Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
Dr. Konen’s research program focuses on human impacts on soils and surficial processes. Current projects are examining soil carbon dynamics in agricultural systems and restored and remnant prairie and savanna. He also has been quantifying post-settlement erosion-sedimentation rates. Other research projects are focusing on soil-landscape relationships in glacial, periglacial, and eolian environments.
Current Student Research Opportunities
Field and laboratory opportunities are available for students to investigate human impacts on soils, hydrologic properties, and landscapes. This includes agricultural, restored prairie, and never cultivated prairie and savanna sites at Nachusa Grasslands and comporable locations in the region.
Past Student Research Projects
Contact Dr. Konen for more information!