Charles A Hyde

Charles A Hyde
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | UIUC · School of Integrative Biology

Master of Science

About

Introduction
I am currently pursuing a Doctorate in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research centers on the ways in which plants can shape the rhizosphere through their roots. I am a part of the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproduct Innovation (CABBI) and I use bioenergy grasses such as sorghum as a model for my research. I approach ecosystem ecology questions from a biogeochemical perspective.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2018 - December 2018
Villanova University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • I gave guest lectures on Agroecology in a Biotechnology for Non-Majors course.
August 2017 - July 2019
Villanova University
Position
  • Graduate Assistant
Education
August 2019 - May 2024
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Field of study
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
August 2017 - December 2019
Villanova University
Field of study
  • Biology
August 2011 - May 2015
Aquinas College
Field of study
  • Biology, Mathematics

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Mangroves, particularly Avicennia germinans, are expanding northward along the Atlantic coast of Florida toward Georgia. Soils have been sampled from the rhizosphere of different species across sites at varying latitudes near St. Augustine, Florida, with plant tissue harvested from the corresponding mangrove individuals. Several incubation experiments will be performed to examine the effect that microorganisms associated with mangroves will have when introduced into the new salt marsh soil, including responses to both continual warming and sudden freezing events.