Daniel Hirmas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Primary office:
Lindley Hall, 415A
1475 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575


Summary

Selected Publications

Hirmas, D. R., and D. Giménez. 2017. “A Geometric Equation for Representing Morphological Field Information in Horizons with Compound Structures.” Journal Articles 81: 863–67. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2016.12.0396.
Hirmas, D.R., and R.D. Mandel. 2017. “Soils of the Great Plains.” Book Chapters. In , edited by L. T. West, A. E. Hartemink, and M. J. Singer. Springer.
Mohammed, A. K., D. R. Hirmas, D. Giménez, and J. R. Miller. 2016. “A Digital Morphometric Approach for Quantifying Ped Shape.” Journal Articles 80: 1604–18. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2016.06.0203.
Drager, K., D. R. Hirmas, and S. T. Hasiotis. 2016. “Effects of Ant (Formica Subsericea) Bioturbation on Physical and Hydrological Properties of a Fine-Textured Soil.” Journal Articles 80: 364–75. https://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2015.08.0300.
Drager, K., D. R. Hirmas, S. T. Hasiotis, and T. C. Bents. 2016. “Effects of Ant (Formica Subsericea) Nest Development on Physical and Hydrological Properties in a Coarse-Textured Soil.” Journal Articles 181: 166–74.
Katz, B. S., R. L. Stotler, D. R. Hirmas, G. Ludvigson, J. J. Smith, and D. O. Whittemore. 2016. “Geochemical Recharge Estimation and the Effects of a Declining Water Table.” Journal Articles 15 (10). https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2016.04.0031.
Kim, D, D R Hirmas, R W McEwan, T G Mueller, S J Park, P Samonil, J A Thompson, and O Wendroth. 2016. “Predicting the Influence of Multi-Scale Spatial Autocorrelation on Soil-Landform Modeling.” Journal Articles 80: 409–19.
Hirmas, D. R., D. Giménez, E. A. Mome Filho, M. Patterson, K. Drager, B. F. Platt, and D. V. Eck. 2016. “Quantifying Soil Structure and Porosity Using Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning.” Book Chapters. In , 19–35. Springer.
Eck, D.V., M. Qin, D.R. Hirmas, D. Giménez, and N.A. Brunsell. 2016. “Relating Quantitative Soil Structure Metrics to Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity.” Journal Articles 15 (1). https://doi.org/10.2136/vzj2015.05.0083.
Kraus, C., D. Hirmas, and J. Roberts. 2015. “Compressive Strength of Blood Stabilized Earthen Architecture.” Book Chapters. In , edited by C. Mileto, F. Vegas, L. García Soriano, and V. Christini, 217–20. Taylor & Francis Group.
Klopfenstein, S.T., D.R. Hirmas, and W.C. Johnson. 2015. “Relationships between Soil Organic Carbon and Precipitation along a Climosequence in Loess-Derived Soils of the Central Great Plains, USA.” Journal Articles 133: 25–34.
Rabenhorst, M.C., A. Schmehling, J.A. Thompson, D.R. Hirmas, R.C. Graham, and A.M. Rossi. 2015. “Reliability of Soil Color Standards.” Journal Articles 79: 193–99.
Halfen, A. F., T. White, T. A. Slocum, D. R. Hirmas, D. McDermott, P. Atchley, W. C. Johnson, S. Egbert, and A. Gilbreath. 2014. “A New Stereoscopic (3D) Media Database and Teaching Strategy for Use in Large-Lecture Introductory Geoscience Courses.” Journal Articles 62: 515–31.
Hirmas, D. R., T. A. Slocum, A. F. Halfen, T. White, E. Zautner, P. Atchley, H. Liu, W. C. Johnson, S. Egbert, and D. McDermott. 2014. “Effects of Seating Location and Stereoscopic Display on Learning Outcomes in an Introductory Physical Geography Class.” Journal Articles 62: 126–37.
Hirmas, D. R. 2013. “A Simple Method for Removing Artifacts from Moist Fine-Textured Soil Faces.” Journal Articles 77: 591–93.
Hirmas, D. R., D. Giménez, V. Subroy, and B. F. Platt. 2013. “Fractal Distribution of Mass from the Millimeter- to Decimeter-Scale in Two Soils under Native and Restored Tallgrass Prairie.” Journal Articles 207–208: 121–30.
Kraus, C., D. Hirmas, and J. Roberts. 2013. “Microbially Indurated Rammed Earth: A Long Awaited next Phase of Earthen Architecture.” Book Chapters. In , edited by C. Jarrett, K.-H Kim, and N. Senske, 58–65. University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Eck, D. V., D. R. Hirmas, and D. Giménez. 2013. “Quantifying Soil Structure from Field Excavation Walls Using Multistripe Laser Triangulation Scanning.” Journal Articles 77: 1319–28.
Hirmas, D. R., B. F. Platt, and S. T. Hasiotis. 2012. “Determination of Calcite and Dolomite Content in Soils and Paleosols by Continuous Coulometric Titration.” Journal Articles 76: 1100–1106.
Platt, B. F., S. T. Hasiotis, and D. R. Hirmas. 2012. “Empirical Determination of Physical Controls on Megafaunal Footprint Formation through Neoichnological Experiments with Elephants.” Journal Articles 27 (725–737).
Subroy, V., D. Giménez, D. R. Hirmas, and P. Takhistov. 2012. “On Determining Soil Aggregate Bulk Density by Displacement in Two Immiscible Liquids.” Journal Articles 76: 1212–16.
Wysocki, D. A., P. J. Schoeneberger, D. R. Hirmas, and H. E. LaGarry. 2011. “Geomorphology of Soil Landscapes.” Book Chapters. In , edited by P. M. Huang, Y. Li, and M. E. Sumner, 29:1-29:26. CRC Press.
Hirmas, D. R., and R. C. Graham. 2011. “Pedogenesis and Soil-Geomorphic Relationships in an Arid Mountain Range, Mojave Desert, CA.” Journal Articles 75: 192–206.
Hirmas, D. R., R. C. Graham, and K. J. Kendrick. 2011. “Soil-Geomorphic Significance of Land Surface Characteristics in an Arid Mountain Range, Mojave Desert, USA.” Journal Articles 87: 408–20.

Selected Awards & Honors

Citation of Excellence for Associate Editors
Soil Science Society of America Journal
2015
Lloyd R. Frederick Soil Teaching Travel Study Award ($5,000)
Soil Science Society of America
2015
Teaching-Related Education and Travel Fund ($900)
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2013
Best Practices Institute, Faculty Facilitator ($1,000)
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2011
Faculty Seminar ($1,000)
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2011
Best Practices Institute ($700)
University of Kansas, Center for Teaching Excellence
2010
1st Place Poster Award ($150)
Western Soil Science Society/AAAS Pacific Division
2007
Albert Marsh Environmental Sciences Scholarship ($400)
University of California - Riverside
2006 - 2007
Frank T. Bingham Memorial Fellowship ($2,000)
University of California - Riverside
2006 - 2007
J. Thomas Dutro, Jr. Geosciences Award ($275)
AAAS Pacific Division
2007
Stolzy-Letey Environmental Science Travel Scholarship ($750)
University of California - Riverside
2007
Student Travel Award ($150)
AAAS Pacific Division
2007
Academic Senate Omnibus Field Research Travel Grant ($500)
University of California - Riverside
2006
Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Research Grant ($1,000)
University of California - Riverside
2006
Graduate Fellowship ($64,965)
Kearney Foundation of Soil Science
2004 - 2006
Dean’s Fellowship ($33,527)
University of California - Riverside
2003 - 2004
Subscribe to Department News

Environmental Studies Events
ESSA & Grub Club Info
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
Graduation Updates