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    The incumbent is a Research Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist in the Cropping Systems & Water Quality Research Unit (CSWQRU) at Columbia, Missouri, where the Unit mission is to develop knowledge and provide technological solutions to optimize agricultural production systems at the sub-field to watershed scale, for both economic and environmental sustainability.

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    • Monitors environmental fluxes of water, gases, and energy in agroecosystems at scales ranging from plot to watershed.
    • Participates with other CSWQRU scientists to develop and evaluate innovative cropping systems that are productive and sustainable, for example by using water flux measurements to examine variability in crop evapotranspiration.
    • Applies advanced instrumentation (e.g., eddy covariance systems) and analysis techniques (e.g., machine learning) to understand flows of water, nutrients, and energy within agroecosystems.
    • Collaborates with other ARS, university, and private sector scientists to build the multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
    • Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates the findings in the form of reports, presentations, and publications in scientific journals.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional domestic and international travel is required to attend scientific meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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