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Ebrahim Babaeian

Assistant Professor, Soil Physics
Environmental Soil Physics Lab (Link coming soon)

Program Areas

  • Teaching
    • SWS 4602C/5605C Environmental Soil Physics
  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    Research focus:

    My research program focuses on developing fundamental understanding of mass and energy distribution and transport in soil, toward enhancing management and sustainability of environment. I am particularly interested in developing novel theoretical and practically applicable tools for characterizing land surface variables and processes using ground and remote sensing observations. I am also interested in multiscale observations and data fusion techniques coupled with soil physics in order to monitor spatiotemporal dynamics of soil physical properties and processes in natural and managed ecosystems. I am eager to develop physics-informed and data-driven techniques for enhanced modeling of soil physical/hydraulic properties and processes, nowcasting and forecasting of the water and energy cycle components in the context of the changing global climate.


  • Select Publications
    • Babaeian, E., Homaee, M., Montzka, C., Vereecken, H., and Norouzi, A.A. 2015. Towards retrieving soil hydraulic properties by hyperspectral remote sensing. Vadose Zone Journal. 14 (3).
    • Babaeian, E., Sadeghi, M., Jones, S.B., Montzka, C., Vereecken, H., and Tuller, M. 2019. Ground, Proximal and Satellite Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture. Reviews of Geophysics. 57(2), 530-616.
    • Sadeghi, M., Babaeian, E., Tuller, M., and Jones, S.B. 2017. The optical trapezoid model: A novel approach to remote sensing of soil moisture applied to Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 observations. Remote Sensing of Environment. 198, 52-68
    • Babaeian, E., Sadeghi, M., Gohardoust, M.R., Arthur, E., Effati, M., Jones, S.B., and Tuller, M. 2021. The feasibility of shortwave infrared imaging and inverse numerical modeling for rapid estimation of soil hydraulic properties. Vadose Zone Journal. 20 (2).
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Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

G151 McCarty Hall A 

(352) 294-3106
(352) 392-3399 fax