Postdoctoral Associate: Data Fusion Methodology for Land Use Change and Biofuel Production

Land-use change (LUC) in the form of agricultural expansion is a concern associated with the increasing demand for renewable fuels.  It is a critical topic in the discussion of biofuel sustainability.  Multiple data sources can be used to evaluate LUC and information from these data sources can be combined to obtain a more complete picture […]

Organic Decision Tools to Manage N for Production and Climate

Organic Transitions ILLU-875-62, 2015-2017  Our goals are to: Evaluate usability and utility of soil N calculators and models Develop affordable ways for farmers to initialize process models that feed decision support tools Develop the goCropghg app to allow organic farmers to estimate plant available N and greenhouse gas emissions on their farms We are leveraging goCrop™, […]

New Forms of Agriculture: Ordinary Practices, Public Depate and Social Critique

Am excited to be involved with a two-day international conference on “New Forms of Agriculture”, to be held Nov. 20 & 21, 2013, on the INRA/AgroSup/University of Burgundy campus. The conference focuses on the social and political aspects of alternative agriculture movements, public debates over the pros and cons of differently configured agri-food systems, and […]

Carmen Ugarte is in print!

Check it out! The influence of organic transition strategy on chemical and biological soil testsCarmen M. Ugarte and Michelle M. WanderRenewable Ag and Food Systems doi:10.1017/S1742170511000573 Soil testing strategies that include biologically based indicators in organic and alternative farming systems are needed inorder to improve recommendations that balance production and environmental goals. In this study, […]

Info on Spring Classes

Scholarship of Sustainability NRES 499 CRN 53752Spring Semester offering 10 week course2 CreditsLecture/discussion 4:00-5:50 p.m.Discussions on Tuesdays beginning Jan 31 in Turner N-221Lectures meet Thursdays in 103 Mumford HallScholarship of Sustainability NRES 499 syllabus 2012 The class will meet over 10 weeks, starting on Tuesday, January 31, and ending Thursday, April 12. The class will meet each […]