May – you graduated in super-speed from UF (Master in Accounting)! Thanks for all your help as Project Assistant for UF Mindfulness and the PLG lab. We wish you well in your new job and will miss you dearly.

What a joyful Open House. Some impressions.

Thanks to Kay for preparing home cooked food. Yum!

The “dirt cake” in the flower pot. Delicious.

Chris is making last minute preps for the Open House.

Serious research chats.

Relax and enjoy.

Student-driven research in the PLG lab.

Integral and Relational Sciences – PLG lab.

STEP-AWBH Model – PLG lab.

Research questions are discussed.



Open House PLG Lab (2018) [Flyer]


Chris, Kay, Sabine, Toshi, Jiahua, Risa, Hari and Carla.


So many awards for members of our lab group – Cooooooongratulations !!!

  • Carla Gavilan received the UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation award (2018)
  • Carla Gavilan won the best oral presentation award at the Soil and Water Science Department Research Forum, Gainesville, FL (2017)
  • Carla Gavilan received the second place in the Student Oral Competition, ASA Community “Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, Int. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Tampa, FL (2017)
  • Katsutoshi Mizuta received the Quantitative Environmental Soil Science / Pedometrics Award, Soil and Water Science Department, UF (2017)
  • Carla Gavilan was awarded the Doris Earl and Verna Lowe Scholarship (2017)
  • Wade Ross received the UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation award (2017)

Toshi and Sabine at the Soil and Water Sciences Department Award Ceremony (Fall 2017)


Toshi and Sabine at the IFAS-UF Graduate Student Award Ceremony. Toshi was awarded the Doris Earl and Verna Lowe Scholarship Award. Carla received the same award, but did not attend the award ceremony and banquet.

Congratulations Dr. Wade Ross! It’s celebration time after years of hard work of research on DayCent climate change modeling and Random Forest modeling of soil carbon and net primary productivity. Some photos from our potluck party with the lab team. Wade graduated with the Ph.D. dissertation “A region-wide analysis of terrestrial carbon cycling across the Land of the Pines” (2017).

Ploy (Pasicha Chaikaew), who graduated with a Ph.D. from UF in 2014, was visiting our lab team in Gainesville (May 8, 2017). She came a long way from Bangkok, Thailand where she works as faculty member in the Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University.


TerraC is dedicated to: (i) advance terrestrial carbon science through sharing of carbon and environmental data; (ii) facilitate environmental synthesis; and (iii) enhance collaboration among researchers, scientists, and extension specialists through shared resources. TerraC offers tools to upload, store, manage, query, analyze, and download data characterizing terrestrial carbon dynamics from various sources, including soils, plants/biomass, atmosphere, water, and whole ecosystems. It was developed by Dr. Grunwald’s research team.

Access TerraC: