Meghann Jarchow

Meghann Jarchow

Coordinator, Sustainability / Assistant Professor

BIOLOGY

Churchill-Haines Labs 171E

Phone: (605) 677-3115

Email: Meghann.Jarchow@usd.edu

Website: http://www.jarchowlab.org

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:

  • RII Track-2 FEC: Sustainable socio-economic, ecological, and technological scenarios for achieving global climate stabilization through negative CO2 emission policies, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2020)
  • REU Site: Sustainable RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2019)
  • Earth Days Keynote Lecture - Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Ceres Trust. Grant Role: Principal. (2016 - 2017)
  • Community-based Learning Mini-grant, Center for Academic and Global Engagement. (2016 - 2016)
  • Teaching & Learning Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. (2016 - 2016)
  • Prairies in multifunctional landscapes: Understanding the effects of disturbance and plant phenology (Year 2 continuation), South Dakota Board of Regents. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2017)
  • Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science & Sustainability Across the Curriculum, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • Visioning a sustainable and desirable Vermillion, South Dakota Community Foundation. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • Common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) nesting ecology in an agriculturally dominated landscape: Susceptibility to land-use change, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2016)
  • Sustainability & Society Community-Based Learning mini-grant, Center for Academic and Global Engagement. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2015)
  • Travel Grant, USD College of Arts and Sciences. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2015)
  • Travel Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2015 - 2015)
  • Prairies in multifunctional landscapes: Understanding the effects of disturbance and plant phenology, South Dakota Board of Regents. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2015)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching Improvement Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Course Redesign Fellowship, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Sustainability & Society Community-Based Learning mini-grant, Center for Academic and Global Engagement. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Gender, Species, and Climate Change, South Dakota Humanities Council. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Frances Moore Lappe at USD, South Dakota Humanities Council. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Transformation Grant, College of Arts & Sciences. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Summer Research Funds Program - Meghann Jarchow, College of Arts and Sciences. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Frances Moore Lappe's Living Democracy to Enhance Civic Education in Vermillion, Allene R. Chiesman Fund for Civic Education. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Prairies in multifunctional landscapes: understanding the role of plant phenology and disturbance, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Grant Role: Principal. (2013 - 2014)
  • Games for Improved Learning in STE(A)M: Sustainability & Science, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2012 - 2014)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Jarchow, Meghann. InTeGrate Implementation Programs - Synthesis of Lessons Learned. Edited by Cathy Manduca..
  • Barbanell, Ed, Jarchow, Meghann, and Ritter, John. An ecosystem services approach to water resources. Edited by David Gosselin. InTeGrate's Earth-focused Modules and Courses Peer Reviewed Collection, 2016.
  • Sweeney, Mark, and Jarchow, Meghann. University of South Dakota - Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science and Sustainability Across the Curriculum. In InTeGrate's Model Programs that bring an Earth-focus to the Undergraduate Classroom, edited by David Steer and Cailin Huyck Orr..
  • Soluk, Eva L., Jarchow, Meghann, and Carlisle, Jay. Declines in prairie bird populations following tallgrass prairie restoration. South Dakota Bird Notes, 2016.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Pettersen, Maggie, Kruse, Alexa, Port, Susan, Collier-Wise, Kelsey, Moen, Justin R., and Alexandrescu, Alice. Visioning Vermillion: Shared Stories of Our Future..
  • Sweeney, Mark, and Jarchow, Meghann. Using the Missouri River to Integrate Science and Sustainability Across the Curriculum, 5-6. Vol. 6, Iss. 3. National Association of Geoscience Teachers In The Trenches, 2016.
  • Millikin, Alice R., Jarchow, Meghann, Olmstead, Karen L., Krentz, Rustan E., and Dixon, Mark. Site preparation drives long-term plant community dynamics in restored tallgrass prairie: A case study in southeastern South Dakota. Environmental Management, 2016. (DOI: 10.1007/s/00267-016-0736-9)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Using systems thinking to assess environmental justice issues. In Learner-centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, edited by Loren Byrne. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Spirit Mound as a learning laboratory. Spirit Mound Trust, 2015.
  • Dietzel, Ranae, Liebman, Matt, Ewing, Robert, Helmers, Matt, Horton, Robert, Jarchow, Meghann, and Archontoulis, Sotirios. How efficiently do corn- and soybean-based cropping systems use water? A systems modeling analysis. Global Change Biology, 2015. (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13101)
  • Daign, Aaron L., Zhou, Xiaobo, Helmers, Matthew J., Pederson, Carl H., Horton, Robert, Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Subsurface drainage nitrate and total reactive phosphorus losses in bioenergy-based prairies and corn systems. Journal of Environmental Quality, 2015. (DOI: 10.2134/jeq2015.02.0080)
  • Dietzel, Ranae, Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Above- and belowground growth, biomass, and nitrogen use in maize and reconstructed prairie cropping systems, 1-14. Vol. 55, Iss. March-April. Crop Science, 2015. (DOI: 10.2135/cropsci2014.08.0572)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt, Dhungel, Shashi, Dietzel, Ranae, Sundberg, David, Anex, Robert P., Thompson, Michael L., and Chua, Teresita. Trade-offs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of corn and prairie bioenergy cropping systems, 57-71. Vol. 7, Iss. 1. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 2015. (DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12096)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Prairie progress at Spirit Mound, 4-5. Spirit Mound Trust, 2014.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Incorporating prairies into multifunctional landscapes. American Society of Agronomy, 2014.
  • Nichols, Virginia A., Miguez, Fernando A., Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt Z., and Dien, B S.. Comparison of cellulosic ethanol yields from Midwestern maize and reconstructed tallgrass prairie systems managed for bioenergy, 1550-1560. Vol. 7, Iss. 4. BioEnergy Research, 2014. (DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9494-9)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt, Dhungel, Shashi, Dietzel, Ranae, Sundberg, David, Anex, Robert P., Thompson, Michael L., and Chua, Teresita. Tradeoffs in agronomic, energetic, and environmental performance of prairie and corn bioenergy cropping systems, 176. Vol. 92. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 2014.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Nitrogen fertilization increases diversity and productivity of prairie communities used for bioenergy, 281-289. Vol. 5, Iss. 3. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 2013.
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Tradeoffs in ecosystem services of prairies managed for bioenergy production, 154 pages. Iowa State University, 2012.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt, Rawat, Vertika, and Anex, Robert P.. Functional group and fertilization affect the composition and bioenergy yields of prairie plants. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 2012. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01184.x)
  • Kepner, William G., Ramsey, Molly M., Brown, Elizabeth S., Jarchow, Meghann, Dickinson, Katherine J., and Mark, Alan F.. Hydrologic futures: using scenario analysis to evaluate impacts of forecasted land-use change on hydrologic services, 69. Vol. 3, Iss. 7. Ecosphere, 2012.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Nutrient enrichment reduces complementarity and increases priority effects in prairies managed for bioenergy, 381-389. Vol. 36. Biomass and Bioenergy, 2012.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Kubiszewski, Ida, Larsen, GL D., Zdorkowski, Gretchen, Costanza, Robert, Gailans, Stefan R., and , et al.. The future of agriculture and society in Iowa: four scenarios. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 76-92. Vol. 10. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 2012.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Tradeoffs in biomass and nutrient allocation in prairies and corn managed for bioenergy production, 1330-1342. Vol. 52. Crop Science, 2012.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Rice, Justin W., Ritson, Rebekah M., and Hargreaves, Sarah K.. Awareness and convenience important in increasing conference sustainability, 253-254. Vol. 6. Sustainability Science, 2011.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Maintaining multifunctionality as landscapes provide ecosystem services, 262. Vol. 5, Iss. 9. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2011.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Liebman, Matt. Incorporating prairies into multifunctional landscapes: establishing and managing prairies for enhanced environmental quality, livestock grazing and hay production, bioenergy production, and carbon sequestration. Iss. PMR 1007. Ames, IA: Iowa State University University Extension, 2010.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, and Cook, Bradley J.. Allelopathy as a mechanism for the invasion of Typha angustifolia, 113-124. Vol. 204. Plant Ecology, 2009.
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Formisano, Paul, Nordyke, Shane, and Sayre, Matthew. "Measuring Longitudinal Student Performance on Student Learning Outcomes in Sustainability Education". International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
  • Stoy, Paul, Ahmed, Selena, Jarchow, Meghann, Rashford, Benjamin, Swanson, David, Albeke, Shannon, Bromley, Gabriel, Brookshire, Jack, Dixon, Mark, Haggerty, Julia, Miller, Perry, Peyton, Brent, Royem, Alisa, Sohl, Terry, Spangler, Lee, Straub, Crista, and Poulter, Benjamin. Opportunities and tradeoffs between BECCS and food, water, energy, biodiversity, and social systems at regional scales. BioScience.

Awards and Honors:

  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching nominee, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • Belbas-Larson Award for Excellence in Teaching nominee, University of South Dakota, 2016
  • Blair and Linda Tremere Faculty Service Award, College of Arts and Sciences, 2016
  • Scientific and Technological Achievement Award, Environmental Protection Agency, 2013

Presentations:

  • Atkinson, John D., Sangster, John, Jarchow, Meghann. Using sustainability-themed undergraduate research programs to enhance student engagement in research. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo, San Antonio, TX. (October 17, 2017)
  • Sayre, Matthew, Jarchow, Meghann. Developing a doctoral program in sustainability. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo, San Antonio, TX. (October 16, 2017)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Sayre, Matthew. Student learning outcomes in sustainability education: Faculty participation and measured student learning. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference and Expo, San Antonio, TX. (October 16, 2017)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Using sustainability as a framework to engage undergraduates in research. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference, Pella, IA. (September 29, 2017)
  • Upton, Racheal N., Hofmockel, Kirsten S., Jarchow, Meghann. Leguminous plants drive fungal community structure in Iowan prairies. Presented at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (August 6, 2017)
  • Stoy, Paul C., Gerken, Tobias, Bromley, Gabriel, Ahmed, Selena, Albeke, Shannon, Bauer, Brad, Brookshire, EN J., Haggerty, Julia, Jarchow, Meghann, Miller, Perry, Peyton, Brent, Rashford, Ben, Spangler, Lee, Swanson, David, Taylor, Suzi, Poulter, Ben. The food-water-energy-biodiversity-social systems nexus in the Upper Missouri River Basin: Agricultural intensification has led to regional summer cooling, but need it be at the expense of biodiversity?. Presented at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (August 6, 2017)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Land-use change and sustainability: Visioning for the Upper Missouri River Basin. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (March 29, 2017)
  • Stoy, Paul C., Ahmed, Selena, Gerken, Tobias, Bromley, Gabriel, Morgan, Mallory M., Wood, David, Cook, Adam, Bauer, Brad, Brookshire, EN J., Haggerty, Julia H., Jarchow, Meghann, McVay, Kent, Miller, Perry, Peyton, Brent, Rashford, Ben, Spangler, Lee, Swanson, David, Taylor, Suzi, Torrion, Jessica, Poulter, Ben. Applying a food-energy-water nexus framework for modelling global climate stabilization scenarios that support food security. Presented at the Agriculture and Climate Change Conference, Sitges, Spain. (March 27, 2017)
  • Stoy, Paul, Gerken, Tobias, Bromley, Gabriel, Tang, Angela, Ahmed, Selena, Haggerty, Julia, Jarchow, Meghann, Miller, Perry, Rashford, Ben, Spangler, Lee, Swanson, David, Poulter, Ben. Cooling Trends from agricultural management practices that conserve soil carbon resources in the North American Northern Great Plains: Important first steps in the transition toward a BECCS economy. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. (December 2016)
  • Soluk, Eva, Jarchow, Meghann. The impact of functional group on aboveground biomass production and plant community composition. Presented at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (August 9, 2016)
  • Sweeney, Mark, Jarchow, Meghann. Sustainable Rivers: Using place-based learning to integrate science across the liberal arts curriculum. Presented at the Earth Educators Rendezvous, Madison, WI. (July 19, 2016)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Using the Missouri River for place-based education and research. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (April 7, 2016)
  • Dietzel, Ranae, Liebman, Matt, Ewing, Robert, Helmers, Matt, , Robert Horton, Jarchow, Meghann, Archontoulis, Sotirios. How efficiently do corn- and soybean-based cropping systems use water? A systems modeling analysis. Presented at the American Society of Agronomy & Crop Science Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (November 16, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt. Nitrogen fertilization increases productivity and stability but not diversity in prairies managed for bioenergy. Presented at the American Society of Agronomy & Crop Science Society of America annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN. (November 16, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Sayre, Matthew, Nordyke, Shane, Formisano, Paul. Assessing student learning outcomes of sustainability. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (October 26, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Appley, Morgan. Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (October 26, 2015)
  • Huber, Shelby, Jarchow, Meghann. Using social media to promote sustainable efforts. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference, Minneapolis, MN. (October 26, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Incorporating prairies into multifunctional landscapes. Presented at the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop, Rapid City, SD. (October 19, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Sayre, Matthew, Nordyke, Shane, Formisano, Paul. Assessing student learning outcomes for sustainability: Curriculum mapping. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability biannual conference, Bemidji, MN. (June 18, 2015)
  • Marlow, Lindsay, Jarchow, Meghann. Embedded information literacy instruction in a sustainability curriculum. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability biannual conference, Bemidji, MN. (June 18, 2015)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Appley, Morgan, Stockdale, Chris. Integrating community-based learning into the sustainability classroom: A practical, collaborative approach. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability biannual conference, Bemidji, MN. (June 18, 2015)
  • Huber, Shelby, Jarchow, Meghann. Using social media to promote sustainable efforts. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability biannual conference, Bemidji, MN. (June 18, 2015)
  • Sweeney, Mark, Jarchow, Meghann. Sustainable Rivers: Integrating Earth Science and Sustainability Across the Curriculum. Presented at the Missouri River Institute Symposium. (April 9, 2015)
  • Marlow, Lindsay, Jarchow, Meghann. Collaborative information literacy instruction for sustainability. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (October 27, 2014)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Jordan, Brennan. Developing a sustainability curriculum. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (October 27, 2014)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Appley, Morgan. Using Earth Day as a catalyst: Creating a link between the university and community. Presented at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Portland, OR. (October 27, 2014)
  • Soluk, Eva L., Jarchow, Meghann, Carlisle, Jay. Tallgrass prairie restoration: Declines in prairie bird populations following restoration at Spirit Mound. Presented at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA. (August 10, 2014)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Presentation title: Ecological and agronomic tradeoffs in prairies managed with nitrogen fertilization. Presented at the Midwest-Great Lakes Society for Ecological Restoration Annual Meeting; Symposium title: Finding commercial uses for prairie vegetation in agricultural watersheds, St. Paul, MN. (March 28, 2014)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Developing a sustainability program at the University of South Dakota. Presented at the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability annual conference, Decorah, IA. (November 2013)
  • Millikin, Alice, Jarchow, Meghann, Olmstead, Karen, Dixon, Mark. 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. (August 2013)
  • Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt, Dhungel, Shashi, Dietzel, Ranae, Sundberg, David, Anex, Robert P., Thompson, Michael L., Chua, Teresita. 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. (August 2013)
  • Nichols, Virginia, Miguez, Fernando, Jarchow, Meghann, Liebman, Matt. 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. (July 2013)
  • Mitchell, Jared P., Jarchow, Meghann. Examining sustainable cooking options and their applications in the developing world. Presented at the IdeaFest, Muenster University Center. (April 2013)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Biomass production and ecosystem services in Iowa biofuel cropping systems. Presented at the Agronomy Society of America annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH. (October 23, 2012)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Biomass production and ecosystem services in Iowa biofuel cropping systems. Presented at the Agronomy Society of America annual meeting, Cincinnati, OH. (October 22, 2012)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. 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. (August 5, 2012)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Using process-focused assessments for teaching sustainability. Presented at the Systems, Society, Sustainability, and the Geosciences, Northfield, MN. (July 25, 2012)
  • Jarchow, Meghann. Teaching transformative sustainability in higher education. Presented at the Transcending Sustainability: Principles and Paradigms Exploring Deep Sustainability Conference, Fairfield, IA. (June 1, 2012)