- Assistant Professor
- Heep Center 543A
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Soil Science - Applied Soil Physics & Hydrology, Oklahoma State University, 2019
- M.S. Plant and Soil Science, Oklahoma State University, 2015
- B.S. Environmental Science, Oklahoma State Unversity, 2013
- Courses Taught
SCSC 309 - Water in Soils and Plants (3-2) Credits - 4 Fundamentals of plant water use, and water movement and storage in soils; evapotranspiration, plant water requirements and irrigation scheduling; issues impacting irrigation and water quality; techniques for measuring soil and plant water relations. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.
SCSC 689 - Special Topics in Field and Laboratory Methods in Soil Physics
Soil Physics and Hydrology
My research program focuses on developing useful applications of meteorological, soil moisture, and soil physical property data and studying the influence of soil moisture on various components of the hydrological cycle and soil health. This includes the use of in-situ and remote sensing data to quantify the magnitude of components of the soil water balance and surface energy balance, including evapotranspiration (ET), soil water storage, deep drainage, and runoff, and to determine how these components vary in time and space. The overarching goal of my research program is to provide useful information and tools that will allow fellow researchers, land and water managers, and the public to better steward the increasingly threatened soil and water resources of our planet.
I teach SCSC 309 (Water in Soil and Plants). The course is designed to introduce undergraduate students to fundamental concepts related to water movement in soils, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, evapotranspiration, and plant water use. I have also introduced a new SCSC 689 – Special Topics in Field and Laboratory Methods in Soil Physics.
Students and support staff:
Seyed Ali Azizi | Jaiveer Brar | Ke Ni | Bismark Osei | Parisa Paymard | Mingxiu Wang | Kathryn Watson | Dallas Williams