Academic Coordinator, Agriculture Resources & Environment at UC SAREP
Sonja Brodt coordinates the Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment theme for the University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, part of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at UC Davis. Major initiatives and projects over the past 5 years include the California Nitrogen Assessment, greenhouse gas and energy footprinting of several California food production and supply chains, identification of global agricultural sustainability indicators, and development of an integrated outreach approach combining new social networking tools with traditional extension methods to communicate sustainable agriculture information to farmers and other stakeholders. Sonja aims to integrate social science and agroecological perspectives into her work. Sonja completed a B.A. in Biology, an M.S. in International Agricultural Development, a Ph.D. in Geography, and a Permaculture Design certificate.