Associate Professor of Pedology
College of Agricultural Sciences
Email: 
pjd7@psu.edu
Phone number(s): 
(814) 863-4246
Office Address: 
452 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
PSIEE Research Theme: 
Climate and Ecosystem Change
Research Summary: 

Examines people’s use of landscapes and the accompanying changes in soil function across the larger ecosystem the soil supports and how this new knowledge can be used in applied research to improve land management and ecosystem stability. Current research addresses changes in dynamic and inherent soil properties across time scales spanning the Pleistocene to present.