Jay Noller

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Jay and his research group are developing applications of predictive mapping techniques in the survey of soils and ecological units across forests, farms and rangelands in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere.

For more than the past decade Jay has documented temporal and spatial variability in soil development along the Saharan ecotone with focus of investigation of co-evolution of landscape and culture. An example of co-evolution of landscape and culture is soil erosion and the relationship with ancient land use practices in Cyprus and Greece.

"Camps on Cyprus May Have Belonged to Earliest Open-Water Seafarers" - The New York Times, November 22, 2005

Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
Crop and Soil Science
Courses Taught: 

CSS 466/566. Soil Morphology & Classification

Winter (Alt. even yrs)
CSS 468. Digital Mapping of Soilscapes (new Win 2012)

Winter (Alt. odd yrs)
CSS 568. Soil Geomorphology (new Win 2013)

Faculty Type: 
Beyond OSU