Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Umakant Mishra
Assistant Geospatial Modeler
Ecological and Hydrologic Modeling Team
Ph. D., Soil Science, The Ohio State University, 2009.
Current Role
Predicting spatial and vertical distributions of soil organic carbon (SOC) of permafrost regions; quantifying land use and climate change impacts on soil systems.
Expertise in geospatial modeling, digital terrain analysis, pedometrics, geostatistics, remote sensing.
Career Highlights
  • Principal investigator: Estimating the distribution of SOC stocks of permafrost regions; incorporating spatial heterogeneity and pedogenic processes in Earth system models; evaluating environmental sustainability of regional-scale cellulosic bioenergy production; developing geospatial approaches to quantify human and climate impacts to soil systems.
  • Postdoctoral research: Combining process-based and geospatial models to predict SOC flux due to land use change; using geospatial approaches to predict climate change impacts to the permafrost SOC pool.
  • Graduate research: Geospatial analysis to predict distribution of SOC stocks at regional scales; use of remote-sensing-based evapotranspiration maps in predicting crop yields and soil properties; evaluating management effects on SOC.