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Emily A. Carter

Research Soil Scientist
520 Devall Drive
Auburn University
United States

Phone: 334-826-8700 x141
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Current Research

The interaction among plant biological systems, soil/hydrologic site factors and forest operations are not sufficiently understood.My component of our Unit's research program seeks to integrate these factors for the development of environmentally aware forest operations.My current research involvement is focused on soil/site disturbance assessment through ground surveys and GPS technology, impact of forest operations on soil physical properties and soil erosion, recovery of soil properties and soil sustainability.


  • University of Georgia, Athens, Ph.D. Agronomy & Soil Chemistry 1991
  • University of Georgia, Athens, M.S. Agronomy & Soil Chemistry 1981
  • Alma College, B.S. Biology 1972

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Research Highlights


Soil sensor system measures machine impacts during forest operations

The heavy machinery required for forest operations can affect soil. Forest Service scientists compared the impact of a dozer and a skidder, usin ...


Last updated on : 04/10/2018