About the Author
Marc Los Huertos holds the Stephen M. Pauley Chair for Environmental Analysis and coordinates the Environmental Analysis Program for Pomona College. A biogeochemist interested in soil, water and air nitrogen cycling, he has an active research program in which he works with students to evaluate agricultural practices on greenhouse gas emissions from organic and conventional farms and to evaluate habitat quality in streams and rivers. Through his research activities, he trains several students each year with skills in soil and water nitrogen biogeochemistry, aquatic ecology and bioassessment. Los Huertos teaches a wide range of classes at Pomona, including Ecology of Inland Waters; Environmental Science and Statistics; and Food, Land, and the Environment. He also works with farmers in several regions to develop techniques to reduce negative impacts of farming on soil, air and water quality.