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Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences Faculty

Stephen Anderson

Stephen H. Anderson, Ph.D.


William A. Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil Science
Environmental Soil Physics
Graduate Coordinator, SEAS

Education

  • Ph.D. 1985, North Carolina State University

Research

  • Soil physics, X-ray tomography of soil systems

Research Description

Anderson's primary research interests include evaluation of soil management effects on soil hydraulic properties, development of X-ray computed tomography and microtomography techniques for assessment of pore-scale soil properties and processes, and utilizing simulation models to evaluate effectiveness of conservation practices at the watershed scale. Soil properties evaluated with X-ray tomography include macropore and mesopore size distributions and characteristics, pore continuity, and pore tortuosity--all critically important for transport of water, air and solutes in soil systems. Fractal and fuzzy logic techniques are applied to quantify pore-scale variability of biopores.

Teaching

  • Environmental Science 3500, Pollutant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 4305/7305, Environmental Soil Physics
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 4306/7306, Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory
  • Environmental Science/Natural Resources 4320/7320, Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 9407, Advanced Environmental Soil Physics
  • Plant Science 4355/7355, Advanced Turfgrass Management

Selected Publications

  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010.
    Veterinary antibiotic sorption to agroforestry buffer, grass buffer and cropland soils. Agroforestry Systems 79:67-80.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010.
    Agroforestry and grass buffer influences on macropores measured by computed tomography under grazed pasture systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74:203-212.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and C.J. Gantzer. 2010.
    CT-measured macropores as affected by agroforestry and grass buffers for grazed pasture systems. Agroforestry Systems 79:59-65.
  • Anderson, S.H., R.P. Udawatta, T. Seobi, and H.E. Garrett. 2009.
    Soil water content and infiltration in agroforestry buffer strips. Agroforestry Systems 75:5-16.
  • Baer, J.U., T.F. Kent, and S.H. Anderson. 2009. Image analysis and fractal geometry to characterize soil desiccation cracks. Geoderma 154:153-163.
  • Follis, C.C., S.H. Anderson, E.H. Ervin, and B.S. Fresenburg. 2009.
    Evaluation of sand-soil root zones amended with calcined clay and zeolite for athletic fields. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 11:1085-1095.
  • Kazemi, H.V., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, and C.J. Gantzer. 2009.
    Aldicarb and carbofuran transport in a Hapludalf influenced by differential antecedent soil water content and irrigation delay. Chemosphere 74:265-273.
  • Yakimenko, E.Y., S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta. 2009.
    Assessment of CT-measured porosity in Russian soils using fractal dimension and lacunarity. Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks 19:147-154.
  • Zeng, Y., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta. 2009.
    Fractal analysis of CT-measured porosity for claypan soils. Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks 19:115-122.
  • Hamza, M.A., S.H. Anderson, and L.A.G. Aylmore.  2008. 
    Water drawdown by radish (Raphanus sativus L.) multiple-root systems evaluated using computed tomography. Australian Journal of Soil Research  46:228-236.
  • Jiang, P., N.R. Kitchen, S.H. Anderson, E.J. Sadler, and K.A. Sudduth.  2008. 
    Estimating plant-available water using the simple inverse yield model for claypan landscapes.  Agronomy Journal  100:830-836.
  • Kazemi, H.V., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, and C.J. Gantzer.  2008. 
    Atrazine and alachlor transport in claypan soils as influenced by differential antecedent soil water content.  Journal of Environmental Quality  37:1599-1607.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, L.G. Bricknell, R.P. Udawatta, and C.J. Gantzer.  2008. 
    Soil hydraulic properties influenced by agroforestry and grass buffers for grazed pasture systems.  Journal of Soil Water Conservation 63:224-232.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, E.E. Alberts, A.L. Thompson, and C.J. Gantzer.  2008. 
    Predicting runoff and sediment yield from a stiff-stemmed grass hedge system for a small watershed.  Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers  51:425-432.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson, and H.E. Garrett.  2008. 
    Agroforestry and grass buffer effects on high resolution X-ray CT-measured pore characteristics.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 72:295-304.
  • Udawatta, R.P., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, and H.E. Garrett.  2008. 
    Influence of prairie restoration on CT-measured soil pore characteristics.  Journal of Environmental Quality  37:219-228.
  • Anderson, S.H., Z. Cheng, and C.J. Gantzer.  2007. 
    MRB signatures of X-ray CT images for estimating soil hydraulic conductivity.  Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks  17:131-136. 
  • Hamza, M.A., S.H. Anderson, and L.A.G. Aylmore.  2007. 
    Computed tomographic evaluation of osmotica on shrinkage and recovery of lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) and radish (Raphanus sativus L.) roots.  Environmental and Experimental Botany 59:334-339.
  • Jiang, P., S.H. Anderson, N.R. Kitchen, E.J. Sadler, and K.A. Sudduth.  2007. 
    Landscape and conservation management effects on hydraulic properties of a claypan-soil toposequence.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:803-811.
  • Jiang, P., S.H. Anderson, N.R. Kitchen, K.A. Sudduth, and E.J. Sadler.  2007. 
    Estimating plant-available water capacity for claypan landscapes using apparent electrical conductivity.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 71:1902-1908.
  • Blanco-Canqui, H., C.J. Gantzer, and S.H. Anderson.  2006. 
    Performance of grass barriers and filter strips under interrill and concentrated flow.  Journal of  Environmental Quality  35: 1969-1974.
  • Udawatta, R.P., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, and H.E. Garrett.  2006. 
    Agroforestry and grass buffer influence on macropore characteristics:  A computed tomography analysis.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 70:1763-1773.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, and C.J. Gantzer. 2005.
    Computed-tomographic measurement of soil macroporosity parameters as affected by stiff-stemmed grass hedges. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69:1609-1616.
  • Seobi, T., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and C.J. Gantzer. 2005.
    Influence of grass and agroforestry buffer strips on soil hydraulic properties for an Albaqualf. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69:893-901.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, and E.E. Alberts. 2004.
    Soil hydraulic properties influenced by stiff-stemmed grass hedge systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:1386-1393.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, and A.L. Thompson. 2004.
    Influence of stiff-stemmed grass hedge systems on infiltration. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:2000-2006.
  • Anderson, S.H., H. Wang, R.L. Peyton, and C.J. Gantzer. 2003.
    Estimation of porosity and hydraulic conductivity from X-ray CT-measured solute breakthrough. In F. Mees, R. Swennen, M. Van Geet, and P. Jacobs (eds.) Applications of X-ray Computed Tomography in the Geosciences. Geological Society of London. 215:135-149.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, and A.L. Thompson. 2003.
    Influence of long-term cropping systems on soil physical properties related to soil erodibility. Soil Science Society of America Journal 67:637-644.
  • Gantzer, C.J., and S.H. Anderson. 2002.
    Computed tomographic measurement of macroporosity in chisel-disk and no-tillage seedbeds. Soil and Tillage Research 64:101-111.

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