Publications by Student Authors

Publications by current and former students and postdocs of our group.

Ammar Albalasmeh

PhD Student from 2009-2014

  1. Development and Analysis of Soil Water Infiltration Global Database.
    Rahmati, M., Weihermöller, L., Vanderborght, J., Pachepsky, Y. A., Mao, L., Sadeghi, S. H., … Vereecken, H.
    Earth System Science Data, 1–42. 2018.
  2. Alteration of physical and chemical characteristics of clayey soils by irrigation with treated waste water.
    Gharaibeh, M. A., Ghezzehei, T. A., Albalasmeh, A. A., & Alghzawi, M. Z.
    Geoderma, 276, 33–40. 2016.
  3. Spatial distribution of rhizodeposits provides built-in water potential gradient in the rhizosphere.
    Ghezzehei, T. A., & Albalasmeh, A. A.
    Ecological Modeling, 298, 53–63. 2015.
  4. Interplay between soil drying and root exudation in rhizosheath development.
    Albalasmeh, A. A., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Plant and Soil, 374(1-2), 739–751. 2013.
  5. A new method for rapid determination of carbohydrate and total carbon concentrations using UV spectrophotometry.
    Albalasmeh, A. A., Berhe, A. A., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Carbohydrate Polymers, 97(2), 253–61. 2013.
  6. Degradation of moist soil aggregates by rapid temperature rise under low intensity fire.
    Albalasmeh, A. A., Berli, M., Shafer, D. S., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Plant and Soil, 362(1-2), 335–344. 2013.

Chelsea Arnold

PhD student from 2009-2015, Research Associate from 2016-present

  1. On the role of soil water retention characteristic on aerobic microbial respiration.
    Ghezzehei, T. A., Sulman, B., Arnold, C. L., Bogie, N. A., & Berhe, A. A.
    Biogeosciences. review. 2018.
  2. Decomposition of distinct organic matter pools is regulated by moisture status in structured wetland soils.
    Arnold, C., Berhe, A. A., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 81, 28–37. 2015.
  3. A method for characterizing desiccation-induced consolidation and permeability loss of organic soils.
    Arnold, C., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Water Resources Research, 51(1), e106058. 2015.
  4. Early Spring, Severe Frost Events, and Drought Induce Rapid Carbon Loss in High Elevation Meadows.
    Arnold, C., Ghezzehei, T. A., & Berhe, A. A.
    PLoS ONE, 9(9), e106058. 2014.

Nate Bogie

PhD Student from 2011-2016, Postdoc from 2016-present

  1. Response of soil physical properties to warming and implications for biogeochemical cycling of essential elements.
    Santos, F., Moreland, K., Barnes, M., Abney, R., Jin, L., Bogie, N., … Berhe, A. A.
    In J. Mohan (Ed.), Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: microbes, vegetation, fauna, and soil biogeochemistry . Elsevier. 2018.
  2. On the role of soil water retention characteristic on aerobic microbial respiration.
    Ghezzehei, T. A., Sulman, B., Arnold, C. L., Bogie, N. A., & Berhe, A. A.
    Biogeosciences. review. 2018.
  3. Intercropping With Two Native Woody Shrubs Improves Water Status and Development of Interplanted Groundnut and Pearl Millet in the Sahel.
    Bogie, N. A., Bayala, R., Diedhiou, I., Dick, R., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Plant and Soil. review. 2018.
  4. Hydraulic Redistribution by Native Sahelian Shrubs: Bioirrigation to Resist In-Season Drought.
    Bogie, N. A., Bayala, R., Diedhiou, I., Conklin, M. H., Fogel, M., Dick, R., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Frontiers in Environmental Science: Agroecology and Land Use Systems. review. 2018.
  5. Alteration of soil physical properties and processes after ten years of intercropping with native shrubs in the Sahel.
    Bogie, N., Bayala, R., Diedhiou, I., Dick, R. P., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Soil and Tillage Research, 182, 153–163. 2018.

Thomas Gebrenegus

Postdoc from 2011-2016

  1. An Index for Degree of Hysteresis in Water Retention.
    Gebrenegus, T., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Soil Science Society of America Journal, 75(6), 2122–2127. 2011.
  2. Physicochemical controls on initiation and evolution of desiccation cracks in sand-bentonite mixtures: X-ray CT imaging and stochastic modeling.
    Gebrenegus, T., Ghezzehei, T. A., & Tuller, M.
    Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 126(1-2), 100–112. 2011.

Mathew Jian

MS Student from 2013-2016

  1. Soil Structural Degradation during Low-severity Burns.
    Jian, M., Berli, M., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 45(5553-5561). 2018.
  2. Vulnerability of physically protected soil organic carbon to loss under low severity fires.
    Jian, M., Berhe, A. A., Berli, M., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Frontiers in Environmental Sciences-Soil Processes. 2018.
  3. Integration of terrestrial observational networks: opportunity for advancing Earth system dynamics modelling.
    Baatz, R., Sullivan, P. L., Li, L., Weintraub, S., Loescher, H. W., Mirtl, M., … Looy, K. V.
    Earth System Dynamics, 9, 593–609. 2018.

Carolina Peña-Sancho

Visiting PhD student in 2015 and 2017

  1. Upward infiltration–evaporation method to estimate soil hydraulic properties.
    Peña-Sancho, C., Ghezzehei, T. A., Latorre, B., González-Cebollada, C., & Moret-Fernández, D.
    Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(10), 1683–1693. 2017.
  2. A modified multiple tension upward infiltration method to estimate the soil hydraulic properties.
    Moret-Fernández, D., Latorre, B., Peña-Sancho, C., & Ghezzehei, T. A.
    Hydrological Processes, 30(17), 2991–3003. 2016.