Dr. Kathe Todd-Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences at the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment. She is a computational biogeochemist who uses mathematics and computers to understand how soil breathes. Her research areas are systems ecology & ecological engineering, coastal ecosystem dynamics. Her research interests includes soil biogeochemistry, informatics, process-rich models.
Dr. Todd-Brown currently has 11 undergraduates working in her lab and this year they presented their first Research Symposium (image below). This year they shared ongoing research on a variety of computational biogeochemical topics including: a land carbon stock estimation for regions in northern Canada, a land carbon model with integrated fire component, a new GUI and documentation for a coastal carbon model, best practices for compiling research driven soil data products, and a summary of soil data product structures.
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Here is a link to a slide deck that her students presented in August: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/16aHnwAEFoX-TgEYmQORyPWHilgIRLEFcGDPFD7TGuHE/edit?usp=sharing
And the accompanying abstracts: https://faculty.eng.ufl.edu/ktoddbrown/2020/08/14/2020-todd-brown-lab-research-symposium/
The lab has two products, a model that incorporates fire into a carbon model here: http://bgc-models.essie.ufl.edu/models/GBDv0_hard/ and a report out on some interviews with soil database creators here: https://esipfed.github.io/soil_data_model_survey/ both are works in progress and should be considered drafts.
Image Credit: Kathe Todd-Brown