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Join the lab group! Thank you for your interest in joining our agroecosystems research program at Colorado State University. We welcome the participation of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. Potential graduate students should review the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences or the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology descriptions and requirements prior to contacting Dr. Schipanski.Read More

Communicating science through infographics

We had the opportunity to collaborate with graphic designer Lead Kucera to illustrate the lab’s work from root zones to biomes. This was integrated into a science communication workshop at the AAAS meeting. Check out the final product: InfoGraphic  

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New PhD training program accepting applications

Interested in food, energy or water systems and sustainability issues?  Consider applying for the new InTERFEWS graduate program created to integrate food, energy, water education using a systems-based approach that cuts across disciplines, departments and colleges.  InTERFEWS is currently accepting PhD candidates entering the 1st or 2nd semester of their PhD program.

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Presentations and awards at the Soil Science Society of America meeting

Shelby McClelland and Jessica Jackman (2018 summer undergraduate research intern) presented posters on the influence of infrequent compost applications on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in irrigated pasture systems. Congratulations to former lab member Steve Rosenzweig who received the¬†Truog Soil Science Outstanding Dissertation Award!  

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Shelby wins Annie’s Scholarship

Congratulations to Shelby McClelland for winning one of Annie’s Organics Agricultural Scholarships for her research to improve the capacity of decision support tools to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon storage potential of organic production systems. Congratulations also to fellow CSU student Peter Olayemi also received an Annie’s scholarship.

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Lessons from the soil health movement

Steve Rosenzweig interviewed some of the soil health movement’s founders for¬†a new feature¬†article in¬†Ensia¬†that highlights¬†how¬†this movement has helped bring together ideologically diverse groups around a common goal.

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Students showcase research

Rachel Seedorf and Zach Czarnecki received awards for their poster presentations at the¬†Undergraduate Research Showcase¬†to share¬†their great work to measure crop rotation effects on labile carbon pools and to develop low-cost soil moisture sensors. Congratulations, Zach and Rachel!    

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Cassandra Schnarr and Steve Rosenzweig both received awards for their posters presented at the 2016 Agronomy, Crop, and Soil Science Society meetings.

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