Fernando Montano Lopez

Ph.D. Candidate - Pries Lab

I am Ph.D. student in the EEES program working in the Hicks Pries Lab. I am fascinated by soil carbon. My current research looks at understanding how the mineralogy of and microbial communities in thawing permafrost interact with root carbon inputs and the impact on soil carbon losses. I earned my B.S. in agronomy, there I was able to explore different soils across Mexico, my home country. I completed my M.Sc. in environmental sciences where I studied soil organic carbon spatial distribution in a boreal region of Ontario. I love hiking, cooking and listening to Latin music.


Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 007D
HB Hinman Box 6044


  • BS: Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
  • MS: University of Guelph