David Shaner LeBauer

Director of Data Science

Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension

University of Arizona


My scientific interests are focused on biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in agricultural and other managed ecosystems. I utilize field observations and experimental results to develop and evaluate ecophysiological models. I also use models to predict how carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles will be affected by global change and agriculture. I apply knowledge of these interactions to support development and management of efficient and sustainable ecosystems.

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  • email: dlebauer@email.arizona.edu

  • phone: 520-621-4381

  • office: Bioscience Research Labs Room 207

  • mail: P.O. Box 21042, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0242, U.S.A.


  • PhD, Earth System Science, UC Irvine

  • MS, Agriculture and Ecology, UC Davis

  • BS, Biology, conc. Ecology, Duke University