Stephen H. Anderson, PhD

William A. Albrecht Distinguished Professor of Soil and Environmental Sciences

Environmental Soil Physics and Hydrology

Graduate Emphasis Area Coordinator

Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences

Adjunct Professor

Plant Sciences

Contact Information

Email AndersonS@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-6303
Address 302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building

Education

  • Ph.D. 1985, North Carolina State University

Research

  • Soil physics, vadose zone hydrology, X-ray tomography of soil systems

Research Description

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. Fractal and fuzzy logic techniques are applied to quantify pore-scale variability of biopores.

Teaching

  • 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
  • Environmental Science/Soil Science 8400, Transport in the Vadose Zone
  • Plant Science 4355/7355, Advanced Turfgrass Management

Selected Publications

  • Cercioglu, M., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and S.I. Haruna.  2018.  Effects of cover crop and biofuel crop management on computed tomography-measured pore parameters.  Geoderma 319:80-88.
  • Gantzer, C.J., S.H. Anderson, and R.J. Miles.  2018.  The centennial of the first erosion plots.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation  73:57A-59A.
  • Haruna, S.I., N.V. Nkongolo, S.H. Anderson, F. Eivazi, and S. Zaibon.  2018.  In situ infiltration as influenced by cover crop and tillage management.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation  73:164-172.
  • Satkowski, L.E., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, R.N. Lerch, E.B. Webb, and D.D. Snow.  2018.  Imidacloprid sorption and transport in cropland, grass buffer and riparian buffer soils.  Vadose Zone Journal 17:171039 (1-12).
  • Senaviratne, G.M.M.M.A., C. Baffaut, J.A. Lory, R.P. Udawatta, N.O. Nelson, J.R. Williams, and S.H. Anderson.  2018.  Improved APEX model simulation of buffer water quality benefits at field scale.  Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers  61:603-616.
  • Acikgoz, S., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson, and R.J. Miles.  2017.  125 years of soil and crop management on Sanborn Field: Effects on soil physical properties related to soil erodibility.  Soil Science 182:172-180.
  • Haruna, S.I., S.H. Anderson, N.V. Nkongolo, T. Reinbott, and S. Zaibon.  2017.  Soil thermal properties influenced by perennial biofuel and cover crop management.  Soil Science Society of America Journal  81:1147-1156.
  • Lerch, R.N., C.H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, and S.H. Anderson.  2017.  Vegetative buffer strips for reducing herbicide transport in runoff: effects of buffer width, vegetation, and season.  Journal of American Water Resources Association 53:667-683.
  • Zaibon, S., S.H. Anderson, A.L. Thompson, N.R. Kitchen, C.J. Gantzer, and S.I. Haruna.  2017.  Soil water infiltration affected by topsoil thickness in row crop and switchgrass production systems.  Geoderma 286:46-53.
  • Adhikari, P., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and S. Kumar.  2016.  Analysis of CT-measured pore characteristics of porous media relative to physical properties.  Computer Science 95:442-449.
  • Akdemir, E., S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta.  2016.  Influence of agroforestry buffers on soil hydraulic properties relative to row crop management.  Soil Science 181:368-376.
  • Chandrasoma, J.M., R.P. Udawatta, S.H. Anderson, A.L. Thompson, and M.A. Abney, 2016.  Soil hydraulic properties as influenced by prairie restoration.  Geoderma 283:48-56.
  • Sahin, H., S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta.  2016.  Water infiltration and soil water content in claypan soils  influenced by agroforestry and grass buffers compared to row crop management.  Agroforestry Systems 90:839-860.
  • Simmons, L.A., and S.H. Anderson.  2016.  Effects of logging activities on selected soil physical and hydraulic properties  for a claypan landscape.  Geoderma  269:145-152.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson, and S. Assouline.  2016.  Synchrotron microtomographic quantification of geometrical soil pore characteristics affected by compaction.  SOIL 2:211-220.  (Published by European Geosciences Union).
  • Zaibon, S., S.H. Anderson, N.R. Kitchen, and S.I. Haruna.  2016.  Soil physical and hydraulic properties affected by topsoil thickness in cultivated switchgrass and corn-soybean cropping systems.  Soil Science Society of America Journal  80:1365-1376.
  • Zeiger, S.J., J.A. Hubbart, S.H. Anderson, and M.C. Stambaugh.  2016.  Quantifying and modeling urban stream temperature: A central US watershed study.  Hydrological Processes  30:503-514.
  • Anderson, S.H., D.J. Heinze, and R.L. Peyton. 2015. Assessment of selected methods for estimating chemical transport parameters from computed tomographic imaging. Computer Science 61:460-465.
  • Anderson, S.H., J.L. Holmes, and R.L. Peyton. 2015. Tomography-measured spatial distributions of non-aqueous phase liquids in porous media. Computer Science 61:466-471.
  • Baffaut, C., F. Ghidey, E.J. Sadler, and S.H. Anderson. 2015. Long-term agro-ecosystem research in the central Mississippi River Basin: SWAT simulation of flow and water quality in the Goodwater Creek Experimental Watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality 44:84-96.
  • Sadler, E.J., R.N. Lerch, N.R. Kitchen, S.H. Anderson, C. Baffaut, K.A. Sudduth, A.A. Prato, R.J. Kremer, E.D. Vories, D.B. Myers, R. Broz, R.J. Miles, and F.J. Young. 2015. Long-term agro-ecosystem research in the Central Mississippi River Basin: Introduction, establishment, and overview. Journal of Environmental Quality 44:3-12.
  • Schneider, J.G., J.B. Haguewood, E. Song, X. Pan, J.M. Rutledge, B.J. Monke, D.F. Myers, S.H. Anderson, M.R. Ellersieck, and X. Xiong. 2015. Indaziflam effect on Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L. Pers.) shoot growth and root initiation as influenced by soil texture and organic matter. Crop Science 55:1-8.
  • Adhikari, P., R.P. Udawatta, and S.H. Anderson. 2014. Soil thermal properties under prairies, conservation buffers and corn/soybean land use systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78:1977-1986.
  • Anderson, S.H., D.J. Heinze, and R.L. Peyton. 2014. Computed tomography-estimated transport velocity and chemical dispersivity in undisturbed geomedia. Computer Science 36:643-648.
  • Anderson, S.H.. 2014. Tomography-measured macropore parameters to estimate hydraulic properties of porous media. Computer Science 36:649-654.
  • Ma, Y., X. Zheng, S.H. Anderson, J. Lu, and X. Feng. 2014. Diesel oil volatilization processes affected by selected porous media. Chemosphere 99:192-198.
  • Senaviratne, G.M.M.M.A., R.P. Udawatta, S.H. Anderson, C. Baffaut, and A.L. Thompson. 2014. Use of fuzzy rainfall-runoff predictions for claypan watersheds with conservation buffers in Northeast Missouri. Journal of Hydrology 517:1008-1018.
  • Senaviratne, G.M.M.M.A., R.P. Udawatta, C. Baffaut, and S.H. Anderson. 2014. Evaluation of a stepwise, multiobjective, multivariable parameter optimization method for the APEX model. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:1381-1391.
  • Anderson, S.H., and J.W. Hopmans. 2013. Soil-water-root processes: Advances in tomography and imaging. 304 pp. Soil Science Society of America Special Publication 61, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Anderson, S.H., H.J. Shieh, and R.L. Peyton. 2013. Chemical transport in undisturbed soils estimated using transfer function models. Computer Science 20:189-194.
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: Vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects. Journal of Environmental Quality 42:794-805.
  • Chu, B., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, C.H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine transport in agroforestry and cropland soils. Vadose Zone Journal 12(2):1-14.
  • Follis, C.C., S.H. Anderson, E.H. Ervin, and B.S. Fresenburg. 2013. Assessment of rootzone mixes with inorganic and organic amendments for athletic fields. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 12:633-639.
  • Senaviratne, G.M.M.M.A., R.P. Udawatta, C. Baffaut, and S.H. Anderson. 2013. Agricultural Policy Environmental eXtender simulation of three adjacent row-crop watersheds in the claypan region. Journal of Environmental Quality 42: 726-736.
  • Anderson, S.H., B. Haeffner, and R.L. Peyton. 2012. Influence of scale on chemical dispersivity in geomedia. Computer Science 12:242-247.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta, and R.L. Kallenbach. 2012. Water infiltration influenced by agroforestry and grass buffers for a grazed pasture system. Agroforestry Systems 84:325-335.
  • Mudgal, A., C. Baffaut, S.H. Anderson, E.J. Sadler, N.R. Kitchen, K.A. Sudduth, and R.N. Lerch. 2012. Using APEX to develop and validate physically-based indices for the delineation of critical management areas. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 67:284-299.
  • Paudel, B.R., R.P. Udawatta, R.J. Kremer, and S.H. Anderson. 2012. Soil quality indicator responses to row crop, grazed pasture, and agroforestry buffer management. Agroforestry Systems 84:311-323.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson, A.M. Rossi, R.C. Graham, and R.A. Ketcham. 2012. Analysis of three-dimensional geometrical pore parameters from rock weathering. Soil Science 177:506-516.
  • Anderson, S.H. 2011. Claypan and its environmental effects. p. 122-125. In Jan Glinski, Jуzef Horabik, Jerzy Lipiec (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Agrophysics, Springer.
  • Anderson, S.H., and X. Liu. 2011. Pollutant transport in geomedia using X-ray computed tomography. Computer Science 6:481-486.
  • Kumar, S., R.P. Udawatta, S.H. Anderson, and A. Mudgal. 2011. APEX model simulation of runoff and sediment losses for grazed pasture watersheds with agroforestry buffers. Agroforestry Systems 83:51-62.
  • Lee, S.S., C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson, and S.H. Anderson. 2011. Polyacrylamide efficacy for reducing soil erosion and runoff as influenced by slope. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 66:172-177.
  • O’Donnell, T.K., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Miles, C. Baffaut, S.H. Anderson, and K.A. Sudduth. 2011. Determination of representative elementary areas for soil redoximorphic features identified by digital image processing. Geoderma 161:138-146.
  • Paudel, B.R., R.P. Udawatta, and S.H. Anderson. 2011. Agroforestry and grass buffer effects on soil quality parameters for grazed pasture and row-crop systems. Applied Soil Ecology 48:125-132.
  • Udawatta, R.P., S.H. Anderson, P.P. Motavalli, and H.E. Garrett. 2011. Calibration of a water content reflectometer and soil water dynamics for an agroforestry practice. Agroforestry Systems 82:61-75.
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010. Veterinary antibiotic sorption to agroforestry buffer, grass buffer and cropland soils. Agroforestry Systems 79:67-80.
  • Kim, H.M., S.H. Anderson, P.P. Motavalli, and C.J. Gantzer. 2010. Compaction effects on soil macropore geometry and related parameters for an arable field. Geoderma 160:244-251.
  • Kumar, S., R.P. Udawatta, and S.H. Anderson. 2010. Root length density and carbon content of agroforestry and grass buffers under grazed pasture systems in a Hapludalf. Agroforestry Systems 80:85-96.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, and R.P. Udawatta. 2010. Agroforestry and grass buffer influences on macropores measured by computed tomography under grazed pasture systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74:203-212.
  • Lee, S.S., C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson, and S.H. Anderson. 2010. Polyacrylamide and gypsum amendments for erosion and runoff control on two soil series. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65:233-242.
  • Mudgal, A., S.H. Anderson, C. Baffaut, N.R. Kitchen, K.A. Sudduth, and E.J. Sadler. 2010. Effects of long-term soil and crop management on soil hydraulic properties for claypan soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65:393-403.
  • Mudgal, A., C. Baffaut, S.H. Anderson, E.J. Sadler, and A.L. Thompson. 2010. APEX model assessment of variable landscapes on runoff and dissolved herbicides. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 53:1047-1058.
  • O’Donnell, T.K., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Miles, C. Baffaut, S.H. Anderson, and K.A. Sudduth. 2010. Identification and quantification of soil redoximorphic features by digital image processing. Geoderma 157:86-96.