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I am an associate professor of Soil Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the Soil Science department. Before starting at UW-Madison, I worked on a postdoc with Dr. Mary Firestone at University of California, Berkeley, after doing my Soil Science Ph.D. in the lab of Dr. Johannes Lehmann at Cornell University.
I grew up in rural Nova Scotia with my parents and three siblings. I enjoy playing music (violin and accordion, mostly), identifying wildflowers, reading, and cooking with friends. Fighting climate change is central to my research and interests.
I co-teach Environmental Biogeochemistry (451) in the fall semesters and teach Soil Microbiology (523) in the spring semesters. I previously taught Forum on the Environment (101).
I can serve as the major advisor for graduate students from Soil Science, Bacteriology / Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, Plant Pathology, Agroecology, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.