KAREN MORÁN RIVERA
I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. I work in Crow Lab where my research focuses on soil health, agricultural sustainability, and economics.
I am passionate about soils and economics. My fascination with soils emerged from the love for complex systems underlying soil organic matter and my fascination with economics emerged from the love for challenges, such as translating these complex systems to dollar units.
Areas of interest: agriculture, soils, agroecosystem models, economics, and public policy.
Skills: agroecosystem models, ecological modeling, soil sampling, laboratory.
Soil Science Education and Communication
This complex stuff called: soil organic matter
How to build soils with good quality material?
Last update November 2020