Dr. Giménez's research is focused on investigating the effects of shifts in climate on the distribution of carbon in soils and its impact in soil porosity and hydraulic properties. He uses a variety of field and laboratory tools in these investigations, including Time Domain Reflectrometry (TDR), X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT), and instrumentation to automatically measure infiltration and soil water retention properties.
Amato, M.T. and D. Giménez. 2022. Quantifying root turnover in grasslands from biomass dynamics: Application of the growth-maintenance respiration paradigm and re-analysis of historical data. Ecological Modelling (In press).
Sullivan, P.L., S.A. Billings, D. Hirmas, L. Li, X. Zhang, S. Ziegler, K. Murenbeeld, H. Ajami, A. Guthrie, K. Singha, D. Giménez, A. Duro, V. Moreno, A. Flores, A. Cueva, Koop, E.L. Aronson, H.R. Barnard, S.A. Banwart, R.M. Keen, A. Nemes, N.P. Nikolaidis, J.B. Nippert, D. Richter, D.A. Robinson, K. Sadayappan, L.F.T. de Souza, M. Unruh, H. Wen. 2022. Embracing the dynamic nature of soil structure: A paradigm illuminating the role of life in critical zones of the Anthropocene. Earth-Science Reviews 225: 103873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103873
Alfahham, A., Amato, M. T., Omondi, E., Giménez, D., and Plante, A. 2021.Assessing the impact of organic versus conventional agricultural management on soil hydraulic properties in a long-term experiment. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 85: 2135-2148. https://doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20314.
Mohammed, A. K., Hirmas, D. R., Nemes, A., and Giménez, D. 2020. Exogenous and endogenous controls on the development of soil structure. Geoderma, 357, . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.113945
Caplan, J. S., D. Giménez, D. R. Hirmas, N. A. Brunsell, J. M. Blair, A. K. Knapp. 2019. Decadal- scale shifts in soil hydraulic properties induced by altered precipitation. Sci. Adv., 5: eaau6635.