Members

Sindhu Jagadamma

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Principal Investigator
2506 E.J. Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: 865-974-2690
Email: sjagada1@utk.edu

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Rachel Wooliver

Research Scientist
Email: rwoolive@utk.edu
Research topic: Carbon-plant-microbial interactions for soil health and agroecosystem sustainability
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Eeswaran Rasu

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Email: erasu@utk.edu
Research topic: Investigating the impacts of climate smart practices on agricultural ecosystems to enhance their resilience and sustainability
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Rounak Patra

PhD Student (Co-advised with Debasish Saha)
Email: rpatra@vols.utk.edu
Research topic: Understanding the effect of long-term agricultural management systems on the vertical distribution of belowground organic carbon
Expected completion: Spring 2024
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Ravi Teja Neelipally

PhD Student (Co-advised with Debasish Saha)
Email: rneelipa@vols.utk.edu
Research topic: Designing farmer’s goal-oriented organic grain rotations to optimize agronomic, economic, and ecological outcomes in Tennessee
Expected completion: Fall 2024
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Binsiya Kallingal

PhD Student
Email: bkalling@vols.utk.edu
Research topic: Native Warm Season Perennials: An Enduring Solution to Summer Drought and Slump
for Fescue Belt Organic Forage Production
Expected completion: TBD
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Rahul Chandra

PhD Student
Email: rahulchandra3012@gmail.com
Research topic: TBD
Expected completion: TBD
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Saraswoti Kandel

PhD Student
Email: skandela@utk.edu
Research topic: TBD
Expected completion: TBD
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Cecilia Albert-Black

Masters Student
Email: calbertb@vols.utk.edu
Research topic: Carbon sequestration in agroforestry and agricultural practices & biologically enhanced agricultural management (BEAM) compost application
Expected completion: TBD
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Maddie Evans

Researcher
Email: mevans61@utk.edu
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Hom Adhikari

Intern
Email: hadhika3@utk.edu

 Amber Gunter

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Email: agunter6@vols.utk.edu

 

Past Members

Postdocs

Avishesh Neupane
Current position: Soil Microbiology Post Doctorate at Bayer
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Patricia Lazicki
Current position: University of California Cooperative Extension Vegetable Crops Advisor
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Sutie Xu
Current position: Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University
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Graduate Students

Amanda Kramer
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2023

Ashleigh Montgomery
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2022
Current position: PhD student at the University of Delaware

Shikha Singh
PhD Environmental and Soil Science, 2020
Current position: Research Assistant Professor at Washington State University’s Lind Dryland Research Station
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Surendra Singh
PhD Environmental and Soil Science, 2020
Current position: Assistant Professor at Washington State University and Director of Lind Dryland Research Station
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James Littrell
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2019
Current position: PhD student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Xiuwen Li
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2019

Manuel Sabbagh
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2019
Current position: PhD student at the University of Minnesota
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Mingwei Chu
MS Environmental and Soil Science, 2017

Undergraduate Researchers

 Emily Walker

 Sean O’toole

 Kali Butler

Isabella Allan

Anna Kate Tibbs

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Sean Moran

Sydney Logwood

Tatiana Turdakova

Grace Tyra

Sarah Ottinger

Emily Belanger

Samantha Lee

Research Coordinators

Evan Russell

Jaime Call

Visiting Scholars

Yan Sheng
Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China