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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

JOHN E. GILLEY

Agricultural Engineer

Degrees:

  • B.S. Southern Colorado State College, 1972
  • M.S. University of Minnesota, 1974
  • Ph.D. Colorado State University, 1982 

Research Interests:
Manure Management.

 

Major Project Activities:
I am identifying cropping and management practices for utilizing manure as a valuable nutrient source and soil amendment without causing adverse environmental impacts. Laboratory and field studies are being conducted to identify land application procedures that reduce nutrient transport by runoff and minimize air quality concerns.

 

Publications:

Gilley, J.E., Boone, G.D., and Marx, D.B. Nutrient concentrations of runoff as affected by the diameter of unconsolidated material from feedlot surfaces. Trans. of the ASABE. 57(3):749-759. 2014.

 

Woodbury, B.L., Gilley, J.E., Parker, D.B., Marx, D.B., Miller, D.N. and Eigenberg, R.A. Emission of volatile organic compounds after land application of cattle manure. J. Environmental Quality. 43(4):1207-1218. 2014.

 

Joy, S.R., Li, X., Snow, D.D., Gilley, J.E., Woodbury, B.L., and Bartlett-Hunt, S.L. Fate of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance genes in simulated swine manure storage. Science of the Total Environment. 481:69-74. 2014.

 

Gilley, J.E., Bartlett-Hunt, S.L., Lamb, S.J., Li, X., Marx, D.B., Snow, D.D., Parker, D.B, and Woodbury, B.L. Runoff nutrient transport as affected by land application method, swine growth stage, and runoff rate. Trans. of the ASABE. 56(6):1295-1303. 2013.

  

Joy, S.R., Bartlett-Hunt, S.L., Snow, D.D., Gilley, J.E., Woodbury, B.L., Parker, D.B., Marx, B.B. and Li, X. Fate and transport of antimicrobial and antimicrobial resistance genes in soil and runoff following land application of swine slurry. J. of Environmental Sci. and Tech. 47:12081-12088. 2013.

 

Gilley, J.E., Bartlett-Hunt, S.L., Lamb, S.J., Li, X., Marx, D.B., Snow, D.D., Parker, D.B, and Woodbury, B.L. Narrow grass hedge effects on nutrient transport following swine slurry application. Trans. of the ASABE. 56(4):1441-1450. 2013.

 

Gilley, J.E. and Boone, G.D. Hydraulic conditions required to not move unconsolidated surface material located within feedlots. Trans. of the ASABE. 56(3):911-918. 2013. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/57121

 

Parker, D.B., Gilley, J.E., Woodbury, B.L., Kim, K.H., Galvin, G., Bartlett-Hunt, Shannon, Li, Xu, and Snow, D.D. Odorous VOC emissions following land application of swine manure slurry. Atmospheric Environment. 66:91-100. 2013.

 

Gilley, J.E., J.R.Vogel, R.A. Eigenberg, D.B. Marx, and B.L. Woodbury. Nutrient losses in runoff from feedlot surfaces as affected by unconsolidated surface materials. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 67(3):211-217. 2012.

 

Thayer, C.A., Gilley, J.E., Durso, L.M. and. Marx, D.B. Wheat strip effects on nutrient loads following variable manure applications. Trans. of the ASABE. 55(2):439-449. 2012. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/54310

 

Thayer, C.A., Gilley, J.E., Durso, L.M. and. Marx, D.B. Runoff nutrient loads as affected by residue cover, manure application rate, and flow rate. Trans. of the ASABE 55(1):249-258. 2012. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/55185

 

Gilley, J.E., L.M. Durso, R.A. Eigenberg, D.B. Marx, and B.L. Woodbury. Narrow grass hedge control of nutrient loads following variable manure applications. Trans. of the ASABE. 54(3):847-855. 2011. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/49833

 

Vogel, J.R., J.E. Gilley, G.L. Cottrell, B.L. Woodbury, E.D. Berry, and R.A. Eigenberg. Transport of trace elements in runoff from unamended and pond-ash amended feedlot surfaces. Trans. of the ASABE. 54(4):1269-1279. 2011.

 

Gilley, J.E., J.R. Vogel, R.A. Eigenberg, D.B. Marx, and B.L. Woodbury. Runoff, erosion, and size distribution of sediment from beef cattle feedlots. Trans. of the ASABE. 54(2):435-440. 2011. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/49529

 

Durso, L.A., J.E. Gilley, R.A. Eigenberg, D.B. Marx, B.L. Woodbury. Effects of diet, manure application rate, and tillage on transport of micro-organisms from manure-amended fields. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77(18):6715-6717. 2011.

http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/54995

 

Gilley, J.E., L.M. Durso, R.A. Eigenberg, D.B. Marx, and B.L. Woodbury. Nutrient transport in runoff as affected by diet, tillage, and manure application rate. Trans. of the ASABE. 53(6):1895-1902. 2010. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/47312


Gilley, J.E., Vogel, J.R., Eigenberg, R.A., Marx, D.B., and Woodbury, B.L. Nutrient transport in runoff from feedlots as affected by wet distillers grain diet. Trans. of the ASABE 53(2):545-552. 2010.
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/41465

Wienhold, B.J and Gilley, J.E. Runoff losses of N and P following low phosphorus swine slurry application to no-tillage sorghum. Soil Science 175(5):201-206. 2010.

http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/42260
 
Wienhold, B.J and Gilley, J.E. Cob removal effect on sediment and runoff nutrient loss from a silt loam soil. Agronomy Journal 102(5):1448-1452. 2010.

http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/48120

Gilley, J.E., B. Eghball, and D.B. Marx. Adsorption and desorption of phosphorus and nitrogen by immersed stalks. Trans. of the ASABE 52(2):429-436. 2009. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/30436

 

Gilley, J.E., Vogel, J.R., Eigenberg, R.A., Marx, D.B., and Woodbury, B.L. Nutrient and microbial transport in runoff from soil and pond ash amended feedlot surfaces.   Trans. of the ASABE 52(6):2077-2085. 2009. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/38157

 

Kim, Minyoung, and J.E. Gilley. Artificial Neural Network estimation of soil erosion and nutrient concentrations in runoff from land application areas. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 64(2):268-275. 2008. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/32586

 

Gilley, J.E., Sabatka, W.F., Eghball, B., and Marx, D.B. Nutrient transport as affected by rate of overland flow. Trans. of the ASABE. 51(4):1287-1293. 2008. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/23084

 

Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B., and Marx, D.B. Narrow grass hedge effects on nutrient transport following compost application. Trans. of the ASABE. 51(3):997-1005. 2008. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/19599

 

Gilley, J.E., Berry, E.D., Eigenberg, R.A., Marx, D.B., and Woodbury, B.L. Spatial variations in nutrient and microbial transport from feedlot surfaces. Trans. of the ASABE 51(2):675-684. 2008. http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/20079

 

Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B. and Marx, D.B. Nutrient concentrations of runoff during the year following manure application. Trans. of the ASABE. 50(6):1987-1999. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17465

 

Flanagan, D.C., Gilley, J.E., and Franti, T.G. Water erosion prediction project (WEPP) – Development history, model capabilities and future enhancements. Trans. of the ASABE 50(5):1603-1612. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/12338

 

Gilley, J.E., and Flanagan, D.C. Early investment in soil conservation research continues to provide dividends. Trans. of the ASABE 50(5):1595-1601. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/12337

 

Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B., and Marx, D.B. Nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations of runoff as affected by moldboard plowing. Trans. of the ASABE. 50(5):1543-1548. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/12334

 

Nicolaisen, J.E., Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B. and Marx, D.B. Crop residue effects on runoff nutrient concentrations following manure application. Trans. of the ASABE 50(3):939-944. 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/10745

 

Thurston-Enriquez, Jeanette A., Gilley, J.E. and Eghball, B. Microbial water quality of runoff from no-till agricultural plots treated with livestock manure.  J. Wat. Health 3:157-171. 2005. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17464

 

Eghball, B., Ginting, D., and Gilley, J.E.  Residual effects of manure and compost applications on corn production and soil properties.  Agron. J. 96:442-447. 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/8392

 

Cermak, J.D., Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B., and Wienhold, B.J. Leaching and sorption of nitrogen and phosphorus by crop residue.  Trans. of the ASAE 47(1):113-118. 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/8028

 

Eghball, B., Ginting, D., and Gilley, J.E. Residual effects of manure and compost applications on corn production and soil properties. Agron. J. 96:442-447. 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/8392

 

Eghball, B., Shanahan, J.F., Varvel, G.E., and Gilley, J.E.  2003. Reduction of high soil phosphorus by corn and soybean varieties. Agron. J. 95:1233-1239. 2003. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/8528

 

Gilley, J.E., and Eghball, B. Residual effects of compost and fertilizer applications on nutrients in runoff. Trans. of the ASAE. 45(6):1905-1910. 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17449

 

Gilley, J.E., Risse, L.M., and Eghball. B. Managing runoff following manure application. Journal of Soil Water Conservation. 57(6):530-533. 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16463

 

Eghball, B.,Wienhold B.J., Gilley, J.E., and Eigenberg, R.A. Mineralization of manure nutrients. Journal of Soil Water Conservation. 57(6):470-473. 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/7980

 

Eghball, B., Gilley, J.E., Baltensperger, D.D.  and. Blumenthal, J.M. Long-term manure and fertilizer application effects on phosphorus and nitrogen in runoff. Trans of the ASAE. 45(3):687-694. 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17196

 

Eghball, B. and Gilley, J.E. Phosphorus risk assessment index evaluation using runoff measurements. Journal of Soil Water Conservation. 56: 202-206. 2001.

 

Gilley, J.E, B. Eghball, B.J. Wienhold, and Miller, P.S. 2001. Nutrients in runoff following the application of swine manure to interrill areas. Trans. of the ASAE. 44(6):1651-1659. 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/8165

 

Gilley, J.E., Doran, J.W. and Eghball, B.  Tillage and fallow effects on selected soil quality characteristics of former Conservation Reserve Program sites.  Journal of Soil Water Conservation. 56(2):126-132. 2001. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17298

 

Gilley, J.E., Spare, D.P., Koelsch, R.K., Schulte, D.D., Miller, P.S., and Parkhurst, A.M. Phototrophic anaerobic lagoons as affected by copper and zinc in swine diets. Trans. of the ASAE.  43(6): 1853-1859. 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16507

 

Gilley, J.E. and Risse, L.M.  Runoff and soil loss as affected by the application of manure. Trans. of the ASAE.  43(6):1583-1588. 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16462

  

Eghball, B., Gilley, J.E., Kramer, L.A. and Moorman, T.B.  Narrow grass hedge effects on phosphorus and nitrogen in runoff following manure and fertilizer application.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 55(2):172-176 2000. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17111

 

Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B., Kramer, C.A. and Moorman, T.B.  Narrow grass hedge effects on runoff and soil loss.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 55(2):190-196.  2000. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17292

 

Gilley, J.E., Eghball, B., Blumenthal, J.M. and Baltensperger, D.D.  Runoff and erosion from interrill areas as affected by the application of manure.  Trans. of the ASAE. 42(4):975-980.  1999.

 

Eghball, B. and Gilley, J.E.  Phosphorus and nitrogen in runoff following beef cattle manure or compost application.  Journal of Environmental Quality.    28(4):1201-1210.  1999. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17091

 

Gilley, J.E. and Eghball, B.  Runoff and erosion following field application of beef cattle manure and compost.  Trans. of the ASAE.  41(5):1289-1294.  1998. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17285

 

Gilley, J.E. and Doran, J.W.  Soil erosion potential of former Conservation Reserve Program sites.  Trans. of the ASAE. 41(1):97-103. 1998. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17215

 

Gilley, J.E., Kramer, L.A., Cruse, R.M., and Hull, A.  Sediment movement within a strip intercropping system.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.  52(6):443-447.  1997. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16461

 

Gilley, J.E., Doran, J.W. and Dao, T.H.  Runoff, erosion, and soil quality characteristics of a former Conservation Reserve Program site in southwestern Oklahoma.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  13(5):617-622.  1997. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17282

 

Gilley, J.E., Doran, J.W., Karlen, D.L. and Kaspar, T.C.  Runoff, erosion, and soil quality characteristics of a former Conservation Reserve Program site.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.  52(3):189-193. 1997. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17281

 

Gilley, J.E. and Doran, J.W.  Tillage effects on soil erosion potential and soil quality of a former Conservation Reserve Program site.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 52(3):184-188.  1997. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17214

 

Eghball, B., Power, J.F., Gilley, J.E., and Doran, J.W.  Nutrient, carbon and mass loss of beef cattle feedlot manure during composting. Journal of Environmental Quality. 26(1):189-193.  1997. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17404

 

Gilley, J.E., Patton, B.D., Nyren, P.E. and Simanton, J.R.  Grazing and haying effects on runoff and erosion from a former Conservation Reserve Program site.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 12(6):681-684.  1996. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/6140

 

Gilley, J.E. and Kottwitz, E.R.  Random roughness assessment by the pin and chain method.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 12(1):39-43.  1996. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17213

 

Gilley, J.E. and Kottwitz, E.R. Darcy-Weisbach roughness coefficients for surfaces with residue and gravel cover. Trans. of the ASAE 38(2):539-544.  1995. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17212

 

Gilley, J.E., Kottwitz, E.R., and Wieman, G.A.  Hydraulic conditions required to move unanchored residue materials.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 120(3):591-606. 1994. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16460

 

Gilley, J.E. and Kottwitz, E.R.  Maximum surface storage provided by crop residue.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 120(2):440-449. 1994. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17210

 

Gilley, J.E. and Kottwitz, E.R.  Chemical tracing techniques for evaluating rill hydraulics.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 48(5):429-431.  1993. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17208

 

Gilley, J.E., Elliot, W.J., Laflen, J.M., and Simanton, J.R.  Critical shear stress and critical flow rates for initiation of rilling.  Journal of Hydrology, 142:251-271.  1993. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/6082

 

Gilley, J.E., Kincaid, D.C., Elliot, W. J., and Laflen, J.M.  Sediment delivery on rill and interrill areas.  Journal of Hydrology, 140:313-341.  1992. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17206

 

Gilley, J.E., and Kottwitz, E.R.  Beginning of motion for selected unanchored residue materials.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 118(4):619-630.  1992  http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17207

 

Gilley, J.E., Kottwitz, E.R. and Wieman, G.A.  Darcy-Weisbach roughness coefficients for gravel and cobble surfaces.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 118(1):104-112.  1992. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17275

 

Gilley, J.E. and Finkner, S.C.  Hydraulic roughness coefficients as affected by random roughness.  Trans. of the ASAE 34(3):897-903.  1991. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17274

 

Gilley, J.E., Kottwitz, E.R. and Wieman, G.A.  Roughness coefficients for selected residue materials.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, ASCE 117(4):503-514.  1991. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16422

 

Gilley, J.E., Kottwitz, E.R. and Simanton, J.R.  Hydraulic characteristics of rills.  Trans. of the ASAE 33(6):1900-1906.  1990. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/5981

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C., Doran, J.W., and Kottwitz, E.R.  Adsorption of bromide tracers onto sediment.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 6(1):35-38.  1990. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17460

 

Gilley, J.E., Power J.F., Reznicek, P.J., and Finkner, S.C.  Tillage and fertilizer influences on corn and legume cover.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 5(4):549-554.  1989. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16459

 

Gilley, J.E., Power, J.F., Reznicek, P.J., and Finkner, S.C.  Surface cover provided by selected legumes.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 5(3):379-385.  1989. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16458

 

Finkner, S.C., Nearing, M.A., Foster, G.R., and Gilley, J.E.  A simplified equation for modeling sediment transport capacity.  Trans. of the ASAE 32(5):1545-1550.  1989. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/6584

 

Finkner, S.C. and Gilley, J.E.  Measurement of flow components on upland   areas using dye dilution techniques.  Trans. of the ASAE 31(4):1086-1091.  1988. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17147

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C. and Varvel, G.E.  Size distribution of sediment as affected by surface residue and slope length.  Trans. of the ASAE 30(5):1419-1424.  1987. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17201

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C. and Varvel., G.E.  Slope length and surface residue influences on runoff and erosion.  Trans. of the ASAE 30(1):148-152.  1987. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17204

 

Finkner, S.C. and Gilley, J.E.  Sediment and dye concentration effects on   fluorescence.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture 2(2):104-107.  1986. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17376

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C. and Varvel, G.E.  Runoff and erosion as affected by sorghum and soybean residue.  Trans. of the ASAE 20(6):1605-1610.  1986. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17203

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C., Spomer, R.G. and Mielke, L.N.  Size distribution of sediment as affected by corn residue.  Trans. of the ASAE 29(5):1273-1277.  1986. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17202

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C., Spomer, R.G. and Mielke, L.N.  Runoff and erosion as affected by corn residue - Part II.  Rill and interrill components.  Trans. of the ASAE 29(1):161-164.  1986. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17200

 

Gilley, J.E., Finkner, S.C., Spomer, R.G. and Mielke, L.N.  Runoff and erosion as affected by corn residue - Part I.  Total losses.  Trans. of the ASAE 29(1):157-160.  1986. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17199

 

Gilley, J.E., Woolhiser, D.A. and McWhorter, D.B.  Interrill soil erosion - Part II.       Testing and use of model equations.  Trans. of the ASAE 28(1):154-159.  1985. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16502

 

Gilley, J.E., Woolhiser, D.A. and McWhorter, D.B.  Interrill soil erosion - Part I.  Development of model equations.  Trans. of the ASAE 28(1):147-153.  1985. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16501

 

Gilley, J.E. and Finkner, S.C.  Estimating soil detachment caused by rain drop impact.  Trans. of the ASAE 28(1):140-146.  1985. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/17273

 

Hofmann, L., Ries, R.E., and Gilley, J.E. Relationship of runoff and soil loss to ground cover of native and reclaimed grazing land.  Agron. J. 75(4):599-602.  1983. http://hdl.handle.net/10113/16842

 

Gilley, J.E., Gee G.W., and Bauer, A., Willis, W.O., and Young, R.A. Runoff and erosion characteristics of surface-mined sites in Western North Dakota.  Trans. of the ASAE 20(4):697-700, 704.  1977


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