Wood, Stephen

IMG_0774Steve was a student co-advised by Shahid Naeem and Cheryl Palm and supported by the NSF PIRE grant between Columbia University, Brown University, and Woods Hole.  His work was on microbial biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in smallholder, Sub-Saharan rural farms, with field studies in Kenya which was part of the Earth Institute Millennium Village project.

Steve is now a NatureNet Science Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is working with The Nature Conservancy and Bioversity International to understand how emerging paradigms of soil organic matter formation can be used to develop new approaches to sustainable agriculture.