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Scott Jones

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Plants, Soils, and Climate

Associate Department Head, Professor, Environmental Soil Physics

Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 343
DialPhone: 435-797-2175
SendEmail: scott.jones@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Soil Science (Soil Physics), Utah State University, 1997
MS, Agricultural & Irrigation Engineering, Utah State University, 1992
BS, Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1989

Licensures & Certifications

Remote Pilot Certified, Federal Aviation Administration, 2018

Biography

Scott B. Jones is Professor of Environmental Soil Physics in the Department of Plants, Soils and Climate at Utah State University.


Teaching Interests

*PSC 5670/6670 - Environmental Soil Physics *PSC 6140 - Numerical Modeling of Flow and Transport

Research Interests

Development of cutting-edge measurement and modeling approaches that facilitate improved understanding of porous medium properties and processes for agricultural, ecological and environmental applications. My research emphasizes measurement, modeling and analysis of mass and energy flow and transformation in porous media including in situ characterization of soil hydraulic and thermal properties. Current research interests include (1) evaporation from porous media (2) microgravity effects of water supply to plant roots (3) porous media greenhouse gas emissions (4) soil water and nutrient flow and transport (5) sensor development for soil property measurement and monitoring.

Awards

BARD Featured Postdoc Alumni, 2019

BARD - Israel

Fellow, 2018

Soil Science Society of America

Soil Physics & Hydrology Division Chair, 2016

Soil Science Society of America

Faculty Researcher of the Year, 2012

College of Agriculture

Chair, 2010

USDA W2188 Western Regional Soil Physics Technical Committee

Secretary, 2009

USDA - W2188 Western Regional Soil Physics Technical Committee

Wilford R. and Marjorie C. Gardner Junior Faculty Travel Fellowship, 2009

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Tenure and promotion to associate professor, 2008

2008 Undergraduate Mentor of the Year, 2008

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

College of Agriculture - undergraduate research mentor of the year, 2008

2008 Kirkham Conference Invitation, 2008

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS, DAVIS, CA

Cover story-December 2007 issue of Crops, Soils and Agronomy (CSA) News, 2007

International Space Station Experiment, 2007

International Space Station (ISS) Experiment, 2007

SDL, USU AND INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL PROBLEMS, RUSSIA

NASA Parabolic Flight Week Opportunities, 2006

REDUCED GRAVITY OFFICE, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Parabolic Flight Experiments on board NASA's Vomit Comet, 2006

Invited to serve as SSSAJ AE, 2005

2004 Kirkham Conference Coordinator, 2004

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

NASA Parabolic Flight Week Opportunities, 2004

REDUCED GRAVITY OFFICE, HOUSTON, TEXAS

NASA Parabolic Flight Week Opportunities, 2003

REDUCED GRAVITY OFFICE, HOUSTON, TEXA

NASA Parabolic Flight Week Opportunities, 2003

REDUCED GRAVITY OFFICE, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1998

BARD Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997

THE VOLCANI CENTER, ISRAEL

National Honor Society, 1997

Graduate Fellowship, 1996

RMNSGC Fellowship , 1992

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NASA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM

Publications - Abstracts

  • Tuller, M., Nearing, G.S, Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., (2011). Geophysical Characterization of Inactive Mine Tailings - A First Step for Revegetation. European Geophysical Union General Assembly
  • Jones, S.B, (2011). Modeling Conifer Forest Evapotranspiration in a Semi-arid Mountain Ecosystem. Annual Spring Runoff Conference
  • Robinson, D.A, Lebron, I., Jones, S.B, Ryel, R.J, (2011). Soil moisture sequestration in drylands: ecosystem engineering in pinyon juniper woodland via soil water repellency. JULES meeting: Soils. CEH ,
  • Carlisle, J., Szafruga, P., Mahat, V., Mace, B., Schreuders, K., Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Hipps, L.E, Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Instrumentation Enhancement and Data Processing at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest: A Drought Management Initiative Project. Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference
  • Jones, S.B, Sakai, M., Kluitenberg, G., (2010). Exploring Limits of Near-Surface Water Flux Determination from Penta-needle Heat Pulse-Based Measurements. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA
  • Sun, H., Kopp, K., Jones, S.B, (2010). Simulation of Water and Nutrient Transport in Three Turf Species. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, (2010). Identifying Thresholds for Water Storage and Transmission In Montane Watersheds From the Soil up. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA
  • Sakai, M., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., (2010). Estimation of Evaporation Rates from a Subsurface Drying Front using a Penta-Needle Heat Pulse Probe. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA *
  • Sun, H., Kopp, K., Dietz, M.E, Jones, S.B, Fan, J., (2010). A Comprehensive Research Method to Investigate the Environmental Issues of Urban Landscapes: Water Use and Nitrogen Leaching of Urban Landscapes on Community Water Quantity and Quality. American Society for Horticultural Science
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, Doyle, T.E, (2010). Water content determination in soils and porous media using dielectric measurements. GPR
  • Ducas, L., Leffler, J., Ryel, R., Jones, S.B, (2010). Associations of near-surface soil moisture and annual plant community dynamics. Wildland Shrub Symposium
  • Sakai, M., Jones, S.B, (2010). Numerical Evaluation of Snowmelt Infiltration Using Soil Water Content Monitoring. Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference *
  • Jones, S.B, Sakai, M., Tuller, M., (2010). Snowmelt Infiltration and Soil-Water Evaporation Estimates using Heat-Pulse Measurements and Energy Balance Modeling. Western Snow Conference and Spring Runoff Conference
  • Estevez, R., Jones, S.B, (2009). Frequency Domain Soil Moisture Determination Using an Open-Ended Dielectric Probe. ASABE
  • Fan, J., Shao, M., Wang, Q., Li, S., Jones, S.B, (2009). Landscape Changes and Vegetation Restoration in the Wind-Water Crisscross Region of the Loess Plateau, China. ASABE
  • Jones, S.B, Estevez, R.M, Robinson, D.A, (2009). Mobile Soil Water Content Derived from Time Domain Reflectometry and an Open-Ended Dielectric Probe. ASABE
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Bugbee, B., Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2009). Porous plant growth media design considerations for Lunar and Martian habitats. Environmental Systems (ICES)
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Bingham, G.E, Podolskiy, I., Or, D., (2009). Providing Optimal Root Zone Fluxes: Challenges of Capillary-Driven Hysteretic Water Distributions in Microgravity. Environmental Systems (ICES)
  • Wang, C., Estevez, R., Vaz, C.M, Jones, S.B, (2009). Quantifying the Impact of Soil Properties on the Performance of Electromagnetic Water Content Sensors. ASABE
  • Robinson, D.A, Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Lebron, I., Knight, R., Oatham, M.P, (2008). Applications of geophysical survey to Ecohydrology in tropical and dryland ecosystems. Ecological Society of America
  • Estevez, R., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2008). Bilinear Analysis for Soil Moisture Determination Using an Open-Ended Dielectric Probe. Utah State University
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., Tuller, M., Topham, T.S, Podolskiy, I.G, Bingham, G.E, (2008). Challenges of Watering Plants in Space: Water Retention and Distribution---What Have we Learned?. COSPAR
  • Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, Abdu, H., Heinse, R., (2008). Coupled geophysical techniques uncover soil property influence on Ecohydrology. Ecological Society of America
  • Jones, S.B, (2008). Critical Measurements for Understanding Critical Zone Hydrology. Utah State University
  • Monje, O., Wheeler, R.M, Jones, S.B, Mitchell, C.A, (2008). Design of Root Modules for a Lunar Salad Machine. Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LAEG)
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Jones, S.B, Bugbee, B.G, (2008). Estimation of soil respiration: Improved techniques for measurement of soil gas. Ecological Society of America
  • Jones, S.B, Estevez, R.M, Robinson, D.A, (2008). Frequency-Dependent Permittivity for Soil Water Content Determination. Department of Civil Engineering – University of Taubate (UNITAU)
  • Berger, P.A, Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Abdu, H., Tuller, M., Schaap, M.G, Artiola, J.F, (2008). Geophysical Characterization of Inactive Mine Tailings – A First Step for Economical Design of Vegetative Covers. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., Topham, T.S, Podolskiy, I.G, Bingham, G.E, (2008). Implications of Water Distribution on Oxygen Diffusion Pathways in Unsaturated Porous Media. ASA
  • Bugbee, B.G, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Doucette, B., Jones, S.B, (2008). Improved Techniques for Long-term Continuous Measurement of Soil Respiration and Respiratory Quotient. ASA
  • Carlisle, J., Robinson, J., Suisse, J., Mahat, V., Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Hipps, L.E, Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Instrumentation and Measurement Facilities at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest: A Drought Management Initiative Project. Utah State University
  • Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Or, D., (2008). Liquid imbibition in particulate porous media in microgravity. COSPAR
  • Yang, C., Jones, S.B, Kluitenberg, G.J, (2008). Optimized Soil Thermal Properties and Water Flux from Penta-needle Heat Pulse Probe Measurements. Utah State University
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Or, D., Topham, T.S, Podolskiy, I.G, Bingham, G.E, (2008). Oxygen diffusion measurements in porous media on the ISS: One piece of the puzzle for optimal root zone performance. COSPAR
  • Berger, P.A, Heinse, R., Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, Schaap, M.G, Ariola, J.F, (2008). Physical and Hydrological Characterization of Mine Tailings – A First Step for Revegetation with Native Plant Communities. ASA
  • Yang, C.B, Jones, S.B, (2008). Snowmelt Infiltration Determination using Heat Pulse Probe and Snow Lysimeter Techniques compared with an Energy Balance Model. ASA
  • Heinse, R., Carlisle, J., Jones, S.B, (2008). Subsurface Snowmelt Patterns Identified using Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Imaging. ASA
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Boettinger, J.L, Seyfried, M., Jones, S.B, (2008). The Use of Geophysical Imaging to Identify Subsurface Soil Textural Patterns. Utah State University
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, (2008). Towards Using Time-Lapse Electrical Resistivity Imaging for Improved Subsurface Snowmelt Characterization. Utah State University
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M., Jones, S.B, (2008). Using Electromagnetic Induction Images of a Watershed Subsurface to Predict Soil Textural Properties. Utah State University
  • Jones, S.B, Estevez, R.M, Robinson, D.A, (2008). Water content determination using a portable vector network analyzer and open-ended dielectric probe. ASA
  • Robinson, J., Chandler, D.G, Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, Boettinger, J.L, Hipps, L.E, (2007). A Developing Ecohydrological Instrument Network at the T.W. Daniel Experimental Forest. Utah State University
  • Jones, S.B, Abdu, H., Ogden, F., Robinson, D.A, (2007). Assessment and Monitoring of the Subsurface for Snowmelt Fate Determination in Small Semi-Arid Watersheds. Utah State University
  • Robinson, D.A, Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Seyfried, M.S, Lebron, I., Knight, R., (2007). Exploring Soils and Ecohydrological Structure in Small Watersheds Using Electromagnetic Induction. AGU
  • Robinson, D.A, Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Seyfried, M., Lebron, I., (2007). Geophysical Mapping for Exploration of Soil Texture and Plant Community Structure. ASA
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Bingham, G., Bugbee, B.G, (2007). Improving root zone performance: physical and numerical modeling of a layered plant-growth medium. Utah State Univ.
  • Jones, S.B, Lewis, K.S, Robinson, D.A, (2007). Near-Surface Infiltration Estimation under Snowmelt using Heat-Pulse-Based Water Flux Sensors. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Simunek, J., Tuller, M., Or, D., (2007). Numerical modeling of porous-media hydrodynamics in variable-gravity during parabolic flight. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Bugbee, B.G, (2007). Optimizing Straticulate Plant-Growth Media for Improved Root Zone Performance and Management. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2007). Oxygen diffusion measurements in partially saturated porous media in microgravity. ASA
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., Topham, T.S, Podolskiy, I.G, Bingham, G.E, (2007). Oxygen Diffusion Measurements in Unsaturated Porous Media on the International Space Station. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., Topham, T.S, Podolsky, I.G, Bingham, G.E, (2007). Porous Media Water Retention in Prolonged Microgravity: The ORZS Experiment. ASA
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2007). Separating Water Content Changes and Soil Texture Using Electromagnetic Induction Soil Imaging. AGU
  • Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2007). Soil Moisture Variation Reveals Soil Textural Features Using Electromagnetic Induction Mapping. ASA
  • Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2007). Spring Runoff Conference. Utah State University
  • Yang, C.B, Jones, S.B, (2007). Two-D Water Flux Using a Penta-needle Heat-Pulse Probe: Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Evaluation. AGU
  • Robinson, D.A, Lebron, I., Jones, S.B, Abdu, H., (2007). Using Geophysics to Explore Soils and Plant Community Structure. ESA/SER
  • Heinse, R., Lewis, K.S, Jones, S.B, (2006). A Small-Scale Multifunctional Heat-Pulse Sensor for Soil Water Content and Electrical Conductivity. West Regional Cooperative Soil Survey (WRCSS) and Western Society of Soil Science (WSSS)
  • Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, Friedman, S.P, (2006). A subsurface open-ended TDR probe for on-the-go mapping of water content. TDR
  • Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M., Urdanoz, V., Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Chandler, D., Knight, R., (2006). Application of electromagnetic induction sensors for mapping the subsurface in small watersheds. Eos Trans
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Or, D., Poritz, D., Bingham, G.E, (2006). Characterization and analysis of water retention and oxygen diffusion in plant growth media on earth: Criteria for comparison in microgravity. Habitation
  • Crook, N., Golden-Chen, B., Knight, R., Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Lebron, I., (2006). Combined Geophysical Approach to Characterizing Subsurface Flow-paths in the Reynolds Creek Watershed. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Lewis, K., Kluitenberg, G., Bingham, G., Jones, S.B, (2006). Coupled heat capacity and electrical conductivity measurements for root zone water and nutrient assessment. Habitation
  • Jones, S.B, Vinukollu , R., Boettinger, J.L, (2006). Determining optimal sensor depth for gradient-based flux estimates using measured subsurface CO2 concentrations. ASA
  • Vinukollu, R., Jones, S.B, Boettinger, J.L, (2006). Development and validation of a measurement system for characterizing subsurface CO2 concentration profiles in soil. Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey (WRCSS) and Western Society of Soil Science (WSSS)
  • Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, Friedman, S.P, (2006). Development of Rapid TDR Measurement Capability for Mobile Water Content Mapping. Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey (WRCSS) and Western Society of Soil Science (WSSS)
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Bugbee, B.G, Bingham, G.E, (2006). Graduated Plant-Growth Media for Optimizing Gaseous, Liquid and Nutrient Requirements: Modeling, Design and Monitoring. AGU
  • Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2006). Heat-Pulse-Based Water Flux Probes for Near-Surface Infiltration Determination in Hydrology. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Kluitenberg, G., Shouse, P., Lewis, K., Bingham, G.E, Jones, S.B, (2006). Integration of heat capacity and electrical conductivity sensors for root module water and nutrient assessment. SAE
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2006). Layered Soil Salinity and Moisture Effects on Electromagnetic Induction Measurements (Sounding) in a Soil Profile. Western Regional Cooperative Soil Survey (WRCSS) and Western Society of Soil Science (WSSS)
  • Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Hansen, S.M, Robinson, D.A, (2006). Modeling a Coated Coaxial Time Domain Reflectometry Probe response in High Electrical Conductivity Solutions. Utah State University
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, (2006). Modeling Structural and Thermal Effects on TDR Measurements in Granular Porous Media. TDR
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2006). Modeling the dielectric permittivity of porous media using coated TDR probes. ASA
  • Doyle, T.E, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Warnick, K.H, (2006). Modeling the Dielectric Properties of Granular Media to Determine Water Content. Utah State University
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, (2006). Porous-Media Water Retention and Distribution observed in Variable Gravity during Parabolic Flight. ASA
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M.S, Jones, S.B, (2006). Predicting Spatial Distribution of Soil Texture with Electromagnetic Induction Mapping and Terrain Analysis Models in Small Watersheds. Eos Trans
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M., Jones, S.B, (2006). Predicting Spatial Distribution of Soil Texture with Electromagnetic Induction Mapping in Small Watersheds. AGU
  • Friedman, S.P, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2006). Review of geometrical and interfacial factors determining the effective permittivity-volumetric water content relationships of soil and rocks. TDR
  • Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2006). Sensing the Environment. nanoUtah
  • Okwany, R.O, Jones, S.B, (2006). Water Application Rate Determination for Optimizing Salt Leaching in Structured Soils. Utah State University
  • Heinse, R., Lewis, K.S, Jones, S.B, (2006). Water Content and Electrical Conductivity Assessment using Small-Scale Multifunctional Heat-Pulse Sensors. Utah State University
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Doyle, T., Friedman, S.P, (2006). Water content determination in porous media using dielectric petrophysical relationships and multipole simulations. Eos Trans
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Abdu, H., Seyfried, M., (2006). Water Content Determination in Small Watersheds: Sensors for Distributed Networks and Geophysical Approaches. AGU
  • Jones, S.B, (2006). Reviewing of geometrical and interfacial factors determining the effective permittivity-volumetric water content relationships of soil and rocks.. TDR 2006: 3rd international Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry for Innovative Soils Applications. *
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2005). A Complex Permittivity Model for a Coated Coaxial TDR Probe in Saline Solutions. ASA
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Heinse, R., Ditthakit, P., Mace, R.W, Jones, S.B, (2005). An Instrumented Soil Column for Teaching Unsaturated Flow and Transport Processes. ASA
  • Robinson, D.A, Chandler, D., Jones, S.B, (2005). An Overview of Advances in Water Content Sensing for Small Watersheds and Ecohydrological Studies, Eos Trans. AGU
  • Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M., Urdanoz, V., Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Chandler, D., Knight, R., (2005). Application of electromagnetic induction sensors for mapping the subsurface in small watersheds. Eos Trans. AGU
  • Steinberg, S.L, Jones, S.B, Xiao, M., Reddi, L., Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Alexander, J.I, Daidzic, N., Tuller, M., (2005). Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity.
  • Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Or, D., (2005). Characterizing Liquid Imbibition in Porous Media under Microgravity. ASA
  • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2005). Comparing Dual-Dipole Electromagnetic Induction Sensors For Measuring Soil Electrical Conductivity. INRA
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2005). Comparison of Seven Electromagnetic Water Content Sensors Commonly Used in Ecohydrological Studies, Eos Trans. AGU
  • Or, D., Jones, S.B, Steinberg, S., Alexander, I., (2005). Fluid Distribution in UnSaturated Porous Media under Zero Gravity – Plant Growth and Life Support Applications.
  • Friedman, S.P, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2005). Geometrical Factors Affecting the Bulk Electrical Properties of Soils and Rocks: Measurements and Continuum Mean Field Computations. Institute of Agrophysics PAS
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2005). Inverse Modeling of Porous Media Unsaturated Hydraulic Properties in Microgravity. ASA
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Schaap, M.G, Lazar, A., Friedman, S.P, (2005). Measurement and Modeling of the TDR Signal Propagation through Layered Dielectric Media and of the Effective Permittivity of Sandy Soils. Institute of Agrophysics PAS
  • Friedman, S.P, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Schaap, M.G, (2005). Measurement and Modeling of the TDR Signal Propagation Through Layered Dielectric Media and of the Effective Permittivity of Sandy Soils, Eos Trans. AGU
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Humphries, S.D, Mace, R.W, Steinberg, S.L, Tuller, M., Newman, R., Or, D., (2005). Measurement of Porous Media Water Retention during Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity.
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Bingham, G.B, Or, D., (2005). Modeling and Design of Optimal Growth Media from Plant-Based Gas and Liquid Fluxes.
  • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Bingham, G.B, Or, D., (2005). Particulate Plant Growth Media for Reduced Gravity: Experiences and Challenges.
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2005). Precise Irrigation Scheduling Using a Subsurface Electromagnetic Soil Moisture Sensor. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Robinson, D.A, Rasmussen, V.P, Or, D., (2005). Proposal of a Methodology for Comparing Electromagnetic Soil Water Content Sensors, Eos Trans. AGU
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2005). Water Conservation from Precise Irrigation Scheduling Using a Subsurface Electromagnetic Soil Moisture Sensor. Irrigation Association
  • Jones, S.B, (2005). Comparison of seven electromagnetic water content sensors commonly used in ecohydrological studies. Eos Trans. AGU 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract *
  • Jones, S.B, (2005). Measurement and modeling of the TDR signal propagation through layered dielectric media and of the effective permittivity of sandy soils. Eos Trans. AGI 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl. Abstract *
  • Jones, S.B, (2005). Proposal of a methodology for comparing electromagnetic soil water content sensor. Eos Trans. AGU 86(18), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract *
  • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2004). A low cost time domain transmission sensor with TDR performance characteristics. AAAS
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Wraith, J.M, Or, D., Friedman, S.P, (2004). An Overview of Advances in Water Content and Electrical Conductivity Measurement in Soils Using Time Domain Reflectometry. CIGR
  • Or, D., Wraith, J.M, Serbin, G., Chen, Y., Jones, S.B, (2004). Bound water and thermodieletric phenomena affecting soil water content measurement using time domain reflectometry and radar remote sensing. AGU
  • Blonquist, J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2004). Comparison of Seven Water Content Sensors in Lossless and Lossy Dielectrics. ASA
  • Steinberg, S., Alexander, I., Daidzek, N., Jones, S.B, Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Reddi, L., Tuller, M., (2004). Fluid flow and distribution through porous plant growth media in microgravity: Status update. Habitation
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Schaap, M.G, (2004). Geometrical effects on electromagnetic wave interaction with moist materials. AAAS
  • Friedman, S.P, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2004). Geometrical factors affecting the bulk electrical properties of soils and rocks: measurements and continuum mean field computations: Continuum Models and Discrete Systems. Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, Blonquist, J.M, (2004). Grain-Scale Structural Effects on Electrical Transport Properties in Soils. ASA
  • Chau, J., Or, D., Jones, S.B, Sukop, M., (2004). Lattice Boltzmann Modeling of Gaseous Diffusion in Unsaturated Porous Media under Variable Gravity Conditions. AGU
  • Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Or, D., Topham, T.S, (2004). Measuring Oxygen Diffusion in Unsaturated Plant Growth Media in Microgravity. Habitation
  • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Humphries, S.D, Mace, R.W, Steinberg, S.L, Tuller, M., Newman, R., Or, D., (2004). Porous Media Water Retention and Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity During Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Blonquist, J.M, Robinson, D.A, Rasmussen, V.P, Or, D., (2004). Standardizing Characterization and Calibration of Electromagnetic Sensors for Dielectric Measurement. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Blonquist Jr., J.M, Robinson, D.A, Rassmussen, V.P, Or, D., (2004). Toward standardizing electromagnetic sensor characterization and calibration. AAAS
  • Or, D., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Steinberg, S., Alexander, I., Diadzic, N., Reddi, L.N, Kluitenberg, G., Ogden, F.L, Heinse, R., (2004). Unsaturated Flow in Zero Gravity - Lessons and Challenges.
  • Or, D., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Steinberg, S., Alexander, I., Diadzic, N., Reddi, L.N, Kluitenberg, G., Ogden, F.L, Heinse, R., (2004). Unsaturated Flow in Zero Gravity - Lessons and Challenges. ASA
  • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Lebron, I., Kelleners, T., Schaap, M.G, (2004). Water Content Determination in Clay Soils: Implications for Comparing Water Content Sensors. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2003). An Automated Measurement System and Models for Gaseous Diffusion in Coarse-Textured Porous Media Under Variable Gravity. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Tuller, M., Steinberg, S.L, Humphries, S.D, Bingham, G.E, Daidzic, N.E, Reddi, L.N, (2003). Influence of Variable Gravity on Liquid Configurations in Micromodels. ASA
  • Steinberg, S.L, Jones, S.B, Or, D., Daidzic, N.E, Tuller, M., Ogden, F., (2003). Tensiometer measurements under variable gravity conditions. ASA
  • Friedman, S.P, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2003). The effects of particle shape, orientation and size distribution on the conductivity of granular media. EGS - AGU - EUG Joint Assembly
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2002). Automated gas diffusion measurements in coarse-textured plant growth media for microgravity studies. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2002). Dielectric and acoustic monitoring of water content and volume changes in ear corn drying bins. ASA
  • Steinberg, S., Alexander, I., Daidzek, N., Jones, S.B, Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Reddi, L., Tuller, M., (2002). Flow and distribution of fluid phases through porous plant growth media in microgravity. ICES
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2002). Gas Diffusion Measurement and Modeling In Coarse-Textured Porous Media. Vadose Zone Journal
  • Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2002). Liquid Configuration in Angular Pores under Microgravity. ASA
  • Alexander, I., Daidzek, N., Jones, S.B, Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Reddi, L., Steinberg, S., Tuller, M., (2002). Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the wetting front in thin slices of porous media: The effect of gravity. ICES
  • Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Or, D., Morrow, R.C, (2002). ORZS: Optimization of Root Zone Substrates for Microgravity. ICES
  • Jones, S.B, (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Applications in Earth Sciences. IEEE AP-S and USNC/URSI
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2002). Time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurement of water content in high surface area porous media. Physica B
  • Or, D., Jones, S.B, (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry Measurement of Bulk Permittivity of Porous Mixtures Containing Bound Water.
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2001). Automated Frequency Domain Analysis for Extending TDR Measurement Range in Saline Soils. TDR
  • Wraith, J.M, Or, D., Jones, S.B, (2001). Dielectric properties of bound water: Application to porous media surface area and grain moisture determination. TDR
  • Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Or, D., Morrow, R.C, Podolsky, I.G, (2001). Optimization of the root zone substrates (ORZS): microgravity modeling and validation. Gravitational and Space Biology Bulliten
  • Chard, J., Henry, A., Doucette, B., Norton, J., Jones, S.B, Palmer, C., Hess, R., Bugbee, B., (2001). Sterile Culture Techniques for Characterization of Root Exudates. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2001). Thermal and geometrical effects on bulk permittivity of porous mixtures containing bound water.
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2000). Frequency Domain Analysis for Extending the TDR Measurement Range in Saline Soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA
  • Jones, S.B, Bingham, B.W, Or, D., (2000). Measurement of Soil CO2 Gradient for In-situ Estimation of Carbon Fluxes. ASA-CSSA-SSSA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1999). Frequency-domain analysis of TDR waveforms in lossy porous media. AGU
  • Mitchell, A.R, Or, D., Caldwell, M., Jones, S.B, (1999). Gradient method for in-situ measurement of CO2 Flux. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, (1999). Particle Shape Effect on the Dielectric Permittivity of Isotropic and Anisotropic Porous Media. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Friedman, S.P, (1999). Permittivity of Moist Particulate Mixtures -- Geometrical, Interfacial, and Thermal Effects. ASA
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1996). A capillary-driven root module for plant growth in microgravity. COSPAR
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1996). Selection of particulated media for optimal liquid and gaseous fluxes to plant roots. AGU
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1995). Growth media for optimal liquid and gaseous fluxes to plant roots in microgravity. ASA, CSSA, SSSA

Publications - Books & Book Chapters

    Book Chapters

  • Sadeghi, M., Babaeian, E., Arthur, E., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Kutz, M., (2018). Soil Physical Properties and Processes: Handbook of Environmental Engineering. Wiley
  • Sadeghi, M., Babaeian, E., Ebtehaj, A., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., (2018). Remote Sensing of Environmental Variables and Fluxes: Handbook of Environmental Engineering. Wiley
  • Jones, S.B, (2013). Soil Gasses and Transport: Exercises in Soil Physics. Catena Verlag GMBH
  • Or, D., Wraith, J.M, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2011). Soil Water Content and Water Potential Relationships: Handbook of Soil Science - Second Edition. CRC Press
  • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2005). Thermal and Geometrical Effects on Bulk Permittivity of Porous Mixtures Containing Bound Water. Electromagnetic Aquametry

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Publications - Curriculum

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    Publications - Journal Articles

      Academic Journal

    • Tarboton, D.G, Torres-Rua, A., Jones, S.B, (2019). Noah-MP simulation of evapotranspiration and moisture dynamics in stony soils. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
    • Jones, S.B, Tarboton, D.G, (2019). Estimating actual evapotranspiration from stony-soils in montane ecosystems.. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 265, 183-194. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.11.019
    • Jones, S.B, An Analytical Model for Estimation of Land Surface Net Water Flux from Near-Surface Soil Moisture Observations. Journal of Hydrology
    • Jones, S.B, (2018). Particle size effects on soil reflectance explained by an analytical radiative transfer model. Remote Sensing of Environment, 210, 375--386.
    • Jones, S.B, (2018). Effect of Soil Texture on Estimates of Soil-Column Carbon Dioxide Flux Comparing Chamber and Gradient Methods. Vadose Zone Journal, 17, 180112. doi: doi:10.2136/vzj2018.05.0112
    • Jones, S.B, (2018). A Novel Shortwave Infrared Proximal Sensing Approach to Quantify the Water Stability of Soil Aggregates. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 82:6, 1358-1366. doi: doi:10.2136/sssaj2018.05.0170
    • Torres-Rua, A., Jones, S.B, (2018). The Grape Remote Sensing Atmospheric Profile and Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0244.1
    • Jones, S.B, (2018). Mapping Soil Moisture with the OPtical TRApezoid Model (OPTRAM) based on Long-Term MODIS Observations. Remotes Sensing Environment, 211, 425-440. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.029
    • Jones, S.B, (2018). Modeling temperature and moisture dependent emissions of carbon dioxide and methane from drying dairy cow manure. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering, 5:2, 280-286.
    • Jones, S.B, (2017). High Resolution Shortwave Infrared Imaging of Water Infiltration into Dry Soil. Vadose Zone Journal, 16:13, doi: doi:10.2136/vzj2017.09.0167
    • Jones, S.B, (2017). The optical trapezoid model: A novel approach to remote sensing of soil moisture applied to Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 198, 52-68.
    • Spackman Jones, A., Aanderud, Z.T, Horsburgh, J.S, Eiriksson, D., Dastrup, D., Cox, C., Jones, S.B, Bowling, D.R, Carlisle, J., Carling, G.T, Baker, M.A, (2017). Designing and Implementing a Network for Sensing Water Quality and Hydrology Across Mountain to Urban Transitions. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), doi: 10.1111/1752-1688.12557
    • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Boettinger, J.L, Jones, S.B, (2017). Electromagnetic induction mapping at varied soil moisture reveals field-scale soil textural patterns and gravel lenses. Frontiers in Agricultural Science and Engineering, doi: DOI : 10.15302/J-FASE-2017143
    • Sadeghi, M., Tabatabaeenejad, A., Tuller, M., Moghaddam, M., Jones, S.B, (2016). Advancing NASA’s AirMOSS P-Band Radar Root Zone Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithm via Incorporation of Richards’ Equation. Remote Sensing, doi: doi:10.3390/rs9010017
    • Guilin, S., Sun, Y., Cheng, Q., Wang, Z., Zhou, H., Wang, L., Xue, X., Chen, B., Jones, S.B, Schulze-Lammers, P., Berg, A., Damerow, L., (2016). Monitoring Tomato Root Zone Water Content Variation And Partitioning Evapotranspiration With A Novel Horizontally-Oriented Mobile Dielectric Sensor. Ag. Forest Meteorology, doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.06.019
    • Sadeghi, M., Ghahraman, B., Warrick, A., Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, (2016). A Critical Evaluation of the Miller and Miller Similar Media Theory for Application to Natural Soils. Water Resour. Res., 52:5, 3829–3846. doi: 10.1002/2015WR017929
    • Sheng, W., Rumana, K., Sakai, M., Silfa, F., Jones, S.B, (2016). A Multi-Functional Penta-Needle Thermo-Dielectric Sensor for Porous Media Sensing. IEEE Sensors, 16:10, 3670-3678. doi: doi:10.1109/JSEN.2016.2527020
    • Hall, S.J, Baker, M.A, Jones, S.B, Stark, J.M, Bowling, D.R, (2016). Contrasting soil nitrogen dynamics across a montane meadow and urban lawn in a semi-arid watershed. Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-016-0538-0
    • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Lebron, I., Reinsch, S., Dominguez, M.T, Smith, A.R, Jones, D.L, Marshall, M.R, Emmett, B., (2016). Experimental Evidence for Drought Induced Alternative Stable States of Soil Moisture. Scientific Reports, 6, 20018 . doi: 10.1038/srep20018
    • Sadeghi, M., Jones, S.B, Philpot, W.D, (2015). A linear physically-based model for remote sensing of soil moisture using short wave infrared bands . Remote Sensing of Environment , 164, 66 - 76.
    • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Or, D., Podolskiv, I., Topham, T., Poritz, D., Bingham, G., (2015). Microgravity Oxygen Diffusion and Water Retention Measurements in Unsaturated Porous Media aboard the International Space Station. Vadoze Zone Journal, 14:6, doi: 10.2136/vzj2014.10.0135
    • Fan, J., Wang, Q., Jones, S.B, Shao, M., (2015). Soil water depletion and recharge under different land cover in China’s Loess Plateau. Ecohydrology, n/a–n/a. doi: OI: 10.1002/eco.164
    • Sadeghi, M., Tuller, M., Gohardoust, M., Jones, S.B, (2014). Column-Scale Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity Estimates in Coarse-Textured Homogeneous and Layered Soils Derived under Steady-State Evaporation from a Water Table. . Journal of Hydrology, 519:Part A, 1238-1248. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.004
    • Sun, Y., Cheng, Q., Vasilyev, V., Popov, V., Wang, G., Zheng, L., Jones, S.B, (2014). In Situ Measured and Simulated Seasonal Freeze-Thaw Cycle: A 2-Year Comparative Study Between Layered and Homogeneous Field Soil Profiles. J. Hydrology, 519:Part B, 1466-1473. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.023
    • Ling, L., Franz, T., Robinson, D., Jones, S.B, (2014). Measured and Modeled Soil Moisture Compared with Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probe Estimates in a Mixed Forest. Vadose Zone J., doi: 10.2136/vzj2014.06.0077
    • Hu, E., Babcock, E., Bialkowski, S.E, Jones, S.B, Tuller, m., (2014). Methods and Techniques for Measuring Gas Emissions from Agricultural and Animal Feeding Operations. Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 45:3, 200-219. doi: 10.1080/10408347.2014.889445
    • Sun, Y., Zhou, H., Qin, Y., Schulze Lammers, P., Berg, A., Deng, H., Cai, X., Jones, S.B, (2014). Horizontal Monitoring of Soil Water Content Using a Novel Automated and Mobile Electromagnetic Access-Tube Sensor. J. Hydrology, 516, 50-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.067
    • Sutitarnnontr, P., Hu, E., Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, (2014). Physical and Thermal Characteristics of Dairy Cattle Manure Supporting Fluid, Heat, and Solute Transport Modeling. Journal of Environmental Quality, 43:6, 2115-2129. doi: 10.2134/jeq2014.05.0212
    • Deepagoda, C.T, Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Wollesen de Jonge, L., Kawamoto, K., Komastu, T., Moldrup, P., (2014). Modeling Gravity Effects of Water Retention and Gas Transport Characteristics in Plant Growth Substrates. Advances in Space Research, 54, 797-808. doi: doi:10.1016/j.asr.2014.04.018
    • Hu, E., Babcock, E., Bialkowski, S., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., (2014). Methods and Techniques for Measuring Gas Emissions from Agricultural and Animal Feeding Operations. Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 44:3, 200-219. doi: 10.1080/10408347.2013.843055
    • Jun, F., Jones, S.B, (2014). Soil Surface Wetting Effects on Gradient-Based Estimates of Soil CO2 Efflux. Vadose Zone Journal, doi: 10.2136/vzj2013.07.0124
    • Robinson, D., Fraser, I., Dominati, E., Davidsdottir, B., Jonsson, J., Jones, L., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Lebron, I., Bristow, K., Souza, D., Banwart, S., Clothier, B., (2014). On the Value of Soil Resources in the Context of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Service Delivery. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 78:3, 685-700. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2014.01.0017
    • Jun, F., Jones, S.B, (2013). Soil Surface Wetting Effects on Gradient-Based Estimates of Soil CO2 Efflux. Vadose Zone Journal, doi: doi:10.2136/vzj2013.07.0124
    • Yang, C., Sakai, M., Jones, S.B, (2013). Inverse Method for simultaneous determination of soil water flux density and thermal properties with a penta-needle heat pulse probe. Water Resour. Res, 49, doi: doi:10.1002/wrcr.20459
    • Vaz, C.M, Jones, S.B, Meding, M., Tuller, M., (2013). Performance Evaluation of Electromagnetic Sensors for Measuring Water Content in Mineral, Organic and Saline Soils. Vadose Zone Journal, 12:2, doi: doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0160
    • Sun, Y., Cheng, Q., Xue, X., Fu, L., Chai, J., Jones, S.B, Lammers, P., Meng, F., (2012). Determining in-situ soil freeze–thaw cycle dynamics using an access tube-based dielectric sensor. . Geoderma, 189-190, 321-327. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.06.016
    • Jones, S.B, (2012). Electromagnetic Induction for Mapping Physical and Chemical Properties of Mine Tailings Deposits. J Applied Geophysics, 89, 11-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.11.005
    • Sadeghi, M., Jones, S.B, (2012). Scaled Solutions to Coupled Soil-Water Flow and Solute Transport during the Redistribution Process. . Vadose Zone J.
    • Sadeghi, M., Shokri, N., Jones, S.B, (2012). A Novel Analytical Solution to Steady-State Evaporation from Soil and Film Region Thickness.. Water Resour. Res., 48:9, doi: 10.1029/2012WR012060
    • Wuddivira, M., Robinson, D.A, Robinson, I.L, Brechet, L., Atwell, M., De Caires, S., Oatham, M., Jones, S.B, Abdu, H., Tuller, M., (2012). Rapid Clay percentage Estimation for Proximal Sensing using Hygroscopic Water Content.. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 76:5, 1529-1535. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2012.0034
    • Deepagoda, C., Moldrup, P., Jensen, M., Jones, S.B, Wollesen De Jong, L., Schjonning, P., Scow, K., Hopmans, J., Rolston, D., Kawamoto, K., Komatsu, T., (2012). Diffusion-based Analysis of Growth Media for Mars: Applying an Inactive Pore Space and Density Corrected Model. Soil Sci. Scc. Am. J.
    • Fan, J., Jones, S.B, Qi, L., Wang, Q., Huang, M., (2012). Effects of precipitation pulses on water and carbon dioxide fluxes in two semiarid ecosystems: measurement and modeling. Environmental Earth Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s12665-012-1678-z
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Heinse, R., Tuller, M., (2012). Beyond Earth: Designing Root Zone Environments for Reduced Gravity Conditions.. Vadose Zone J.
    • Robinson, D.A, Hockley, N., Dominati, E., Lebron, I., Scow, K.M, Reynolds, B., Emmett, B.A, Keith, A.M, de Jong, L.W, Schjonning, P., Moldrup, P., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., (2012). Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services, and Soil Change: Why Soil Science must Embrace an Ecosystems Approach.. Vadose Zone J.
    • Robinsons, D.A, Abdu, H., Lebron, I., Jones, S.B, (2012). Imaging of hill-slope soil moisture wetting patterns in a semi-arid oak savanna catchment using time-lapse electromagnetic induction. J. Hydrology, 416-417, 39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.034
    • Jones, S.B, Bugbee, B.G, Heinse, R., Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2011). Porous plant growth media design considerations for lunar and martian habitats. SAE International Journal of Aerospace, 4:1, 55–62.
    • Blonquist, J., Humphries, S., Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2011). Improved Dielectric- and Electrical Conductivity-Anisotropy Measurements Using TDR in Unsaturated Mica. Vadose Zone J., 10, 1097-1104. doi: 10.2136/vzj2010.0148
    • Sakai, M., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., (2011). Numerical evaluation of subsurface soil water evaporation derived from soil thermal properties. Water Resour. Res, 47:W02547, doi: 10.1029/2010WR009866
    • He, W., Liu, H., Xing, Y., Jones, S.B, (2010). Comparison of three soil-like substrate production techniques for a bioregenerative life support system. Advances in Space Research , 46, 1156-1161.
    • Yang, C., Jones, S.B, (2009). INV-WATFLX, a code for simultaneous estimation of soil properties and planer vector water flux from penta-needle heat-pulse probes. Computers & Geosciences, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2009.04.005
    • Or, D., Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, (2009). Liquid Behavior in Partially-Saturated Porous Media under Variable Gravity. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J, 73, 341-350. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2008.0046
    • Fan, J., Shao, M., Wang, Q.J, Jones, S.B, Reichardt, K., Cheng, X., (2009). Towards Sustainable Soil and Water Resources Use in China's Highly Erodible Semi-arid Loess Plateau. Geoderma, 155, 93-100. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2009.11.027
    • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Blonquist, J.M, Heinse, R., Lebron, I., Doyle, T.E, (2009). The Dielectric Response of the Tropical Hawaiian Mars Soil Simulant JSC Mars-1.. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 73(4), 1113-1118.
    • Robinson, D.A, Lebron, I., Ryel, R.J, Jones, S.B, (2009). Soil Water Repellency, a Method of Soil Moisture Sequestration in Pinyon – Juniper Woodland. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. , 74(2), 624-634.
    • Jones, S.B, (2009). Toward Sustainable Soil and Water Resources Use in China's Highly Erodible Semi-arid Loess Plateau. Geoderma, In Press.
    • Jones, S.B, (2009). Penta-needle Heat Pulse Probe for Soil Thermal Conductivity, Diffusivity and Water Flux Determination. Water Resour. Res., In Revision.
    • Jones, S.B, (2009). Characterizing Liquid Imbibition in Porous Media under Microgravity. Journal of Hydrology, In Preparation.
    • Jones, S.B, (2009). INV-SOWAT: A Code for Inverse Estimation of Soil Properties and 2-D Water Fluxes from Heat-pulse Sensors. Computer and Geosciences, doi:10.1016/j., cageo.2009.04.0.
    • Jones, S.B, (2009). Liquid Behavior in Partially-Saturated Porous Media under Variable Gravity. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73, 10-Jan.
    • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Seyfried, M., Jones, S.B, (2008). Geophysical imaging of watershed subsurface patterns and prediction of soil texture and water holding capacity. Water Resour. Res., 44, W00D18. doi: 10.1029/2008WR007043
    • Yang, C., Zhu, C., Samper, J., Jones, S.B, (2008). Numerical modeling of the development of a preferentially leached layer on feldspar surfaces. Environ. Geol., doi: 10.1007/s00254-008-1445-3
    • Jones, S.B, (2008). Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed-Scale Observatories: A Review. Vadose Zone Journal, 7, 358 - 389.
    • Robinson, D.A, Campbell, C.S, Hopmans, J., Hornbuckle, B.K, Jones, S.B, Knight, R., Ogden, F., Selker, J., Wendroth, O., (2008). A Review of, and Vision for, Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed Scale Observatories. Vadose Zone Journal, 7:1, 358-389. doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0143
    • Robinson, D.A, Abdu, H., Jones, S.B, Seyfried, M., Lebron, I., Knight, R., (2008). Eco-Geophysical Imaging of Watershed-Scale Soil Patterns Links with Plant Community Spatial Patterns. Vadose Zone J., 7, 1132-1138. doi: 10.1029/2008WR007043
    • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Bugbee, B.G, (2007). Optimizing Straticulate Plant-Growth Media for Improved Root Zone Performance and Management..
    • Doyle, T.E, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Warnick, K.H, Carruth, B.L, (2007). Modeling the permittivity of two-phase media containing monodisperse spheres: Effects of microstructure and multiple scattering. Physical Review B, 76(5), 54203.
    • Abdu, H., Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, (2007). Comparing Bulk Soil Electrical Conductivity Determination Using the DUALEM 1-S and EM-38DD EMI Instruments. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 71, 189-196.
    • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Steinberg, S., Tuller, M., Or, D., (2007). Effects of Variable Gravity on Liquid Behavior in Particulate Porous Media: Measurements and Modeling. Vadose Zone J., 6, 713-724. doi: 10.2136/vzj2006.0105
    • Henry, A., Doucette, W.J, Norton, J.M, Jones, S.B, Chard, J.K, Bugbee, B.G, (2006). An axenic plant culture system for optimal growth in long-term studies. Journal of environmental quality, 35:2, 590–598.
    • Henry, A., Doucette, W.J, Norton, J.M, Jones, S.B, Chard, J., Bugbee, B.G, (2006). An axenic culture system for optimal growth in long-term studies. Journal Environmental Quality, 35, 590-598.
    • Henry, A., Norton, J., Jones, S.B, Chard, J., Bugbee, B., (2006). Design and maintenance of an axenic plant culture system to facilitate optimal growth in long-term studies. J. Environmental Quality, 35, 590-598.
    • Blonquist, J.M, Jones, S.B, Lebron, I., Robinson, D.A, (2006). Micro-structural and phase configuration effects determining the water content - dielectric relationship of aggregated porous media. Water Resour. Res, 42(5), W05424. doi: 10.1029/2005WR004418
    • Blonquist, J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2006). Water Conservation from Precise Irrigation Scheduling Using a Subsurface Electromagnetic Soil Moisture Sensor. Ag. Water Man., 84, 153-165.
    • Blonquist Jr., J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2005). A time domain transmission sensor with TDR performance characteristics. J. Hydrology , 314, 235-245.
    • Rasmussen, V., Jones, S.B, Blonquist, J.M, Robinson, D.A, Or, D., (2005). Standardizing Characteristics of Electromagnetic Water Content Sensor: Part 1. Methodology. Vadose Zone Journal, 4, 1048-1058.
    • Jones, S.B, (2005). A low cost time domain transmission sensor with TDR performance characteristics for determining water content in soils. J. Hydrology, 314:235-245
    • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Blonquist, J.M, Friedman, S.P, (2005). A physically derived water content/permittivity calibration model for coarse-textured, layered soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 69, 1372-1378.
    • Jones, S.B, Mace, R.W, Or, D., (2005). A TDR Coaxial Cell for Manipulation and Continuous Monitoring of Water Content and Electrical Conductivity in Variably Saturated Porous Media. Vadose Zone Journal, 4, doi: 977-982
    • Jones, S.B, (2005). Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2005-01-2973
    • Turcu, V.E, Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2005). Continuous soil CO2 and O2 measurements and estimation of gradient-based gaseous flux. Vadose Zone J., 4, 1161-1169.
    • Jones, S.B, (2005). Measurement of Porous Media Water Retention during Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2005-01-2950
    • Jones, S.B, (2005). Modeling and Design of Optimal Growth Media from Plant-Based Gas and Liquid Fluxes. SAE Technical Paper no. 2005-01-2949
    • Robinson, D.A, Schaap, M.G, Or, D., Jones, S.B, (2005). On the Effective Measurement Frequency of TDR in Dispersive and Non-Conductive Dielectric Materials. Water Resour. Res., 41, W02007. doi: 10.1029/2004 WR003816
    • Steinberg, S., Kluitenberg, G., Jones, S.B, Daidzic, N., Reddi, L., Xiao, M., Tuller, M., Newman, R., Or, D., Alexander, I., (2005). Physical and hydraulic properties of baked ceramic aggregates used for plant growth medium.. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci, 130(5), 767-774.
    • Norikane, J.H, Jones, S.B, Steinberg, S.L, Levine, H.G, Or, D., (2005). Porous media matric potential and water content measurements during parabolic flight. Habitation, 10, 117-126.
    • Wraith, J.M, Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Long, D., (2005). Spatially characterizing apparent electrical conductivity and water content of surface soils with time domain reflectometry. Comp. Electron. Agric., 46(1-3), 239-262.
    • Jones, S.B, Blonquist, J.M, Robinson, D.A, Rasmussen , V.P, Or, D., (2005). Standardizing characterization of electromagnetic water content sensors: Part I. Methodology. Vadose Zone J., 4, 1048-1058.
    • Blonquist, J.M, Jones, S.B, Robinson, D.A, (2005). Standardizing Characterization of Electromagnetic Water Content Sensors: Part II. Evaluation of Seven Sensing Systems. Vadose Zone J., 4, 1059-1069.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2004). Frequency domain analysis for extending time domain reflectometry water content measurement in highly saline soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. , 68, 1568-1577.
    • Jones, S.B, (2004). Frequency domain analysis to extend water content measurement in highly saline soils using short TDR probes. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 68, 1568-1577.
    • Jones, S.B, (2003). Effects of variable gravity on porous media matric potential and water content measurements. ASAE Technical Paper 034067
    • Jones, S.B, (2003). An Automated Oxygen Diffusion Measurement System for Porous Media in Microgravity. The 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES). SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-2612
    • Robinson, D.A, Jones, S.B, Wraith, J.M, Or, D., Friedman, S.P, (2003). A review of advances in dielectric and electrical conductivity measurement in soils using time domain reflectometry. Vadose Zone J., 2, 444-475.
    • Robinson, D.A, Schaap, M., Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, Gardner, C.M, (2003). Considerations for improving the accuracy of permittivity measurement using TDR: Air/water calibration, effects of cable length. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. , 67, 62-70.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., Bingham, G.E, (2003). Gas diffusion measurement and modeling in coarse-textured porous media. Vadose Zone J., 2, 602-610.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2003). Modeled effects on permittivity measurements of water content in high surface area porous media. Physica B, 338, 284-290.
    • Jones, S.B, Wraith, J.M, Or, D., (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Measurement Principles and Applications. Hydrol. Process, 16, 141-153. doi: 10.1002/hyp.513
    • Jones, S.B, (2002). Flow and distribution of fluid phases through porous plant growth media in microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2002-01-2386
    • Jones, S.B, (2002). ORZS: Optimization of Root Zone Substrates for Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2002-01-2380
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (2002). Surface area, geometrical and configurational effects on permittivity of porous media. J. Non-Crystalline Solids, 305(1-3), 247-254.
    • Jones, S.B, (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Measurement Principles and Applications. Hydrological Processes, 16, 141-153.
    • Friedman, S.P, Jones, S.B, (2001). Measurements and pore network modeling of the anisotropic factor of an unsaturated porous medium. Water Resources Research, 37(12), 2929-2942.
    • Bingham, G.E, Jones, S.B, Or, D., Podolskiy, I.G, Levinskikh, M.A, Sytchov, V.N, Ivanova, T., Kostov, P., Sapunova, S., Dandolov, I., Bubenheim, D.B, Jahns, G., (2000). Microgravity effects on water supply and substrate properties in porous matrix root support systems. Acta Astronautica, 47(11), 839-848.
    • Jones, S.B, Friedman, S.P, (2000). Particle shape effect on the dielectric permittivity of three-phase isotropic and anisotropic porous media. Water Resour. Res., 36(10), 2821-2834.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1999). A capillary-driven root module for plant growth in microgravity. Adv. Space Res., 22(10), 1407 1412.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1999). Microgravity effects on water flow and distribution in unsaturated porous media: analyses of flight experiments. Water Resources Research, 35(4), 929-942.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1999). Process-based selection of particulated growth media for optimal liquid and gaseous fluxes to plant roots in microgravity. Advances in Space Research, 22(10), 1413-1418.
    • Stothoff, S.A, Or, D., Groeneveld, D.P, Jones, S.B, (1999). The effect of vegetation on infiltration in shallow soils underlain by fissured bedrock. J. Hydrology, 218, 169 190.
    • Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1998). Design of porous media for optimal gas and liquid fluxes to plant roots. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 62, 563 573.
    • Jones, S.B, (1996). Porous substrate water relations observed during the greenhouse-II flight experiment (Mir Space Station, 1995). SAE Technical Paper Series # 961547
    • Jones, S.B, (1995). Moisture sensor for use in microgravity. 25th International Conference on Environmental Systems. Paper # 951471
    • Jones, S.B, Hansen, C.L, Robbins, C.W, (1993). Chemical oxygen demand fate from cottage cheese (acid) whey applied to sodic soil. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 7, 71 78.
    • Jones, S.B, Robbins, C.W, Hansen, C.L, (1993). Sodic soil reclamation using cottage cheese (acid) whey. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 7, 51-61.

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    Publications - Literary Journal

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      Publications - MultiMedia

        Other Media

      • Jones, S.B, (2004). WINTDR: A Windows-based time domain reflectometry program for measurement of soil water content and electrical conductivity. Software Manual *

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Technical Reports

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        Publications - Translations & Transcripts

          Publications - Other

            Newsletter

          • Robinson, D.A, al., e., Jones, S.B, (2012). Natural Capital, Ecosystem Services, and Soil Change: Why Soil Science must Embrace an Ecosystems Approach. CSA News
          • Newspaper

          • Jones, S.B, (2016). USU Professor Testing New Ground Water Sensors. The Herald Journal *
          • Other

          • Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Tuller, M., Bingham, G.E, Podolskiy, I., Or, D., (2009). Providing Optimal Root Zone Fluxes: Challenges of Capillary-Driven Hysteretic Water Distributions in Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
          • Jones, S.B, (2007). Uncovering the challenges of watering plants in space.. Crops, Soils, Agronomy (CSA) News *
          • Heinse, R., Lewis, K.S, Jones, S.B, Kluitenberg, G., Austin, R.S, Shouse, P., Bingham, G.E, (2006). Integration of heat capacity and electrical conductivity sensors for root module water and nutrient assessment. SAE Technical Paper
          • Steinberg, S.L, Jones, S.B, Xiao, M., Reddi, L., Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Alexander, J.I, Daidzic, N., Tuller, M., (2005). Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
          • Heinse, R., Humphries, S.D, Mace, R.W, Jones, S.B, Steinberg, S.L, Tuller, M., Newman, R., Or, D., (2005). Measurement of Porous Media Water Retention during Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
          • Jones, S.B, Heinse, R., Bingham, G.B, Or, D., (2005). Modeling and Design of Optimal Growth Media from Plant-Based Gas and Liquid Fluxes. SAE Technical Paper
          • Jones, S.B, (2005). Characterization and evaluation of electromagnetic sensors and constituent influence on permittivity measurements in aggregated porous media. Master's Thesis *
          • Jones, S.B, (2004). Geometrical factors affecting the bulk electrical properties of soils and rocks: measurements and continuum mean field computations. D.J. Bergman and E. Inan, eds. Continuum Models and Discrete Systems *
          • Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Topham, T.S, Or, D., Podolskiy, I.G, Strugov, O.M, (2003). Automated Oxygen Diffusion Measurement System for Porous Media in Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
          • Norikane, J.H, Jones, S.B, Steinberg, S.L, Levine, H.G, Or, D., (2003). Effects of variable gravity on porous media matric potential and water content measurements. ASAE Technical Paper
          • Jones, S.B, (2002). Gas Diffusion Measurement and Modeling In Coarse-textured Porours Media. Vadose Zone Journal *
          • Jones, S.B, (2002). Tim eDomain reflectometry (TDR) measurement of water content in high surface area porous media. Physics B *
          • Jones, S.B, (1999). Frequency-domain analysis of TDR waveforms in lossy porous media. Eos Trans. AGU, 80(17), Fall Meet. Suppl. F291 *
          • Bingham, G.E, Jones, S.B, Podolskiy, I., Yendler, B.S, (1996). Porous substrate water relations observed during the greenhouse-II flight experiment (Mir Space Station, 1995). SAE Technical Paper
          • Yendler, B.S, Bingham, G.B, Jones, S.B, Podolsky, I., (1995). SAE Technical Paper

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          Scheduled Teaching

          Study Abroad, Summer 2019

          PSC 5670, 6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2018

          PSC 5670, 6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2016

          PSC 6140 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport, Spring 2015

          SOIL 6140 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport , Spring 2015

          PSC 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2014

          PSC 5670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2014

          PSC 5670,6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2014

          PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2014

          PSC 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2013

          PSC 7990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement, Fall 2013

          PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2013

          PSC 5670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2012

          PSC 5670,6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2012

          PSC 6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2012

          PSC 7970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011

          PSC 6140 - UNSAT FLOW/TRANSPORT, Spring 2011

          SOIL 6140 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport , Spring 2011

          PSC 5670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2010

          PSC 6670 - Environmental Soil Physics, Fall 2010

          SOIL 6140 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport , Spring 2009

          SOIL 6140 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport , Spring 2007

          SOIL 5650/6650 - Environmental Soil Physics , Fall 2006

          SOIL 5650/6650 - Applied Soil Physics , Fall 2005

          PSB 7900 - Special Problems , Spring 2005

          SOIL 5650/6650 - Applied Soil Physics , Fall 2004

          SOIL 5650/6650 - Applied Soil Physics , Fall 2002

          SOIL 5650/6650 - Applied Soil Physics , Fall 2002


          Graduate Students Mentored

          Chihiro Naruke, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2016
          Pakorn Sutitarnnontr, Biological Engineering, August 2010 - May 2019
          Kshitij Parajuli, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2014 - January 2019
          Ling Lv, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2011 - July 2014
          Lauren Ducas, Watershed Sciences, October 2012 - May 2014
          Kashifa Rumana, Plants, Soils, and Climate, October 2011 - May 2014
          Pawel Szafruga, Plants, Soils, and Climate, August 2012 - May 2014
          Hiruy Abdu, August 2004 - April 2009
          Robert Heinse, January 2004 - January 2009
          James Mark Blonquist Jr., June 2003 - December 2005