major Professor: Linquist, Bruce
Research Area: Alternative water management, subsurface water flows, and surface water - groundwater interactions in rice systems
Email: gtlahue [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Li, Chongyang (Oliver)

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Parikh, Sanjai
Research Area: soil chemistry, biochar amendment
Phone: 530-750-9075
Email: cyfli [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Long, Garett

Degree program: M.S.
Major Professor: Horwath, William
Research Area: Transition from conventional to biodynamic production; compost tea; nutrient cycling; agroecology; science communication.
Email: gclong [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Miller, Kenneth

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major Professor: Geisseler, Daniel
Research area: TBD
Email: ksmiller [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Mitchell, Scott

Degree program: M.S.
Major Professor: Dahlgren, Randy
Research area: Geologic Nitrogen
Phone: (510) 717-9246
Email: smitchell [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Nichols, Patrick

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Smart, David
Research Area: TBD
Email: pknichols [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Rath, Daniel

Degree Program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Scow, Kate and Parikh, Sanjai
Research Area: Factors controlling soil aggregate formation
Phone: 5307606285
Email: darath@ucdavis.edu

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Rippner, Devin

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor: Parikh, Sanjai
Research Area:  Transport and fate of manufactured nano materials (MNMs) in the environment
Email: darippner [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Rogers, Louisa

Degree Program: PhD
Major professor: Rebecca Hernandez
Research Area: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, carbon flux dynamics in arid soils
Phone: (360) 461-4210
Email: lirogers@ucdavis.edu

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Rodoreda Rossell, Marai

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor: O'Geen, Toby
Research Area:  TBD
Email: marodoreda [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Tian, Zhiyuan

Degree program: Ph.D.
Major professor:   O'Geen, Toby
Research Area: TBD
Email:   ztian [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

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Waterhouse, Hannah

Degree program: PhD
Major professor: Horwath, Will
Research Area: Nitrate transport in the vadose zone under groundwater banking management.
Email:  hwaterhouse [at] ucdavis [dot] edu

 

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Wilson, Stewart

Degree Program: M.S. and Ph.D.
Major professor:  Dahlgren, Randy
Research Area: Volcanic soil mineralogy and pedology, phosphorus cycling, vineyard soils.
Email:   stuwilson [at] ucdavis [dot] edu