My program focuses on understanding soil-plant water relations and root/shoot processes for crop management in water-limited cropping systems. The leading research areas include (a) understanding plant biotic and abiotic stresses associated with water deficit and plant adaptation processes; (b) analyzing crop systems and developing new technologies to minimize risk, improve productivity and enhance soil quality and water conservation. I am currently serving as a guest-lecturer to a new graduate course, "Root Biology", which is cross-listed in MEPS and HORT at Texas A&M, College Station.

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selected publications
Academic Articles40
  • Liebig, M. A., Dong, X., McLain, J., & Dell, C. J. (2012). Greenhouse gas flux from managed grasslands in the U.S. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. (pp. 183-202). Elsevier.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Uvalde; 9999 TAMUS
Uvalde, TX 78801