Lead Research Scientist, Terrestrial Instrument Science/Biogeochemistry, Soil Science
1685 38th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Since 2015 Mike has led the Terrestrial Instrument Science (TIS) Team at NEON providing technical and management oversight of NEON’s 47 terrestrial field sites and their instrumentation. In addition to leading NEON’s TIS team, he has authored over 40 scientific publications, received nearly $3M in external research funding, and served as Chair Elect of the Soil Science Society of America Division of Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils. Mike joined the NEON program in 2012 as a staff scientist following a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Colorado Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) where he led multiple Antarctic research expeditions. Mike holds a B.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana, an M.S. in Soil Science from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine (2009).
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