SUMIT SHARMA

Ph. D. Student

 

Contact

Office: 370 Olsen Blvd, College Station, TX 77843

Education

M.S., Soil Science (8/2011-5/2013), Oklahoma State University
B.S., Agriculture (2007-2011), Punajab Agricultural University, India

My Research Interests

My doctoral research is funded by NIFA. In this project, I am collecting data from four eddy covariance flux towers for studying the water and carbon dynamics associated with a change in land use from cotton to cellulosic biofuel cropping systems.

JOURNAL PAPERS

Rajan, N., S. J. Maas, R. Kellison, M. Dollar, S. Cui, S. Sharma, and A. Attia. 2015. Emitter Uniformity and Application Efficiency for Center-pivot Irrigation Systems. Irrigation and Drainage, 64(3): 353-361.

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

1. Sharma, S.,N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2016. Impacts of biofuel induced land use change on daily, seasonal, and inter-annual evapotranspiration and energy balance dynamics of the Southwestern U.S. Cotton Belt region. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, November 6-9, Phoenix, AZ.

2. Sharma, S.,N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2016. Investigating the relationship between net carbon uptake and evapotranspiration of agroecosystems in the Southern Great Plains using eddy covariance. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, November 6-9, Phoenix, AZ.

3. Rajan, N., and S. Sharma. 2016. Extreme drought effects on evapotranspiration and energy balance of a grassland in the Southern Great Plains. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, November 6-9, Phoenix, AZ (Invited).

4. Chen Y., S. Sharma, N. Rajan, and S. Ale. 2016. Using eddy covariance evapotranspiration for calibrating hydrology models for assessing land use change implications. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, November 6-9, Phoenix, AZ.

5. Sharma, S., N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2016. Effect of potential land use change from cotton to bioenergy crops on carbon dynamics in the Southern Great Plains. Student Research Week, Texas A&M University, 28 March – 04 April, College Station, TX (Won second prize in graduate student poster competition).

6. Sharma, S.,N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2016. Influence of soil temperature, soil moisture and canopy photosynthesis on diurnal and seasonal dynamics of soil respiration. Abstracts, Southern Branch of ASA Annual meeting, Feb 7-9, San Antonio, TX (Won second prize in graduate student poster competition).

7. Sharma, S., N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2014. Measurement of soil carbon dioxide emission from a cotton cropping system using LI-8100. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 2-5, Long Beach, CA (Won first prize in the soil carbon and greenhouse gas emission community graduate student poster competition).

8. Sharma, S., N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2016. Effect of potential land use change from cotton to bioenergy crops on carbon dynamics in the Southern Great Plains region. Abstracts, Southern Branch of ASA Annual meeting, Feb 7-9, San Antonio, TX.

9. N. Rajan., S. Sharma and S. Maas. 2014. Ecosystem-scale carbon fluxes and evapotranspiration of bioenergy crops compared to conventional cotton cropping systems. Abstracts, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 2-5, Long Beach, CA.

10. Sharma, S., N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2014. Carbon dynamics of biofuel cropping systems compared to conventional cotton cropping systems. Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy, February 2-4, Dallas, TX

11. Sharma, S., N. Rajan, and S. Maas. 2014. Land use change from cotton to biofuel crops: Implications on evapotranspiration and energy fluxes. Annual Meeting of the Southern Branch of the American Society of Agronomy, February 2-4, Dallas, TX.