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Nathan is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Foley Lab at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE). He is fascinated by the connections between sustainability science, economics, and policy. Nathan's research with the IonE's Global Landscapes Initiative examines the influence of agricultural management practices on global crop yields, nutrient loading, water use, and climate change adaptation.
Nathan received his B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Saint Olaf College, where he researched ecological stoichiometry and freshwater nutrient cycling. He was a research assistant at the US EPA Mid-Continent Ecology Division before finding his way to the U of MN.
In his spare time, Nathan loves hiking, biking, rock climbing, cooking, and playing with fancy electronics.