Dept. Affiliation: Environmental Sciences
Dr. Daniel Giménez is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences. He is a soil scientist interested in the movement of water and transport of chemicals in soils in relation to land use and climate change. Dr. Giménez investigates the effects of natural and anthropogenic forces on soil micro-structure. His most recent research is on understanding the effects of elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and shifts in precipitation amount on the distribution of carbon in soils and its impact in soil micro-structure and hydraulic properties. A variety of field and laboratory tools are used in these investigations, including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Time Domain Reflectrometry (TDR), X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT), and instrumentation to automatically measure infiltration and soil water retention properties. Field and laboratory measurements are integrated through modeling.