• Our Lab

    We are equipped with instruments and sensors for complete characterization of soil physical properties

  • Gas Fluxes

  • Meadow Ecohydrology

  • Agroecology in the Sahel

  • Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Relations

  • Fire in Arid Regions

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Our Team

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Teamrat A. Ghezzehei

Associate Professor

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Nate Bogie


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Samuel Araya

PhD Candidate

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Mathew Jian

MS Student

Featured Research


We study sustainable food production system in the Sahel that relies on agroecological principles as

Soil Structure

Fires in arid and semi-arid regions are often short lived and rarely heat  surface soil


Mass and energy fluxes in dry-hot areas are strongly coupled and have strong bearing on delicate ecosystems of such areas. We work with collaborators at Desert Research Institute to understand coupling between soil moisture and atmospheric variables.  


Many of the research questions we address require novel approaches. Here you will find a selection of new or improved measurement and quantitative techniques we developed over the years.