Soils are the foundation for ecosystems and their function. Because of the variety of roles soils play in both natural and managed landscapes, my research spans several areas. The foundation of our program is the exploration of properties, formation, classification and distribution of soils across landscapes. Specific projects investigate the characterization and evaluation of land use and human impacts on dynamic soil properties and soil quality, the clay mineralogy and associated properties and function of certain southeastern U.S. soils, and the utilization of geospatial applications in soil science and agronomic realms.

Environmental Science, Agronomy
PhD, University of Georgia, Soil Science, 1998
MS, Univeristy of Maryland, Soil Science, 1993
BS, James Madison University, Biology, 1988