Sonia Heckler is a masters student in Geography studying agriculture. Her main research interests include agriculture, horticulture and science communication. Currently, her research focuses on how high tunnels impact the climate and crop growth in northern Nevada. She is using data from weather stations, measures of crop growth and interviews to gain a better understanding of how high tunnels function in a high desert environment. Her research combines physical and human geography to conduct science needed by the local community.
Sonia received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Geography from University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. For more information on her research and experience visit hecklersonia.blogs.unr.edu.