February 25, 2020

ISU C-CHANGE, NREM, and the LESEM Lab are excited to host Dr.

February 12, 2020

ISU C-CHANGE hosts its inaugural Conference on Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation on March 25-27 in Des Moines, Iowa.

January 24, 2020

Lab members Jordan Giese and Matt Stephenson will be presenting their research on bird response to

January 14, 2020

CP-43: This is the program code that makes prairie strips are eligible for federal funding through the Conservation Reserve Progr

November 18, 2019

Going to the Green Lands Blue Waters conference in Minneapolis this week?

November 15, 2019

We're excited to host University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Larkin

October 16, 2019

We're recruiting graduate students -- Master's and PhD -- to work on PEWI, a land use tradeoffs game developed by the lab. Apply before February 1, 2020 for full consideration.

October 09, 2019

Lisa is part of a new NSF-funded interdisciplinary team that will develop the role of blockchain technology in agriculture.

September 13, 2019

Lab graduate Dr.

August 19, 2019

We are excited to welcome Dr. Suraj Upadhaya to the lab. Suraj recently finished his PhD at the University of Georgia.

July 19, 2019

Lisa is quoted in this BBC article about soil loss and degradation, and the future of agriculture.

May 20, 2019

Welcome to our summer crews! Eric Hameister, Bryce Hostling, Jian Kai Lee, Paul Licata, Saveri Pal, and Jared Weiland are working on PEWI.

May 05, 2019

Welcome aboard, Ellen! Ellen Audia recently arrived from Michigan and begins her M.S. work in the lab this week.

April 30, 2019

Congrats to Matt Stephenson and Emily Zimmerman for respectively publishing research from their Master's and PhD research this month.

February 22, 2019

Lisa returns to her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to deliver the Entomology Department seminar today. 

February 04, 2019

Lisa will be speaking today at the 2019 Soil Health Conference in Ames. Her talk is titled, "Integration of Perennials in Row Cropping Systems Benefits to Soil Health,"

January 25, 2019

Going to the 2019 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Cleveland next week? Find Matt Stephenson there presenting his research on reptile and mammal occupancy of prairie strips.

January 13, 2019

Congrats to Dr. Emily Zimmerman on the successful defense of her PhD dissertation! Emily's dissertation is titled "Identifying opportunities for co-production of commodities and water quality improvements in agricultural landscapes in the US Cornbelt." She is continuing on as a full-time Lecturer within ISU's Global Resource Systems program.

January 10, 2019

We're hiring a postdoc to work on social-ecological systems analyses as a part of a new project: C-CHANGE. Applications due by Feb. 15, 2019, with an anticipated start date around May 1, 2019.

December 21, 2018

Omar de Kok-Mercado joined the lab this month as the STRIPS Project Coordinator. Omar has a BS in Agronomy and MS Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry from Iowa State University, and work experience with the USDA Forest Service and NRCS. Omar brings interest and experience with&

December 21, 2018

Emily Zimmerman will defend her dissertation on Friday, January 11.

December 01, 2018

Lisa is now the Associate Director of ISU's Bioeconomy Institute, where she leads up partnerships in sustainable biomass production.

November 17, 2018

On November 28, Lisa will deliver a presentation on a new Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative at Iowa State, C-CHANGE, in the weekl

October 26, 2018

The lab is excited to host Dr.


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