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Emily Zimmerman

Assistant Professor

Department of Horticulture
127 Horticulture Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA  50011-1100

(515) 294-2853
127 Horticulture


Ph.D., Envoronmental Science and Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 2019
M.S., Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 2013
B.S., Biology and Global Resource Stystems, Iowa State University, 2011

Awards/Special Recognition

Global Resource Systems Learning Community Collaborator Award, Iowa State University, 2019
Iowa State University Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award, 2016
Iowa State University Natural Resource Ecology & Management Graduate Student Organization Outstanding Teaching Award, 2016
NASU-MSU Professional Enhancement Award, International Association of Landscape Ecologists (IALE), 2016
University of Michigan Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, 2012

Research Foucus

Dr. Zimmerman’s research focuses on the relationship between land use and ecosystem services in multifunctional landscapes. Emily is interested in using interdisciplinary approaches to understanding opportunities and trade-offs associated with different land-use patterns and their social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

Select Referred Publications

  • Zimmerman, E., Tyndall, J., and Schulte, L.A. 2019. Using Spatially Targeted Conservation to Evaluate Nitrogen Reduction and Economic Opportunities for Best Management Practice Placement in Agricultural Landscapes. Environmental Management. 64.3: 313-328.
  • Zimmerman, E., Tyndall, J., Schulte, L.A., and D. Larson. 2019. Farmer perspectives on targeted conservation: Bridging the gap to co-produce commodities and enhanced water quality. Water Resources Research. 55.5: 3796-3814.
  • Dankbar, H., Zimmerman, E., Chennault, C., Basche, A., Nester, J., Pierre, M., and G. Roesch-McNally. 2017. Lettuce learn: Interdisciplinary student reflections on developing and managing a community donation garden. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis. 6.3: 71-85.
  • Zimmerman, E., and B.J. Cardinale. 2014. Is the relationship between algal biodiversity and biomass in North American lakes consistent with biodiversity experiments? Oikos. 123.3: 267-278.

Teaching Responsibilities

GLOBE 401/401H. Senior Project
GLOBE 402.  Responses to Global Resource System Challenges
GLOBE 494.  Service-Learning (International and Domestic)
GLOBE 496.  Global Resource Systems Study Abroad
NREM 385.  Natural Resource Policy
Global Resource Systems Learning Community




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