Jennifer__Morris.jpgJennifer Morris M.Sc.

Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests: Greenhouse gas emissions and the driving mechanisms/pathways of agricultural systems in the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta

shannon.jpegShannon Bailey M.Sc.

Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry

As a part of the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate group I am interested in a variety of topics like soil, environmental, analytical, and wine chemistry.  Right now I am working on studying the greenhouse gas emissions that occur during composting.  The particular gases I am focusing on are nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide.  I am working on a dynamic chamber method to measure these gas emissions.  Besides research I like to swim, garden, cook, knit, crochet and watch way too much TV for my own good.



Alviero.jpgAlveiro Salamanca Jimenez PhD

Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research Interests: Effect of soil water content on soil and plant nitrogen dynamics, and how to improve the nitrogen use efficiency in tropical crops

Heather_Throckmorton.jpegHeather Throckmorton PhD

Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research Interests: Soil organic matter, soil carbon turnover and stability, forest soils, microbial C, organo-mineral interactions, analytical pyrolysis-gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS-IRMS)






Garret_Liles.jpegGarrett Liles PhD

Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research Interests: Forest soils, thermal analysis of soils and soil organic matter, quantification and prediction of forest soil C with colorimetry, thermodynamic characterization of SOM




Quenby Lum PhD


Research Interests: Ecosystem nutrient cycling, climate change, biodiversity conservation.


Yumi.jpgYumiko Henneberry PhD

Hydrologic Sciences

Research Interests: Dissolved organic carbon interactions with metal hydroxides, carbon stabilization in wetland environments, mercury cycling/speciation in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Julie_Bower.jpgJulie Bower PhD

Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry

Research Interests: Thermal analysis of biogeochemical materials, yard waste compost, organo-mineral interactions, C-13 stable isotope tracers.

Hobbies: Food preservation, gardening, animal husbandry, home renovation, playing outside with my son and pets.

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Kobi.jpegYascov Assa (Kobi) M.Sc.

Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research Interests: Organic farming and soil fertility managment.

Specific area of research: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from rice farming systems under different managment practices.






Jiro.jpgJiro Ariyama M.Sc.

Hydrologic Sciences

Research Interests: Water Resource Management and Groundwater Recharge

Hobbies: Soccer and piano