Before joining the Geospatial Laboratory for Soil Informatics (GLSI) at Iowa State, followed my research interests through several labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I developed a fascination with spatial data, its structure, and organization. I also cultivated an approciation for the most interersting natural resource on planet Earth, soil. Soil mapping is the intersection of these two areas of study. In time, my work will advance the understanding of features’ impacts on the greater soil landscape. Soil is fairly continuous but there are discontinuities which warrant our attention. How much attention should mappers give to small irregularities? My goals as a researcher are to understand the nature of spatial data, the limits of predictions, and interpretations.
B.S., Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison