Thanos N. Papanicolaou is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa as well as an Associate Research Engineer at IIHR- Hydroscience & Engineering. For the last 13 years, his research has focused on watershed dynamics in terms of their effects on soil and water quality, as well as the biota.
The goal of this project was better understanding of the interplay between climate shifts and management practices as it affects soil organic matter (SOM) stocks in agricultural fields. Two advanced computer models were used to study this issue. [Keywords: WEPP, CENTURY, CARBON, EROSION]
How can we implement multifunctional agriculture (MFA) in an Intense Managed Landscape? Is it even realistic and feasible? Which are the barriers for implementing MFA?
This project made progress in identifying the barriers.