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Daniel Kane

Research Fellow, 2016 and Fall 2015

Dan Kane is a soil scientist and ecologist interested in agroecology, soil carbon and nitrogen cycles, conservation and organic agriculture, and the links between agriculture and climate change. He is currently working towards his PhD at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies studying the application of open-source tools for rapid soil carbon quantification, how soil carbon may foster climate change resilience in agriculture, and how carbon is stabilized in soils.

Dan is passionate about implementing good ideas agricultural research generates to improve the management of agricultural systems and protect natural resources while beneffiting farmers. He views improving agricultural sustainability as a key component of 21st century land stewardship and our response to climate change. Dan is experienced in the design and management of field and lab research, statistical computing in R, data management and analysis, writing, and farming. 

Dan has a MS in Crop and Soil Science from Michigan State University and a BA, cum laude, in Biology from Middlebury College.

Research Focus: 
Biochar
Silvopasture
Compost Application to Rangelands
Nutrient Management
Grazing and Pasture Management
Specialties: agroecology, regenerative agriculture, soil carbon cycles, sustainable food systems, conservation tillage
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