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Raymond Anderson (Ray)

Research Soil Scientist
 
Ray Anderson   Ray G. Anderson
Research Soil Scientist
 

Agricultural Water Efficiency and Salinity Research Unit
USDA-ARS US Salinity Laboratory
450 W Big Springs Rd
Riverside, CA 92507-4617

ray.anderson@usda.gov

 

Dr. Ray Anderson is a Research Soil Scientist at USDA-ARS, US Salinity Laboratory in Riverside and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Riverside. Before coming to Riverside, Dr. Anderson worked as a Research Associate (Research Hydrologist) at ARS-Parlier and at the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Anderson’s research methods integrate direct field measurements, micrometeorological techniques, satellite remote sensing, and climatic observations to research agricultural water use and productivity at field to regional scales.

 

Dr. Anderson’s current research interests at ARS include (1) estimating water use and the efficiency of orchard and specialty crops using field measurements and remote sensing, (2) development and refinement of techniques to observe agricultural evapotranspiration and crop productivity, (3) integrating observations of crop water use and productivity into precision agricultural frameworks, and (4) assessing the impact of new production practices and strategies on crop resilience to abiotic stress.

 

Educational Background

PhD. – University of California, Irvine - Earth System Science – 2010
M.S. – University of California, Irvine – Earth System Science – 2007
B.S. with Honors – University of Minnesota – Geography – 2005
 

ARS-Related Publications and Projects

ARS Publications
ARS Projects
 

Publications and Presentations (prior to ARS employment)

Publications

  • Anderson, R. G., M.-H. Lo, and J. S. Famiglietti (2012b), Assessing surface water consumption
    using remotely-sensed groundwater, evapotranspiration, and precipitation, Geophysical Research
    Letters, 39(16), doi:10.1029/2012GL052400.
  • Anderson, R. G., Y. Jin, and M. L. Goulden (2012a), Assessing regional evapotranspiration and
    water balance across a Mediterranean montane climate gradient, Agricultural and Forest
    Meteorology, 166-167, 10–22, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.07.004.
  • Goulden, M. L., R. G. Anderson, R. C. Bales, A. E. Kelly, M. Meadows, and G. C. Winston (2012),
    Evapotranspiration along an elevation gradient in California’s Sierra Nevada, Journal of
    Geophysical Research, 117(G3), doi:10.1029/2012JG002027.
  • Anderson, R. G., and M. L. Goulden (2011), Relationships between climate, vegetation, and
    energy exchange across a montane gradient, Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences, 116,
    G01026, doi:10.1029/2010JG001476.
  • Anderson, R.G., J.G. Canadell, J.T. Randerson, R.B. Jackson, B.A. Hungate, D.D. Baldocchi, G.A.
    Ban-Weiss, G.B. Bonan, K. Caldeira, L. Cao, N.S. Diffenbaugh, K.R. Gurney, L.M. Kueppers, B.E.
    Law, S. Luyssaert, T.L. O'Halloran (2011), Biophysical considerations in forestry for climate
    protection. Frontiers in Ecology 9: 174–182. doi:10.1890/090179.
  • Anderson, R.G. (2010), Constraining regional water and carbon fluxes by combining a mobile
    measurement platform with satellite remote sensing, University of California, Irvine, United
    States -- California. [online] Available from: http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?
    did=2078408131&Fmt=7&clientId=48051&RQT=309&VName=PQD
    .
  • Anderson, R.G. and M.L. Goulden (2009), A mobile platform to constrain regional estimates of
    evapotranspiration. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149(5): 771-782.
    doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.10.022.
  • Jackson, R.B., Randerson JT, Canadell JG, R.G. Anderson, R. Avissar, D.D. Baldocchi, G.B.
    Bonan, K. Caldeira, N.S. Diffenbaugh, C.B. Field, B.A. Hungate, L.M. Kueppers, D.E. Pataki
    (2008), Protecting Climate with Forests. Environmental Research Letters 3: doi:10.1088/1748-
    9326/3/4/044006
    .

Presentations (*denotes presenter)

  • Anderson, R.G.*, and M. Lo, and J.S. Famiglietti (2011), Estimating surface water consumption
    in irrigated agriculture using remotely-sensed hydrologic observations, Abstract H21F-1213,
    presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, Y. Jin, and M.L. Goulden (2010), Assessing regional evapotranspiration across
    a montane gradient by combining a mobile measurement platform with satellite observations,
    Abstract H23J-03, presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, M.L. Goulden, Integrating micrometeorological observations of water-carbon
    linkages across a climate gradient, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51B-
    0313, Presentation at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA 14-18
    December 2009.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, M.L.Goulden (2008), A mobile platform to constrain regional estimates of
    evapotranspiration, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H54A-05. Presentation
    at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA 15-19 December 2008.
  • Anderson, R.G.*, Y. Jin, A. McMillan, J.T. Randerson, and M.L. Goulden (2006), Agricultural
    harvesting losses result in a system bias in Net Primary Productivity (NPP) estimates derived
    from crop yield data, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract B41B-0185. Poster at
    Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, 11-15 December 2006.
  • Goulden, M.L.*, Y. Jin, J.T. Randerson, S. Trumbore, D. Hsueh, A. Fellows, R.G. Anderson, A.
    McMillan, D. Roberts, W. Riley, and P. Dennison (2006), Mechanisms controlling annual,
    interannual, and decadal changes in California’s carbon budget, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall
    Meet. Suppl., Abstract B51E-02. Talk at Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San
    Francisco, CA, 11-15 December 2006.
  • Goulden, M.L.*, Y. Jin, J.T. Randerson, S. Trumbore, D. Hsueh, A. Fellows, R.G. Anderson, A.
    McMillan, D. Roberts, W. Riley, and P. Dennison (2007), Mechanisms controlling annual,
    interannual, and decadal changes in California’s carbon budget, Abstract H.6. Poster at 2007
    Joint NACP investigators meeting, Boulder, 22-26 January 2007.