Collaborative Staff

Stephen Kaffka, Director

steve-kaffkaStephen Kaffka is Director of the California Biomass Collaborative and extension specialist in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis. He is chair of the BioEnergy Work Group for the University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has advised the California Energy Commission on agricultural and sustainability issues, and serves as an ex officio member of the Bioenergy Interagency Work Group. He is a member of the National Research Council’s committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuel Production. From 2003 to 2007 he was director of the Long Term Research on Agricultural Systems Project. As director he led the development of current and new projects focusing on sustainable agriculture. His commodity assignments include sugar and oilseed crops, and has worked on agriculture and water quality projects. He has Ms and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in agronomy and a B.S. from the University of California at Santa Cruz in biology. For more information about Stephen Kaffka, visit his faculty page at Plant Sciences.

Graduate Student Researchers

  • Jacquelyn Button
  • Garrett Liles


Post-Doctoral Scholars

  • Jimin Zhang