Emily Heaton

Associate Professor
Dept: Agronomy
Office:1403 Agronomy
Phone:515-294-1310
Website:http://faculty.agron.iastate.edu/heaton/

My research focuses on best management practices for perennial energy crops, the impact these crops may have on biogeochemical cycles, and their potential for ameliorating global climate change through carbon offset and sequestration. Current research areas include understanding the timing and extent of seasonal nitrogen translocation and impact on crop growth and fuel quality, identifying factors that limit vegetative reproduction in Miscanthus x giganteus propagation and establishment, and discovering the impact on biomass yield and fuel quality.