Dr. Eric V. Mcdonald

Research Professor Geomorphology
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Research Areas of Interest and Expertise

GMOE Monitoring

  • Climate change
  • Environmental restoration and site characterization
  • Geochemical and hydrological analysis of soils and sediments
  • Landscape evolution
  • Quaternary geology
  • Soil landscape relations
  • Surface process geomorphology
  • Soil stratigraphy
  • Soil and surface water hydrology
  • Vegetation and landscape dynamics

Research Projects

Education

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
Ph.D. 1994 University of New Mexico Earth and Planetary Sciences
M.A. 1987 Washington State University Soil Science
B.A. 1984 Humboldt State University Geology

Downloadable Publications

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Publications & Presentations

2017

Antinao Rojas, J., Negrini, R. M., Maldonado, A., McDonald, E. V., Baker, S. E., Santibanez, I., Brown, N. D. (2017). A Coupled Lacustrine and Alluvial Fan Record for the Holocene of the Arid Southern Central Andes, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49, (2), doi: 10.1130/abs/2017NE-290266 51st North-Central Annual Section Meeting, Geological Society of America: Pittsburgh, PA, March 21, 2017-March 21, 2017, Session No. 53, Accepted

2016

Antinao Rojas, J., McDonald, E. V., Rhodes, E. J., Brown, N., Barrera, W., Gosse, J., Zimmermann, S. (2016). Late Pleistocene-Holocene alluvial stratigraphy of southern Baja California, Mexico, Quaternary Science Reviews, 146, 161-181, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.06.008
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V. (2016). Regional Distribution of Salt-Rich Dust Across Southwest Asia Based on Predictive Soil-Geomorphic Mapping Techniques, Eds. McDonald, E. V., Bullard, T. F., In Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare, Past Lessons and Modern Challenges, 237-256, Springer: New York, NY
Fleming, S., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2016). Military Test Site Characterization and Training Future Officers? An Integrated Terrain Analysis Approach, Eds. McDonald, E. V., Bullard, T. F., In Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare, Past Lessons and Modern Challenges, 273-295, Springer: New York, NY
McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Bassett, S., Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Minor, T. B., McGwire, K. C., Crouvi, O., Nahmias, Y. (2016). Integrated Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations in Deserts: Geologic Basis for Rapid Predictive Mapping of Soils and Terrain Features, Eds. McDonald, E. V., Bullard, T. F., In Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare, Past Lessons and Modern Challenges, 353-375, Springer: New York, NY
Sabol, D. E., Minor, T. B., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2016). Parent Material Mapping of Geologic Surfaces Using ASTER in Support of Integrated Terrain Forecasting for Military Operations, Eds. McDonald, E. V., Bullard, T. F., In Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare, Past Lessons and Modern Challenges, 311-338, Springer: New York, NY

2015

Brown, N. D., Rhodes, E. J., Antinao Rojas, J., McDonald, E. V. (2015). Single-grain post-IR IRSL signals from K-feldspars from alluvial fan deposits in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Quaternary International, 362, 132-138, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.10.024
McDonald, E. V., Schumer, R. (2015). Use of Ground-Based LiDAR for Detection of IED Command Wires on Typical Desert Surfaces, In Military Geosciences and Desert Warfare: Past Lessons and Modern Challenges, Springer Verlag
Regmi, N. R., Giardino, J. R., McDonald, E. V., Vitek, J. D. (2015). A Review of Mass Movement Processes and Risk in the Critical Zone of Earth, In Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, Elsevier, 319, Elsevier

2014

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Dalldorf, G., Lucas, W., Nikolich, G. (2014). Recommendations for the development of a dust-suppressant test operations procedure (TOP) for U.S. Army materiel testing, Eds. Harmon, R. S., Baker, S. E., McDonald, E. V., In Military Geosciences in the Twenty-First Century: Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, Vol. XXII, 83-100
Regmi, N. R., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2014). Mapping Quaternary Alluvial Fans in the Southwestern United States Based on Multi-Parameter Surface Roughness of LiDAR Topographic Data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 119, doi: 10.1002/2012JF002711

2013

Antinao Rojas, J., McDonald, E. V. (2013). An increased role for the Tropical Pacific in the humid Pleistocene-Holocene transition in south-western North America, 78, 319-341, doi: 10.016/j.quascirev.2013.03.019 Quaternary Science Reviews
Antinao Rojas, J., McDonald, E. V. (2013). A reduced relevance of vegetation change for alluvial aggradation in arid zones, doi: 10.1130/G33623.1. Geology
Regmi, N. R., Giardino, J. R., McDonald, E. V., Vitek, J. D. (2013). A Comparison of Logistic Regression-Based Models of Susceptibility to Landslides in western Colorado, USA, Landslides, doi: 10.1007/s10346-012-0380-2

2012

Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Young, M. H., Lin, H. (2012). Hydropedology and ecosystem response on an arid soil chronosequence, 2nd International Conference on Hydropedology, Abstract with Programs: Leipzig, Germany, July 22, 2012-July 27, 2012
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Zhu, J. (2012). Soil heterogeneity in Mojave Desert shrublands: Biotic and abiotic processes, v.48, 9551-9563, Water Resources Research
McAlpine, J. D., Koracin, D. R., Bacon, S. N., Baker, S. E., McDonald, E. V. (2012). Development of an operational predictive tool for visibility degradation and brownout caused by rotorcraft dust entrainment, Weather Impacts Decision Aids (WIDA) Workshop, Abstract with Programs: Reno, NV, March 13, 2012-March 15, 2012
McDonald, E. V., Spears, L., Fleming, S. D., Bacon, S. N. (2012). Developing science-based testing – characterizing the physical environment with enough detail to support test procedures, 28th Annual National Test & Evaluation Conference, Abstract with Programs: Hilton Head, SC, March 12, 2012-March 15, 2012, Abstract 13755.
Regmi, N. R., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2012). Mapping Quaternary alluvial fans in the southwestern United States based on multi-parameter roughness of LiDAR topographic data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, No. EP41E-0846

2011

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Crouvi, O. (2011). Total suspended particulate matter emissions at high friction velocities from desert landforms, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 116, F03019
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Green, H. L. (2011). Development of geomorphic-based dust source emissions data in support of forecasting dust storm activity in southwest Asia, 18, 9th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Abstracts with Programs: Las Vegas, NV, June 19, 2011-June 24, 2011
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Sweeney, M. R., Amit, R., Enzel, Y., Crouvi, O. (2011). Emission of PM10 and total suspended particulate matter from desert landforms across the southwestern U.S. and Israel: Implications for near-surface and atmospheric dust loading models, XXIII Inqua-Congress, Abstract with Programs: Bern, Switzerland, July 21, 2011-July 27, 2011, ID 3015
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Schumer, R. (2011). Cleared circles: Anthropogenic or Biogenic? Use of non-invasive geophysical techniques to determine origin, The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), Abstracts with Program, April 10, 2011-April 14, 2011
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2011). Soil heterogeneity in arid shrublands: biotic and abiotic controls on soil moisture variability, W2188 USDA Multi-State Research Meeting: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W., R.K.M. Jayanty, Casuccio, G. (2011). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Mineral Dusts from the Middle East, 9th International Conference on Military Geosciences: Las Vegas, NV, June 20, 2011-June 24, 2011
McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Schumer, R., Jenkins, S., Caldwell, T. G. (2011). The question of the origin of cleared circles as cultural resource features: weary humans or energetic rodents?, 80, 9th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Abstracts with Programs: Las Vegas, NV, June 19, 2011-June 24, 2011

2010

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Dalldorf, G. (2010). Timing and distribution of alluvial fan sedimentation in response to strengthening of late Holocene ENSO variability in the Sonoran Desert, Southwestern Arizona, USA, Quaternary Research, 73, 425-438
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Dalldorf, G., Baker, S. E., Sabol, D. E., Minor, T. B., Bassett, S., MacCabe, S. R., Bullard, T. F. (2010). Predictive soil maps based on geomorphic mapping, remote sensing, and soil databases in the desert southwest, Eds. Boettinger, J., Howell, D., Moore, A., Hartemink, A., Kienast-Brown, S., In Digital soil mapping: bridging research, production, and environmental application, 409-419, Springer: The Netherlands
McAlpine, J. D., Koracin, D. R., Boyle, D. P., Gillies, J. A., McDonald, E. V. (2010). Development of a rotorcraft dust-emission parameterization using a CFD model, Environ Fluid Mech, 10, 691-710, doi:10.1007/s10652-010-9191-y
McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2010). Rapid measurement of dust emission from semi-arid to hyperarid landforms: Implications for assessing impacts of global climate change on wind erosion and dust emission, International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC), Tenth International Conference on Development of Drylands, Abstracts with Programs: Cairo, Egypt, December 12, 2010-December 15, 2010

2009

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Dalldorf, G. (2009). Alluvial fan response to strengthening of late Holocene ENSO variability in the Sonoran Desert, southwest Arizona, Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 41, (7), 647, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Dalldorf, G., Baker, S. E., Sabol, D. E., Minor, T. B., Bassett, S., MacCabe, S. R., Bullard, T. F. (2009). Predictive terrain hazard maps for military operations in the desert based on geomorphic mapping, remote sensing, and soil databases [abstract], 14, 8th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Abstracts with Programs: Vienna, Austria, June 15, 2009-June 19, 2009
Baker, S. E., Gosse, J. C., McDonald, E. V., Evenson, E. B., Martinez, O. (2009). Quaternary history of the piedmont reach of Rio Diamante, Argentina, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 28, 54-73
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H. (2009). The seedbed microclimate and active revegetation of disturbed lands in the Mojave Desert, J Arid Environ, 73, (4-5), 563-573, doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.12.008
Caldwell, T. G., Sweeney, M., Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V. (2009). Hydraulic gradient and dust emissivity along a playa to distal fan transect, EOS Transactions, 90, (52), AGU Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract EP24A-05.
Claudia, J. L., McDonald, E. V., Sancho, C., Pena, J. L., Rhodes, E. J. (2009). Climatic implications of correlated Upper Pleistocene glacial and fluvial deposits on the Cinca and Gallego Rivers (NE Spain) based on OSL dating and soil stratigraphy, Global and Planetary Change, 67, (3-4), 141-152
Dalldorf, G., Caldwell, T. G., Bacon, S. N., Young, M. H., Miller, J. J., McDonald, E. V. (2009). Rapid Characterization of Runoff Potential on Arid Alluvial Fans using Terrain Prediction and Geomorphic Mapping, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, March 6, 0009, Session 5603.
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W., Casuccio, G., Jayanty, J. (2009). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Mineral Dusts from the Middle East, and Their Potential Impact on Human Health, 7th International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application: Istanbul, Turkey, March 24, 2009-March 27, 2009
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Jayanty, R. K., Casuccio, M., Gertler, A. W. (2009). Characterizing Mineral Dusts and Other Aerosols from the Middle East - Part 2: Grab Samples and Re-suspensions, Inhalation Toxicology, 21, (4), 327-336
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Jayanty, R. K., Casuccio, M., Gertler, A. W. (2009). Characterizing Mineral Dusts and Other Aerosols from the Middle East - Part 1: Ambient Aerosols, Inhalation Toxicology, 21, (4), 297-326
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Jayanty, R. K., Casuccio, G. S., Gertler, A. W. (2009). Characterizing Mineral Dusts and Other Aerosols from the Middle East-Part 1: Ambient Sampling, Inhal Toxicol, 21, (4), 297-326
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Jayanty, R. K., Casuccio, G. S., Gertler, A. W. (2009). Characterizing Mineral Dusts and Other Aerosols from the Middle East-Part 2: Grab Samples and Re-Suspensions, Inhal Toxicol, 21, (4), 327-336
McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Dalldorf, G., Bullard, T. F., Minor, T. B. (2009). Integrated desert terrain forecasting for military operations: Geologic basis for rapid predictive mapping of soils and terrain features, 92, 8th International Conference on Military Geosciences, Abstracts with Programs: Vienna, Austria, June 15, 2009-June 19, 2009
Stevenson, B. A., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G. (2009). Root patterns for Larrea tridentata in relation to soil morphology in Mojave Desert soils of different ages, Eds. Webb, R. H., Fenstermaker, L. F., Heaton, J. S., Hughson, D. L., McDonald, E. V., Miller, D. M., In The Mojave Desert: Ecosystem Processes and Sustainability, 312-338, University of Nevada Press: Reno, NV

2008

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Baker, S. E., Caldwell, T. G., Stullenbarger, G. (2008). Desert terrain characterization of landforms and surface materials within vehicle test courses at US Army Yuma Proving Ground, USA, Journal of Terramechanics, 45, (5), 167-183, doi: 10.1016/j.jterra.2008.09.005
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Dalldorf, G., Baker, S. E., Sabol, D. E., Minor, T. B., Bassett, S., MacCabe, S. R., Bullard, T. F. (2008). An expert based system to predict soil attributes using geomorphic mapping, remote sensing, and soil databases in the desert southwest USA [abstract], European Geological Union, EGU2008-A-10709; SSS25-1FR5P-0669, Abstract XY0669
Berli, M., Caldwell, T. G., Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Trafficability of fine-textured arid soils – a model evaluation, Geological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Paper No. 58-6.
Berli, M., Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Gilewitch, D. A. (2008). Trafficability of fine-textured arid soils - a model evaluation, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting: Houston, TX
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Stullenbarger, G. (2008). The performance and sustainability of vehicle dust courses for military testing, Journal of Terramechanics, 45, 213-221, doi: 10. 1016/J.JTERRA.2008.10.002
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Bacon, S. N., Marion, G. M. (2008). Numerical Simulations of Salt Accumulation in a Hyper-Arid Soil Chronosequence In the Sonoran Desert, Am. Soc. Agron. National Meetings: Houston, TX, Paper 335-9.
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Evolution of arid alluvial soils: Linking texture and structure to the partitioning of water at different spatial scales, 1st International Conference on Hydropedology: Penn State University, PA
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Relating Mass and Energy Fluxes to Arid Soil Development, Am. Soc. Agron. National Meetings: Houston, TX
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Spatial structure of hydraulic properties from canopy to interspace in the Mojave Desert., Geophysical Research Letters, 35, doi: 10.1029/2008GL035095
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Heterogeneity of Soils and Hydraulic Properties from Canopy to Interspace in the Mojave Desert, 2008 Symposium: Understanding Near-Surface Environmental Processes: Las Vegas, NV
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Gradation of Soil Hydraulic Properties from Canopy to Interspace on a Mojave Desert Soil Chronosequence, European Geosciences Union 2008 General Assembly: Vienna, Austria
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Hydropedology of Canopy-Interspace Ecosystems in the Mojave Desert: Biotic and Abiotic Processes, 93rd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting
Dalldorf, G., Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Baker, S. E., Sabol, D. E., Minor, T. B., Bassett, S., MacCabe, S. R., Bullard, T. F. (2008). Predictive soil maps based on geomorphic mapping, remote sensing, and soil databases in the desert southwest, 10 p., 3rd Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping, Paper in Session 6.
Dalldorf, G., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N., Nikolich, G. (2008). Testing and evaluation of a synthetic polymer for dust suppression in military applications, Geological Society of America Joint Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Abstract 135-14.
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2008). Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Understanding Mineral Dusts from the Middle East. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, A243
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2008). Department of Defense Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program (EPMSP), Final report prepared for Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Sub-Group, Particulate Matter Working Group, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Promotion and Readiness
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2008). Chemistry and Individual Particle Characteristics of Aerosols from the Middle East, 33rd International Geological Congress: Oslo, Norway, August 6, 2008-August 14, 2008
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W. (2008). Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Understanding Mineral Dusts from the Middle East. Goldschmidt Conference Abstracts 2008, Goldschmidt 2008: Vancouver, Canada, July 13, 2008-July 18, 2008
Gillies, J. A., McDonald, E. V., Engelbrecht, J. P., Gertler, A. W. (2008). Chemistry and Individual Particle Characteristics of Aerosols from the Middle East, 11th Annual Force Health Protection Conference: Albuquerque, NM, August 9, 2008-August 15, 2008
Marion, G. M., Verburg, P.S.J., McDonald, E. V., Arnone, J.A. III (2008). Modeling salt movement through a Mojave Desert soil, Journal of Arid Environments, 72, 1009-1030
Sun, D., Zhu, J., Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Effect of Distinct Under-Canopy and Interspace Soil Hydraulic Properties on Large Scale Water Budget, AGU 2008 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Sun, D., Zhu, J., Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Effect of Distinct Under-Canopy and Interspace soil Hydraulic Properties on Large Scale Water Budget, Am. Geophysical Union National Meetings: San Francisco, CA
Sweeney, M., Etyemezian, V. R., Macpherson, T., Nickling, W. G., Gillies, J. A., Nikolich, G., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Comparison of PI-SWERL with dust emission measurements from a straight-line field wind tunnel, J. Geophys. Res., 113, (F01012), doi: 10.1029/2007JF000830
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Miller, J. J., Chen, L., Dalldorf, G., Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Using Terrain Forecasting and Field Measurements to Predict Runoff Potential, Am. Soc. of Flood Plain Managers National Meetings: San Diego, CA
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Zhu, J., Fenstermaker, L.F., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Multi-Scale Variability of Soil and Hydraulic Properties and Impacts to Arid Water Balance, 2008 GSA and ASA-CSSA-SSSA Joint Annual Meeting: Houston, Texas
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Zhu, J., Fenstermaker, L.F., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Multi-Scale Variability of Soil and Hydraulic Properties and Impacts to Arid Water Balance, Am. Soc. Agron. National Meetings: Houston, TX
Zhu, J., Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Scaling Under-Canopy and Interspace Soil Hydraulic Properties in Desert Ecosystems, 2008 Symposium: Understanding Near-Surface Environmental Processes: Las Vegas, NV
Zhu, J., Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2008). Implications of Under-Canopy and Interspace Soil Hydraulic Property Distributions in Large Scale Desert Ecosystems, European Geosciences Union 2008 General Assembly: Vienna, Austria

2007

Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Baker, S. E., Caldwell, T. G., Stullenbarger, G. (2007). Desert terrain characterization of landforms and surface cover within vehicle test courses at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, USA [abstract], Proceedings of the Joint North American, Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference and Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Terramechanics: Fairbanks, AK, June 3, 2007-June 6, 2007, Session 41 Terrain Impacts, talk and short paper.
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Bassett, S. (2007). Catalogue of analogs: Identifying terrain similarities between the World?s deserts and the US Army Desert/Hot Weather test site, Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), southwestern Arizona [abstract], 8, 7th International Conference on Military Geology and Geography: Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2007-June 1, 2007, Session 4 Spatial Analysis, abstract and talk
Bacon, S. N., McDonald, E. V., Dalldorf, G., Caldwell, T. G. (2007). Late Holocene soil stratigraphy and geochronology of alluvial sedimentation in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona [abstract], EOS Transactions, 88, (52), AGU Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H53C-1390.
Caldwell, T. G., Berli, M., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Trafficability of fine-textured arid soils A model evaluation, Joint North America, Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference and Japanese Society for Terramechanics: Fairbanks AK
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Bacon, S. N. (2007). Vehicle dust courses and military testing at the U.S. Army?s Yuma Proving Ground, Proceedings of the Joint North American, Asia-Pacific ISTVS Conference and Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Terramechanics: Fairbanks, AK, June 23, 2007-June 26, 2007, Session 41 Terrain Impacts, poster and short paper.
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Hamerlynck, E. P., Bacon, S. N. (2007). Soil Development and Hydrology of an Arid Soil Chronosequence in the Sonoran Desert
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., Fenstermaker, L.F., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Scaling Heterogeneous Soil Hydraulic Properties Using Canopy/Interspace Distributions in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem, AGU 2007 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, California.
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., Fenstermaker, L.F., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Scaling Heterogeneous Soil Hydraulic Properties Using Canopy/Interspace Distributions in a Mojave Desert Ecosystem
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Small-Scale Heterogeneity of Soil Hydraulic Properties on Large-Scale Water Balance Simulations
Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., Zhu, J., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Small-Scale Heterogeneity of Soil Hydraulic Properties on Large-Scale Water Balance Simulations, ASA-CSSA-SSSA 2007 International Annual Meetings: New Orleans, Louisiana
Engelbrecht, J. P., McDonald, E. V., Gillies, J. A., Gertler, A. W., Skiba, M. (2007). Enhanced Particulate Matter Surveillance Program, 10th Annual Force Health Protection Conference: Louisville, KY, August 5, 2007-August 10, 2007
McAlpine, J. D., Koracin, D. R., Veropoulos, K., Boyle, D. P., McDonald, E. V., Lamorey, G. (2007). Determining atmospheric dust concentrations during strong flow perturbations using a digital-optical technique., Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Advances in Visual Computing, 4841, 393-402
McAlpine, J. D., Koracin, D. R., Veropoulos, K., Boyle, D. P., McDonald, E. V., Lamorey, G. (2007). Determining atmospheric dust concentrations during strong flow perturbations using a digital-optical technique., 3rd International Symposium on Visual Computing: South Lake Tahoe
McDonald, E. V., Bassett, S., Bacon, S. N., Minor, T. B., Bullard, T. F. (2007). Integrated terrain forecasting for military operations: Predicting the location of critical soil conditions using geomorphic image analysis, 22, 7th International Conference on Military Geology and Geography: Quebec, Canada, June 18, 2007-June 21, 2007, Session 9 Soil and Technology, abstract and talk.
McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Benner, S. G., Meadows, D. G. (2007). Hydraulic Properties of a Desert Soil Chronosequence in the Mojave Desert, USA
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Influence of Surface Age on Infiltration Mechanisms of Desert Pavements, Mojave Desert, Catena, 72, 169-178
Sancho, C., Benito, G., Munoz, A., Pena, J. L., Longares, L. A., McDonald, E. V., Rhodes, E., Saz, M. A. (2007). Actividad aluvial durante la Pequena Edad del Hielo en Bardenas Reales de Navarra (Alluvial activity during Little Ice Age in Bardenas Reales of Navarra), Geogaceta, 42, 111-114
Sancho, C., Pena, L., Lewis, C., McDonald, E. V., Rhodes, E., Pueyo, E. L., Gosse, J. (2007). Contribuciones Al Estudio Del Periodo Cuaternario, Eds. Gomez, J. L., Barroso, G. S., In Cronologia del sistema de terrazas cuaternarias en la cuenca del rRo Cinca (Pirineos y depression del Ebro), 30-32
Shafer, D. S., Young, M. H., Zitzer, S. F., Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Impacts of interrelated biotic and abiotic processes during the past 125,000 years of landscape evolution in the northern Mojave Desert, U.S.A., Journal of Arid Environments, 69, 633-657
Shafer, D. S., Young, M. H., Zitzer, S. F., Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V. (2007). Interrelated pedogenic, hydraulic, biotic and abiotic processes during the past 125,000 years of landscape evolution in the northern Mojave Desert, Nevada, USA, Journal of Arid Environments, 69, 633-657
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Shafer, D. S., Zitzer, S. F., Miller, J. J., McDonald, E. V., Gorehma, J. O., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G. (2007). Technical Report: Evaluation of Topical Application of Encapco Emulsion on Desert Soils

2006

Albright, W. H., Benson, C. H., Gee, G. W., Abichou, T., McDonald, E. V., Tyler, S. W., Rock, S. A. (2006). Field Performance of a Compacted Clay Landfill FinalCover at a Humid Site, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132, (11), 1393-1403
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H. (2006). Soil disturbance and hydrologic response at the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, California, J. Arid Environments, 67, 456-472
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Hamerlynck, E. P., Bacon, S. N. (2006). Ecohydrology of an arid soil chronosequence in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma Proving Ground, USA, EOS Transactions, 87, (52), AGU Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H13A-1355.
Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Hamerlynck, E. P., Bacon, S. N. (2006). Ecohydrology of an Arid Soil Chronosequence in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma Proving Ground, USA
McAuliffe, J. R., McDonald, E. V. (2006). Persistent plant scars on desert pavements: long-term records of environmental change in the Sonoran Desert, Quaternary Research, 65, (2), 204-215
McDonald, E. V., Bassett, S., Bacon, S. N., Minor, T. B., Bullard, T. F. (2006). Integrated desert terrain forecasting for military operations, 6 p., 25th Army Science Conference: Orlando, FL, November 27, 2006-November 30, 2006, Session O Environmental and Engineering Geosciences; OP-14, poster & short paper.
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2006). Estimating clay content and saturated hydraulic conductivity on clay-rich surfaces using GPR, Vadose Zone Journal, 5, 720-730
Shafer, D. S., Young, M. H., Zitzer, S. F., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G. (2006). Coupled environmental processes in the Mojave Desert and implications for ET covers as stable landforms, Eds. Miller, G., Zapata, C., Houston, S., Fredlund, D., In Unsaturated Soils 2006, Geotechnical Special Publication 147, 718-729, American Society of Civil Engineers
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Shafer, D. S., McDonald, E. V., Miller, J. J., Goreham, J. (2006). Hydrologic and Air Quality Impacts of a Soil-Applied, Organic Emulsion
Young, M. H., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Etyemezian, V. R., Nikolich, G., Shafer, D. S., McDonald, E. V., Miller, J. J., Goreham, J. (2006). Field and Laboratory Evaluation of a Soil-Applied, Organic Emulsion
Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Meadows, D. G., Shafer, D. S. (2006). Evolution of soil hydraulic properties on arid alluvial fans: Impacts on near-surface water resources
Young, M. H., Meadows, D. G., Caldwell, T. G., Shafer, D. S., McDonald, E. V. (2006). Evolution of soil hydraulic properties on arid alluvial fans

2005

Caldwell, T. G., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H., Stevenson, B. A. (2005). Modeling the interdependence of hydropedology and root distributions of {Larrea Tridentata} in the Mojave Desert
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2005). A laboratory method for determining the unsaturated hydraulic functions of individual soil peds, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 69, 807-815
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2005). Dynamism in the predominant mechanism of infiltration on desert pavements as a function of surface age
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2005). A laboratory method for determining the unsaturated hydraulic properties of soil peds, Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J., 69, 807-815
Stevenson, B. A., Kellya, E. F., McDonald, E. V., Busacca, A. J. (2005). The stable carbon isotope composition of soil organic carbon and pedogenic carbonates along a bioclimatic gradient in the Palouse region, Washington State, USA, Geoderma, 124, (1-2), 37-47
Young, M. H., Meadows, D. G., Caldwell, T. G., Goreham, J., McDonald, E. V., Shafer, D. S., Miller, J. J. (2005). Hydrologic impacts of a surface-applied, organic emulsion on arid soils
Young, M. H., Yu, Z., Tyler, S. W., Drohan, P. J., Verburg, P.S.J., Cooper, C. A., Caldwell, T. G., Decker, D. L., Devitt, D. A., Kreamer, D. K., McDonald, E. V., Nowak, R. S., Papelis, C., Smith, S. D., Sun, H., Ye, M., Zhu, J. (2005). Scaling environmental processes in heterogeneous arid soils (SEPHAS): A new Nevada NSF EPSCoR initiative

2004

Lancaster, J. M., Mouat, D. A., Bassett, S., McDonald, E. V. (2004). Field Guidebook, Saturday, September 18, 2004: Las Vegas, NV to Zzyzx, CA, Eds. Lancaster, J. M., Mouat, D. A., McDonald, E. V., In Field Guidebook, Desert Surficial Processes and Landscape Dynamics on Military Lands: Scientific Advances, New Challenges, and Technology Transfer, 1-11, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
Lancaster, J. M., Mouat, D. A., McDonald, E. V. (2004). Field Guidebook, Desert Surficial Processes and Landscape Dynamics on Military Lands: Scientific Advances, New Challenges, and Technology Transfer, Eds. Lancaster, J. M., Mouat, D. A., McDonald, E. V., Desert Research Institute: Reno, Nevada
McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Gillies, J. A., Sparks, R., Hamilton, M., Gilewiche, D. (2004). Field Guidebook, Monday, September 20, 2004: National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA, Eds. Lancaster, J., Mouat, D. A., McDonald, E., In Field Guidebook, Desert Surficial Processes and Landscape Dynamics on Military Lands: Scientific Advances, New Challenges, and Technology Transfer, 16-25
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2004). A laboratory method for determining the unsaturated hydraulic functions of individual soil peds
Young, M. H., Albright, W. H., Zachritz, W., Shafer, D. S., Pohlmann, K. F., Cablk, M. E., Zitzer, S. F., McDonald, E. V. (2004). Technical approach for designing alternative covers at Edwards Air Force Base, California., Prepared for Air Force Flight Test Center, Environmental Management Directorate, Edwards Air Force Base, California, Desert Research Institute publication No. 41192, Contract #DACA05-02-C-0009
Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Benner, S. G., Meadows, D. G. (2004). Hydraulic properties of a desert soil chronosequence, Mojave Desert, USA, Vadose Zone Journal, 3, 956-963
Zitzer, S. F., Shafer, D. S., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G. (2004). Changes in diversity and density of northern Mojave plant communities resulting from desert pavement development on a 125,000-year-old chronosequence

2003

Caldwell, T. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V. (2003). Modeling soil moisture in support of revegetation of military lands in arid regions
Dahan, O., McDonald, E. V., Young, M. H. (2003). Development of a flexible TDR probe for deep vadose zone monitoring, Vadose Zone Journal, 2, 270-275
Eppes, M. C., McDonald, E. V., McFadden, L. D. (2003). Soil geomorphological studies in the Mojave Desert. Impacts of Quaternary tectonics, climate, and rock type on soils, landscapes, and plant community ecology, Ed. Easterbrook, D. J., In Quaternary Geology of the United States. INQUA 2003 Field Guide Volume, 105-122, Desert Research Institute: Reno, NV
McDonald, E. V., McFadden, L. D., Wells, S. G. (2003). Regional response of alluvial fans to the Pleistocene-Holocene climatic transition, Mojave Desert, California, Eds. Enzel, Y., Wells, S. G., Lancaster, N., In Paleoenvironments and Paleohydrology of the Mojave and Southern Great Basin Deserts, Geological Society of America Special Paper 368, 189-206
McDonald, E. V., McFadden, L. D., Wells, S. G. (2003). Regional response of alluvial fans to the Pleistocene-Holocene transition, Mojave Desert, California, Geological Society of America Special Paper 368, 189-205
Meadows, D. G., Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G. (2003). Hydraulic property determination of vesiculated soil peds in desert pavement environments
Shafer, D. S., Young, M. H., Zitzer, S. F., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G. (2003). Coupled environmental processes: Implications for landscape development in the northern Mojave desert
Young, M. H., Albright, W. H., Zachritz, W., Shafer, D. S., Pohlmann, K. F., Cablk, M. E., Zitzer, S. F., McDonald, E. V. (2003). Technical Approach for Designing Alternative Covers at Edwards Air Force Base, California, DRI Report No. 41192
Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Benner, S. G. (2003). Infiltration through desert pavements, Mojave Desert, CA, USA
Young, M. H., McDonald, E. V., Caldwell, T. G., Benner, S. G. (2003). Infiltration through desert pavements, Mojave Desert, CA, USA

2001

Pohll, G. M., McGraw, D. S., Ralson, J., Bohm, B., Thomas, J. M., McKay, W. A., Widmer, M., Minor, T. B., Lamorey, G., Dahan, O., Carroll, R. W., Cupp, K., Jacobson, E., McDonald, E. V., Stevick, E., Huntington, J. L. (2001). Evaluation of Groundwater and Solute Transport in the Fernley-Wadsworth Area, DRI Report No. 41173

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