Rodrigo Vargas

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Rodrigo Vargas

Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Environmental Change
Director, Water Science and Policy


Office location:
146 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Resources and links


  • Postdoc – University of California-Berkeley
  • Ph.D. – University of California-Riverside
  • Licenciatura – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Current courses


  • With a focus on how biophysical factors regulate carbon and water dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems. Specifically, studying soil-plant-atmosphere interactions to understand the response of terrestrial ecosystems to management, extreme events, and global change. I am interested in studying above- and below-ground processes at multiple spatio-temporal scales and vegetation types.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Member, Ecological Society of America