Assistant Professor and Agroecology Education
2406 Williams Hall
Campus Box 7620
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7620
Office: 2406 Williams Hall
Curriculum Vitae:(CV link)
Lab Website: Schroeder-Moreno Lab
One of the primarily things Dr. Schroeder-Moreno does is direct the Agroecology Minor Program and the Agroecology Concentration in the Plant and Soil Sciences Program.
Agroecology is a new discipline that uses concepts from ecology and systems perspectives to design and manage sustainable food systems. In other words, agroecology is the science behind sustainable agriculture. If you are interested in knowing more about agroecology or sustainable agriculture, consider enrolling in one of the classes below or the agroecology programs.
Throughout the agroecology programs and agroecology courses, Dr. Schroeder-Moreno emphasizes active and interactive learning where students learn from each other, from various faculty experts in sustainable agriculture across a diversity of disciplines, from local sustainable farmers and from community organizations focused on sustainable food systems. Students also participate in service learning experiences with community partners such as InterFaith Food Shuttle.
Dr. Schroeder-Moreno is an ecologist by training and received her B.S. at UC Irvine in Applied Ecology in 1996 and her Ph.D. in Ecology, with an emphasis on Tropical Ecology, at the University of Miami in 2003. Her interests are twofold and include developing new agroecology and sustainable agriculture education curriculum at NC State that and developing research projects that focus on understanding the benefits of mycorrhizal fungi and associated sustainable management practices for a variety of production systems. Dr. Schroeder-Moreno also advises for the student run Campus Farmers Market at NC State and chairs the Education Programs at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Courses I Currently Teach:
Introduction to Agroecology (CS 230, 3 crdt) - Offered every fall and offered online (CS 230-601) every spring. More information about enrolling in the Online Introduction to Agroecology course
Advanced Agroecology course and lab (CS 430/590, 4 crdt)- Offered every spring
Critical Issues in Sustainable Agriculture (CS/SSC 620, 3 crdt)- Graduate seminar co- taught with Dr. Julie Grossman in Soil Science and offered once every other spring- Look for it for Spring 2012.
Sustainability of Tropical Agroecosystems (CS 495, 3 crdt) study abroad course in Costa Rica. More information on course application and study abroad scholarships can be found at http://studyabroad.ncsu.edu/
Dr. Schroeder-Moreno also teaches in the CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program (CS 495, 6 credits), which is Sustainable agriculture internship program that occurs 8 weeks every summer at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS)
More program information and application information can be found at http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/getinvolved/internships.html
Dr. Schroeder-Moreno’s research is focused on understanding benefits from mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi and sustainable management practices for a variety of agricultural crops.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Mycorrhizal Fungi Ecology
Schroeder-Moreno, M.S. 2010.
Enhancing Active and Interactive Learning Online - Lessons Learned from an Online Introductory Agroecology Course. NACTA. 54(1) 21-30.
Creamer, N.G., J.P. Mueller, C. Reberg-Horton, M. Schroeder-Moreno, S. Washburn, and J. O’Sullivan. 2009.
Center for Environmental Farming Systems: Designing and Institutionalizing an Integrated Sustainable and Organic Agriculture Program. In: Organic Farming: The Ecological System; Francis, C (ed.), Agronomy Monograph 54, American Society of Agronomy (ASA).
Schroeder-Moreno, M.S. and R. Cooper. 2007.
Online Students Perform Similarly to Students in a Traditional Classroom-Based Section of an Introductory Turfgrass Management Course. NACTA. 51(4):46-51.
Schroeder, M.S., N.G. Creamer, H.M Linker, J.P. Mueller, and P. Rzewnicki. 2006.
Interdisciplinary and multi-level approach to organic and sustainable agriculture education at North Carolina State University. 2006. HortTechnology. 16(3):418-426.
Schroeder-Moreno, M.S., D.P. Janos. 2008.
Intra- and interspecific density affects plant growth responses to arbuscular mycorrhizas. Botany. 86:1180-1193.
Schroeder, M.S. and D.P. Janos. 2005.
Plant growth, phosphorus nutrition, and root morphological responses to arbuscular mycorrhizas, phosphorus fertilization, and intraspecific density. Mycorrhiza. 15(3):203-216.
Schroeder, M.S. and D.P. Janos. 2004.
Phosphorus and intraspecific density alter plant responses to arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant and Soil. 264:335-348.
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Department of Crop Science
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7620
Raleigh, NC 27695-7620