Sarah C. Davis

Sarah C. Davis

Environmental Studies, Voinovich School

Bldg. 22, The Ridges
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-597-1459
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Research Interests

Resilient agricultural management, renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, soil carbon sequestration, nutrient use efficiency, carbon and nitrogen cycling, tree physiology, crassulacean acid metabolism

Educational Background

Dr. Davis completed an undergraduate degree with honors at Frostburg State University in 1999, and received a PhD in Biology from West Virginia University in 2007 where she studied the long-term response of forest carbon sequestration to common harvesting practices and changing nitrogen availability. She continued her study of forest carbon balances and began researching agroecosystems while in a post-doctoral position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sarah Davis is a professor of Environmental Studies at Ohio University, in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service. Dr. Davis has expertise in energy bioscience, biogeochemistry and ecophysiology. She researches system-level energy conversion efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient retention in managed landscapes using experimental and modeling approaches. Her work on alternative energy development includes assessments of Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) in agricultural plants for semi-arid regions, advanced bioenergy grasses, and integrated systems designs that include anaerobic digestion and solar energy development.

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