Dr. Rebecca Abney
Rebecca is currently an Assistant Professor in Forest and Disturbed Soils at the Warnell School of Forestry at the University of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews, in Scotland in 2012, where she studied environmental biology and physical geography. She followed that with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Merced on the interactive roles of fire and erosion on the fate of carbon in the soil. She did a post-doctoral fellowship at Indiana University on the role of soil chemistry in mediating reactive nitrogen fluxes. Her current work is focused on mechanisms that drive stability and loss of soil organic matter from the soil, particularly in soils impacted by fire (wild and prescribed fire), urbanization, and land use change.