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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 climate change and anthropogenic land use alterations. Dr. Ricker works on projects related to coastal zone soils and sea level rise, 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.

Dr. Ricker teaches an undergraduate/graduate level course in Soil Classification (SSC 452/551) as well as undergraduate Soil Judging for Land Evaluation (SSC 410).




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