National Needs Felowship
Mary Tiedeman, Graduate Research Assistant
Mary Tiedeman is a native Iowan, and received her Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Environmental Science at Iowa State University. She completed her Master of Science degree at Iowa State University as well, specializing in Pedology, Sustainable Agriculture, and Environmental Science. The title of her thesis was "Pedogenesis of ant-colonized soils at Doolittle Prairie State Preserve, Iowa.” Mary is currently a PhD student under major advisor Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayachandran. Her research interests include phosphorus dynamics and biochemical weathering as well as mineralization in rock-plowed calcareous soils of South Florida.