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Sonja Brodt Ph.D.

Assoc. Director & Academic Coordinator (Agriculture & Environment), UC SAREP
UC SAREP
2801 Second Street
156B
Davis, CA 95618-7779
(530) 786-0331
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Education

PhD Geography, University of Hawai'i, Manoa. 1998
M.S. International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis. 1992
B.A. Biology, Sociology, Dance, Randolph-Macon Woman's College. 1990

Specialty

Agriculture, Resources, and the Environment

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Ardanov, P; Piorr, A, et al. (2023). Combination of observational and functional trait-based approaches in developing a polyculture design tool. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 1 - 26.
  • R, Goswami; S, Brodt, et al. (2023). Resource interaction in smallholder farms is linked to farm sustainability: evidence from Indian Sundarbans. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 7, 1-15.
  • Uhl, Katherine R.; Fyhrie, Katherine J., et al. (2022). Blue elderberry (Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea): A robust and underutilized fruit for value-added products. ACS Food Science and Technology. 2, 347-358.
  • Fyhrie, Katie; Brodt, Sonja, et al. (2021). Producing Blue Elderberry as a Hedgerow-Based Crop in California. UC ANR Publications. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. 8709. September. https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/Details.aspx?itemNo=8709
  • Brodt SB, Fontana N (2019). Feasibility and sustainability of agroforestry in temperate industrialized agriculture: preliminary insights from California. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 35, 513-521.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • Brodt, S; Feenstra, G. (2023). Moving the Needle on Racial Equity in Extension, Part 1. Connect Extension website. October 12. https://connect.extension.org/blog/moving-the-needle-on-racial-equity-in-extension
  • Brodt, S; Feenstra, G. (2023). Moving the Needle on Racial Equity in Extension, Part 2. Connect Extension website. Extension Foundation. October 20. https://connect.extension.org/blog/moving-the-needle-on-racial-equity-in-extension-part-2-of-3
  • Brodt, S; Feenstra, G. (2023). Moving the Needle on Racial Equity in Extension, Part 3. Connect Extension website. Extension Foundation. October 26. https://connect.extension.org/blog/moving-the-needle-on-racial-equity-in-extension-part-3-of-3
  • Fontana Fantinatti, Kevin; Brodt, Sonja, et al. (2021). Can California native plants be used as cover crops to benefit farmers and native ecosystems? UC ANR Green Blog. October 21. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=50723
  • G, Engelskirchen; S, Brodt (2020). Buying Blue: Understanding the Market and Assessing Potential for California-grown Elderberry. University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. https://ucanr.edu/sites/Elderberry/files/348397.pdf
  • Brodt S, Fyhrie K (2020). Elderberry Field Assessment: Sacramento Valley. University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. https://ucanr.edu/sites/Elderberry/files/331447.pdf
  • Brodt S, Fyhrie K (2020). Sample Costs to Establish Blue Elderberry in a Hedgerow Without Tillage, Sacramento Valley. University of California Agricultural Issues Center/UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Brodt S, Fyhrie K (2020). Sample Costs to Establish Blue Elderberry in a High-density Hedgerow with Tillage, Sacramento Valley. University of California Agricultural Issues Center/UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
  • Brodt S, Fyhrie K (2020). Sample Costs to Establish Blue Elderberry in a Multi-species Hedgerow with Tillage, Sacramento Valley. University of California Agricultural Issues Center/UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. https://coststudyfiles.ucdavis.edu/uploads/cs_public/51/8f/518f9a2f-ebc2-4b72-8a9c-b551917c18e2/20blueelderberrymultispecieshedgerowwithtillage.pdf
  • Kerr A, Brodt S (2019). Views from almond professionals on whole-orchard recycling. West Coast Nut. 22-28. June.

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