My name is Chloe Turner and I am a beginning my first semester at The Ohio State University. I completed my undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University in May 2016. I have a BS in Geography and Environmental Studies. The focus of my coursework surrounded global climate change and sustainability, as well as, a certification in Geographic Information Systems. During my time as an undergraduate I had the opportunity to travel and study in Iceland for a few weeks, so as a MS student in Soil Science I hope to have the chance to travel and research different environments globally.
My research interests include carbon sequestration and mitigation, urban soils, global climate change, biochar, and various urban agriculture techniques. I previously worked at the USDA-ARS in Bowling Green, Kentucky and assisted on research on soil columns; this research looked at bacterial transport throughout the column following various intensity of rain events. Currently, I am working on developing my thesis topic under Dr. Lal and learning as much as I can about soils and their overall connection to climate change.