Tichenor receives doctoral degree, joins University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute

Posted: November 17, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Tichenor, who received her doctoral degree from Tufts University earlier this year. While conducting her dissertation research, she also was a student member of the Production Team.

Tichenor is perhaps most well-known within the project for her role in “Team Beef,” a three-year collaboration aimed at developing a model of the national beef supply chain.* Tichenor also was instrumental to the Production Team’s work that quantified the Northeast US regional self-reliance for livestock feed and forage.

Tichenor’s dissertation research built upon her work with EFSNE by exploring the sustainability of Northeast regional beef production systems. In particular, her research focused on the life cycle environmental burdens of regional grass-fed and dairy beef systems, their land use efficiency from a food supply perspective, and the potential benefits of recycling food waste into cattle feed. She was advised by EFSNE Production Team co-leader Timothy Griffin. Christian Peters, who also co-leads the Production Team, served on her dissertation committee.

Tichenor successfully defended her dissertation in August and in September began a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute.

Congratulations, Nicole!

* Tichenor co-led Team Beef with then-graduate student Elaine Hill. Hill was a Cornell University student member of the Distribution Team. Learn about her experience with EFSNE here.