PhD student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
Duke - Duke University
Dynamic evolution of the soil pore size distribution and its connection to soil management and biogeochemical processes. Pelak, Norman, and Amilcare Porporato (2019): Advances in Water Resources 131, 103384
A dynamical systems framework for crop models: Toward optimal fertilization and irrigation strategies under climatic variability. Pelak, Norman, Roberto Revelli, and Amilcare Porporato (2017): Ecological Modelling 365: 80-92
Bistable plant-soil dynamics and biogenic controls on the soil production function. Pelak, N.F., A.J. Parolari, and A. Porporato (2016): Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 41(8): 1011-1017
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
The ecohydrological cost of lawns. Pelak, Norman F., and Amilcare Porporato (2018): American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Washington, DC, December 10-14, 2018
Impact of seasonal variability in water, plant and soil nutrient dynamics in agroecosystems. Pelak, N. F., III; Revelli, R.; Porporato, A. M. (2017): American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting, 11-15 Dec. 2017, New Orleans, LA
State transitions in coupled social-ecological agro-ecosystem models. Parolari, A. J., Pelak, N. F., Porporato, A. (2015): Calhoun CZO 2015 Summer Science Meeting
Description of topographically-derived spatial soil moisture patterns and finding optimal sampling points. Pelak, N. (2015): Calhoun CZO 2015 Summer Science Meeting
Theoretical considerations for stochastic soil moisture dynamics and the optimal design of soil moisture sensor networks. Pelak, Norman F. (2014): CUAHSI 2014 Biennial Colloquium
Coupled dynamics of soil formation and erosion in natural and agricultural ecosystems. Pelak, N. F.; Manzoni, S.; Wang, J.; Bras, R. L.; Porporato, A. M. (2013): American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2013, San Francisco, CA
Topographically-derived spatial soil moisture model and application to optimal sensor location
A topographically-explicit soil moisture model is developed and applied to cluster watershed into homogeneous sampling regions
Bistable plant-soil dynamics and biogenic controls on the soil production function
A coupled soil-plant model was developed, exhibiting bistability driven by positive feedback between vegetation and soil.