PhD, Environmental Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
MS, Environmental Science, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
BS, Earth and Environmental Science, Susquehanna University
As the postdoctoral researcher on the Illinois Tollway Project, Allyson Salisbury is responsible for implementing a multi-year research project aimed at improving management practices for growing trees in highway settings. She is an environmental scientist who is broadly interested in how we use plants and ecological knowledge to help plants grow better in highly disturbed environments and manage pollution. To do this she uses techniques from plant physiology and soil science to examine relationships between plants and urban soils. She is also very interested in heavy metal pollution as well as urban biodiversity.
Allyson Salisbury has published her research in leading journals in her field and has presented her work at national and international conferences, including the 8th Meeting of the Soils in Urban, Industrial, Transportation, Mining and Military Areas (SUITMA) in Mexico City. She has also worked as an environmental science graduate mentor for the Douglass Project for Women in Math, Science, and Engineering at Rutgers University and previously worked as an environmental specialist at the Passaic River Coalition working with communities to improve watershed management.