Current Faculty

Sabine Grunwald

Professor, Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis and GIS

Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis and GIS Laboratory

Program Areas

  • SWS 5721C - GIS in Land Resource Management
  • SWS 6722 - Soil Landscape Modeling
  • ALS 5027 - Reusable Learning Objects

Departmental Research Areas:

  • Soil/Landscape Analysis & Pedometrics
  • Carbon Dynamics and Modeling
  • Soil-Water-Environmental Interactions

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


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Curriculum Vitae

Sabine Grunwald CV and Publications

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

2171 McCarty Hall A 

(352) 294-3145
(352) 392-3399 fax