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Meghann Jarchow

Meghann Jarchow
Assistant Professor
Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
UCL Churchill-Haines Labs 171E
Phone: 605-677-3115
Research Interests:
Sustainability, sustainable agriculture, tallgrass prairies, plant ecology
Education:
  • Ph D, Sustainable Agriculture and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University, 2012
  • MS, Biology, Minnesota State University - Mankato, 2005
  • BA, Biology, Ripon College, 2002
Grants:
  • Prairies in multifunctional landscapes: understanding the role of plant phenology and disturbance, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, (2013 - 2014)
  • Games for Improved Learning in STE(A)M: Sustainability & Science, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, (2012 - 2014)
Publications:
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., Dhungel, S., Dietzel, R., Sundberg, D., Anex, R. P., Thompson, M. L., Chua, T., (2014), Trade-offs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of corn and prairie bioenergy cropping systems, Global Change Biology Bioenergy.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., (2013), Nitrogen fertilization increases diversity and productivity of prairie communities used for bioenergy, Global Change Biology Bioenergy, vol. 5, iss. 3, pp. 281-289.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., Rawat, V., Anex, R. P., (2012), Functional group and fertilization affect the composition and bioenergy yields of prairie plants, Global Change Biology Bioenergy.
  • Kepner, W. G., Ramsey, M. M., Brown, E. S., Jarchow, M., Dickinson, K. J., Mark, A. F., (2012), Hydrologic futures: using scenario analysis to evaluate impacts of forecasted land-use change on hydrologic services, Ecosphere, vol. 3, iss. 7, p. 69.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., (2012), Nutrient enrichment reduces complementarity and increases priority effects in prairies managed for bioenergy, Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 36, pp. 381-389.
  • Jarchow, M., Kubiszewski, I., Larsen, G. D., Zdorkowski, G., Costanza, R., Gailans, S. R., , e., (2012), The future of agriculture and society in Iowa: four scenarios. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, vol. 10, pp. 76-92.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., (2012), Tradeoffs in biomass and nutrient allocation in prairies and corn managed for bioenergy production, Crop Science, vol. 52, pp. 1330-1342.
  • Jarchow, M., Rice, J. W., Ritson, R. M., Hargreaves, S. K., (2011), Awareness and convenience important in increasing conference sustainability, Sustainability Science, vol. 6, pp. 253-254.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., (2011), Maintaining multifunctionality as landscapes provide ecosystem services, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 5, iss. 9, p. 262.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., (2010), Incorporating prairies into multifunctional landscapes: establishing and managing prairies for enhanced environmental quality, livestock grazing and hay production, bioenergy production, and carbon sequestration, Iowa State University University Extension, iss. PMR 1007.
  • Jarchow, M., Cook, B. J., (2009), Allelopathy as a mechanism for the invasion of Typha angustifolia, Plant Ecology, vol. 204, pp. 113-124.
Presentations:
  • Jarchow, M. (2013, November). Developing a sustainability program at the University of South Dakota. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability annual conference, Decorah, IA.
  • Jarchow, M. (2013, October). Prairies versus corn for bioenergy: agronomic and environmental tradeoffs. Presented at the USD Chapter Sigma Xi lecture series, University of South Dakota.
  • Jarchow, M. (2013, September). Tradeoffs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of prairie and corn bioenergy cropping systems. Presented at the Department of Biology seminar, University of South Dakota.
  • Millikin, A., Jarchow, M., Olmstead, K., Dixon, M. (2013, August). Long-term restoration assessment of historic tallgrass prairie at Spirit Mound: changes in vegetation composition 12 years post-restoration. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jarchow, M., Liebman, M., Dhungel, S., Dietzel, R., Sundberg, D., Anex, R. P., Thompson, M. L., Chua, T. (2013, August). Tradeoffs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of prairie and corn bioenergy cropping systems. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Nichols, V., Miguez, F., Jarchow, M., Liebman, M. (2013, July). Biofuel production stability: effect of drought on ethanol yields from prairie- and corn-based systems. Presented at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annual meeting, Kansas City, MO.
  • Mitchell, J. P., Jarchow, M. (2013, April). Examining sustainable cooking options and their applications in the developing world. Presented at the IdeaFest, Muenster University Center.
  • Mitchell, J. P., Roberson, E., Soluk, E., Jarchow, M. (2013, April). Taking action to enhance sustainability: projects from Sustainability and Society. Presented at the IdeaFest, Muenster University Center.
  • Jarchow, M. (2013, April). Tradeoffs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of prairie and corn bioenergy cropping systems. Presented at the South Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, November). What is Sustainability? What Can I Do?. Presented at the Art of Sustainability, Vermillion, SD.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, October). Tradeoffs in ecosystem goods and services for prairie bioenergy production. Presented at the South Dakota Biotech Association annual meeting, Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, October). Biomass production and ecosystem services in Iowa biofuel cropping systems. Presented at the Agronomy Society of America annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, October). Biomass production and ecosystem services in Iowa biofuel cropping systems. Presented at the Agronomy Society of America annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, September). Designing resilient agricultural systems to cope with climate change effects. Presented at the International Forum, Farber Hall, Vermillion, SD.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, September). Sustainability on our campus + in our lives. Presented at the Honors Seminar Series, Muenster University Center, Vermillion, SD.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, September). No Impact Man and Sustainability at USD. Presented at the Honors Program Common Read evening dinner, Muenster University Center.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, August). Using biodiversity to link agricultural productivity and profitability with environmental quality: results from three field experiments in Iowa. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, July). Using process-focused assessments for teaching sustainability. Presented at the Systems, Society, Sustainability, and the Geosciences, Northfield, MN.
  • Jarchow, M. (2012, June). Teaching transformative sustainability in higher education. Presented at the Transcending Sustainability: Principles and Paradigms Exploring Deep Sustainability Conference, Fairfield, IA.