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Adrian Gallo

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Adrian Gallo is a PhD candidate with both the College of Agricultural Sciences and College of Forestry studying soil carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems using a continental-scale data set. His research specialty involves soil chemistry with topics including include soil organic matter, land carbon stocks and fluxes, soil carbon credit programs, pyrogenic carbon, fire effects on ecosystems and permafrost soils. He received a B.S. in Soil Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and a M.S. in Sustainable Forest Management from Oregon State University. During his time at OSU, he has taught classes including Intro to Soil Science (lecture and labs), Intro to Environmental Science, Watershed Hydrology, and Forest Soil Science. Adrian is grateful to be advised by Dr. Jeff Hatten and the many folks in the Forest Soils Lab at OSU. Although being groomed for a future lab rat, he hopes to make science accessible to the greater public and provide actionable natural climate solutions for policy makers.

Adrian is also a co-producer of Inspiration Dissemination, a weekly podcast and blog on Oregon State University's radio service interviewing graduate students about their scientific endeavors and their personal road to graduate school. You can find read about Adrian's favorite episodes with topics ranging from ocean plastics in fish, facial trustworthiness, beach grass genetic evolution, maternal-infant stress, social psychology, and water woes of the west.

Find out more about Adrian on his website ( or through his recent publications (GoogleScholar Profile