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- Areas of Interest:
- Agricultural ecology ,
- Soil science ,
- Farmer adaptation
- Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of California-Santa Cruz, 2017
- M.S., Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science, University of Hawaii-Hilo, 2010
- B.S., Biology, Stanford University, 2005
- B.A., Philosophy, Stanford University, 2005
- Intro to Environmental Science
- Terrestrial Habitat Analysis
- Applied Ecology
- Soils and Soil Management
Dr. Jon Eldon worked in ecology and conservation biology before moving into more applied questions related to ecosystem management, with a focus on agricultural systems and farmer adaptation. He has conducted research in intensive production systems in the United States, as well as low-input smallholder systems in the South Pacific and West Africa.
Prior to joining O'Neill in 2018, he spent three years in Senegal and The Gambia, where he partnered with local and international non-government organizations to manage a large network of on-farm research trials.
Current projects include community forest management in a post-conflict zone, experimental methods in agronomic research, adaptive management options for smallholder low-input systems, and alternative production strategies for vegetables in the Midwestern United States.
- “Processes, patterns, practices, and perspectives: what we talk about when we talk about ‘development,’”Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1), 1336855 (2017)
- A rural livelihood atlas of Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea Bissau, (with P. Rapaport) United Purpose, Hartford, UK (2017)
- “The effects of cultivation and alternative vineyard management practices on soil carbon storage in diverse Mediterranean landscapes: A review of the literature,” (with A. Gershenson), Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 39(5), 516-550 (2015)
- “Patterns and processes in complex landscapes: testing alternative biogeographical hypotheses through integrated analysis of phylogeography and community ecology in Hawai'i,” (with J.P. Price, K. Magnacca, and D.K. Price), Molecular ecology, 22(13), 3613-3628 (2013)
- Better than best practices: Using farmer field trials to identify adaptive management options within complex agricultural systems, (with C. Shennan, P. Rapaport, T. Jansen, and S. Sidibeh), Social and technological transformation of farmingsystems: diverging and converging pathways. 12th European IFSA symposium, International Farming Systems Association (July 12-15, 2016)