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Ann Bybee-Finley

Research Group: Dr. Matthew Ryan (Ryan Lab

Ann’s research focuses on crop diversification practices, like intercropping and double-cropping, to enhance the resilience of cropping systems in the face of extreme weather events. She has developed a framework to construct cover crop mixtures to be more multi-functional while accounting for seed costs. She also measures the effects of various levels of crop diversification in forage cropping systems in experiments across the Northeast. She contextualizes this scientific work with interviews of New York dairy farmers to understand their motivations and barriers for adoption of such practices and the knowledge networks in which they operate.