Hannah Waterhouse

Hannah Waterhouse

Postdoc

Hannah Waterhouse is a PhD candidate in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis and will soon be starting a Post Doc in the Bowles lab. Her research focuses on leveraging soil’s biophysiochemical properties to mitigate agriculture’s impact on the environment, with a particular focus on nitrogen cycling. Her PhD combines fieldwork, lab incubations, and numerical modeling to examine how increasing groundwater recharge will affect nitrate leaching to the underlying aquifers and nitrogen cycling dynamics in the deep vadose zone. She received her Masters in Soils and Biogeochemistry from UC Davis in 2015 for her work focused on identifying agricultural management practices, including fertilizer and irrigation technologies, to reduce nitrous oxide emissions while maintaining yields. Hannah has also consulted for USAID in collaboration with a non-profit, Helen Keller International, in Bangladesh where she advised female subsistence farmers on how to remediate salt affected soils to improve yields. Hannah holds a BA in Mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and previously worked for the University of Delaware’s Environmental Soil Management Group.