Doctoral Dissertations

Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Environmental and Soil Sciences

Major Professor

Neal Eash

Committee Members

Bruce Hicks, James Zahn, John Goddard, Dayton Lambert, Tom Sauer


This dissertation examined the carbon sequestration potential of a low C:N soil amendment and its incorporation into the soil over a rolling agricultural field. A segmented planar fit was developed to assess and correct the systematic errors the topography introduces on the carbon dioxide fluxes. The carbon dioxide fluxes were then be partitioned into gross primary productivity and soil respiration to understand the influence of the contrasting management practices, using flux variance partitioning. Concomitant with the partitioning, high resolution temporal and spatial scale remote sensing images were interpolated and standardized to conduct hypothesis testing for treatment effects.

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