Congratulations to Josh for receiving two postdoctoral fellowships to support his work! Josh received the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (https://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/), a UC-wide award meant to support postdoctoral scholars whose work addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. For his PPF project, Josh will be collaborating with urban farmers in Oakland and San Francisco to examine how a variety of organic amendments can support soil health and crop productivity in urban farming. Josh will also work with these growers on a variety of urban grower outreach and extension activities surrounding soil health and sustainable management practices.
Josh also received the National Science Foundation’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/postdoctoral-research-fellowships-biology-prfb). For his PRFB project, Josh will be examining how diversified crop rotations can support biological soil phosphorus cycling in the Midwest and Canada using soil physicochemical and metatranscriptomic techniques. As a part of his fellowship activities, Josh will also be leading efforts to support fellow postdoctoral scholars from marginalized backgrounds at UC Davis.