This spring was full of excitement and pride (on my part) as members of the AgroEcoLab were recognized far and wide for their accomplishments.
Edem Yevoo won first place in the Undergraduate Research Day for his poster on saltwater intrusion! Jesse Wyner and Natalie Agee were members of the UMD Soil Judging Team, which took home first place in the National Championships! Dani Weissman won Outstanding Graduate Student both in the Department of Plant Science and in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources!
I was also fortunate to be awarded a National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) Workshop Grant to bring together the leading experts in saltwater intrusion across the North American Coastal Plain for a three-day workshop in Annapolis, MD in April. Along with my collaborator, Keryn Gedan (George Washington University), we built the framework for collaborative research and coordination on future proposals.
Now, it is full-steam ahead, as we set out for a summer filled with fieldwork. We also welcome five interns to the summer crew: John Dietrich, Phil Evich, Tony Pham, Cullen McAskill, and Gabe Moses. Be sure to stay tuned as they will be blogging about their summer adventures in the months to come!
- By Kate Tully
Dr. Kate Tully
Kate is an Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of Maryland.
Dani is a PhD student in the AgroEcoLab and studies the effects of sea level rise on coastal farming communities and estuarine biogeochemistry.
Resham is a PhD student in the AgroEcoLab and studies how to improve water and nutrient use efficiency in cover crop systems.