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Sahila Beegum

Agricultural Engineer


Research Interests

With expertise in soil, groundwater, and mechanistic-process-based crop modeling, my research interests lie in developing and improving the mathematical representation of soil-plant-atmospheric interactions. My research focuses on various aspects of soil, including water and solute transport in unsaturated, saturated soil zones, dynamics of soil carbon, nitrogen, and gas transport in soil, and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural regions. I have also worked on enhancing the simulation modeling of plant processes, including photosynthesis, transpiration, and crop produce quality. I have contributed to developing several publicly available simulation modeling tools, including the Hydrus package for Modflow and USDA-ARS-ACSL crop models. As a Research Assistant Professor at the Nebraska Water Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I am also working towards establishing a Soil-Plant Atmospheric Continuum Research group to advance research in this direction.