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Kathe Todd-Brown

Assistant Professor Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences
Office 108 Phelps Lab Office 108 Phelps Lab Work Phone: 352-294-6604 Website: Website Website: Google Scholar page


I am a computational biogeochemist who uses mathematics and computers to understand how soil breathes. Soils are a major source of natural carbon dioxide (the greenhouse gas driving current climate change); soils are expected to emit more carbon dioxide as climate gets warmer, potentially creating a vicious feedback cycle. I use models combined with data from worldwide studies to improve our predictive understanding of soil-driven carbon dioxide fluxes.

Primary Research Area

Systems Ecology & Ecological Engineering

Other Research Areas

Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics

Research Interests

Soil biogeochemistry, informatics, process-rich models


B.S., Mathematics, 2004, Harvey Mudd College
Ph.D., Earth System Science, 2013, University of California Irvine