Sarah Davis

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Ohio University
1 Ohio University
Bldg. 22, The Ridges
Athens, OH, Ohio 45701
Phone: 740-597-1459

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

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

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sarah Davis is an associate 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 eco-physiology. She researches system-level energy conversion efficiency, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas fluxes in managed landscapes using experimental and modeling approaches. Her work on bioenergy 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.


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 bioenergy agroecosystems while in a post-doctoral position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

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