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 Plant and Carbon Team

 
The plant and carbon team are working to quantify how the composition and diversity of grassland plantings affect carbon accrual on two soil types.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
HelenSchool of Life Sciences, Arizona State UniversityLead PI/Assistant Research Professorhelen.rowe@asu.edu
  
JeffreyDepartment of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue UniversityCo-PI/Associate Professor/Bio Sciencejsdukes@purdue.edu
  
KatherineDepartment of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue UniversityM.S. Candidatekduszyns@purdue.edu 
  
JosephThe Nature ConservancyLead Scientist
 

 Agricultural Economics Team

 
The Agricultural Economics team is working with the insect team to quantify how natural enemy abundance and distribution affects soybean aphid abundance and soybean yields. This team is also working with both the plant and carbon team and the insect team to provide decision support tools that help farmers and government agencies optimize ecosystem services in Midwestern agricultural landscapes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
BenjaminDepartment of Agricultural Economics, Purdue UniversityCO-PI/Assistant Professorbgramig@purdue.edu
  
SeongDepartment of Agricultural Economics, Purdue UniversityM.S. studentyun16@purdue.edu
 

 Insect Team

 
The insect team is working to quantify how the influence of local natural areas, distance from core protected habitat, composition and diversity of grassland plantings and preserves, and pest management practices in Midwestern agroecosystems contribute to natural enemy abundance and distribution.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
JeffreyDepartment of Entomology, Purdue UniversityCO-PI/Associate Professorjdhollan@purdue.edu
  
InsuDepartment of Entomology, Purdue UniversityPost Docikoh@purdue.edu