Soren Rundquist

Director of Spatial Analysis

Soren Rundquist uses GIS and remote sensing data to better understand how agricultural landscapes affect the environment. After graduating from the University of Iowa, Rundquist worked with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. National Park Service and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. He later worked as a project analyst in the Finance and Markets Division of Thomson Reuters, using GIS data to assess risks in the agriculture and forestry sector.

External Publications

In The News

Everything that’s been sprayed on the fields is going to leave with the runoff anyway. So pumping might move it from over here to over there, but it doesn’t have a practical effect.

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Soren Rundquist
CNN

[Landlords are] trying to make the most out of [their] investment in terms of renting land and planting [their] cash crop, versus incorporating a best-management practice.

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Harvest Public Media

[They’re] getting increasing rainfall totals and these extreme events are going to keep washing this waste on areas near lower lying, susceptible, floodplain zones.

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Environmental Health News

I think it’s pretty amazing they doubled the footprint. But the sobering reality is that 1 million acres is just a drop in the bucket.

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Soren Rundquist
IndyStar

It’s one of the most effective grass practices, especially at the scale of some of these larger fields.

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The Cedar Rapids Gazette

North Carolina’s poultry industry is running amok. The reckless growth of poultry operations, especially in the same three counties that already housed more than half of the swine in the entire state, is alarming,

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Charlotte Stories