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Allan R. Bacon

Assistant Professor, Environmental Pedology
Environmental Pedology and Land Use Laboratory

Program Areas

  • Teaching
    • SWS 5234 Environmental Soil, Water, & Land Use
  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    Research focus:

    Pedogenesis; Anthropedogenesis; Subsoil Processes; Soil Heterogeneity

    Specific research areas include the contemporary environmental implications of subsoil morphology in Spodosols and Ultisols; drivers and implications of inter- and intra-horizon variability of the subsoil C cycle; geochemical and geophysical signatures of weathering; and utilization of soil taxonomy to predict soil physical properties at regional scales.

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Select Publications
    • Richter, D.deB., A.R. Bacon, Z. Brecheisen, and M.L. Mobley. 2015. Soil in the Anthropocene. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 25: 012010. (doi:10.1088/1755-1315/25/1/012010)
    • Bacon, A.R., D. Worrall, S.A. Gezan, E.J. Jokela, T.A. Martin, and T. Quesada,. 2015. Loblolly pine needle at shoot dieback at SSIGNS: Considering subsoil morphology, nutrition, and forest genetics from emergence through recovery. Forest Biology Research Cooperative 19th Annual Report.
    • Bacon, A.R., D.deB. Richter, P.R. Bierman, and D.H. Rood. 2012. Coupling meteoric 10Be with pedogenic losses of 9Be to improve estimates of soil residence time on an ancient North American interfluve. Geology, 40: 843-846. (doi: 10.1130/G33449.1)
    • Richter, D.deB., S.S. Andrews, A.R. Bacon, S. Billings, C.A. Cambardella, N. Cavallaro, J.E. DeMeester, A.J Franzluebbers, A.S. Grandy, S. Grunwald, J. Gruver, A.S Hartshorn, H. Jenzen, M.G. Kramer, J.K. Ladha, K. Lajtha, G.C. Liles, D. Markewitz, P.J. Megonigal, A.R. Mermut, M.L. Mobley, C. Rasmussen, C.J. Richardson, D.A. Robinson, P. Smith, C. Stiles, R.L. Tate, A. Thompson, A.J. Tugel, H. van Es, L. West, S. Wills, D. Yaalon, and T.M. Zobeck. 2011. Human-Soil Relations are Changing Rapidly: Proposals from SSSA’s new cross-divisional working group on soil change. Soil Science Letters, 75: 2079-2084. (doi: 10.2136/sssaj2011.0124)
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Allan Bacon


Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

G165 McCarty Hall A 

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