Research

Research Interests:

  • Soil-landscape modeling / pedometrics: The application of statistical and geostatistical methods for quantitative soil-landscape analysis, with the purpose of analyzing the spatial distribution, variability and behavior of soil properties

  • Environmetrics: Development of mechanistics and stochastic/deterministic spatially-explicit models to assess environmental quality

  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and landscape dynamics

  • Soil and remote sensing applications to assess soil and water quality

Specific Research Interests:

  • Investigate scaling behavior of soil and environmental properties and processes across various spatial and temporal scales

  • Understand carbon dynamics and model terrestrial carbon patterns and processes

  • Investigate spatially‐explicit functional relationships between human‐induced stressors (such as land use and climate change) and environmental landscape factors (soil, climate, land use / land cover, terrain, geology, and hydrology)

  • Gain insight into biophysical feedbacks (soil‐vegetation‐water‐atmosphere interactions) and carbon dynamics modulating sequestration and/or losses of carbon in mixed upland/aquatic ecosystems

  • Analyze phosphorus and nitrogen behavior and patterns in aquatic and terrestrial systems

front image