Research Areas

We study the physical underpinnings that make soils habitable enviornments for life. Our research is motivated by the demand to sustainably provide for a growing world population. The main research areas that we are engaged on are described below.

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Nutrient Dynamics

We are investigating a novel approach of managing nutrients that capitalizes on natural adaptation of roots to scavange resources from soil.

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Conservation Tillage

Study of the effects of no-till, cover cropping, and high-residue-input practices on water use efficiency in irrigated agriculture at a UC-ANR.

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Machine Learning

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Aggregate Dynamics

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Conservation Tillage

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Low-severity Fire and Soil Processes

What is the impact of low-severity fires, which account for >50% of the burned area in the US Southwest, on soil structure and associated physical and biogeochemical processes?

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Some of current and past members of our lab group conducting research. For more check out our photo galleries.