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.
- 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)
- 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)
- New pedotransfer functions for soil water retention curves that better account for bulk density effects, SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH (2021)
- Reducing roadside runoff: Tillage and compost improve stormwater mitigation in urban soils, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (2021)
- Root influences on soil bulk density measurements with thermo-time domain reflectometry, GEODERMA (2021)
- Seed germination responses to soil hydraulic conductivity and polyethylene glycol (PEG) osmotic solutions, PLANT AND SOIL (2021)
- Soil water retention and hydraulic conductivity dynamics following tillage (vol 193, pg 95, 2019), SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH (2021)
- Water use and biomass yield of bioenergy crops in the North Carolina Piedmont, AGRONOMY JOURNAL (2021)