Rodrigo Vargas


  • Postdoc – University of California-Berkeley, 2007-2010
  • Ph.D. – University of California-Riverside, 2007
  • Licenciatura – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2002

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

Contact Information
Rodrigo Vargas

Associate Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Environmental Change

Plant and Soil Sciences
146 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1386