Lauren is a student in the Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences PhD program at the University of New Hampshire. In 2015 Lauren received her master’s degree from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. Lauren’s general research interests lie within human disturbed ecosystems under a changing climate. Her PhD work focuses on soil ecology in agro-ecosystems and she is specifically interested in exploring ideas around nutrient cycling, plant-soil interactions, and soil microbial ecology in sustainable agricultural ecosystems. Her master’s research examined the impact of urbanization on the evolutionary trajectory of species diversity and phylogenetic diversity.
When Lauren isn’t focused on her research, she spends her time promoting cycling advocacy, women in STEM, women in cycling, and sustainable farming practices. She’s passionate about the outdoors and is always out and about exploring on bicycle or foot, trail or road, and either solo or with good company.