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Andrea Clemensen

Research Biologist


Dr. Andrea Clemensen serves as a Research Biologist at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL) under the leadership of Dr. John Hendrickson. Andrea is a post-doctoral research associate with an interest in plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) and their relevance in agroecosystems at the soil-plant interface. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Utah State University in 2018 evaluating how different management strategies influence concentrations of PSMs, and how these metabolites might influence soil nutrient cycling. Andrea’s research at the NGPRL is part of the Sustainable Agricultural Systems for the Northern Great Plains Research Project. This project builds on continued research at the NGPRL assessing how management impacts ecosystem services in ever-changing environments. The project works in collaboration with other ARS locations, and also includes the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network. Andrea’s overlying objectives are to improve agricultural ecosystems while enriching crop nutrition through the Healthy Soils, Healthy Food, Healthy People Initiative, by enhancing plant biochemical diversity. Andrea is a member of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

 

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