My research focuses on measuring the interactions between the Earth's surface and the atmosphere. I am particularly interested in how greenhouse gas emissions from natural systems respond to land-use change and their associated feedback mechanisms.
My dissertation topic includes:
1. Reconciling riverine N2O emission budgets
2. Understanding the spatial uncertainty in field-scale agricultural N2O fluxes using a remote sensing and geostatistical modeling approach
3. Estimating the effects of a leguminous companion crop on the agricultural N2O budget
4. Predicting the effects of future climate change on agricultural N2O emissions using large climate-controlled mesocosms
5. Creating a high frequency, near-continuous data set of stream water N2O from the Upper Mississippi River to identify key drivers of in-situ production