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Dr. Brian Needelman

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Environmental Science & Technology 1213 HJ Patterson Hall 4065 Campus Dr. College Park, Maryland 20742

Research Focus

Dr. Needelman teaches and performs research in the fields of soil science, pedology (soil formation and mapping), coastal wetlands, and coastal resiliency.

  • Applying the concepts and tools of pedology to solve environmental and social problems.
  • Using existing soil survey data and digital soil mapping to improve decision support tools for precision sustainable agriculture.
  • Understanding and accounting for blue carbon dynamics with a focus on coastal wetland soil processes including carbon sequestration and methane emissions.
  • Integrating environmental and social science approaches to better understand and increase the resilience of coastal socio-ecological systems to climate change.
  • Collaborating on the first national soil survey of Israel.