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Online Content for Experiential Learning of Tropical Systems
Ann Russell

Ann E Russell

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Ann is an ecosystems ecologist whose research addresses the effects of plant traits on ecosystem processes in tropical and Midwestern U.S. systems. She translates research results into user-friendly, hands-on, interactive educational modeling tools. Her studies are designed to provide insight into the mechanisms by which ecosystem management, and its improvements, have consequences from local to global scales.

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339 Science 2
2310 Pammel Dr.
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  • B.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1976
  • M.S., Botany and Soil Science, University of Florida, 1983
  • Ph.D., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Statistics, Iowa State University, 1996
  • Postdoc, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 1996-97
  • Postdoc, USDA-ARS, National Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, IA, 2001-2003

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