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Janis Boettinger

Janis Boettinger

PSC

Pedology

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Soil Science, University of California, Davis, 1992
MS, Soil Science, University of California, Davis, 1988
BS, Environmental Technology, Cornell University, 1984





Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: AGRS 339
DialPhone: 435-797-4026
SendEmail: Janis.Boettinger@usu.edu

Awards

National Cooperator Achievement Award, 2011

National Cooperative Soil Survey

Nominated by S-5 for President of Soil Science Society of America in 2009, 2008

Best Paper Award, SSSA, Div. S-7, 2006

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, College of Agriculture, 2004

Editors' Citation For Excellence in Manuscript Review, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J, 1999

Teacher of the Year, College of Agriculture, 1999

Teacher of the Year, Dept. Plants, Soils, & Biometeorology ,, 1998

Editors' Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, 1993

Best Student Paper Award, Runner-Up, 1991

Student Paper Award, First Place, 1990

Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, 1987

Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 1984


Publications Abstracts

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    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Boettinger, J.L, Howell, D.W, Moore, A.C, Hartemink, A.E, Kienast-Brown, S., (2010). Digital soil mapping: Bridging research, environmental application, and operation. Springer Science+Business Media
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation. *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Soil! Get the Inside Scoop. *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Ecological Types of the Eastern Slope of the Wind River Range, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming. General Technical Report *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (1999). Field Trip Guidebook: Soils, geomorphology, geology, and vegetation of the western Colorado Plateau. Soil-Geomorphology Pre-Meeting Field Trip, Soil Science Society of America, 28-31 October *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (1995). Zeolite occurrence in soils: An updated review. In D.W. Ming and F.A. Mumpton (ed.). Natural Zeolites '93: Occurrences, properties, use. International Committee on on Natural Zeolites *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (1994). Biogenic opal as an indicator of soil mixing at the Alfisol-Vertisol boundary, NE Australia. In: A. Ringrose-Voase & G. Humphreys (eds.). Soil Micromorphology: Studies in Mgmt. and Genesis Develop. in Soil Sci. 22 *
    • Boettinger, J.L, (1992). Genesis of a Red Alfisol-black Vertisol Complex. In: Soils of the Lower Burdekin Valley. Field guide for mid-conf. field trip. Intrl. Work. Mtg. on Soil Morphology, Townsville, Qld., Australia *
    • Book Chapters

    • Boettinger, J.L, Kienast-Brown, S., Libohova, Z., Digital Soil Mapping: Soil Survey Manual. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; US Government Printing Office
    • Grunwald, S., Thompson, J.A, Minasny, B., Boettinger, J.L, (2012). Digital Soil Mapping in a Changing World: Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond. CRC Press/Balkema -- Taylor and Francis Group
    • Brungard, C.W, Boettinger, J.L, (2012). Spatial prediction of biological soil crust classes: Value-added DSM from soil survey: Digital Soil Assessments and Beyond. CRC Press/Balkema -- Taylor and Francis Group
    • Monger, H.C, Southard, R.J, Boettinger, J.L, (2011). Classification of Soils: Aridisols: Handbook of Soil Sciences, Second Edition. CRC Press
    • Brungard, C.W, Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Application of conditioned Latin hypercube sampling in arid Rangelands in Utah, USA: Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation . Springer Science+Business Media
    • st-Brown, S., Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Applying the Optimum Index Factor to Multiple Data Types for Soil Survey: Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation . Springer Science+Business Media
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Environmental covariates for digital soil mapping in the western USA: Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation . Springer Science+Business Media
    • Stum, A.K, Boettinger, J.L, White, M.A, Ramsey, R., (2010). Random Forests applied as a soil spatial predictive model in arid Utah: Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation . Springer Science+Business Media
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Conditioned Latin Hypercube Sampling: Optimal Sample Size for Digital Soil Mapping in Arid Rangelands in Utah, USA. Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Envrionmental Application, and Production
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Environmental Covariates for Digital Soil Mapping in the Western USA. Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Random Forests Applied as a Soil Spatial Predictive Model in Arid Utah. Digital Soil Mapping: Bridging Research, Environmental Application, and Operation
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Soils. Rangelands of Utah
    • Boettinger, J.L, Ramsey, R., Stum, A.K, Kienast-Brown, S., Saunders, A.M, Cole, N.J, Bodily, J.M, (2008). Landsat spectral data for digital soil mapping: Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data. Springer, Dordrecht
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Landsat Spectral Data for Digital Soil Mapping. Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Synthesis and Priorities for Future Work in Digital Soil Mapping. Digital Soil Mapping with Limited Data
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2007). A Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification Methodology for Mapping Soils, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, USA. Digital Soil Mapping: An introductory Perspective. Developments in Soil Science
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2007). Incorporating Classification Trees into a Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification Methodology, Green River Basin, Wyoming, USA. Digital Soil Mapping: An introductory perspective. Developments in Soil Science
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2007). Land Cover Classification from Landsat Imagery for Mapping Dynamic Wet and Saline Soils. Digital Soil Mapping: An introductory perspective. Developments in Soil Science
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2005). Alluvium and alluvial soils. Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2002). Calcification. In: R. Lal (ed.) Encyclopedia of Soil Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2002). Zeolites. In: J.B. Dixon and D.G. Schulze (ed.) Soil Mineralogy with Environmental Applications
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2001). Saline and Wet Soils of Wetlands in Dry Climates. In: Richardson, J.L., and M.J. Vepraskas (ed.) Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology Landscapes, and Classification
    • Boettinger, J.L, (2001). Zeolites in Soil Environments. In: D.L. Bish and D.W. Ming (ed.) Natural Zeolites: Occurrence, Properties, Applications. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
    • Boettinger, J.L, (1990). Micromorphology and mineralogy of a calcareous duripan formed in granitic residuum, Mojave Desert, California, USA. Soil micromorphology: A basic and applied science. Developments in Soil Science 19

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Cirriculum

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        Publications - Journal Article

        • Public or Trade Journal - Baker, J.B, Fonnesbeck, B.B, Boettinger, J.L, (2016). Modeling rare endemic shrub habitat in the Uinta Basin using soil, spectral, and topographic data. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80, doi: doi:10.2136/sssaj2015.09.0349, 395-408.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Brungard, C.W, Boettinger, J.L, Hipps, L.E, (2015). Wind Erosion Potential of Lacustrine and Alluvial Soils Before and After Disturbance in the Eastern Great Basin, USA: Estimating Threshold Friction Velocity Using Easier-to-Measure Soil Properties. Aeolian Research, 18, 185-203.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Brungard, C.W, Boettinger, J.L, Duniway, M.C, Wills, S.A, Edwards, T.C, (2015). Machine learning for predicting soil classes in three semi-arid landscapes. Geoderma, 239-240, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.09.019, 68-83.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Kusbach, A., Van Miegroet, H., Boettinger, J.L, Long, J.N, (2014). Vegetation geo-climatic zonation in the Rocky Mountains, northern Utah, USA. Journal of Mountain Science, 11:3, doi: 10.1007/s11629-013-2793-, 656-673.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Fonnesbeck, B.B, Boettinger, J.L, Lawley, J.R, (2013). Improving a Simple Pressure-Calcimeter Method for Inorganic Carbon Analysis. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 77, doi: doi:10.2136/sssaj2012.0381, 1553-1562.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Grunwald, S., Thompson, J.A, Boettinger, J.L, (2011). Digital Soil Mapping & Modeling at Continental Scales – Finding Solutions for Global Issues. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 75, 1201-1213.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (2007). Digitally Mapping Gypsic and Natric Soil Areas Using Landsat ETM Data. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 71, 245-252.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Nield, S.J, Boettinger, J.L, Ramsey, R., (2007). Digitally Mapping Gypsic and Natric Soils Using Landsat and Topographic Data. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 71, 245-252.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (2005). Canopy vs. soil effects of shrubs facilitating tree seedlings in Mediterranean montane ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science, 16, 191-198.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (2005). Soil carbon distribution and quality in a montane rangeland-forest mosaic in northern Utah. Forest Ecology and Management, 220, 284-299.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Van Miegroet, H., Boettinger, J.L, Baker, M.A, Nielsen, J., Evans, D., Stum, A., (2005). Soil carbon distribution and quality in a montane rangeland-forest mosaic in Northern Utah.. Forest Ecology and Management, 220, 284-299.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (2002). Improving efficiency and quality of soil survey documentation using a rapid GIS method. Soil Survey Horizons, 34, 39-43.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Bartsch, K.P, Van Miegroet, H., Boettinger, J.L, Dubrowolski, J., (2002). Using empirical erosion models and GIS to determine erosion risk at Camp Williams, Utah. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 57:1, 29-37.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (2002). Using empirical models and GIS to determine water erosion risk at Camp Williams, Utah. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 57, 29-37.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1998). Ammonium-loaded clinoptilolite: A slow-release fertilizer for sweet corn. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 21:515-530.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1998). Remotely-sensed regional scale evapotranspiration of a semi-arid Great Basin desert and its relationship to geomorphology, soils, and vegetation. Geomorphology, 21:329-352.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1998). Soil depth assessment of sagebrush grazing treatments using electromagnetic induction. Journal of Range Management, 51, 469-474.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1997). Non-destructive assessment of rangeland soil depth to petrocalcic horizon using electromagnetic induction. Arid Soil Research and Rehabilitation, 11, 375-390.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1997). Soil development along an elevational transect in the western Sierra Nevada, California.. Geoderma, 78, 207-236.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1995). Phyllosilicate distribution and origin in Aridisols on a granitic pediment, western Mojave Desert. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 59, 1189-1198.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1991). Sources of silica and carbonate for Aridisols on a granitic pediment, western Mojave Desert.. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 55, 1057-1067.
        • Public or Trade Journal - Boettinger, J.L, (1994). Control of concentrated flow erosion in gypsiferous soils. Pedon News, 3(2), 12-Oct. *

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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          Publications - Publications Technical Report

          • Wells, A.F, Boettinger, J.L, Houston, K.E, Roberts, D.W, (2015). Ecological Types of the Eastern Slope of the Wind River Range, Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming. US Deprtment of Agriculture Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
          • Van Miegroet, H., Bartsch, K.P, Boettinger, J.L, (1999). Summary of soil properties at Camp Williams, Utah National Guard Base, Utah. Report to Utah National Guard
          • Boettinger, J.L, (1999). Summary of soil properties at Camp Williams National Guard Base, UT. Dept. of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
          • Boettinger, J.L, (1996). Characterization of selected soils in Ashley National Forest sampled during the 1995 field season. Ashley Natl. Forest, Vernal Ranger District, Vernal, UT. 10 pp. *

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          Publications - Translation or Transcriptions

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            Publications - Other

            • Magazine/Trade Publication - Boettinger, J.L, (2016). Conserving Endangered Plants by predicting habitat with soil, site data. CSA News *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2015). Digitial Soil Mapping Using Landscape Stratification for Arid Rangelands in the Eastern Great Basin, Central Utah. Utah State University *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2014). Advancing Digital Soil Mapping and Assessment in Arid Landscapes. Utah State University *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2010). Random forests applied as a soil spatial predictive model in arid Utah. Utah State University
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2009). Alternative Sampling and Analysis Methods for Digital Soil Mapping in Southwestern Utah. *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Report from the 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping. Pedometron *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2008). 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping. IUSS Bulletin *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Field Trip Guidebook: 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping. *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2008). Program and Abstracts: 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping. *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2005). Developing a digital soil survey update protocol at the Golden Spike National Historical Site. M.S. Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2005). Incorporating classification tree analysis into the pedogenic understanding raster classification methodology, Green River Basin, Wyoming. M.S. Thesis, Utah State University, Logan, UT *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2004). A Pedogenic Understanding Raster Classification Model for Mapping Soils, Powder River Basin, Wyoming. MS Thesis, Dept. of Plants, Soils & Biometeorology *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2004). Using Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing to Map Rangeland Salinity Sources, Upper San Rafael, River, Utah. MS Thesis, Dept. of Plants, Soils & Biometeorology *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2003). Pedogenesis of clay lamellae in a semiarid environment, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Plants, Soils & Biometeorology *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2003). Soil properties influence western harvester ant nest site density, Uintah and Piceance Basins, Utah-Colorado. M.S. Thesis *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (2002). Soil survey using traditional and landscape analysis methods - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. M.S. thesis, Dept. of Plants, Soils & Biometoerology *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (1999). Dynamics of Irrigation-Induced and Saline Wet Soils, Central Utah. M.S. Thesis, Dept. of Plants, Soils & Biometeorology *
            • Other - Boettinger, J.L, (1997). Aquisalids (Salorthids) and other wet saline and alkaline soils: Problems identifying aquic conditions and hydric soils. In: M.J. Vepraskas and S.W. Sprecher (eds.) Aquic conditions and hydric soils: The problem soils *

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            Scheduled Teaching

            PSC 5130, 6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2016

            PSC 5130, 6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2015

            PSC 5130,6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2014

            PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2013

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2013

            PSC 5130,6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2013

            PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2013

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2013

            PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2013

            PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2012

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2012

            PSC 5130,6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2012

            PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2012

            PSC 6970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2012

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2012

            PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Spring 2012

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2011

            PSC 5130,6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2011

            PSC 4900 - SP: Soil Judging, Fall 2011

            PSC 7210 - ADV TOPICS PEDOLOGY, Spring 2011

            PSC 5740 - ENVIRON SOIL/WATER (CI), Spring 2011

            PSC 7970 - RESEARCH & THESIS, Spring 2011

            PSC 2010 - SOILS, WATERS, ENVIR (BPS), Spring 2011

            PSC 4900 - SP: SOIL JUDGING, Spring 2011

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Fall 2010

            PSC 5130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2010

            PSC 6130 - Soil Genesis, Morphology, and Classification, Fall 2010

            PSC 4900 - Special Problems, Fall 2010

            PSC 5740 - Environmental Quality: Soil and Water, Spring 2010

            PSC 7970 - Research and Thesis, Spring 2010

            PSC 2010 - Soils, Waters, and the Environment, Spring 2010

            PSC 4900 - SP: Soil Judging, Spring 2010


            Extension

            Professional Development, - Ongoing

            Creative Works - Exhibitions

            • Etc, Art - Arts Festival

                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Jeremiah Armentrout, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2014
                    Kourtney Harding, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2014
                    Brook Fonnesbeck, Plants, Soils, and Climate, June 2011 - August 2015
                    Suzann Kienast-Brown, Plants, Soils, and Climate, January 2004 - December 2014
                    Colby Brungard, Plants, Soils, and Climate, October 2009 - July 2014
                    Alexander Stum, Plants, Soils, and ClimateDecember 2010