Professor Kate Tully  

Dr. Kate Tully is an Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of Maryland and directs the AgroEcoLab. She earned a bachelor's degree in English, Spanish, and Biology from Kenyon College and a master's and doctorate in Ecology from the University of Virginia. She conducted postdoctoral research at Columbia University's Earth Institute, where she researched the environmental impacts of the African Green Revolution and lived in Kenya and Tanzania. Broadly, her research examines how to manage farming systems so they both adapt to and mitigate climate change. Specifically, her current research programs address how to manage (1) coastal farmlands impacted by sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion and (2) cover crops to improve agroecosystem services provisioning.



Dr. Rob Crystal-Ornelas  

Dr. Rob Crystal-Ornelas is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Energy Geosciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received his BA in Biology from Boston University and PhD in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers University. In his doctoral research, he specialized in meta-analysis and aggregated data from thousands of articles on invasive species impacts.  At Berkeley Lab he works with a data repository and focuses on the development and adoption of data standards for Earth and Environmental Science.