Emily Heaton

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Associate Professor
Emily Heaton

My research focuses on best management practices for perennial energy crops, the impact these crops may have on biogeochemical cycles, and their potential for ameliorating global climate change through carbon offset and sequestration. Current research areas include understanding the timing and extent of seasonal nitrogen translocation and impact on crop growth and fuel quality, identifying factors that limit vegetative reproduction in Miscanthus x giganteus propagation and establishment, and discovering the impact on biomass yield and fuel quality.

Area of Expertise: 
Biomass Crop Production
Contact
515-294-1310
1403 Agronomy, 716 Farm House Ln
Ames
Iowa
50011-1051