Adrian C. Gallo

Adrian C. Gallo

Graduate Research Assistant,
Instructor, He/Him

Oregon State University

Biography

Hello! I’m a PhD candidate in soil science working on how climate change is affecting ecosystems in deserts, grasslands, forests, and agricultural areas. My specialties include soil carbon and organic matter dynamics, fire effects on forests, deep soil characterization, organic matter sourcing techniques, and permafrost soils. I expect to complete my degree in Fall of 2022. However, as a future career, I’m exploring science communication and climate change adaptation policy through an environmental justice framework. You can find links to my conferences presentations and all journal publications here.

When not science-ing you can find me running in circles, mountain biking, playing soccer, or interviewing fellow scientists on a podcast I co-host, Inspiration Dissemination. To learn more about my history read my Background.


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Interests
  • Terrestrial Carbon Cycling
  • Science Communication
  • Soil Carbon Policy
  • Food Systems
  • Agriculture
  • Learning
Education
  • PhD in Soil Science, Expected 2022

    Oregon State University

  • MS in Sustainable Forest Management, 2016

    Oregon State University

  • BS in Soil Science & Geology Minor, 2013

    California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Skills

Soil Chemistry
Statistics
Photography
Fire Effects on Ecosystems
Time Management
Podcast & Audio Production

Projects

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Publications & Talks

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Formal Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Oregon State University - Cascades Campus
Instructor of Record - SOIL 205/206
Oregon State University - Cascades Campus
Oct 2021 – Dec 2021 Bend, OR

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching Introduction to Soil Science Lecture & Laboratory Classes
  • Preparing Lectures, Quizzes, Exams, and Field Activities
  • Responding to Student Questions & Concerns
  • Adapting Class & Lab to a Remote Instruction Format
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon State University - Extension Services
Extension Science Writer
Oregon State University - Extension Services
Apr 2020 – Jul 2020 Corvallis, OR

Responsibilities include:

  • Contacting & Interviewing Extension Scientists
  • Writing for Extension Publications
  • Connecting Academic Research to On-Site Practices
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon State University
Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D. Program)
Oregon State University
Jun 2016 – Present Corvallis, OR

Responsibilities include:

  • Field Collection of Soil Samples
  • Tracking Soil Analysis Across Labs
  • Performing Wet Chemistry on Soils
  • Ecosystem-level Data Analysis
  • Presenting Research at & Organizing Academic Conferences
  • Writing for Academic Journals
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon State University
Graduate Research Assistant (M.Sci. Program)
Oregon State University
Jun 2013 – May 2016 Corvallis, OR

Responsibilities include:

  • Field Installation of Soil Sensors
  • Performing Wet Chemistry on Soils
  • Data Analysis of Experimental Treatments
  • Writing for Academic Journals
 
 
 
 
 
USDA Forest Service - Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest
Biological Science Technician (Soils)
USDA Forest Service - Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest
Jun 2012 – Aug 2012 Cave Junction, OR

Responsibilities include:

  • Watershed management synthesis plans
  • Incorporating GIS & field verification
  • Report writing for actionable treatment areas
  • I figured out where on the watershed we could do tree harvests and/or thinnings, and overlaid that with other management objectives to try and maximize utilization of minimal funds.
 
 
 
 
 
USDA Forest Service - Tongass National Forest
Biological Science Technician (Soils)
USDA Forest Service - Tongass National Forest
Jun 2011 – May 2012 Craig, AK

Responsibilities include:

  • The coolest job I’ll ever have
  • Jumpin' outta helicopters to dig holes on steep hillsides to see how stable the soils actually were.
  • Navigating in a dense temperate rain forest.
  • Driving on forest roads with loggers that drive like they’re in a car derby.

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