University of California, Riverside

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Robert C. Graham

Robert C. Graham


Department of Earth Sciences
2312 Geology
(951) 827-3751

Research Areas

  • Weathering, properties, and behavior of soil minerals, soil genesis, pedalogic processes, ecosystem roles of soils and weathered bedrock, windland soils, San Dimas Experimental Forest

Research Group:
  • Graduate Students
    • Nicole Pietrasiak (Ph.D., Soil and Water Sciences program)
    • Judy Turk (Ph.D., Soil and Water Sciences program)
          Rates of soil development and soil organic carbon accumulation at a forested debris flow chronosequence in southern California. more...
  • Other
    • Juanita Frisbie - Laboratory Helper
Graduate Program Affiliations and Research Focus Areas:


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1986
  • M.S., Utah State University, 1982
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 1976


  • Bornyasz, M.A., R.C. Graham, and M.F. Allen. 2005. Ectomycorrhizae in a soil-weathered granitic bedrock regolith: Linking matrix resources to plants. Geoderma 126:141-160.
  • Enloe, H.A., R.C. Graham, and S.C. Sillett. 2006. Arboreal Histosols in old-growth redwood forest canopies, northern California. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. 70:408-418.
  • Graham, R.C., D.R. Hirmas, Y.A. Wood, and C. Amrhein. 2008. Large near-surface nitrate pools in soils capped by desert pavement in the Mojave Desert, California. Geology 36:259-262.
  • Rossi, A.M., D.R. Hirmas, R.C. Graham, and P.D. Sternberg. 2008. Bulk density determination by automated three-dimensional laser scanning. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72:1591-1593.
  • Turk, J.K., B.R. Goforth, R.C. Graham, and K.J. Kendrick. 2008. Soil morphology of a debris flow chronosequence in a coniferous forest, southern California, USA. Geoderma 146:157-165.

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University of California, Riverside
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Department of Earth Sciences
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