Jeff Goodwin

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Terrestrial Water & Carbon Dynamics
Conservation Stewardship Leader & Sr. Pasture and Range Consultant
Noble Research Institute
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Education: 
B.S. | Range and Ranch Management | Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX | 1999
M.S. | Agriculture (Range Animal Science) | Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX | 2001
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Jeff Goodwin, Noble Research Institute's Conservation Stewardship Leader and Senior Pasture and Range Consultant, is a member of the OK NSF EPSCoR Track-1 RII Award titled Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon, and Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma. The $20 million EPSCoR research project is a social science-led, multi-disciplinary collaboration among social, physical, biological, engineering, and computational scientists. More than thirty researchers from across the state are working together on the project, which began July 1, 2020.

Mr. Goodwin's conservation stewardship and range management research interests will benefit the OK NSF EPSCoR project's Focus Area 2: Terrestrial Water & Carbon Dynamics TWCD). Through his research, Dr. Udvardi will help advance the team's goal of, "collecting and calibrating data to inform management decisions that will alter ecosystem productivity and carbon storage as well as water yield for agricultural, municipal, industrial, and ecological purposes." The TWCD focus area is central to the wicked problems facing Oklahoma because of conflicting policy narratives that shape concerns about carbon management and risks associated with landscape management practices (e.g., wildfire risks). At the same time, linkages across the TWCD and other focus areas provide opportunities to engage key stakeholder groups in discussions addressing both problem definition and potentially sustainable solution sets. Land use/carbon cycle issues play this crucial role because of the interactions among terrestrial ecosystems and carbon and water cycling, which are in turn integral components of the other impact domains addressed in this research project.

Learn more about the OK NSF EPSCoR research project.

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