Omar de Kok-Mercado

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STRIPS Project Coordinator, STRIPS Communications Lead
Omar de Kok-Mercado

I coordinate transdisciplinary research and extension activities on prairie strips and their impacts on farmland, farm livelihoods, soil, water, and wildlife conservation. My expertise is in agronomy and soil microbiology and I am passionate about building communities of all kinds; particularly reconstructing Iowa's natural heritage both ecologically and culturally while meeting the social and economic needs of its citizens. When I'm not working you can find me outdoors with family and friends.

Area of Expertise: 
Agronomy
Soil Microbiology
Science Communication
Education: 
B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University, 2013
M.S., Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, Iowa State University 2015
Contact
515 520 5273
1140 BRL/617 Bissel Rd
Ames
IA
50011-1031