Dr. Murphy’s interests include climate as a soil-forming factor and soils’ effects on climate. Soil quality is affected by climatic factors/processes, and degradation of soil by wind and water erosion, loss of organic matter (carbon) from soil, compaction, reduction in infiltration and/or water holding capacity of soil are all linked to climate as well resiliency of soils and landscapes. Restoring soil quality to degraded soils and concomitantly sequestering carbon are a constant theme in Dr. Murphy’s teaching and outreach efforts.
- Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences/Plant Biology Dept., New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station/Cooperative Extension/Soil Testing Laboratory
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