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The Soil Fertility Lab is growing!

Oct. 26, 2017

We are excited to announce the addition of a new post-doc to our lab. Dr. Christine Sprunger will be joining us in January after finishing her National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University where she is working to identify mechanisms that increase soil carbon storage for improved soil health and crop productivity in small-holder farming systems in Kenya and Tanzania. Her work with our lab will assess how crop rotational diversity in Ohio contributes to ecosystem services such as soil carbon sequestration and water quality. She will explore the relationship between cover crop rhizosphere processes and nutrient cycling and will also investigate crop productivity, soil health testing, soil organic matter fractionation, and nitrogen and phosphorus retention. Christine holds a Ph.D. in Crop and Soil Sciences and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior from Michigan State University. She received a B.S in Forest Resources and a B.A. in Program on the Environment from the University of Washington with a minor in Human Rights. We are thrilled to have her join our team and cannot wait for her to begin her research with us!