Environmental Sciences

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Travis W Nauman

Soil Science
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Travis is a soil scientist with the US Geological Survey Southwest Biological Science Center in Moab, Utah. His work generally encompasses the role of soils in ecosystem responses to different drivers of change. He has pioneered new methods to improve soil surveys using remote sensing and spatial modeling to meet needs of land management decision support systems. He has also worked in development and interpretation of natural resources inventory and monitoring programs with a wide variety of public, private, non-profit, and academic entities to help integrate data-driven research into land management frameworks emphasizing soil processes, ecological potential frameworks, and erosion mitigation. Travis has worked across the southwestern United States, Appalachian Mountains, and in parts of China to integrate field and remotely sensed assessments of soil and vegetation into agricultural, rangeland, and forest management plans.

Research Interest

soils soil survey remote sensing spatial analysis soil characterization

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