Jessica Davis, Ph.D.

Jessica Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Jessica Davis is a Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, as well as the coordinator for the Peace Corps Masters International Program. Her research focuses on development of fertilizers and soil fertility management approaches that optimize plant and human nutrition while protecting environmental quality. Nitrogen fertilizer is estimated to contribute about two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions attributed to crop production. But without fertilizers, crop yields would be halved, a loss that humanity cannot afford. Therefore, Dr. Davis and her colleagues are working towards development of fertilizers that can be produced locally, moving towards a truly local agriculture and avoidance of fossil fuel usage during shipping. Currently, her research is focused on two types of farming systems: organic, diversified vegetable farms in Colorado and smallholder farms in Ethiopia. Please visit her website to learn more about research on cyanobacterial bio-fertilizer.

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