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Matthew Ricker

Assistant Professor

Pedology and Land Use


3228 Williams Hall


Research focused on the morphology, genesis, classification, and functions of soils in relation to anthropogenic land use alterations. Dr. Ricker works on projects related to landscape reconstruction using multi-proxy approaches in depositional soils (floodplains/wetlands), soil carbon sequestration and storage, water quality improvement functions provided by riparian zones, ancient anthropogenic soils in the Maya region of Mesoamerica, and onsite water protection in North Carolina.