Updates & News
July 12, 2019 / news
Samuel N. Araya successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Soil Structure and Land Surface Controls on Soil Hydraulic Properties and Processes--Applications of Machine Learning, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Observations from Long-Term Conservation Agriculture Management"
Using Machine Learning for Prediction of Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Its Sensitivity to Soil Structural Perturbations
July 12, 2019 / publication
Using machine learning, high‐performance computing, and a large database of over 18,000 soils, we developed new PTFs to predict Ks.
March 21, 2019 / publication
Soil water status is one of the most important environmental factors that control microbial activity and rate of soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition.
September 18, 2018 / publication
Hydraulic redistribution (HR) by woody vegetation has been proposed as a potential water source for crops in intercropped systems. The native woody shrub,
September 14, 2018 / news
Low-severity wildland fires and prescribed burns have long been presumed by scientists and resource managers to be harmless to soils, but this may not be the case, new research shows. According to two new studies, low-severity burns cause damage to soil structure and organic matter in ways that are not immediately apparent after a fire.