Environmental Science Division (EVS) a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
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Umakant Mishra
Assistant Geospatial Modeler
Ecological and Hydrologic Modeling Team
(630)252-1108
Degree
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.
Capabilities
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.