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Erin Oliver

Erin Oliver is a Climate Hub Fellow focusing on Alaska agriculture. Her aim is to increase the communication of agriculture research to farmers. In this role, she will engage with Alaska farmers to better understand what information they need and how best to deliver it. Prior to joining the Northwest Climate Hub, Erin was a Science Policy Fellow with the National Academies of Science Gulf Research Program. In this position, she worked at the Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence, a grant making agency in Mississippi, funding oyster and water quality research. In this role Erin focused on science communication and improving the exchange of research results between Mississippi researchers and coastal resource managers. Prior to being a policy fellow, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Noble Research Institute in Oklahoma studying the effects of grazing management on soil health and plant communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from a joint program between San Diego State University and the University of California Davis. Her doctoral research focused on the effect of soil fertility on microbial carbon use efficiency. She earned her B.S. in Microbiology from Louisiana State University. 

Erin Oliver sitting in a forest


  • Climate Hub Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington State University


Washington State University, Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service


Alaska State Office | Natural Resources Conservation Service
800 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy., Suite 100
Palmer, AK 99645

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Focus Area

  • Science Communcations
  • Soil Health
  • Ecology