Kate Scow

Scow discussed SYMPHONY OF SOIL at the 2014 EFF.

Kate Scow joined the faculty of University of California Davis in 1989 and is Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. She is Deputy Director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute and Director of the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility. Scow’s research program, spanning the molecular to field scale, investigates the role of soil microbial communities in providing ecosystem services in agroecosystems and remediation of polluted ecosystems. Investigations are on-going on determining relationships between soil microbial diversity and greenhouse gas emissions and contributions of microbial communities to the resistance and resilience of soils to environmental disturbance. Scow also leads a project in central Uganda involving farmers, scientists, extension specialists, and NGOs in developing novel approaches for enhancing vegetable production and market access for smallholder farmers.