Research in Naithani research group focuses on three complementary themes: (1) understanding spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem structure and function, 2) upscaling carbon and water fluxes from plants to landscape, and 3) understanding and modeling the influence of disturbance and global change on socio-ecological systems. All current and past projects combine field and modeling approaches.

Recent Publications

Baldwin D., Naithani K. J. & Lin H. (2017) Combined soil-terrain stratification for characterizing catchment-scale soil moisture variation. Geoderma, 285: 260–269.

Smithwick E. A. H., Baldwin D. & Naithani K. J. (2016) Grassland productivity in response to nutrient additions and herbivory is scale-dependent. PeerJ 4:e2745 doi: 10.7717/peerj.2745

Moon J. B., Wardrop D. H., Bruns M. A. V., Miller R. M., and Naithani K. J. (2016) Land-use and land-cover effects on soil microbial community abundance and composition in headwater riparian wetlands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 97: 215–233.


2016              2015              2014

  • JB, Jackson, Maddy and Kusum are presenting at the fall meeting of AGU.
  • The Monarch Butterfly Habitat Restoration Project is featured in Arkansas Newswire
  • Maddy received REU Travel Grant. Congratulations!
  • Jackson received Honors College Travel Grant. Congratulations!
  • Read about our PA-CZO work in the latest paper.


  • Maddy finished her REU project and won the 3rd place in poster competition at the water conference. Congratulations!
  • Carly is starting Dental School after finishing her work in the lab and graduating with honors. All the best!