Conducts research on soil properties at a newly established and a long-term biochar-amended field experiment at Waterman Farm, Ohio State University Campus; monitors short-term and long-term effects of biochar soil amendments on greenhouse gas fluxes; assesses effects of biochar on the agro-ecosystem carbon budget, including changes in soil organic carbon stocks and crop yields; cooperates with other researchers at The Ohio State University and CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration (C-MASC), Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Kentucky, and Michigan State University also working on the project for development and evaluation of pathways to net-zero emission cropping systems in the Midwestern U.S.; prepares manuscripts related to journal articles.
Primary research, field and laboratory work based in Columbus, OH.
Detailed Job Description
Conducts on-farm research and lab analysis on the impacts of biochar,
Cooperates with other researchers for developing and evaluating of pathways to net-zero emission cropping systems in the Midwestern U.S.,
Synthesizes and tabulates data, prepares journal articles and writes project reports,
Works with graduate students and interns in management of field plots, and
Performs other duties (e.g., collecting data and working with students/interns).
Experience conducting research on soil properties, field measurements of soil greenhouse gas fluxes, crop agronomy, and statistical analyses of the data.
Research experience and use of laboratory/field equipment related to soil chemical and physical analyses and greenhouse gas flux measurements.
About The Ohio State University, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
The CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration (C-MASC) is located on The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The mission of C-MASC is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary research on terrestrial carbon management and sequestration techniques and technologies in the fields of agriculture, forestry, agroecology, water management, bioenergy crops, nutrient cycling and waste management.
The goal of C-MASC is to provide accurate assessments of soil and biological carbon sequestration for climate change mitigation in order to improve basic scientific understanding on carbon cycling in terrestrial systems as well as to provide policy makers with relevant information on carbon cycling. A full list of peer-reviewed publications, chapters, books, and oral and poster presentations by C-MASC researchers can be found here.
Research techniques include soil physical, chemical, and biological assessment; GIS mapping and prediction; soil quality indexing; lifecycle assessment; X-ray and mass spectroscopy methods; regional and global carbon assessments; etc.
Contact: Program Coordinator Maggie Willis email@example.com