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We study People, Land Use and Society (PLUS). The PLUS lab is directed by Dr. John Tyndall, a natural resource economist and social scientist with broad interests in environmental and natural resource economics, policy and sociology within forestry and agriculture. 

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Recent News

September 13, 2021

The PLUS lab is happy to announce that Emma Bravard graduated with her MS and is now a Research Associate in NREM continuing to work on some of the cool science she develeoped in her masters program. Her thesis is titled: "Financial data and analysis for use with the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework". She created a financial analysis add on tool for use with the ACPF, called the ACPF FiNRT (fine art). Want to know more? Just contact Emma at ebravard@iastate.edu.

May 3, 2021

Congrats to Ellen Audia and Caroline Murray on successfully defending their Master's theses this spring!  

November 3, 2020

Congratulations to Claire Zabel who successfully defended her masters project entitled: "Evaluation of cover crop adoption decision-support tools in the US Midwest". She did a great job!

September 1, 2020

Melanie recently graduated with a degree in Forestry and has started her MS (Fall 2020). Melanie is co-advised by Drs. Lisa Schulte Moore and John Tyndall. She will be working on examining unique ecosystem outcomes associated with prairie strips and patches.