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John Tatarko
Agricultural Systems Research Unit
Soil Scientist

Phone: (970) 492-7320
Fax: (970) 492-7310
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH UNIT
2150 CENTRE AVENUE, BLDG D, STE 200
FORT COLLINS, CO, 66502

Projects
MEASUREMENT AND MODELING OF FUGITIVE DUST FROM OFF-ROAD DOD ACTIVITIES
General Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 421950
Spatial Modeling of Agricultural Watersheds: Water and Nutrient Management and Targeted Conservation Effects at Field to Watershed Scales
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 422726
Enhanced System Models and Decision Support Tools to Optimize Water Limited Agriculture
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425704
WEPS Technology Transfer Agreement
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 425828
To Provide WEPS (Wind Erosion Prediction Systems) Support
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 427649
Measurement and Modeling of Fugitive Dust from Off-Road DoD Activities
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 424690
Mechanistic Modeling of Wind Barriers and Grain Commingling Using CFD and DEM
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419900

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Fugitive dust emissions from off-road vehicle maneuvers on military training lands - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Dec-14)
Military vehicle trafficking impacts vegetation and soil bulk density at Fort Benning, Georgia - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (11-Aug-14)
Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn? Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Ferguson, R.B., Jin, V.L., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J., Tatarko, J. 2014. Can cover crop and manure maintain or improve soil properties after stover removal from irrigated no-till corn? Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78:1368-1377. DOI: 10.2136/SSSAJ2013.12.0550.
Dedicated bioenergy crop impacts on soil wind erodibility and organic carbon in Kansas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evers, B.J., Blanco-Canqui, H., Staggenborg, S., Tatarko, J. 2013. Dedicated bioenergy crop impacts on soil wind erodibility and organic carbon in Kansas. Agronomy Journal. 105(5):1271-1276.
Replacing fallow with cover crops in a semiarid soil:Effects on soil properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Holman, J., Schlegel, A., Tatarko, J., Shaver, T.M. 2013. Replacing fallow with cover crops in a semiarid soil: Effects on soil properties. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77(2):1026-1024.
Emergency wind erosion control - (Experiment Station) - (25-Mar-13)
Replacing fallow with cover crops in a semiarid soil: effects on soil properties Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blanco-Canqui, H., Holman, J.D., Schlegel, A.J., Tatarko, J., Shaver, T.M. 2013. Replacing fallow with cover crops in a semiarid soil: effects on soil properties. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77(3):1026-1034.
Military vehicle trafficking impacts on vegetation and soil bulk density at Fort Benning, Georgia - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-13)
Fugitive particulate air emissions from off-road vehicle maneuvers at military training lands - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-13)
Dust transport and abrasion assessment within simulated standing vegetation - (Abstract Only) - (11-Mar-13)
Evaluation of bulk density and vegetation as affected by military vehicle traffic at Fort Riley, Kansas Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Retta, A., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J., Todd, T. 2013. Evaluation of bulk density and vegetation as affected by military vehicle traffic at Fort Riley, Kansas. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2):653-665.
Soil property effects on wind erosion of organic soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zobeck, T.M., Baddock, M., Van Pelt, R.S., Tatarko, J., Acosta Martinez, V. 2013. Soil property effects on wind erosion of organic soils. Aeolian Research. 10(1):43-51.
A history of wind erosion prediction models in the United States Department of Agriculture Prior to the Wind Erosion Prediction System Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tatarko, J., Sporcic, M.A., Skidmore, E.L. 2013. A history of wind erosion prediction models in the United States Department of Agriculture Prior to the Wind Erosion Prediction System. Aeolian Research. 10:3-8.
Dust emissions of organic soils observed in the field and laboratory - (Abstract Only)
Zobeck, T.M., Baddock, M., Guo, Z., Van Pelt, R.S., Acosta Martinez, V., Tatarko, J. 2012. Dust emissions of organic soils observed in the field and laboratory. Soil Survey and Land Resources Workshop. February 2-4, 2012. College Station, TX.
Applications of WEPS and SWEEP to non-agricultural lands - (Proceedings)
Tatarko, J., Walker, D., Van Donk, S. 2011. Applications of WEPS and SWEEP to non-agricultural lands. In: Proceedings International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution (ISELE), 18-21 September 2011, Anchorage, Alaska. ISELE Paper No. 11023. D.C. Flanagan, J.C. Ascough II, and J.L Nieber (eds.). St. Joseph, MI ASABE.
Evaluation of bulk density and vegetation as affected by military vehicle traffic - (Proceedings)
Retta, A., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J. 2011. Evaluation of bulk density and vegetation as affected by military vehicle traffic. In: Proceedings International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution (ISELE), 18-21 September 2011, Anchorage, Alaska. ISELE Paper No. 11126. D.C. Flanagan, J.C. Ascough II, and J.L Nieber (eds.). St. Joseph, MI ASABE.
Soil Property Effects on Wind Erosion of Organic Soils - (Abstract Only)
Zobeck, T.M., Baddock, M.C., Van Pelt, R.S., Tatarko, J., Acosta Martinez, V. 2011. Soil Property Effects on Wind Erosion of Organic Soils[abstract]. International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution. September 18-21, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska.
Impact of land use change on wind erosion and dust emission: scenarios from the central US - (Abstract Only)
Tatarko, J., Okin, G.S., Herrick, J.E., Li, J. 2010. Impact of land use change on wind erosion and dust emission: scenarios from the central US. American Geophysical Union. Abstract B33B-0396A presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.
A modeling study of aeolian erosion enhanced by surface wind confluences over Mexico City Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz, E.N., Tatarko, J., Jazcilevich, A.D., Garcia, A.R., Caetano, E., Ruiz-Suarez, L.G. 2010. A modeling study of aeolian erosion enhanced by surface wind confluences over Mexico City. Aeolian Research. 2:143-157. doi:10.1016/j.aeolia.
Principles of Wind Erosion and its Control Reprint Icon - (Experiment Station)
Presley, D., Tatarko, J. 2009. Principles of Wind Erosion and its Control. Kansas State University Extension Publications. MF-2860.
Wind erodibility, soil moisture, and freeze-thaw frequency: Implications of harvesting corn residue for energy feedstock in southwest Kansas Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Ihde, N.A., Presley, D., Tatarko, J., Stone, L. 2009. Wind erodibility, soil moisture, and freeze-thaw frequency: Implications of harvesting corn residue for energy feedstock in southwest Kansas. Abstract of Agronomy Meetings. Paper No. 112-1.
Aggregate Stability and Phosphorous Loss from Soils Treated with Biosolids - (Abstract Only)
Mamedov, A.I., Yosef, B., Levy, G.J., Tatarko, J. 2008. Aggregate Stability and Phosphorous Loss from Soils Treated with Biosolids. Celebration the International Year of Planet Earth. The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America - American Society of Agronomy - Crop Science Society of America and Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GSA, SSSA-ASA-CSSA, GCAGS) 2008 Joint Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 5-9, 2008, Houston, Texas. 2008 CDROM.
Mccm-Weps: a Computational Tool to Study and Evaluate Air Pollution by Dust Particles over Mexico City Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Diaz, E.N., Tatarko, J., Jazcilevich, A.D., Garcia, A.R. 2008. MCCM-WEPS: A computational tool to study and evaluate air pollution by dust particles over Mexico City. Meeting Abstract. Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union; Fort Lauderdale, FL; May 27-30, 2008.
An Introduction to the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) - (Abstract Only)
Tatarko, J., Wagner, L.E. 2007. An Introduction to the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE)2007 Annual International Meeting, 17-20 June 2007, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2007 CDROM.
Wind Erodibility of Biosolids - Amended Soils: A Status Report - (Research Technical Update)
Tatarko, J., Stefonick, N.A. 2007. Wind Erodibility of Biosolids - Amended Soils: A Status Report. Water Environment Federation. 12(5):12-15
Dune Sand Transport As Influenced by Wind Directions, Speed and Frequencies in the Ordos Plateau, China - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lui, L.Y., E.L. Skidmore, E. Hasi, L. Wagner, and J. Tatarko. 2005. dune sand transport as influenced by wind directions, speed and frequencies in the Ordos Plateau, China. Geomorphology. 67:283-297.
Comparison of the Weibull Model with Measured Wind Speed Distributions for Stochastic Wind Generation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Donk, S.J., Wagner, L.E., Skidmore, E.L., Tatarko, J. 2005. Comparison of the Weibull Model with measured wind speed distributions for stochastic wind generation. Trans ASAE 48 (2):503-510.
Wind Erosion Prediction System (Weps) - (Other)
Skidmore, E.L., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J., Tibke, G. 2004. Wind erosion prediction system (weps). Proceedings of Soil and Water conservation Society 2004 Annual Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 24-28,2004.
Wind Erosion: Processes and Control - (Other)
Tatarko, J. 2004. Wind Erosion: Processes and Control. Oral presentation at the Natural Resource Engineering (BAE530); Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University; Manhattan, Kansas.
Soil Properties As Influenced by Dust Emissions - (Abstract Only)
Skidmore, E.L., Tatarko, J. 2003. Soil properties as influenced by dust emissions. EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, 84(46) Fall Meet. Suppl.
Soil Erosion by Wind and Its Control - (Other)
Tatarko, J. Soil erosion by wind and its control. 2003. Video and DVD. Manhattan, KS. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wind Erosion Research Unit.
Database Requirements and Applicability of Weps for International and Non-Agriculture Uses - (Abstract Only)
Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J. Database requirements and applicability of WEPS for international and non-agriculture uses. 2003. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 03-2070.
An Improved Wind Simulator for Wind Erosion Prediction - (Abstract Only)
Van Donk, S.J., Wagner, L.E., Skidmore, E.L., Tatarko, J. An improved wind simulator for wind erosion prediction. 2003. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Paper No. 03-2069.
A Method for Using Weps to Map Wind Erosion Risk of Alberta Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
COEN, G.M., TATARKO, J., MARTIN, T.C., CANNON, K.R., GODDARD, T.W., and SWEETLAND, N.J. 2003. A Method for Using WEPS to map Wind Erosion Risk Assessment of Albert Soils. Environmental Modelling and Software 19:185-189.
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