Refereed Technical and Teaching Articles


  • Dold, C., J.L. Heitman, G. Giese, A. Howard, J. Havlin, and T.J. Sauer. 2019. Upscaling Evapotranspiration with Parsimonious Models in a North Carolina Vineyard. Agron. 9:152.
  • Fu, Y., Z. Tian, A. Amoozegar, and J.L. Heitman. 2019. Measuring Dynamic Changes of Soil Porosity During Compaction. Soil Till. Res. 193:114-121.
  • Kool, D., B. Tong, Z. Tian, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, and R. Horton. 2019. Soil Water Retention and Hydraulic Conductivity Dynamics Following Tillage. Soil Till. Res. 193:95-100.
  • Kustas, W.P., N. Agam, J.G. Alfieri, L.G. McKee, J.H. Prueger, L.E. Hipps, A.M. Howard, and J.L. Heitman. 2019. Below Canopy Radiation Divergence in a Vineyard: Implications on Interrow Surface Energy Balance. Irrig. Sci. 37:227-237.
  • Roper, W.R., D.L. Osmond, and J.L. Heitman. 2019. A Response to “Reanalysis Validates Soil Health Indicator Sensitivity and Correlation with Long-term Crop Yields”. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 83:1842-1845.
  • Roper, W., W. Robarge, D. Osmond, and J.L. Heitman. 2019. Comparing Four Methods of Measuring Soil Organic Matter in North Carolina Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 83:466-474.
  • Spivey, T.A., K.L. Edmisten, R. Wells, D. Jordan, J.L. Heitman, and G.G. Wilkerson. 2019. Cotton Development and Yield Response to Irrigation, Planting Date, and Cultivar in North Carolina. J. Cotton Sci. 23:148-160.
  • Spivey, T.A., K.L. Edmisten, R. Wells, D. Jordan, J.L. Heitman, and G.G. Wilkerson. 2019. Cotton Growth and Yield Response to Short-Term Tillage Systems and Planting Date in North Carolina. J. Cotton Sci. 23:270-283.
  • Tian, Z., Y. Kojima, J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2019. Advances in Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Technique: Measuring Ice Content in Partially Frozen Soils. SSSA Methods of Soil Analysis 4: 190003.
  • Tian, Z., D. Kool, T. Ren, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman 2019. Approaches for Estimating Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivities at Various Bulk Densities with the Extended Mualem-van Genuchten model. J. Hydrol. 572:719-731.
  • Tong, B., D. Kool, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, Z. Gao, and R. Horton. 2019. Thermal Property Values of a Central Iowa Soil as Functions of Soil Water Content and Bulk Density or of Soil Air Content. Eur. J. Soil Sci. 2019:1-10.


  • Basinger, N.T., K.M. Jennings, D. Monks, W. Mitchem, J.L. Heitman, S. Chaudhari, J.L. Havlin, A.M. Howard, S.E. Spayd. 2018. Effect of Herbicide Strip Width and Postveraison Competition on Cabernet Franc, Growth, Berry Composition, and Yield. Catalyst. DOI:10.5344/catalyst.2018.17005.
  • Kojima, Y., J.L. Heitman, K. Noborio, T. Ren, and R. Horton. 2018. Sensitivity Analysis of Temperature Changes for Determining Thermal Properties of Partially Frozen Soil with a Dual Probe Heat Pulse Sensor. Cold Reg. Sci. Tech. 151:188-195.
  • Kojima,Y.,  J.L. Heitman, M. Sakai, C. Kato, and R. Horton. 2018. Bulk Density Effects on Soil Hydrologic and Thermal Characteristics: a Numerical Investigation. Hydrological Processes. 32:2203-2216.
  • Kustas, W.P., M.C. Anderson, J.G. Alfieri, K. Knipper, A. Torres-Rua, C.K. Parry, H. Hieto, N. Agam, A. White, F. Gao, L. McKee, J.H. Prueger, L.E. Hipps, S. Los, M. Alsina, L. Sanchez, B. Sams, N. Dokoozlian, M. McKee, S. Jones, Y. Yang, T.G. Wilson, F. Lei, A. McElrone, J.L. Heitman, A.M. Howard, K. Post, F. Melton, C. Hain. 2018. The Grape Remote sensing Atmospheric Profile and Evapotranspiration eXperiment (GRAPEX). Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D_16-0244.1
  • O’Brien, P.L., T.M. DeSutter, F.X.M. Casey, A.L.M. Daigh, J.L. Heitman, N.E. Derby, and E. Khan. 2018. Daytime Surface Energy Fluxes over Soil Material Remediated Using Thermal Desorption. Agrosyst. Geosci. Environ. DOI:10.2134/age2018.08.0027.
  • Rosas-Anderson, P., M.J. Taggart, J.L. Heitman, G.L. Miller, T.R. Sinclair, and T.W. Rufty. 2018. Partitioning between Evaporation and Transpiration from Agrostis stolonifera L. during Light and Dark Periods. Ag. For. Meteor. 260:73-79.
  • Tian, Z., W. Gao, D. Kool, T. Ren, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman. 2018. Approaches for Estimating Soil Water Retention Curves at Various Bulk Densities with the Extended van Genuchten Model. Water Resour. Res. 54:5584-5601.
  • Tian, Z., D. Kool, T. Ren, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman. 2018. Determining In-situ Unsaturated Soil Hydraulic Conductivity at a Fine Depth Scale with Heat Pulse and Water Potential Sensors. J. Hydrol. 564:802-810.
  • Tian, Z., Y. Lu, T. Ren, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman. 2018. Improved Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Method for Continuous In-Situ Determination of Soil Bulk Density. Soil Till. Res. 178:118:129.


  • Heitman, J.L., X. Zhang, X. Xiao, T. Ren, and R. Horton. 2017. Advances in Heat-Pulse Methods: Measuring Soil Water Evaporation with Sensible Heat Balance. SSSA Methods of Soil Analysis. doi:10.2136/msa2015.0029.
  • Lu, Y., X. Liu, M. Zhang, J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2017. Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Method: Advances in Monitoring In Situ Soil Bulk Density. SSSA Methods of Soil Analysis. doi:10.2136/msa2015.0031.
  • Mohammadshirazi, F., R.A. McLauglin, J.L. Heitman, and V.K. Brown. 2017. A Multi-year Study of Tillage and Amendment Effects on Compacted Soils. J. Environ. Manag. 203:533-541.
  • Peng, X., J. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2017. Determining Near-Surface Soil Heat Flux Density Using the Gradient Method: A Thermal Conductivity Model-Based Approach. J. Hydrometeor. 18:2285-2295.
  • Peng, X., Y. Wang, J. Heitman, T. Ochsner, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2017. Measuring Surface Soil Heat Flux with a Multi-Needle Heat-Pulse Probe. Eur. J. Soil Sci. 68:336-344.
  • Roper, W., D. Osmond, J. Heitman, M. Wagger, and C. Reberg-Horton. 2017. Soil Health Indicators Do Not Differentiate Agronomic Systems in North Carolina Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81:828-843.
  • Tian, Z., T. Ren, Y. Kojima, Y. Lu, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman. 2017. An Improved Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry Method for Determination of Ice Content in Partially Frozen Soils. J. Hydrol. 555:786-796.
  • Vann, M.C., L.R. Fisher, R. Wells, D.L. Jordan, and J.L. Heitman. 2017. Alternative ridging practices for flue-cured tobacco production in North Carolina. J. Crop, Forage, and Turfgrass Management. doi:10.2134/cftm2017.02.0016
  • Wang, Z., J.L. Heitman, T.J. Smyth, C.R. Crozier, A. Franzluebbers, R. Gehl, and S. Lee. 2017. Impact of Bioenergy Crop Production on North Carolina Piedmont Soil Properties. Agron. J. 109:1-11.
  • Wang, Y., T. Ochsner, J. Heitman, R. Horton, X. Xue, and T. Ren. 2017. Weighing Lysimeter Data Confirm the Accuracy and Precision of the Heat-pulse Technique for Measuring Daily Soil Evaporation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81:1074-1078.
  • Wang, Y., X. Zhang, X. Xiao, J. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2017. An Empirical Calibration for Heat-Balance Sap-Flow Sensors in Maize. Agron J. 109:1122-1128.
  • Zhang, M., Y. Lu, J. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2017. Temporal Changes of Soil Water Retention Behavior as Affected by Wetting and Drying from Tillage. 2017. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81:1288-1295.
  • Zhang, X., T. Ren, J. Heitman, and R. Horton. 2017. Advances in Heat-Pulse Methods: Measuring Near-Surface Soil Water Content. SSSA Methods Soil Analysis. doi:10.2136/msa2015.0032


  • Kojima, Y. J.L. Heitman, G.N. Flerchinger, T. Ren, and R. Horton. 2016. Sensible Heat Balance Estimates of Transient Soil Ice Contents. Vadose Zone J. doi:10.2136/vzj2015.10.0134.
  • Kool, D., J.L. Heitman, N. Lazarovitch, N. Agam, T.J. Sauer, and A. Ben-Gal. 2016. In Situ Thermistor Calibration for Improved Measurement of Soil Temperature Gradients. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. doi:10.2136/sssaj2016.05.0134.
  • Kool, D., W. Kustas, A. Ben-Gal, N. Lazarovitch, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, and N. Agam. 2016. Energy and Evapotranspiration Partitioning in a Desert Vineyard. Ag. For. Meteor. 218:277-287.
  • Lu, Y., R. Horton, X. Liu, J.L. Heitman, and T. Ren. 2016. Determining Soil Bulk Density with Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry: A Thermal Conductivity Based Approach. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80:48-54.
  • Mohammadshirazi, F., V.K. Brown, J.L. Heitman, and R.A. McLauglin. 2016. Effects of Tillage and Compost Amendment on Infiltration in Compacted Soil. J. Soil Water Cons. 71:443-449.
  • Xiao, X., J.L. Heitman, J. Singer, T.J. Sauer, T.S. Ren, and R. Horton. 2016. Partitioning Evaporation and Transpiration in a Maize Field. Trans. ASABE. 59:591-599.


  • Arya, L. and J.L. Heitman. 2015. A Non-Empirical Method for Computing Pore Radii and Soil Water Characteristics from Particle-Size Distribution. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 1537-1544.
  • Giese, G., T. Wolf, C. Velasco-Cruz, L. Roberts, J. Heitman. 2015. Cover Crop and Root Pruning Impacts on Vegetative Growth, Crop Yield Components, and Grape Composition of Cabernet Sauvignon. Am. J. Enol. Vit. 66:212-226.
  • Kang, J., R.A. McLaughlin, A. Amoozegar, J.L. Heitman, and O.W. Duckworth. 2015. Transport of Dissolved Polyacrylamide through a Clay Loam Soil. Geoderma 243-244:108-114.
  • Peng, X., T. Ren, J.L. Heitman, and R. Horton. 2015. Field Evaluation and Improvement of the Plate Method for Measuring Soil Heat Flux Density. Ag. For. Meteor. 214:341-349.
  • Tian, Z., R. Horton, J.L. Heitman, and T. Ren. 2015. Determining Soil Ice Content during Freezing and Thawing with Thermo-Time Domain Reflectometry. Vadose Zone J. doi:10.2136/vzj2014.12.0179.
  • Xiao, X., T.J. Sauer, R. Horton, and J.L. Heitman. 2015. Bare Soil CO2 Fluxes with Time and Depth Determined by High-Resolution Gradient-Based Measurements and Surface Chambers. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79:1073-1083.
  • Xiao, X., Zhang, X., R. Horton, T. Ren, and J. Heitman. 2015. Lab Evaluation of Thermal Property Measurement Errors with Heat-Pulse Sensors Positioned Near a Soil-air Interface. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 79:766-771.


  • Davis, D., R. Horton, J.L. Heitman, and T. Ren. 2014. An Experimental Study of Coupled Heat and Water Transfer in Wettable and Artificially Hydrophobized Soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:125-132.
  • Deol, P., J.L. Heitman, A. Amoozegar, T. Ren, and R. Horton. 2014. Inception and Magnitude of Subsurface Evaporation for a Bare Surface Soil under Natural Surface Boundary Conditions. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:1544-1583.
  • Duckworth, O.W., J.L. Heitman, and M.L. Polizzotto. 2014. Soil Water: From Molecular Structure to Behavior. Nature Education. 5:1.
  • Fields, J.S., W.C. Fonteno, B.E. Jackson, J.L. Heitman, and J.S. Owen. 2014. Hydrophysical Properties, Moisture Retention, and Drainage Profiles of Wood and Traditional Components for Greenhouse Substrates. HortSci. 49:827-832.
  • Giese, W., C. Velasco-Cruz, L. Roberts, J.L. Heitman, and T.K. Wolf. 2014. Complete Vineyard Floor Cover Crops Favorably Limit Grapevine Vegetative Growth. Scientia Horticulturae. 170:256-266.
  • Holland, S., A. Howard, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, W. Giese, T.B. Sutton, N. Agam, A. Ben-Gal, and J.L. Havlin. 2014. Implications of Tall Fescue for Inter-row Water Dynamics in a Vineyard. Agron. J. 106:1267-1274.
  • Kang, J., R. McLaughlin, A. Amoozegar, and J.L. Heitman. 2014. Granular and Dissolved Polyacrylamide Effects on Erosion and Runoff Under Simulated Rainfall. J. Environ. Qual. 43:1972-1979.
  • Kojima, Y., J.L. Heitman, R.P. Ewing, T.S. Ren, G. Flerchinger, and R. Horton. 2014. Field Test and Sensitivity Analysis of a Sensible Heat Balance Method to Determine Ice Content in Partially Frozen Soils. Vadose Zone J. doi:10.2136/vzj2014.04.0036.
  • Kool, D., N. Agam, J. Simunek, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, N. Lazarovitch, A. Ben-Gal. 2014. Spatial and Diurnal Below Canopy Evaporation in a Desert Vineyard: Measurements and Modeling. Water Resour. Res. 50:7035-7049.
  • Kool, D., N. Agam, N. Lazorovitch, J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, and A. Ben-Gal. 2014. A Review of Approaches for Evapotranspiration Partitioning. Ag. For. Meteor. 184:56-70.
  • Xiao, X., T. Sauer, J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2014. Sensible Heat Balance Measurements of Soil Water Evaporation Beneath a Maize Canopy. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:361-368
  • Zhang, X., J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2014. Measuring Near-surface Soil Thermal Properties with the Heat-pulse Method: Correction of Ambient Temperature and Soil-air Interface Effects. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:1575-1583.


  • Haynes, M.A., R.A. McLaughlin, and J.L. Heitman. 2013. Comparison of Methods to Remediate Compacted Soils for Infiltration and Vegetative Establishment. Open J. Soil Sci. 3:225-234.
  • Holland, S., J.L. Heitman, A. Howard, T.J. Sauer, W. Giese, A. Ben-Gal., N. Agam, D. Kool, and J. Havlin. 2013. Micro-Bowen Ratio System for Measuring Evapotranspiration in a Vineyard Interrow. Ag. For. Meteor. 177:93-100.
  • Kang, J., T. Sowers, O. Duckworth, A. Amoozegar, J.L. Heitman, and R. McLaughlin. 2013. Turbidimetric Determination of Anionic Polyacrylamide in Soil Extracts. J. Environ. Qual. 42:1902-1907.
  • Kojima, Y., J.L. Heitman, G.N. Flerchinger, and R. Horton. 2013. Numerical Evaluation of a Sensible Heat Balance Method to Determine Rates of Soil Freezing and Thawing. Vadose Zone J. doi:10.2136/vzj2012.0053.
  • Long, A., J.L. Heitman, C. Tobias, and B. Song. 2013. Co-occurring Anammox, Denitrification and Fungal Codenitrification in Agricultural Soils. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 79:168, doi: 10.1128/AEM.02520-12
  • Matthews, J., E. Fiscus, R.S. Smith, and J.L. Heitman. 2013. Quantifying the Plant Age and Available Water Effects on Soybean Leaf Conductance. Agronomy J. 105, doi:10.2134/agronj2012.0263
  • Meijer, A., J.L. Heitman, J.G. White, and R. Austin. 2013. Measuring Erosion in Long-Term Tillage Plots Using Ground-Based Lidar. Soil & Tillage Res. 126:1-10.


  • Deol, P., J.L. Heitman, A. Amoozegar, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2012. Quantifying Non-isothermal Sub-surface Soil Water Evaporation. Water Resour. Research. 48, doi: 10.1029/2012WR012516
  • Pan, W., R.P. Boyles, J.G. White, and J.L. Heitman. 2012. Characterizing Soil Physical Properties for Soil Moisture Monitoring with the NC Environment and Climate Observing Network. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech. 29:933-943.
  • Spence, P.L., D.L. Osmond, J.L. Heitman, and W.P. Robarge. 2012. Effects of Lawn Maintenance on Nutrient Losses via Overland Flow during Natural Rainfall Events. J. Am. Water Resour. Assoc. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00658.x
  • Taggart, M.J., J.L. Heitman, W. Shi, and M.J. Vepraskas. 2012. Temperature and Water Content Effects on Carbon Mineralization for Sapric Soil Material. Wetlands 32:939-944.
  • Zhang, X., S. Lu, J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, and T. Ren. 2012. Measuring Soil-water Evaporation Time and Depth Dynamics with an Improved Heat-Pulse Sensor. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76:876-879.


  • Heitman, J.L., and R. Horton. 2011. Coupled Heat and Water Transfer in Soil. p. 155-162. In Glinski et al. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Agrophysics. Springer. Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Taggart, M.J., J.L. Heitman, M.J. Vepraskas, and M. Burchell. 2011. Surface Shading Effects on Soil C Loss in a Temperate Muck Soil. Geoderma doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.04.020
  • Xiao, X., R. Horton, T. Sauer, J.L. Heitman, and T. Ren. 2011. Cumulative Soil Water Evaporation as a Function of Depth and Time. Vadose Zone J. 10:1016-1022.


  • Arya, L.M., and J.L. Heitman. 2010. Hydraulic Conductivity Function from Water Flow in Idealized- and Natural-Structure Pores. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 74:787-796.
  • Arya, L.M., J.L. Heitman, B.B. Thapa, and D.C. Bowman. 2010. Predicting Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Golf Course Sands from Particle-Size Distribution. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 74: 33-37.
  • Drake, W.L., D.L. Jordan, M. Schroeder-Moreno, P.D. Johnson, J.L. Heitman, Y.J. Cardoza, R.L. Brandenburg, B.B. Shew, T. Corbett, C.R. Bogle, W. Ye, and D. Hardy. 2010. Crop Response Following a Tall Fescue Sod and Agronomic Crops in Reduced Tillage. Agron. J. 102:1692-1699.
  • Heitman, J.L., R. Horton, T.J. Sauer, T. Ren, and X. Xiao. 2010. Latent Heat in Soil Heat Flux Measurements. Ag. For. Meteor. 150:1147-1153.
  • Herring, S.L., S.R. Koenning, and J.L. Heitman. 2010. Impact of Rotylenchulus reniformis on Cotton Yield as Affected by Soil Texture and Irrigation. J. Nemat. 42:319-323.
  • Howard, A., J.L. Heitman, D. Bowman. 2010. A Simple Approach for Demonstrating Water Retention and Field Capacity. J. Nat. Res. Life Sci. Ed. 39:120-124.
  • Singer, J., J.L. Heitman, T.J. Sauer, J. Prueger, and J.L. Hatfield. 2010. Contrasting Methods for Estimating Evapotranspiration in Soybean. Ag. Water Management. 98:157-163.


  • Davis, D., R. Horton, J.L. Heitman, T. Ren. 2009. Wettability and Hysteresis Effects on Water Sorption in Relatively Dry Soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1947-1951.
  • Heitman, J.L., and M.J. Vepraskas. 2009. An Example Emphasizing Mass-Volume Relationships for Problem Solving in Soils. J. Nat. Resour. Life Sci. Ed. 38:140-143.
  • Vepraskas, M.J., J.L. Heitman, and R.E. Austin. 2009. Future Directions for Hydropedology: Quantifying Impacts of Global Change on Land Use. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 13:1427-1438.


  • DeSutter, T.M, T.J. Sauer, T.B. Parkin, and J.L. Heitman. 2008. A Continuous, Closed Loop Measurement System for Soil CO2 and Prospects for Its Application to the Gradient Flux Approach. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:126-134.
  • Gieselman, H., J.L. Heitman, and R. Horton. 2008. Effect of a Hydrophobic Layer on the Upward Movement of Water Under Surface Freezing Conditions. Soil Sci. 173:297-305.
  • Heitman, J.L., R. Horton, T. Ren, I.N. Nassar, and D. Davis. 2008. A Test of Coupled Soil Heat and Water Transfer Prediction Under Transient Boundary Temperatures. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:1197-1207.
  • Heitman, J.L., R. Horton, T.J. Sauer, and T.M. DeSutter. 2008. Sensible Heat Observations Reveal Soil Water Evaporation Dynamics. J. Hydrometeor. 9:165-171.
  • Heitman, J.L., X. Xiao, R. Horton, and T.J. Sauer. 2008. Sensible heat measurements indicating depth and magnitude of subsurface soil water evaporation. Water Resour. Res. 44:W00D05
  • Sauer, T.J., O.D. Akinyemi, P. Thery, J.L. Heitman, T.M. DeSutter, and R. Horton. 2008. Evaluation of a new, perforated heat flux plate design. Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transfer 35:800-804.

2007 and prior

  • Heitman, J.L., A. Gaur, R. Horton, D.B. Jaynes, and T.C. Kaspar. 2007. Field Measurement of Soil Surface Chemical Transport Properties for Comparison of Management Zones. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:529-536.
  • Heitman, J.L., R. Horton, T. Ren, and T.E. Ochsner. 2007. An Improved Approach for Measurement of Coupled Heat and Water Transfer in Soil Cells. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71:872-880.
  • Zhou, J., J.L. Heitman, R. Horton, T. Ren, T.E. Ochsner, L. Prunty, R.P. Ewing, and T.J. Sauer. 2006. Method for Maintaining One-dimensional Temperature Gradients in Unsaturated, Closed Soil Cells. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:1303-1309.
  • Kaleita, A., J.L. Heitman, and S.A. Logsdon. 2005. Field Calibration of the Theta Probe for Des Moines Lobe Soils. Applied Eng. Agric. 21:865-870.
  • Pierzynski, G.M., J.L. Heitman, P.A. Kulakow, G.J. Kluitenberg, and J.R. Carlson. 2004. Revegetation of Waste Fly Ash Landfills in a Semi-Arid Environment. J. Range Management. 57:312-319.
  • Heitman, J.L., J.M. Basinger, G.J. Kluitenberg, J.M. Ham, J.M. Frank, and P.L. Barnes. 2003. Field Evaluation of the Dual-Probe Heat-Pulse Method for Measuring Soil Water Content. Vadose Zone J. 2:552-560.
  • Kluitenberg, G.J., and J.L. Heitman. 2002. Effect of Forced Convection on Soil Water Content Measurement with the Dual-Probe Heat-Pulse Method. p. 275-283. In P.A.C. Raats et al. (ed.) Environmental Mechanics: Water, Mass and Energy Transfer in the Biosphere. Geophys. Monogr. Series, Vol. 129, Am. Geophys. Union, Washington, DC.


Theses and Dissertations

  • Haselton-Brown, A. 2019. The Effects of Soil Conditions on Wildflower Growth in Roadside Environments. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Mathers, C. 2019. Evaluating the Effects of Soil Moisture, Texture, and Potential Evaporation on Dry Surface Layer Formation. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Roper, W.R. 2018. Evaluating Soil Health in North Carolina. Ph.D. Dissertation, NCSU.
  • Stephenson, T.D. 2018. Water Use and Soil Physical Property Changes Following Land Conversion to Bioenergy Cropping Systems in the North Carolina Piedmont. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Taylor, J. 2017. Testing the Capabilities and Applications of Small Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles and Ground-based Sensors in Detecting Nitrogen Status in Corn and Winter Wheat. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Lewis, J. 2016. Assessment of a Single-ring Sprinkle Infiltrometer Method for Evaluating Soil-Based Stormwater Management Practices. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Mohammadshirazi, F. 2015. Tests of Tillage and Amendments to Remediate Infiltration in Post-Construction Site Soils. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Howard, A. 2014. Water Dynamics in the Yadkin Valley American Viticultural Area – Observations and Modeling. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Meijer, A. 2013. Tillage Effects on Erosion, Soil Physical Properties, and Soil Moisture. Ph.D. Dissertation, NCSU.
  • Deol, P. 2012. Developing Methodology to Characterize Soil-Limited Evaporation. Ph.D. Dissertation, NCSU.
  • Holland, S. 2012. Below-Canopy Water and Energy Transfer in a North Carolina Vineyard. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Whitley, K. 2011. Evaluation of Polyacrylamide for Improvement in Soil Infiltration and Field Evaluation of Hydromulches for Water Quality and Vegetation Establishment. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Pan, W. 2010. Soil Moisture Characterization with North Carolina Environment and Climate Observing Network. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.
  • Taggart, M.J. 2010. Surface Shading, Soil Temperature, and Soil Moisture Effects on C Loss in a Temperate Peatland. M.S. Thesis, NCSU.


Extension Articles and Technical Reports

  • McLaughlin, R., A. Amoozegar, O. Duckworth, and J. Heitman. 2013. Optimizing Soil-Polyacrylamide Interactions for Erosion Control at Construction Sites. WRRI Project 12-06-W. NC Water Resources Research Institute, Raleigh, NC. 46 pp.
  • Heitman, J.L., J.G. White, R. Boyles, and R. Austin. 2011. Improved Statewide Soil Moisture Estimation for Hydrologic Assessment and Forecasting. WRRI Project 70251. NC Water Resources Research Institute, Raleigh, NC. 47 pp.
  • Meijer, A., R.D. Walters, J.G. White, J.L. Heitman, and A. Howard. 2012. Long-term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont. SoilFact AG 439 80W, NC CES.
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