Modern Soil Observations and Field-Based Experiments
I study modern soils in order to understand their role in the global carbon cycle as well as to develop new and refine existing paleosol proxies.
In particular I make high-precision, field-based measurements of soil O2 in order to continuously monitor belowground abiotic and biotic processes.
I also designed and am operating a long-term, field-based soil experiment. I am reproducing the field observations in a soil physics/chemistry model in order to expand the experiment temporally in a simulated environment.
Active Projects include:
1) Developing a process-based understanding of soil
2) Continuous, field-based monitoring of soil O2 and
CO2 concentrations to understand soil microbial