Ph.D. Student Profile: Lesley Atwood
Degree: Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
Research Topic: Agroecosystem resilience: Soil Foodweb Dynamics and Ecological Resiliency in Agroecosystems
Advisor: Dr. Richard Smith
Selected Presentations and Publications
- Does the Source of Agricultural Management Advice Influence Growers’ Perceptions of Problematic Weeds? Lesley W. Atwood, Jim Bingen & George W. Bird, Weed Science Society of America Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. February 6-9, 2012.
- Assessing the Role of “Relatedness” in Suppression of Weeds by Cover Crops: a Surrogate Weed Approach. Richard G. Smith & Lesley W. Atwood, Weed Science Society of America Conference in Waikoloa, Hawaii. February 6-9, 2012.
- Feeding the Crop or Feeding the Soil? Soil Quality Indicators used by Farmers in Michigan’s Thumb Region, USA at the 19th World Congress of Soil Science in Brisbane, Australia. August 1-6, 2010.
- GM-Crops, Agro-Chemicals, and Soil Quality: Perspectives from Michigan's Large-Scale Commercial Farmers MSc. Research Proposal. CARRS Graduate Research & Project Symposium. February 12, 2010.
- Interpretations of Soil Quality: Michigan Organic and Conventional Farmers. Michigan Organic Reporting Session, Poster Competition, March 5, 2010.
- Perspectives from Michigan's Large-Scale Commercial Farmers at the Graduate Academic Conference, Michigan State University, March 26, 2010.
- GM-Crops, Agro-Chemicals, and Soil Quality: Perspectives from Michigan's Large-Scale Commercial Farmers. Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington. June 2 – 5, 2010 (forthcoming).
- Seasonal & Spatial Plantings of Coastal Bluestem. J. DuPree, D. Miller, M. Thetford, & L. Atwood. Presented at SER/SEE Conference, 2007.
- Farming in Costa Rica: A Survey of Farmers in the San Luis Valley. L. Atwood. Presented at University of Georgia’s Institute of Ecology Graduate Symposium, 2005.
M.Sc., Community, Food & Agricultural Systems, CARRS Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (2010)
B.Sc., Ecology, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (2005)