What we do, and why we love it
Soil physics explores the variability and distribution of water within the vadose zone of Earth’s surface. Within this zone, we draw on the principles of physics to study the exchange of water, energy, gasses and solutes. This critical zone is of immense interest for sustainability, agriculture, ecology and engineering.
The soil physics group at the University of Idaho focuses on the processes governing the physical and hydrologic state of soil at multiple spatial and temporal scales. We are excited to give you a glimpse of this exciting field of study and how we can work together to combat today’s environmental issues.
Present and past graduate students talk about their research projects in the Graduate Students section.
If you would like to take a course on soil physics, you will find the Teaching section helpful.
If you are interested in using a geophysical or remote sensing tool for your project, the section Tools has some information on the possibilities.