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Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira

I am a PhD student in the Horticulture and Agronomy graduate program (UC Davis). My research focuses on the biochar effects on soil organic matter, terrestrial nitrogen cycling including functional microbes, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Adam Asquith, Ph.D.

I am an Extension Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program on the Island of Kauai. I have over 20 years experince in research, teaching, education and resource management in Hawaii. I currently focus on sustainability. Through an NSF EPSCOR grant we are bringing techniques to our island for community-based carbon management. We are promoting the use of local biomass for energy, agriculture and carbon sequestration.

Colleen E. Rostad, Ph.D.

Colleen Rostad is a Research Chemist for the National Research Program of the US Geological Survey, specializing in distribution, fate and transport of organic compounds in the aqueous environment with emphasis on analysis of polar water-soluble organic compounds by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

Kirk Czymmek, Ph.D.

My lab is interested in using contemporary molecular cytology, preparation and imaging technologies to understand aspects of plant-microbe interactions focused on fungal cell biology, fungal-plant pathogenic interactions and mechanisms of fungal hyphal tip growth.

Mark Coleman, Ph.D.

PhD, Forest Resources, University of Washington, 1988 Fourteen years with Forest Service Research in Wisconsin and South Carolina Associate Professor, Forest Resources and Director of Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative, University of Idaho since 2008.

Judith Harwood

Project coordinator for the Mendocino County Woody Biomass Working Group (WBWG), a grass roots organization interested in utilizing excess woody biomass in a way that is ecologically, economically and socially beneficial. The Biochar Demonstration Project was created through a series of community outreach events hosted by the WBWG. Education: B.S. Environmental Economics, M.P.A. Environmental Science and Policy

M. Ryan Delaney

Ryan Delaney is co-director of Carbon Roots International, an NGO dedicated to the proliferation of biochar in the developing world through market-based strategies.

Anthony Anyia, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Anyia received his PhD in 2001 from the Humboldt University of Berlin. He joined the Alberta Research Council (now part of Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures, AITF) as a Research Scientist in 2002. He is currently a lead Scientist and Manager of the Bioresource Technologies Business Unit at AITF. His portfolio of programs also includes the biomass pyrolysis program that focuses on biochar production and end-use applications development.

Wayne S. Teel, Ph.D.

Wayne is a professor of environmental science in the Integrated Science and Technology Program at JMU. He teaches courses on environmental issues, water, agricultural impacts, sustainability, and geography. Over the last four years he directed undergraduate work on biochar projects. He received his Ph.D. from the Natural Resources Department at, Cornell University, specializing in Agroforestry.

Kurt Spokas, Ph.D.

Kurt Spokas is a research soil scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in St. Paul, MN. His main research areas are: 1) impacts of management practices (particularly fungicides and biochar additions) on the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and other greenhouse gases and 2) development of farming practices to improve overall water quality.

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