Cameron Pittelkow is associate professor of agronomy and agroecosystems in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. His research is focused on balancing crop production and sustainability goals in agriculture. He conducts integrated assessments of agroecosystem performance with the objective of optimizing resource use efficiencies and crop yields while mitigating negative environmental impacts. He is particularly interested in identifying cropping systems and management practices that increase nitrogen and water use efficiencies while reducing carbon footprint. He holds a PhD in agronomy and an MS in international agricultural development from the University of California, Davis.