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.
- An Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Model Based on the Capillary Bundle Model, the Brooks-Corey Model and Waxman-Smits Model, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH (2023)
- Direct evidence and mechanism for biocrusts-induced improvements in pore structure of dryland soil and the hydrological implications, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (2023)
- Estimating soil water retention curves from thermal conductivity measurements: A percolation-based effective-medium approximation, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (2023)
- Influence of compost amendment rate and level of compaction on the hydraulic functioning of soils, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION (2023)
- Integrating Short Rotation Woody Crops into Conventional Agricultural Practices in the Southeastern United States: A Review, LAND (2023)
- No-till imparts yield stability and greater cumulative yield under variable weather conditions in the southeastern USA piedmont, FIELD CROPS RESEARCH (2023)
- Soil management considerations for water resiliency in a changing climate, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2023)
- Subsurface Lateral Solute Transport in Turfgrass, AGRONOMY-BASEL (2023)
- Water use of short-rotation coppice American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis L.) for bioenergy during establishment on marginal land in the North Carolina Piedmont, AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT (2023)
- Characterizing Compost Rate Effects on Stormwater Runoff and Vegetation Establishment, WATER (2022)