Allan D. Matthias
Ph.D. Agricultural Climatology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa , 1979
M. S. Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1973
B.S. Physics (Education),
Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, 1970
1987 - Present. Associate Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona
1981 - 1987. Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona.
1979 - 1981. Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) Department of Soil Science and Biometeorology, Utah State University
Teaching & Advising
NATS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
SWES 210 Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Sustainability
UNVR 195a Careers in Environmental Science
SWES 696a Graduate Seminar
An advisor in undergraduate program in Environmental Science
My research interests are energy and mass transfer at the land-atmosphere interface. I have experience in the design and evaluation of enclosure (chamber) techniques for measurement of trace gas fluxes between soils and atmosphere. I am also interested in the application of thermal imagery, eddy covariance, micro-lysimeter, and sap flow gauge techniques in study of evaporation and transpiration processes.
Recent Refereed Publications
2008 Welzmiller, J.T., A.D. Matthias, S. White, and T.L. Thompson. Elevated carbon dioxide effects on soil nitrogen gas exchange in irrigated sorghum. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:393-401.
2008 Peralta-Hernandez, A.R., L.R. Barba-Martinez, V.O. Manana-R., A.D. Matthias, J.J. Luna-Ruiz. El Niňo effects on the canicula (mid-summer drought) in central Mexico. Atmosfera. 21:265-280.
2007 Cheng, L., S.W Leavitt, B.A. Kimball, P.J. Pinter, Jr., M.J. Ottman, A.D. Matthias, G.W. Wall, T. Brooks, D.G. Williams, and T.L. Thompson. Dynamics of labile and recalcitrant soil carbon pools in a sorghum free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) agroecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 39:2250-2263.
2004 Triggs, J.M., B.A. Kimball, P.J. Pinter, Jr., G.W. Wall, M.M. Conley, T.J. Brooks, R.L. LaMorte, N.R. Adam, M.J. Ottman, A.D. Matthias, S.W. Leavitt, and R.S. Cerveny. Free-air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) effects on the energy balance and evapotranspiration of sorghum. Agric. For. Meteorol. 124:63-79.
2004 Post, D.F. A.D. Matthias, A.K. Batchily, H. Hosler, and R. Huebner. 2004. Effect of organic and rock mulches on the moisture and temperature of Arizona Soils. J. Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. 36:11-119.
2003 Derner, J.D., H.B. Johnson, B.A. Kimball, P. J. Pinter, Jr., H. Wayne-Polley, C.R. Tishler, T.W. Boutton, R.L. LaMorte, G.W. Wall, N.R. Adam, S.W. Leavitt, M.J. Ottman, A.D. Matthias, and T.J. Brooks. Above- and below-ground responses of C3-C4 species mixtures in elevated CO2 and soil water availability. Global Change Biology 9:453-460.
Recent Book Chapters
2006 Matthias, A.D., S.A. Musil, and H.L. Bohn. Physical and Chemical Characteristics of the Atmosphere. Ch. 4, p. 46 to 57. In Environmental and Pollution Science. 2nd Edition, I.L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba, and M.L. Brusseau (Eds.) Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego.
2006 Matthias, A.D., A.C. Comrie and S.A. Musil. Atmospheric Pollution. Ch. 23, p. 377 to 394. In Environmental and Pollution Science. 2nd Edition, I.L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba, and M.L. Brusseau (Eds.) Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego.
2006 Glenn, E.P. and A.D. Matthias. Global Change. Ch. 24, p. 395 to 411. In Environmental and Pollution Science. 2nd Edition, I.L. Pepper, C.P. Gerba, and M.L. Brusseau (Eds.) Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego
2004 Matthias, A.D. Monitoring Near-Surface Air Quality. Ch. 10, p. 163 to 181. In Environmental Monitoring and Characterization. J.F. Artiola, I.L. Pepper, and M.L. Brusseau (Eds.) Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego