Environmental Physics

environmental physicsEnvironmental Physics is scientific discipline that focuses on determination of how environmental factors affect biological and physical processes in agricultural and natural ecosystems. Environmental physicists seek to discover the underlying principles that govern mass and energy transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system by observing the behavior of organisms and objects in the environments in which they reside, and mathematically describing the behavior in terms of environmental parameters such as radiant energy, temperature, and concentrations of water, nutrients, and other natural and manmade compounds. Research in environmental physics in the Dept. of Soil and Crop Science is addressing a number of complex environmental issues ranging from water and contaminant transport in soils to the impact of global climate change on ecosystem structure, function and productivity.

Faculty/Staff

  • Jim Heilman, environmental soil physics, College Station, TX
  • Kevin McInnes, environmental soil physics and modeling, College Station, TX
  • Cristine Morgan, hydropedology and modeling, College Station, TX

Research Interests

  • Water and contaminant transport in soils
  • Impact of global climate change on ecosystem structure, function and productivity
  • Discover the underlying principles that govern mass and energy transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system

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