About The Author

Dr. Brevik teaches courses in geology and soil science at Dickinson State University, coordinates the Environmental Science degree program, and advises undergraduate research. He has taught at Valdosta State University (Georgia) and Dickinson State University during his faculty career. Dr. Brevik’s research interests include combining information from soil science and geology, soil genesis, and the impact of humans on soil properties and processes, as well as soil science history, education, and links between soil science and culture. He is an active member of the European Geoscience Union, International Union of Soil Sciences, and Soil Science Society of America.

Managing Soil After A Fire

Fire is a natural element of ecosystems that has shaped world biomes as we know them today. With the exception of polar areas, fire affects all ecosystems with more or less periodicity. Fire appeared with vascular plants (420 million years ago) and started to be used by hominins 1.6 million years ago. The human use

The Need For Sustainability In Our Soil

Soil forms at the interface of the lithosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere and is the foundation of terrestrial life. It is home to a large proportion of earth’s biodiversity and regulates important ecosystem services, such as food provision, flood regulation, and water infiltration, among others. In addition, soil functions and services are fundamental to our