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Dr. Markus Berli
Associate Research Professor, Environmental Physics

Education

DegreeInstitutionArea
Ph.D.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, SwitzerlandSoil Physics & Mechanics
M.Sc.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, SwitzerlandPhysical Soil Protection

Research Interests

Dr. Markus Berli’s research interests focus on modeling and measurement of soil structural dynamics affecting fluid flow and solute transport. Key issues are the connection of hydraulics and mechanics of soils at the micro-scale and upscaling physical soil behavior from pore to sample- and eventually field-scale.

Further areas of interest are: New methods for in-situ characterization of soil hydraulic and mechanical properties; improved characterization of soil pore geometry using X-ray-Micro-Tomography and pore water flow employing Neutron-Tomography; improved methods to assess and predict soil deterioration due to mechanical impacts.

My vision is that micro-scale coupling of soil hydraulics and mechanics with chemical and microbial processes will provide a conceptual framework for an improved understanding of fluid flow, contaminant fate and transport in the vadose zone, to sustain soil productivity and to secure water resources of sufficient quality and quantity world-wide.

Areas of Expertise

  • Modeling and measurement of pore structure dynamics and fluid flow in porous soil materials
  • Developing new methods for in-situ characterization of soil hydraulic and mechanical properties
  • Field-scale assessment of soil physical properties
  • Assessment and prediction of soil compaction due to dynamic mechanical impact

Centers and Programs

Selected Projects

Academic Affiliations

Teaching

Keywords

Soil Physics, Soil Mechanics, Soil Structure, Vadose Zone Hydrology, Post-Fire Hydrology, Numerical Modeling

 

Program(s)

 

Publications
2020
Miller, J. J., Etyemezian, V. R., Adams, K. D., Berli, M., Kruger, B. R., Stillman, S., Cablk, M. E., Heintz, K. M., Nikolich, G., Moser, D. P. (2020). Lakebed Health and Feasibility of Use Study, including Inundation Frequency Analysis of Rogers and Rosamond Dry Lakes, Edwards Air Force Base, California, Paginated by section, DRI Publication #41279
2019
Bandala, E. R., Berli, M. (2019). Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and their role at the nexus of food, energy, and water, Materials Science for Energy Technologies, 2 (1), 29-40, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mset.2018.09.004
Lehmann, P., Berli, M., Koonce, J. E., Or, D. (2019). Surface evaporation in arid regions: Insights from lysimeter decadal record and global application of a surface evaporation capacitor (SEC) model, Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 8648-9657, 10.1029/2019GL083932
2018
Dijkema, J., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Ghezzehei, T., Berli, M., van der Ploeg, M., van Genuchten, M. (2018). Water Distribution in an Arid Zone Soil: Numerical analysis of data from a large weighing lysimeter, Vadose Zone Journal, 17 (1), 10.2136/vzj2017.01.0035
Jian, M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A. (2018). Soil structural degradation during low-severity burns, Geophysical Research Letter, 45 (11), 5553-5561, 0.1029/2018GL078053
Jian, M., Berhe, A. A., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A. (2018). Vulnerability of physically protected soil organic carbon to loss under low severity fires, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6, 66-77, 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00066
Bandala, E. R., Berli, M. (2018). Nanomaterials: New agrotechnology tools to improve soil quality?Nanomaterials: New agrotechnology tools to improve soil quality?, In Agricultural nanobiotechnology: Modern agriculture for a sustainable future, 127-140
2017
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M. (2017). Initial Assessment of the NRCS Soil Quality Test Kit on Range and Forest Soils Affected by the Carpenter 1 Fire, 22, Desert Research Institute: Las Vegas, NV
2016
Kellners, T., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Dijkema, J., Berli, M., Young, M. H., Frank, J. M., Massman, W. J. (2016). Numerical modeling of coupled water flow and heat transport in soil and snow, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80, 247-263, 10.2136/sssaj2015.07.0279
Keller, T., Ruiz, S. A., Stettler, M., Berli, M. (2016). Determining soil stress beneath a tire: Measurements and simulations, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 80, 541-553, 10.2136/sssaj2015.07.0252
Vereecken, H., Schnepf, A., Hopmans, J., Javaux, M., Or, D., Roose, T., Vanderborght, J., Young, M. H., Amelung, W., Aitkenhead, M., Allisson, S., Assouline, S., Baveye, P., Berli, M., Bruggemann, N., Finke, P., Flury, M., Gaiser, T., Govers, G., Ghezzehei, T., Hallett, P., Hendricks Franssen, H., Heppel, J., Horn, R., Huisman, J., Jacques, D., Jonard, F., Kollet, S., Lafolie, F., Lamorski, K., Leitner, D., McBratney, A., Minasny, B., Montzka, C., Nowak, W., Pachepsky, Y., Padarian, J., Romano, N., Roth, K., Rothfuss, Y., Rowe, E., Schwen, A., Šim?nek, J., Van Dam, J., van der Zee, S. E., Vogel, H. J., Vrugt, J. A., Wöhling, T., Young, I. M. (2016). Modelling Soil Processes: Key Challenges and New Perspectives, Vadose Zone Journal, 15 (5), 10.2136/vzj2015.09.0131
2015
Berli, M., Casini, F., Attinger, W., Schulin, R., Springman, S. M., Kirby, J. M. (2015). Compressibility of undisturbed silt loam soil – measurements and simulations from a process-based model, Vadose Zone Journal, 14 (8), 10.2136/vzj2014.10.0153
Buchter, B., Berli, M., Weisskopf, P., Sommer, M. (2015). Interlaboratory comparison of soil physical parameters, Agroscope Science 11, 21, Agroscope, Institute for Sustainability Sciences (ISS): Zurich, Switzerland
Arnone, J.A. III, Jasoni, R. L., Larsen, J. D., Berli, M., Speicher, B. T. (2015). Critical Review of the Literature on LasseniteTM and Other Internally Porous Inorganic Soil Amendments, Accepted.
Arnone, J.A. III, Jasoni, R. L., Berli, M. (2015). The Fortifiber Lassenite Experiments, Accepted.
2014
Mehler, K., Schöning, I., Berli, M. (2014). The importance of rock fragment density for the calculation of soil bulk density and soil organic carbon stocks, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78 (4), 1186-1191
Aravena, J. E., Berli, M., Ruiz, S. A., Suarez, F., Ghezzehei, T. A., Tyler, S. W. (2014). Quantifying coupled deformation and water flow in the rhizosphere using X-ray microtomography and numerical simulations, Plant and Soil, 376, 95-110
Keller, T., Berli, M., Ruiz, S. A., Lamandé, M., Arvidsson, J., Schjønning, P., Selvadurai, A. P. (2014). Transmission of vertical soil stress under agricultural tyres: Comparing measurements with simulations, Soil and Tillage Research, 140, 106-117
2013
Keller, T., Lamandé, M., Peth, S., Berli, M., Delenne, J. Y., Markgraf, W., Rabbel, W., Radjaï, F., Rajchenbach, J., Selvadurai, A. P., Or, D. (2013). An interdisciplinary approach towards improved understanding of soil deformation during compaction, Soil and Tillage Research, 128, 61-80
Albalasmeh, A. A., Berli, M., Shafer, D. S., Ghezzehei, T. A. (2013). Effects of Low Temperature Fire on Soil Aggregate Stability, Plant and Soil, 362, 335-344
Zhang, Y., Papelis, C., Young, M. H., Berli, M. (2013). Challenges in the application of fractional-derivative models in capturing solute transport in porous media: Darcy-scale fractional dispersion and the influence of medium properties, Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Aravena, J. E., Berli, M., Menon, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Potteti, K. K., Pillai, N. S., Steude, J., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W., Nico, P. S. (2013). Synchrotron X-ray Microtomography (XMT) – New Means to Quantify Root Induced Changes of Rhizosphere Physical PropertiesSynchrotron X-ray Microtomography (XMT) – New Means to Quantify Root Induced Changes of Rhizosphere Physical Properties, In Tomography and Imaging of Soil-Water-Root Processes, 61, 39-68, Soil Science Society of America
Logsdon, S. L., Berli, M., Horn, R. (Eds.) Logsdon, S. D., Berli, M., Horn, R. (2013). Quantifying and modeling soil structure dynamicsQuantifying and modeling soil structure dynamics, In Quantifying and Modeling Soil Structure Dynamics, Advances in Agricultural Systems Modeling Series, Vol. 3, 1-9, Soil Science Society of America: Madison, WI
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Miller, J. J., Berli, M. (2013). Upper Virgin River Watershed Post-fire Water Quality Study
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2013). Examining Modeling Approaches for the Rainfall-Runoff Process in Wildfire-Affected Watersheds: Using San Dimas Experimental Forest, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 49 (4), 851-866
2012
Meyer, W. J., Berli, M., Chen, L., Chief, K., Forsee, W. J., Zhu, J. (2012). Post-fire Debris Flow in the Southwestern US – An Increase in Risk due to Climate Change?
2011
Berli, M., Russell, C. E. (2011). The Degree of Correspondence of Critically Stressed versus Hydraulically Active Fractures in Densely Welded Tuff, Pahute Mesa, NV,
Aravena, J. E., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Tyler, S. W. (2011). Effects of root-induced compaction on rhizosphere hydraulic properties – X-ray micro-tomography imaging and numerical simulations, Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (2), 425-431
Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Berli, M. (2011). Image Denoising by Exploring the Context Information in the Wavelet Domain, In Advances in Communications, Computers, Systems, Circuits and Devices, 1, 32-36, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Press: Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, November 30, 2011-December 2, 2011
2010
Chen, L., Chief, K., Berli, M., Young, M. H. (2010). Evaluation of Event-based Post-Fire Peak Flow Methods on a Selected Site in the Southwestern United States, Accepted.
2009
Chief, K., Young, M. H., Lyles, B. F., Healey, J. M., Koonce, J. E., Knight, E. A., Johnson, E., Mon, J., Berli, M., Menon, M., Dana, G. L. (2009). Scaling Environmental Processes in Heterogeneous Arid Soils: Construction of Large Weighing Lysimeter Facility
2008
Berli, M., Carminati, A., Ghezzehei, T. A., Or, D. (2008). Evolution of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of aggregated soils due to compressive forces, Water Resources Research, 44
Berli, M., Chen, L., Young, M. H. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrologic Processes: An Introduction for Hydraulic Engineers, Watershed Managers, and Planners, DRI Report No. 41243
2007
Eggers, C. G., Berli, M., Accorsi, M. L., Or, D. (2007). Permeability of deformable soft aggregated earth materials: From single pore to sample cross-section, Water Resources Research, 43 (8), W08424, 10.1029/2005WR004649
2006
Berli, M., Or, D. (2006). Deformation of pores in viscoplastic soil material, International Journal of Geomechanics, 2, 6, 108-118
Berli, M., Accorsi, M. L., Or, D. (2006). Size and shape evolution of pores in viscoplastic matrix under compression, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 12, 30, 1259-1281
Eggers, C. G., Berli, M., Accorsi, M. L., Or, D. (2006). Deformation and permeability of aggregated soft earth materials, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 111 (B10), B10204, 10.1029/2005JB004123
Berli, M., Eggers, C. G., Accorsi, M. L., Or, D. (2006). Theoretical analysis of mechanical behavior of fluid inclusions for in-situ measurements of soil stress and deformation, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 5, 70, 1441-1452
Or, D., Berli, M., Eggers, C. G., Accorsi, M. L. (2006). Linking soil micro-mechanics and hydraulic conductivityLinking soil micro-mechanics and hydraulic conductivity, In Sustainability – Its Impact on Soil Management and Environment, 59-70
2005
Berli, M., Or, D. (2005). Book Review: “Unsaturated Soil Mechanics” by N. Lu and W.J. Likos, Vadose Zone Journal, 4 (2), 451, 10.2136/vzj2005.0002br
2004
Berli, M., Kulli, B., Attinger, W., Springman, S. M., Flühler, H., Schulin, R. (2004). Compaction of agricultural and forest subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery, Soil & Tillage Research, 75, 37-52
Berli, M., Or, D. (2004). Microtensiometry for determination of relative humidity of air near-saturation
2003
Berli, M., Kirby, J. M., Springman, S. M., Schulin, R. (2003). Modelling compaction of agricultural subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery under various moisture conditions, Soil & Tillage Research, 73, 57-66
2000
Kulli, B., Berli, M., Gysi, M., Schulin, R., Flühler, H. (2000). Subsoil compaction on agricultural land by heavy construction machinery – soil physical aspectsSubsoil compaction on agricultural land by heavy construction machinery – soil physical aspects, In Subsoil compaction: Distribution, Processes and Consequences, 278-283
Berli, M., Kulli, B., Attinger, W., Schulin, R. (2000). Soil compaction of agricultural subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery – soil mechanical aspectsSoil compaction of agricultural subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery – soil mechanical aspects, In Subsoil Compaction: Distribution, Processes and Consequences, 226-232
Conference Proceedings
2019
Berli, M., Chen, L., Shillito, R. M., Meyer, W. J., Turnbull, S., Floyd, I. E., Pradhan, N., Acharya, K. (2019). Simulating post-fire stream and debris flows using process-based models, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, European Geosciece Union General Assembly. European Geosciece Union: Vienna, Austria, EGU2019-11429, Presented.
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Kaminski, E. R. (2019). Infiltration into Water-Repellent Sands: The Role of Sorptivity, Soil Science Society of America – Annual Meeting: San Diego, CA, Abstract No. 105-3, Presented.
Chen, L., Sueki, S., Berli, M., Acharya, K., Brown, S., Pradhan, N. R., Floyd, I. E. (2019). Evaluating the impact of wildfire on flood frequency in southwestern United States, Eos, merican Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract No. H23S-2178, Presented.
Pradhan, N. R., Floyd, I. E., Brown, S., Downer, C. W., Berli, M. (2019). Post fire hydrodynamic and sediment dynamic model development from web-based digital data sources, Eos, American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract No. H23S-2195, Presented.
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Kaminski, E. R. (2019). Effective sorptivity measurements for water repellent sands, Multi-State Soil Physics Research Group: Riverside, CA, No. W-3188, Presented.
Shillito, R. M., Chen, L., Berli, M., Turnbull, S. J., Goodrich, D. C., Floyd, I. E. (2019). Quantifying the effect of post-wildfire soil water repellency on watershed runoff: numerical simulations, Eos, American Geophysical Union – Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, Abstract No. H23S-2173, Presented.
2018
Berli, M., Luo, Y., Ghezzehei, T., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Modeling water distribution in arid soil, USDA-W3188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2018-January 4, 2018
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T., Kaminski, E. R. (2018). Quantifying the effect of subcritical water repellency on sorptivity, USDA-W3188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2018-January 4, 2018
Pradhan, N., Downer, C., Brown, G., Floyd, I., Berli, M. (2018). Development, testing and application of thermos-dynamics and hydro-geomorphic components in GSSHA hydrologic model – Dynamic coupling across different modelling domains, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, European Geosciences Union: Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2018-April 13, 2018, EGU2018-18631
Lehmann, P., Berli, M., Koonce, J. E., Or, D. (2018). Modeling a decade-long record of evaporation and recharge dynamics in a deep desert soil lysimeter using the surface evaporation capacitor concept, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, European Geosciences Union: Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2018-April 13, 2018, EGU2018-11412
Luo, Y., Koonce, J. E., Dijkema, J., Shillito, R. M., Ghezzehei, T., Berli, M. (2018). Modeling water redistribution in a near-surface desert soil, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, European Geosciences Union: Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2018-April 13, 2018, EGU2018-10733
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T., Kaminski, E. R. (2018). Quantifying the effect of soil water repellency on fire-affected soils, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 20, European Geosciences Union: Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2018-April 13, 2018, EGU2018-10304
2017
Iden, S., Reineke, D., Koonce, J. E., Berli, M., Durner, W. (2017). Variably-saturated flow in large weighing lysimeters under dry conditions: parameter identification and predictive modelling using coupled water, vapor and heat flow theory, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 19, European Geosciences Union: Vienna, Austria, April 8, 2017-April 13, 2017, EGU2017-10342
Berli, M. (2017). Coupling Physics and Mechanics of Soil: Some Micro-scale Considerations, 4th Brazilian Soil Physics Meeting (BSPM 2017): Piracicaba, Brazil, May 29, 2017-June 1, 2017
Luo, Y., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Dijkema, J., Ghezzehei, T., Berli, M. (2017). Understanding the impacts of solar arrays on arid soil hydrology, NV NSF-EPSCoR Track I Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, NV, March 27, 2017-March 29, 2017
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T., Kaminski, E. R. (2017). Quantifying the effect of soil water repellency on infiltration parameters using a dry sand, EOS-Abstract no. H43Q-03, American Geophysical Union: New Orleans, December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017
Luo, Y., Ghezzehei, T., Koonce, J. E., Dijkema, J., Berli, M. (2017). Modeling Water Redistribution in a Near-Surface Arid Soil, EOS-Abstract No. H33D-1712 , American Geophysical Union: New Orleans, December 11, 2017-March 15, 2018
Luo, Y., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Ghezzehei, T., Hausner, M. B., Yu, Z., Berli, M. (2017). Impacts of solar arrays on rainwater infiltration – some simulations, USDA-W3188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2017-January 4, 2017
2016
Dijkema, J., Koonce, J. E., Ghezzehei, T. A., Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., van der Ploeg, M., van Genuchten, M. T. (2016). Water flow in arid soil: A comparison of weighing lysimeter data with simulations from a process-based model, W-3188 Multi-State Soil Physics Research Group: Las Vegas, NV, January 3, 2016-January 5, 2016
Koonce, J. E., Hausner, M. B., Berli, M., Young, M. H. (2016). Evaporation from Bare Arid Soils: Parameter Estimation Using Monte Carlo Simulations, Abstracts with Programs, 48 (7), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Denver, Colorado, September 25, 2016-September 28, 2016, 262-3, 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287717
Luo, Y., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Dijkema, J., Ghezzehei, T., Berli, M., Yu, Z. (2016). The impact of solar arrays on arid soil hydrology: some numerical simulations, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, EOS-Abstract No. H21C-1421
Shillito, R. M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. (2016). The hydrology of water repellent soil, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, EOS Abstract No.190866
Jian, M., Berli, M., Ghezehei, T. A. (2016). Tensile strength of soil aggregates as a function of matric potential: a model towards predicting low-severity fire effects on soil structure, American Geophyscial Union: San Francisco, CA, EOS-Abstract No.
2015
Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Berli, M. (2015). A Semi-automated Segmentation of Soil X-ray Microtomography, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies: Kochi, India, December 3, 2014-December 5, 2014
Dijkema, J., Koonce, J. E., Ghezzehei, T. A., Berli, M., Van der Ploeg, M., Van Genuchten, M. (2015). Simulating water flow and heat transfer in arid soil using weighing lysimeter data, EGU2015-8178, European Geosciences Union – General Assembly: Vienna, Austria, April 12, 2015-April 17, 2015
Iden, S., Reineke, D., Koonce, J. E., Berli, M., Durner, W. (2015). Variably-saturated flow in large weighing lysimeters under dry conditions: inverse and predictive modeling, EGU2015-9251, European Geosciences Union – Annual Assembly: Vienna, Austria, April 12, 2015-April 17, 2015
Koonce, J. E., Berli, M., Hausner, M. B., Young, M. H. (2015). Evaporation from bare, arid soils: weighing lysimeter measurements and simulations, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 2015-November 4, 2015, 231-2
Berli, M., Dijkema, J., Koonce, J. E., Ghezzehei, T. A., van der Ploeg, M., van Genuchten, M. T. (2015). Liquid water and vapor flow in arid soil: comparison of weighing lysimeter data with simulations, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, EOS-Abstract no. H33B-1587
Jian, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Berli, M. (2015). Mechanisms of soil aggregate failure by rapid increase in internal gas pressure during low-intensity burns, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, EOS Abstract No. H43G-1617
2014
Chen, L., Acharya, K., Miller, J. J., Berli, M. (2014). Exploring Wildfire Impact on Runoff Water Quality, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014, H54D-07
Venugopal, K. R., Patnaik, L. M., Raja, K. B. (Eds.) Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Potteti, K. K., Berli, M. (2014). Automated Segmentation of Soil X-Ray Microtomography (XMT) Images, 346-350, Eighth International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (ICISP-2014): Bangalore, India, July 25, 2014-July 27, 2014
Hausner, M. B., Berli, M. (2014). Improving photovoltaic energy production with Fiber-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2014-December 19, 2014, NS31C-3940
Merkler, D. J., Shillito, R. M., Hurja, J., Champa, T., Berli, M., Riggle, L., Dijkema, J. (2014). A Soil Health Partnership with an Emphasis on Rangelands and Forestlands of the Basin and Range, Soil Science Society of America: Long Beach, CA, November 2, 2014-November 5, 2014, 309-1
2013
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2013). Modeling Postwildfire Rainfall-Infiltration-Runoff: Challenges, Current state and Some new approaches., AGU Chapman Conference-Synthesizing Empirical Results to Improve Predictions of Post-wildfire Runoff and Erosion Response: Estes Park, Colorado, August 25, 2013-August 31, 2013
Shillito, R. M., Kalra, A., Twarakavi, N. C., Berli, M. (2013). Hydrophobicity following wildfire on an arid, alluvial soil, AGU Chapman Conference-Synthesizing Empirical Results to Improve Predictions of Post-wildfire Runoff and Erosion Response: Estes Park, CO, August 25, 2013-August 31, 2013
Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Menon, M., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2013). Unraveling Rhizosphere Physics Using X-ray Microtomography – Progress Report and Next Steps, W-20188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2013-January 4, 2013
Hoekman, S.K., Berli, M. (2013). DRI’s Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Center (CTREC), Poster presentation at the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL): Argonne National Laboratory, November 4, 2013-November 6, 2013
2012
Keller, T., Lamandé, M., Arvidsson, J., Berli, M., Ruiz, S. A., Schjønning, P. (2012). Comparing measured with simulated vertical soil stress under vehicle load: are the measurements or the models wrong?, Agrosciencia Uruguay, 318-326, 19th ISTRO Conference: Montevideo, Uruguay, September 24, 2012-September 28, 2012
Aravena, J. E., Berli, M., Menon, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Potteti, K. K., Pillai, N. S., Steude, J., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W., Nico, P. S. (2012). Synchrotron X-ray Microtomography (XMT) – New Means to Quantify Root Induced Changes of Rhizosphere Physical Properties, Abstractno.113-3, Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting: Cincinnati, OH
Chief, K., Young, M. H., Berli, M., Caldwell, T. G., Daniels, J. I., Healey, J. M., Lyles, B. F., Twarakavi, N. C. (2012). Evaluation of Seasonal and Annual Variations of Water Flow in Arid Soils Using Weighing Lysimeters, AbstractNo.266-216, Soil Science Society of America International Annual Meeting: Cincinnati, OH.
Mehler, K., Schoening, I., Berli, M. (2012). Effects of rock fragment density on calculating the soil organic carbon pool, EOSAbstractNo.B13C-0544, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
2011
Twarakavi, N. C., Chief, K., Berli, M., Caldwell, T. G., Daniels, J. I., Young, M. H. (2011). Closing the Water Balance for Arid Soils – First Results from a Large Lysimeter Study, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, EOS Abstract No. H53A-1378.
Aravena, J. E., Ruiz, S. A., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Ghezzehei, T. A., Berli, M., Tyler, S. W. (2011). Simulating root-induced rhizosphere deformation and its effect on water flow, American Geophycial Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Merkler, D., Berli, M., Stropky, M. (2011). A Look At Southern Nevada’s Soil Moisture Sites During Rainfall Events; SNOTEL, SCAN and the Desert Research Institute SEPHAS Lysimeters, Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX, Abstract no. 368-2.
Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Menon, M., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2011). Unraveling Rhizosphere Physics Using X-ray Microtomography – Progress Report and Next Steps, USDA-W2188 – Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV
Albalasmeh, A. A., Berli, M., Shafer, D. S., Ghezzehei, T. A. (2011). Effects of Low Temperature Fire On Soil Aggregate Stability, Soil Science Society of America: San Antonio, TX, Abstract no. 117-44.
Albalasmeh, A. A., Berli, M., Shafer, D. S., Ghezzehei, T. A. (2011). Effects of low temperature fire on soil aggregate stability, Abstract no. 117-44, Soil Science Society of America: San Antonio, TX, October 16, 2011-October 19, 2011
Berli, M., Ruiz, S. A., Aravena, J. E., Bolduc, L., Ghezzehei, T. A., Cook, D. P., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Menon, M., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2011). Exploring Rhizosphere Structure Alterations Using X-ray Tomography and Finite Element Calculations, DOE Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR) Contractor-Grantee Workshop: Washington, DC, April 26, 2011-April 28, 2011
Berli, M., Ruiz, S. A., Aravena, J. E., Bolduc, L., Ghezzehei, T. A., Cook, D. P., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Menon, M., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2011). Simulating rhizosphere structure alterations using finite element calculations, 13, EGU2011-13530, European Geoscience Union General Assembly: Vienna, Austria
Merkler, D., Berli, M., Stropky, M. (2011). A Look At Southern Nevada’s soil moisture sites during rainfall events; SNOTEL, SCAN and the Desert Research Institute SEPHAS lysimeters, Abstract no. 368-2, Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting: San Antonio, TX, October 16, 2011-October 19, 2011
2010
Berli, M., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E. (2010). Image Denoising by Exploring the Context Information in the Wavelet Domain, 32-36, European Conference of Circuits Technology and Devices (ECCTD’10): Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife
Berli, M., Chen, L., Chief, K., Meyer, W. J., Young, M. H., Casey, K., Vermeeren, R. (2010). Post-Fire Debris Flow in the Southwestern US – An Increase in Risk due to Climate Change?, Floodplain Management Association Annual Conference: Henderson, NV
Chief, K., Berli, M., Young, M. H. (2010). Water infiltration into arid soils – first results from a lysimeter study, H33E-1189, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Berli, M. (2010). Compaction of structured soils – some micro-scale considerations, Exploratory Workshop on Soil Compaction: Zurich, Switzerland
Aravena, J. E., Berli, M., Tyler, S. W. (2010). Rhizosphere compaction: Modeling a bed of multiple aggregates using x-ray micro-tomography information, H52E-08, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Ruiz, S. A., Berli, M., Cook, D. P. (2010). Mechanical characterization of modeling clay, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting: Long Beach, CA.
Chen, L., Berli, M., Chief, K. (2010). Validation of Post-Fire Hydrology Models on a Selected Site in the Southwestern United States, Southern California Academy of Sciences: Los Angeles, CA
Berli, M., Mandava, A. K., Regentova, E. E., Potteti, K. K., Pillai, N. S. (2010). Overcoming some limits of computer visualization techniques for analyzing physical properties of the rhizosphere, H13D-1006, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA.
Lamandé, M., Keller, T., Berli, M., Carizzoni, M., Delenne, J. Y., Markgraf, W., Or, D., Peth, S., Rabbel, W., Rajchenbach, J., Selvadurai, A. P. (2010). Towards new approaches for modelling soil mechanical behaviour, 1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico-Chemical Functions (CESAR): Foulum, Denmark
Ghezzehei, T. A., Berli, M., Menon, M., Aravena, J. E., Pillai, N. S., Regentova, E. E., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H., Nico, P. (2010). How do roots build a home in soil?, 16th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition & Reception: Washington DC
Atterberry, W., Zhang, Y., Papelis, C., Young, M. H., Berli, M. (2010). Diffusion-dominated subdiffusion in repacked sand: A combined study of stochastic models and laboratory experiments, Eos. Tans. AGU: San Francisco
Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Menon, M., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2010). Unraveling Rhizosphere Physics Using X-ray Microtomography, W2188 – Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV
2009
Keller, T., Stettler, M., Arvidsson, J., Lamandé, M., Schjønning, P., Berli, M., Rydberg, T. (2009). Stress Propagation in Arable Soil: Determination and Estimation of the Concentration Factor, 18th Conf. ISTRO: Izmir, Turkey
Berli, M., Menon, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Nico, P. S., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H. (2009). Root-induced changes in soil physical properties, W1188 – Soil Physics: Oracle, AZ
Shafer, D. S., DuBois, D. W., Chief, K., Berli, M., Miller, J. J., Young, M. H. (2009). Fire Induced Changes in Soil Structure: Implications for Soil Hydraulic Properties and Aeolian Suspension Potential in the Great Basin, USA, American Geophysical Union
Aravena, J. E., Tyler, S. W., Berli, M. (2009). Effects of aggregate compaction on soil hydraulic properties due to root growth, H33A-0841, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Berli, M., Menon, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Pillai, N. S., Regentova, E. E., Nico, P. S., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W. (2009). A Step Towards Unraveling Rhizosphere Physics, H42A-05, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA
Menon, M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Nico, P. S., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W. (2009). Visualizing rhizosphere soil structure around living roots, Micro Soil: Integrating Biological, Physical and Chemical Techniques for the Study of Soil Micro-Habitats: Dundee, Scotland
2008
Shafer, D. S., Miller, J. J., Zitzer, S. F., Berli, M., Rigby, D., Karakouzian, M. (2008). Mechanics and Rates of Subsidence on Alternative Landfill Covers in Arid Environments, 2008 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, October 4-9: Houston, Texas
Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Menon, M., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H., Dexter, A. (2008). Modeling Rhizosphere Soil Mechanics and Hydraulics – An Overview, Am. Soc. Agron. National Meetings: Houston, TX
Menon, M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Nico, P. S., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W. (2008). Visualizing Rhizosphere Soil Structure Around Living Roots, Am. Geophysical Union National Meetings: San Francisco, CA
Menon, M., Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Nico, P. S., Young, M. H., Tyler, S. W. (2008). Visualizing rhizosphere soil structure around living roots, Synchrotron Environmental Science IV: San Francisco, CA
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
Berli, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Menon, M., Tyler, S. W., Young, M. H., Dexter, A. R. (2008). Modeling rhizosphere soil mechanics and hydraulics – an overview, Computational Methods in Water Resources XVII International Conference: San Francisco, CA
Young, M. H., Berli, M., Knight, E. A., Chief, K., Menon, M., Mon, J., Healey, J. M., Yu, Z., Tyler, S. W. (2008). Examining arid soil processes in Nevada, USA, using weighing lysimeters, Lysimeters for Global Change Research: Biological Processes and the Environmental Fate of Pollutants: Munich, Germany
Berli, M., Menon, M., Ghezzehei, T. A., Tyler, S. W., Young, Y. H. (2008). Root induced changes in physical properties of desert soils, NWRA Natural Recharge Symposium: Las Vegas, NV
Berli, M., Carminati, A., Ghezzehei, T. A., Or, D. (2008). Evolution of Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of aggregated soils during compression, European Geosciences Union, General Assembly: Vienna, Austria
Berli, M., Chen, L., Caldwell, T. G., Chief, K., Miller, J. J., Young, M. H. (2008). Post-fire effects on watershed hydrology, USACE Arid Regions Demonstration Programs Annual Review Conference: San Diego, CA
Berli, M., Chen, L., Young, M. H., Scharffenberg, W. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrology – Modeling Approaches, Tools for Arid Regions Flood Damage Reduction and Restoration: San Diego, CA
Berli, M., Chen, L., Young, M. H., Scharffenberg, W. (2008). Wildfire Effects on Watershed Hydrologic Processes: An Introduction, Tools for Arid Regions Flood Damage Reduction and Restoration: Reno, NV
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.
2007
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
Berli, M., Carminati, A., Ghezzehei, T. A., Or, D. (2007). Unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of aggregated soils under compression, International Annual Meetings: New Orleans
Chen, L., Young, M. H., Berli, M. (2007). Wildfire effects on watershed hydrology – an introduction for engineers, Arid Regions 11th Triennial Conference: Breckenridge, CO
Berli, M., Carminati, A., Ghezzehei, T. A., Or, D. (2007). Evolution of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of aggregated soils during compression, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting: San Francisco
Berli, M., Schäffer, B., Müller, R., Schulin, R., Or, D. (2007). Effect of stress on fluid-filled inclusions in elasto-plastic soils, Annual Meeting of the European Geoscience Union: Vienna
2006
Berli, M., Eggers, C. G., Accorsi, M. L., Or, D. (2006). Linking soil micro-mechanics and hydraulic conductivity: Monte Vertia, Ascona
2000
Berli, M., Kirby, J. M., Springman, S. M., Schulin, R. (2000). Modelling compaction of agricultural subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery under various moisture conditions, 79-89, Third Workshop of the Concerted Action “Experience with the impact of subsoil compaction on soil, crop growth and environment and ways to prevent subsoil compaction”: Uppsala, Sweden
Berli, M., Kulli, B., Attinger, W., Schulin, R. (2000). Compaction of agricultural subsoils by tracked heavy construction machinery at various moisture conditions, 4th International Conference on Soil Dynamics (ICSD-IV): Adelaide, AU
1999
Berli, M., Weisskopf, P., Schulin, R. (1999). Subsoil compaction of agricultural soils – a review of research in Switzerland, 56-63, First Workshop of the Concerted Action “Experience with the impact of subsoil compaction on soil, crop growth and environment and ways to prevent subsoil compaction”: Wageningen, NL