Sandia soil scientist studies climate change impacts

September 6, 2022 8:00 am Published by

This article is part of Sandia’s Climate Community Series highlighting Sandia’s work in a diverse range of climate research and categories of action.

The environmental impacts of climate change — such as severe weather, soil changes, rising sea levels, wildfires, and droughts — create societal risks that directly threaten our nation’s security. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are using science and technology, strategic actions, and partnerships with academia and industry to address the national and global security risks arising from climate change.

Creating new knowledge in the field of soil carbon storage and dynamics is Umakant Mishra’s life work, his calling, his passion — and it’s also his career. Umakant, a biological sciences and engineering soil scientist at Sandia, spends his days studying the terrestrial carbon cycle and the ways in which excess carbon in the atmosphere, as a result of climate change, may impact other soil properties and functions. Umakant is driven by his desire to discover and share new knowledge that could positively impact climate change research and education. He has published more than 100 soil- and climate-related articles and presentations and is passionate about providing an environment in which future generations of researchers and scientists will have support to pursue climate-related work.

Read Umakant’s LabNews interview to learn more.

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