Soil is the interface between biological, atmospheric, and geologic systems. Movement of heat, water, and chemical in soil impacts the terrestrial environment at nearly every scale. Research efforts focus on understanding principles of this movement through laboratory and field experiments, development of new measurement techniques, and numerical modeling.
Major research goals are to detail soil water and energy budgets for evaporation and evapotranspiration, improve efficiency and services of agricultural, urban, and marginal soils, and develop theoretical frameworks and measurement systems to quantify soil processes.
- Soil pore size distribution shaped not only compositions but also networks of the soil microbial community, APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY (2022)
- A general form of Archie's model for estimating bulk soil electrical conductivity, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (2021)
- Appropriate "marginal" farmlands for second-generation biofuel crops in North Carolina, AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL LETTERS (2021)
- Comparison of Cornell sprinkle infiltrometer and double-ring infiltrometer methods for measuring steady infiltration rate, SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL (2021)
- Estimation of soil water retention curves from soil bulk electrical conductivity and water content measurements, SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH (2021)
- Exploring Substrate Water Capture in Common Greenhouse Substrates through Preconditioning and Irrigation Pulsing Techniques, AGRONOMY-BASEL (2021)
- Maximizing soybean yield by understanding planting date, maturity group, and seeding rate interactions in North Carolina, CROP SCIENCE (2021)
- New pedotransfer functions for soil water retention curves that better account for bulk density effects, SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH (2021)
- Planting date and maturity group impact on soybean seed quality in the southeastern United States, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2021)
- Reducing roadside runoff: Tillage and compost improve stormwater mitigation in urban soils, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (2021)