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Scott B. Jones

Scott B.  Jones

PSC

Environmental Soil Physics

Professor

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

Engineer-In-Training, 1990


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

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

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      Publications - Journal Article

      • Public or Trade Journal - Sadeghi, M., Tabatabaeenejad, A., Tuller, M., Moghaddam, M., Jones, S.B, (2017). Advancing the AirMOSS P-Band Radar Root Zone Soil Moisture Retrieval Algorithm via Incorporation of Richards’ Equation. Remote Sensing,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1002/2015WR017929, 3829–3846.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: doi:10.1109/JSEN.2016.2527020, 3670-3678.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1038/srep20018, 20018 .
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1038/srep20018, 20018 .
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: OI: 10.1002/eco.164, n/a–n/a.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.004, 1238-1248.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.023, 1466-1473.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1080/10408347.2014.889445, 200-219.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.01.067, 50-55.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2134/jeq2014.05.0212, 2115-2129.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: doi:10.1016/j.asr.2014.04.018, 797-808.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1080/10408347.2013.843055, 200-219.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2014.01.0017, 685-700.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2014.01.0017, 685-700.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.06.016, 321-327.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2012). Electromagnetic Induction for Mapping Physical and Chemical Properties of Mine Tailings Deposits. J Applied Geophysics, 89, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2012.11.005, 11-20.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Sadeghi, M., Jones, S.B, (2012). Scaled Solutions to Coupled Soil-Water Flow and Solute Transport during the Redistribution Process. . Vadose Zone J.,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2012.0034, 1529-1535.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, Or, D., Heinse, R., Tuller, M., (2012). Beyond Earth: Designing Root Zone Environments for Reduced Gravity Conditions.. Vadose Zone J.,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.034, 39-49.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2009). Toward Sustainable Soil and Water Resources Use in China's Highly Erodible Semi-arid Loess Plateau. Geoderma, In Press.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2009). Penta-needle Heat Pulse Probe for Soil Thermal Conductivity, Diffusivity and Water Flux Determination. Water Resour. Res., In Revision.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2009). Characterizing Liquid Imbibition in Porous Media under Microgravity. Journal of Hydrology, In Preparation.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2009). Liquid Behavior in Partially-Saturated Porous Media under Variable Gravity. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73, 10-Jan.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007043, W00D18.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2008). Soil Moisture Measurement for Ecological and Hydrological Watershed-Scale Observatories: A Review. Vadose Zone Journal, 7, 358 - 389.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007043, 1132-1138.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Heinse, R., Jones, S.B, Bingham, G.E, Bugbee, B.G, (2007). Optimizing Straticulate Plant-Growth Media for Improved Root Zone Performance and Management..
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/vzj2006.0105, 713-724.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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), doi: 10.1029/2005WR004418, W05424.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2005). Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2005-01-2973,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2005). Measurement of Porous Media Water Retention during Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2005-01-2950,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1029/2004 WR003816, W02007.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2003). Effects of variable gravity on porous media matric potential and water content measurements. ASAE Technical Paper 034067,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2002). Flow and distribution of fluid phases through porous plant growth media in microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2002-01-2386,
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2002). ORZS: Optimization of Root Zone Substrates for Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper no. 2002-01-2380,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Measurement Principles and Applications. Hydrological Processes, 16, 141-153.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, Or, D., (1999). A capillary-driven root module for plant growth in microgravity. Adv. Space Res., 22(10), 1407 1412.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (1996). Porous substrate water relations observed during the greenhouse-II flight experiment (Mir Space Station, 1995). SAE Technical Paper Series # 961547,
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, (1995). Moisture sensor for use in microgravity. 25th International Conference on Environmental Systems. Paper # 951471,
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/vzj2010.0148, 1097-1104.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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
      • Public or Trade Journal - Or, D., Tuller, M., Jones, S.B, (2009). Liquid Behavior in Partially-Saturated Porous Media under Variable Gravity. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J, 73, doi: 10.2136/sssaj2008.0046, 341-350.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2009.11.027, 93-100.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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, doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0143, 358-389.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - 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.
      • Public or Trade Journal - Jones, S.B, Wraith, J.M, Or, D., (2002). Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Measurement Principles and Applications. Hydrol. Process, 16, doi: 10.1002/hyp.513, 141-153.

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

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        Publications - MultiMedia

        • Jones, S.B, 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 - Publications Technical Report

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          Publications - Translation or Transcriptions

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Other

            • Newsletter - 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 - Jones, S.B, (2009). Providing Optimal Root Zone Fluxes: Challenges of Capillary-Driven Hysteretic Water Distributions in Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2007). Uncovering the challenges of watering plants in space.. Crops, Soils, Agronomy (CSA) News *
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2006). Integration of heat capacity and electrical conductivity sensors for root module water and nutrient assessment. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2005). Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2005). Measurement of Porous Media Water Retention during Parabolic Flight Induced Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2005). Modeling and Design of Optimal Growth Media from Plant-Based Gas and Liquid Fluxes. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2005). Characterization and evaluation of electromagnetic sensors and constituent influence on permittivity measurements in aggregated porous media. Master's Thesis *
            • Other - 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 *
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2003). Automated Oxygen Diffusion Measurement System for Porous Media in Microgravity. SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2003). Effects of variable gravity on porous media matric potential and water content measurements. ASAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2002). Gas Diffusion Measurement and Modeling In Coarse-textured Porours Media. Vadose Zone Journal *
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (2002). Tim eDomain reflectometry (TDR) measurement of water content in high surface area porous media. Physics B *
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (1999). Frequency-domain analysis of TDR waveforms in lossy porous media. Eos Trans. AGU, 80(17), Fall Meet. Suppl. F291 *
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (1996). Porous substrate water relations observed during the greenhouse-II flight experiment (Mir Space Station, 1995). SAE Technical Paper
            • Other - Jones, S.B, (1995). SAE Technical Paper

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Scheduled Teaching

            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
            Kshitij Parajuli, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2014
            Pakorn Sutitarnnontr, Biological Engineering, August 2010
            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