Jenny Bower (she/they) PhD candidate, Gund fellow, educator
Hi, I'm Jenny, a PhD Candidate in Soil Science at the University of Vermont. I'm interested in how soil conditions promote mineral weathering in the Critical Zone and guide the behavior of nutrients and pollutants. For my dissertation, I'm investigating weathering dynamics in soils of the Northeast. This has led me to study phosphorus pools in Vermont podzols, calcium weathering in rock fragments at Hubbard Brook, and the spatial patterning of soils with high chemical weathering potential in forested mountain ecosystems. My roots are in soil science, geochemistry, geomorphology, and spatial analysis. Teaching, writing, and cooperative research bring me joy. When I'm not crunching data or digging soil pits, I can be found amateur mushroom hunting, enjoying time with my partner Noorin, and making music.