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Xinyuan Shi

Research Fellow – Riparian Buffers

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(608) 448-6432 ext. 214

Raised in Upstate NY, Xinyuan got her start with the Savanna Institute as an agroforestry apprentice working with chestnut experts in Ohio at Route 9 Cooperative. She has gathered a variety of experiences in tree-based agricultural systems as a Peace Corps volunteer in the tropical climates of Zambia and a Cornell maple technician near her home in Ithaca, New York. Currently, she is working on her Masters through the University of Missouri and joins the Savanna Institute to complete a research project updating a Multi-functional Buffer manual used by farmers and conservation professionals. In her free time, you can find her biking the trails around Central NY or experimenting with new recipes.