Ashley Stengel, Graduate Student
Ph.D., Complex Biosystems
Prior Degrees Earned:
B.Sc. - Biology with a specialization in Environmental & Organismal Biology- University of Utah (2013)
Larrick & Whitmore Graduate Student Travel Funds (2019) Widaman Distinguished Graduate Assistantship (2018 - 2019) NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention (2017) U. North Dakota Big Data Summit Hackathon Grand Champion (2016) U. North Dakota Bi
Dr. Joshua Herr
Applying bioinformatics tools and an ecological framework, my research explores the temporal and spatial dynamics of microbial communities in maize agroecosystems. Much of my current work evaluates the long-term effects of crop diversification and nitrogen fertilization on microbial community structure. Ultimately, I am working to identify drivers of nutrient cycling and characterize structure-function relationships that comprise soil-plant-microbe interactions. You can hear more about my work by listening to the Streaming Science podcast "Think Like a Microbe" (linked below). In addition to these research activities, I am involved in instructional design and course development activities with Dr. Rhae Drijber (AGRO 460/860 - Soil Microbiology) and Dr. Sydney Everhart (PLPT 892 - Success in the Sciences).