I'm a NatureNet Science Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, The Nature Conservancy, and Bioversity International. I did my PhD in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology and the Agriculture and Food Security Center at Columbia University.

I study the factors that influence the functioning of and services provided by agroecosystems, with a focus on soil. To do this I use approaches from ecosystem and soil ecology, economics, microbiology, and nutritional sciences. My current research focuses on: soil microbial diversity in agroecosystems; the impact of soil organic matter on ecosystem services; nutritional diversity of agricultural systems; and environmental consequences of gold mining.