Rebecca Ryals



Compost University Faculty

Rebecca Ryals

University of California, Merced

Merced, CA | rryals@ucmerced.edu

Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of California, Merced. She studies how nutrients and carbon cycle in agroecosystems, and how the management of these cycles contributes to the climate change mitigation and resiliency. Her research focuses on the capture, transformation, and beneficial reuse of organic wastes as resources to rebuild soil carbon and fertility. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a postdoctoral fellow at Brown University. She completed a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, M.E.M. at Duke University, and a B.S. at Marywood University.