Crow Soil Ecology & Biogeochemistry Lab

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii Manoa


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The Crow Soil Ecology & Biogeochemistry research group studies carbon dynamics and sequestration, greenhouse gas flux, nutrient and water management in natural and managed (forested or agriculture) ecosystems and how these relate to global change pressures – such as land-use, climate change, and invasive species – sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy production. We pursue mechanistic understanding of ecosystem processes to tackle tough questions relevant to current environmental issues. At the systems-level, we quantify and model the carbon tradeoffs of renewable fuel systems and integrate across disciplines of economics, engineering, and agroecology to build resilience into our society against uncertainty in the climate system, energy, and water accessibility.

Prospective Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, and Visiting Scholars

Lab members of any race, national origin, gender identification, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability status are welcome the Crow Lab is committed to providing equal opportunity to all students and scholars.  If you are interested in joining our research group, please email me at with a description of your research interests and experience, relevant academic background and training, and a CV.  More information about the graduate program in NREM at University of Hawaii may be found here.

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External Links to Professional Societies, Collaborators, and Projects

American Geophysical Union – Biogeosciences  ·  Soil Science Society of America  ·  Soil and Water Conservation Society  ·  International Soil Carbon Network  ·  Soil Carbon Information Hub  ·  SoilR  · Hawaii Soil Health Tool · Carbon to Carbon

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