Kristen Veum

Kristen Veum

Soil health; conservation; water quality; methods development

Kristen Veum, PhD is a Research Soil Scientist working with the USDA Agricultural Research Service.  Her research examines how agricultural management systems impact soil function and a range of ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, crop productivity, nutrient cycling, and water quality.  Her research also evaluates soil health indicators to improve our understanding of the advantages of conservation practices and to provide a science-based soil health interpretation framework for producers. Another focus area is development of rapid, in-field methods to make soil health assessment more accessible and affordable for all.  Her research has demonstrated the soil health benefits of perennial vegetation, minimizing soil disturbance, and increased rotation diversity at the plot and field scales across the Midwestern United States.

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