Stephen H. Anderson

Stephen Anderson


William A. Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences

School of Natural Resources

Adjunct Professor

Division of Plant Science & Technology

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Anderson’s primary research interests include evaluation of soil management effects on soil hydraulic properties, development of X-ray computed tomography and microtomography techniques for assessment of pore-scale soil properties and processes, and utilizing simulation models to evaluate effectiveness of conservation practices at the watershed scale. Soil properties evaluated with X-ray tomography include macropore and mesopore size distributions and characteristics, pore continuity, and pore tortuosity — all critically important for transport of water, air and solutes in soil systems. Image analysis techniques are applied to quantify pore-scale variability of biopores.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1985

Courses taught

  • Environmental Science/Civil Engineering 3250: Pollutant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 4305/7305: Environmental Soil Physics
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 4306/7306: Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory
  • Environmental Science/Natural Resources 4320/7320: Hydrologic and Water Quality Modeling
  • Biological Engineering 4350/7350/Civil Engineering 4720/7720: Watershed Modeling Using GIS
  • Biological Engineering 8250: Water Management Theory
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 8400: Transport in the Vadose Zone
  • Plant Science 4355/7355: Advanced Turfgrass Management