Allegra Mayer

CNI Fellow Class of 2017

CNI Fellow 
Graduate Student, Environmental Science, Policy and Management 
UC Berkeley 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Allegra’s project explores the potential for soils and ecosystems to sequester soil carbon (C) and reduce global temperatures. Allegra will combine laboratory incubations with a state-of-the-art carbon modelling (DayCent) to measure and predict the effect of compost applications on grassland soil C. She will then apply these results to quantify the potential change in grassland productivity and soil carbon storage associated with compost amendments. This will allow her to model the impact of climate change on the C cycle at these sites.