Gabriela Hidrobo

Gabriela Hidrobo wearing glasses and rain boots squatting in a rainforest
452 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Julie Grossman
Applied Plant Science

M.S. James Cook University, Australia, Natural Resource Management 2015


Gabriela comes from the Andes of Ecuador where she earned her bachelor's degree in Agro-industrial engineering. Then, traveled to Cairns-Australia to study a master's program in Natural Resources Management. She is passionate about co-creating organic farming projects that enhance health and resilience in the agroecosystem. Gabriela worked as a full-time lecturer and researcher at her alma mater for five years, teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Crop Science, and participated in research about fungal enzymes. As a Fulbright scholar, she is now interested in investigating the degree to which warm-season cover crop management impacts soil microbial community composition and function.

Areas of Interest

organic farming; agroecology; microbial dynamics; food systems

Select Publications

PREECE, N., VAN OOSTERZEE, P., HIDROBO, G. & LAWES, M., 2017. National carbon model not sensitive to species, families and site characteristics in a young tropical reforestation project. Forest Ecology and Management. Volume 392 pp. 115-124.