Edauri Navarro Pérez
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         I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Life Sciences program at Arizona State University (ASU). Born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, my undergraduate studies were at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, in the Environmental Sciences Program. Through my undergraduate years, I have been working on topics like mating mechanisms in Red-Eyed Tree frogs in Costa Rica, community outreach in Puerto Rico, and how drought affects nitrogen cycles at El Yunque National Forest. Moreover, I have researched about antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of algae's allelopathy at New Mexico State University and how wildfires affect the nitrogen cycle at the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta with the Polaris Project at Woodwell Climate Research Center. 

        All these experiences led me to discover my curiosity for soils. That is why I am currently part of Heather Throop's lab at ASU. My interest in drylands' soil restoration, plant roots, and their interactions have also increased during my graduate journey. Therefore, my research is about how grass species root functional traits are affected by different soil abiotic conditions, how root traits affect drylands soil properties and developing photogrammetry mechanisms to measure these root traits.​ 

        I also have a deep interest in community engagement, intersectional justice, art and science communication. I am working towards integrating these topics into my research activities too.

 
(Photo by: Aurea Pérez Ortiz)

     Awards & Recognitions

  • ESA 2021 Forrest Shreve Research Award

  • 2018-2023 NSF GRFP Fellow

  • 2013-2018 Toyota's Environmental Scholarship Fellow

  • 2014  Fonalleda's Scholarship

Contact me

eda-np.com

edauri_np@hotmail.com

 

 

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(Photos by:  John Schade, Elvira Cuevas and Natalia López Figueroa)