Dr. Yichao Rui is a soil scientist at Rodale Institute overseeing soil health research and leading outreach initiatives to educate the public on the benefits of improving soil health. Dr. Rui holds a B.S. in Biology from Nankai University (China) and Ph.D. degrees in Microbial Ecology and Soil Science from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Griffith University (Australia). Before joining Rodale Institute, Dr. Rui worked in the University of Western Australia and the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a variety of projects evaluating the impacts of climate change, land use, and management strategies on soil organic matter stability, nutrient cycling, and microbial activity. He is particularly interested in understanding the responses of soil microbial-regulated carbon and nitrogen cycles to climate change and land use. Identifying better management practices to improve environmental sustainability and resilience is the ultimate goal of his research.