I'm a member of The Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory (ESDL) at the University of California, Berkeley where I'm working to expand the field of anthropedogenesis (humans as soil forming factors). My work explores the social construction novel soil systems including anthrosols and technosols, and aims to characterize the continued development of these novel social/soil systems.
Active research interests include:
- Soils as a complex system
- The history of human-soil relations
- Precision restoration and management
- Soils and ecosystem services
- Soil management under regional climate change scenarios
- Digital soil mapping
- Ecological sensor networks
- Data mining for the environmental sciences
- The history, philosophy, and sociology of soil science
A few recent conferences I've attended:
- September 2014 - Complex Soil Systems. Berkeley, CA
- March 2014 - Soils Role in Restoring Ecosystem Services. Sacramento, CA.
- March 2013 - The Art And Science of Reduced Complexity Modeling. Boulder, CO.
- March 2013 - Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Tradeoffs (InVEST) Modeling Workshop. Stanford, CA.
Recent papers I've authored:
- Agricultural Production of Prickly Pear Cactus for Biomass in the Intermountain West. Colorado State University, Agricultural Experiment Station, Technical Report TR15‐03. 2015.