I am a Doctoral Fellow at Michigan State University and an Adjunct Research Associate at the Desert Research Institute. My research broadly centers on the evaluation of soil genesis and geomorphology to understand landscape history and dynamics. I am especially interested in (1) disentangling the physicochemical nuances of pedogenic processes, namely argilluviation and podzolization, and (2) explaining soil variability and complexity across scales, with special consideration for how disturbances influence the trajectory and outcomes of soil formation.
|In Progress||Ph.D.||Michigan State University||Geography|
|2020||M.S.||Michigan State University||Geography|
|2017||B.A.||University of Northern Iowa||Environmental Geography|
Miller B.A., Baish, C., and R.J. Schaetzl. Use of Soil Maps to Interpret Soil-Landform Assemblages and Soil-Landscape Evolution. In: Geopedology – An Integration of Geomorphology and Pedology for Soil and Landscape Studies. 2nd ed. Zinck, J., Metternicht, G., del Valle, H., and M. Angelini (edd.). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-20667-2_13
Sion, B., Samburova, V., Berli, M., Baish, C., Bustarde, J., and S. Houseman. Assessment of the effects of the 2021 Caldor megafire on soil physical properties, eastern Sierra Nevada, USA. Fire, 6(2): 1-20. doi: 10.3390/fire6020066
Schaetzl, R.J., Miller, B.A., and C. Baish. Catenas and Soils. In: Shroder, J. (Editor in Chief), Pope, G.A. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology. Academic Press, San Diego, CA, vol. 4, Weathering and Soils Geomorphology. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-818234-5.00214-5
Sion, B., Baish, C., and J. Bustrade. Distribution of Geomorphic Landforms and Soils Along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro in the Socorro area: Implications for Trafficability and Trail Routing. In: Geology of the Socorro Region III, New Mexico Geological Society 72nd Annual Fall Field Conference Guidebook. doi:10.56577/FFC-72.399
Patton, N., Baish, C., Kielhofer, J., Sion, B., and E. McDonald. Preliminary evaluation of Fort Greely as a US analog for high-latitude environments using soil-landform characteristics. 24 pp. Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Kielhofer, J., Sabol, D., Baish, C., and E. McDonald. Current knowledge of frozen soil formation, soil-landform relationships for seasonally frozen soils, and techniques for remote detection and prediction. 45 pp. Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Baish, C. and R.J. Schaetzl. New insights into the origin and evolution of glossic features in coarse-textured soils in northern Lower Michigan (USA). Soil Science Society of America Journal, 85(6): 2115-2134. doi:10.1002/saj2.20331
Baish, C., Sion, B., and E. McDonald. A landform-based predictive mapping approach to estimating soil textural properties in Estonia and Lithuania (II): US analogs. 38 pp. Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Baish, C., Sion, B., Adam, K., Sabol, D., and E. McDonald. A landform-based predictive mapping approach to estimating soil textural properties in Estonia and Lithuania. 34 pp. Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Schaetzl, R.J., Kasmerchak, C., Pavel, S., Baish, C., Hadden, M, and D. Rothstein. Acidification and weathering associated with deep tongues in sandy Spodosols, Michigan, USA. Geoderma Regional, 23. doi:10.1016/j.geodrs.2020.e00332
Schaetzl, R.J., Baish, C., Colgan, P.M., Knauff, J., Bilintoh, T., Wanyama, D., Church, M., McKeehan, K., Fulton, A., and A.F. Arbogast. Variations in Till Texture and Clay Mineralogy of the Saginaw Lobe (Michigan, USA): Evidence for a Sediment-Mixing Process Model of Till Genesis. Quaternary Research, 94: 174-194. doi:10.1017/qua.2019.82
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