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Dr. Lin Liu recently began working with the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) team through her role as a Postdoctoral Associate at the GEMS Informatics Center at the University of Minnesota (UMN). As part of this unique collaboration between SHP and UMN, she will be working with colleagues to analyze soil health data and disseminate knowledge gained.

“SHP is so excited to be working with Dr. Liu as she digs into the relationships between soil health management, changes in the soil, and agronomic outcomes like yield variability,” says Dr. Maria Bowman, Lead Scientist for SHP. “She is passionate about going after research topics that are relevant to farmers, and I’m looking forward to partnering with her as she brings her unique perspective and experience to the SHP dataset.”

Dr. Liu holds an M.S. and Ph.D in Environmental GeoSciences, as well as a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, all from Michigan State University.

“I am excited about this opportunity to advance soil health conservation practices for the Midwest cropping landscape,” Dr. Liu says. “My work is driven by a mission to feed the world sustainably through agricultural technology advancement and innovation – and this role fits perfectly with that.”

Lin currently resides in the Twin Cities. When she is not working with data, she spends time swimming, hiking, and reading books. She also enjoys creative restaurants and good coffee.