Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote

 

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Dr. Marisol Berti

North Dakota State University

Professor

 
Dr. Marisol Berti has a BS in Agronomy from the Catholic University in Chile, her home country. She obtained her MS and Ph.D. degrees at North Dakota State University. Currently, she is a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University. She is the forage and biomass crop production researcher. Her project includes bioenergy crops, cover crops, and forages. She has more than 20 years of experience in crop production research. She is author or co-author of 56 peer-reviewed publications, 20 proceeding publications, 2 book chapters, and over 120 presentations at conferences or symposiums. Dr. Berti  is the project director of a four year USDA-NIFA-AFRI grant “CropSys-CAP- A novel management approach to increase productivity, resilience, and long-term sustainability of cropping systems in the northern Great Plains”. The grant  includes 13 researchers from four institutions and the funding awarded was $3,739,199. She is active in many professional associations and is recognized for her  research both nationally and internationally.
 
 

Afternoon Keynote 

 

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Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore

Iowa State University

Professor

 
Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore is a professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of agriculture, ecology, forestry and human-landscape interactions. Her current research addresses the strategic integration of perennials into agricultural landscapes to meet societal goals for clean water, healthy soils, abundant wildlife and inspiring recreational opportunities. Dr. Schulte Moore is co-founder and co-leader of the Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips (STRIPS) project (www.prairiestrips.org), which pioneered the prairie strips conservation practice. She is also lead developer of People in Ecosystems/ Watershed Integration (PEWI, https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/pewi/), a simple web-based educational game designed to help people understand human impacts on the environment and improve the management of natural resources.
 
Dr. Schulte Moore has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 30 educational articles. Her honors include the Iowa State University Early Career Award in Teaching (2007), Teaching Award of Merit from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (2007), Stanford University Leopold Leadership Fellow (2013), and Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow (2014). She is a member of the Ecological Society of America’s “Rapid Response Team” and a trustee with the Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. 
 
Dr. Schulte Moore has been on the faculty at Iowa State University since 2003. She worked as a post-doctoral associate with the U.S. Forest Service from 2002 to 2003. She earned a B.S. in biology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.S. in biology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a Ph.D. in forestry in 2002 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Ames, Iowa, with her husband, Peter Moore, and two sons. They also spend time at their diversified family farm near Strum, Wisconsin.