Areas of Interest:
- Soil manganese oxides
- Carbon in forest and ag soils
- Soil and sediment phosphorus along Lake Champlain stream corridors
- Nitrification and stream nitrate export
- Calcium mineralogy and availability
- Long-term forest soil monitoring (200-year study, volunteers needed!)
catchment research sites in Vermont:
Lye Brook Wilderness Area study watershed (Southeast Vermont)
Current funded projects:McGuire, K.J., S.W. Bailey, T.D. Bullen and D.S. Ross. Collaborative research: Landform controls on hydrologic flowpaths and pedogenesis explain solute retention and export from pedon to catchment scales. NSF Hydrology. 8/15/2010-7/31/2013.
Ross, D.S., J.H. Görres, C.M. Danks, S.H. Wilmot and C.v.H. Cogbill. Earthworm and land-use legacy effects on belowground carbon in the managed northern forest. Northern States Research Cooperative Theme 1. $73,072. 6/26/2012-5/31/2014.
Ross, D.S. Carbon and nutrient dynamics in Vermont’s forested and agricultural soils. USDA Hatch. $60,000. 10/1/2012-9/30/2015.
Van Houten, J. and K.Chu. Adaptation to climate change in the Lake Champlain Basin: New understanding through complex systems modeling. NSF EPSCoR. $20M. 9/1/2011-8/21/2016 (Ross is one of the funded investigators).
Wemple, B.C. and D.S. Ross. Evaluating effectiveness of BMP implementation on gravel roads to reduce sediment and phosphorus runoff. Vermont Water Center (USGS) and VT ANR. $45,000. 3/1/2012-2/28/2013.
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