Steven Fonte

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I am an ecologist with a broad focus on agricultural systems and soils. I aim to work closely with farmers and other stakeholders around the world so as to conduct relevant and broadly applicable research that meets diverse societal needs, addresses critical issues of global change, and contributes to the long-term productivity and resilience of agroecosystems.

Assistant Professor
Research Interests (General): 
Research Interests (Specific): 
My research takes ecological approach towards understanding multiple functions and drives within agroecosystems and then applying this knowledge towards the sustainable management of soils and farming systems worldwide. I have worked extensively with earthworms and other soil macrofauna as both indicators and regulators of soil-based ecosystem services.
Research Projects: 
Project Title: 
Diversification of Andean Agroecosystems within Plots and Farmscapes
Project Location Details: 
Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador
Study Species: 
Invertebrates and Plants