College Scholars - Ecotoxicology and Environmental Conservation
Kenna Rewcastle is currently a senior Haslam Scholar in the College Scholars Program, creating a degree with an emphasis in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Conservation. She is currently a columnist for The Daily Beacon, and a research collaborator in the Classen Ecosystem Ecology Lab where she studies soil mycorrhizal coexistence. Kenna is heavily involved in soil toxicology research, where she studies the effect of soil pore encapsulated organic matter on herbicide retention in the soil system.
During the summer of 2014, Kenna travelled to Alps of Switzerland and the mountains of Arctic Sweden to establish a project that investigates the effects of climate change on ecosystem processes and plant communities along elevation gradients in these mountain systems. The previous summer, she collected soil respiration data for a chapter of her thesis project at the Institute of Applied Ecology in China. Kenna spent the spring semester of her junior year studying Environmental Science of the Arctic in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her free time, Kenna enjoys hiking, backpacking, and camping with friends and her dog, Moose.