Progress toward a sustainable bioenergy economy will be achieved by exploring novel production systems with optimum biomass yields and minimal environmental costs. Our long-term goals are to explore different plant species and their management intensities, optimize soil and microbe interactions, understand water and nutrient use limitations, evaluate global warming potential, and enhance ecosystem services. This will also include analysis of economic and biophysical limitations at regional and global scale and development of strategies to overcome limitations.
Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences
Michigan State University
A crop and soil scientist and ecosystem ecologist, Robertson focuses much of his research on the role that agriculture plays in greenhouse gas dynamics, and he is internationally...