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.
- Estimating soil bulk density with combined commercial soil water content and thermal property sensors, SOIL & TILLAGE RESEARCH (2020)
- High-Resolution Measurement of Soil Thermal Properties and Moisture Content Using a Novel Heated Fiber Optics Approach, WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH (2020)
- The effects of compost incorporation on soil physical properties in urban soils – A concise review, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (2020)
- Thermal property values of a central Iowa soil as functions of soil water content and bulk density or of soil air content, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL SCIENCE (2020)
- A Response to "Reanalysis Validates Soil Health Indicator Sensitivity and Correlation with Long-term Crop Yields", SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL (2019)
- Advances in Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Technique: Measuring Ice Content in Partially Frozen Soils, Methods of Soil Analysis (2019)
- Approaches for estimating unsaturated soil hydraulic conductivities at various bulk densities with the extended Mualem-van Genuchten model, JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY (2019)
- Comparing Four Methods of Measuring Soil Organic Matter in North Carolina Soils, SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL (2019)
- Cotton Development and Yield Response to Irrigation, Planting Date, and Cultivar in North Carolina, Journal of Cotton Science (2019)
- Cotton Growth and Yield Response to Short-Term Tillage Systems and Planting Date in North Carolina, Journal of Cotton Science (2019)