Members of the Ecdysis team
Dr. Jonathan Lundgren is the founder and director of the Ecdysis foundation. He earned his PhD from the University of Illinois. His vision is to use Ecdysis generated research to shift agricultural practices at home and abroad toward regenerative principals.
Dr. Ryan Schmid earned his PhD in Entomology from Kansas State University. At Ecdysis Blue Dasher Farm, he heads up several experiments which mainly revolve around insect and grazing animal interactions as they relate to pastureland health.
Dr. Kelton Welch earned his PhD in Entomology from the University of Kentucky. He manages the insect collection at Blue Dasher Farm and conducts research on identifying and monitoring beneficial insects.
Dr. Mike Bredeson earned his PhD in Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University. He heads up the Ecdysis Grove City branch in MN. There, in addition to setting up and managing a lab, he is studying the effects of tilling and cover crops on soil health.
Sierra is an undergraduate student working her summer at Ecdysis. She assists the scientists in their experiments with a variety of tasks.
Liz Adee has a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture and works as a research assistant at Blue Dasher Farm. She assists with many aspects of the experiments around Ecdysis Blue Dasher Farm; from bee dissection to data collection.
Roger Brown is a retired military man that works as a maintenance man for the lab and assists in building many of the structures needed to fulfill the goals of the various experiments.
Tommy is working with Ecdysis as he pursues his masters at California State University East Bay. He studies regenerative management in California almond orchards.