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R Michael Lehman (Michael)
North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (605) 693-5205
Fax: (605) 693-5240
NORTH CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
2923 MEDARY AVENUE
BROOKINGS, SD, 57006

Projects
ECOLOGICALLY BASED PEST MANAGEMENT IN MODERN CROPPING SYSTEMS
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420797
SOIL AND CROP MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED NATURAL RESOURCE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 421397
LOWERING INPUT COSTS IN CORN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS BY OPTIMIZING SOIL BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 423177
Lowering Input Costs in Corn Production Systems by Promoting Native Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 426693

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
An indigenous gut bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis (Lactobacillales: Enterococcaceae), increases seed consumption by Harpalus pensylvanicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schmid, R.B., Lehman, R.M., Brozel, V.S., Lundgren, J.G. 2014. An indigenous gut bacterium, Enterococcus faecalis (Lactobacillales: Enterococcaceae), increases seed consumption by Harpalus pensylvanicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Florida Entomologist. 97(2):575-584.
Nitrogen fertility rates and landscape positions impacts on CO2 and CH4 fluxes from a landscape seeded to switchgrass - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mbonimpa, E.G., Hong, C., Owens, V., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Schumacher, T., Clay, D., Kumar, S. 2014. Nitrogen fertility rates and landscape positions impacts on CO2 and CH4 fluxes from a landscape seeded to switchgrass. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12187.
Increasing diveristy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agroecosystems using specific cover crops - (Proceedings)
Taheri, W.I., Lehman, R.M. 2014. Increasing diveristy of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in agroecosystems using specific cover crops. Proceedings of Great Plains Soil Fertility Conference, Denver CO, March 4-5, 2014.
Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jin, V.L., Baker, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Karlen, D.L., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Sauer, T.J., Stott, D.E., Varvel, G.E., Venterea, R.T., Schmer, M.R., Wienhold, B.J. 2014. Soil greenhouse gas emissions in response to corn stover removal and tillage management across the US corn belt. BioEnergy Research. 7(2):517-527. DOI: 10.1007/S12155-014-9421-0.
Soil microbial community response to corn stover harvesting under rain-fed, no-till conditions at multiple U.S. locations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Ducey, T.F., Jin, V.L., Acosta Martinez, V., Ahlschwede, C.M., Jeske, E.S., Drijber, R.A., Cantrell, K.B., Frederick, J.R., Borkowski, D.M., Osborne, S.L., Novak, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Varvel, G.E. 2014. Soil microbial community response to corn stover harvesting under rain-fed, no-till conditions at multiple U.S. locations. BioEnergy Research. 7:540-550.
Assessing the soil carbon, biomass production, and nitrous oxide emission impact of corn stover management for bioenergy feedstock production using DAYCENT Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Campbell, E.E., Johnson, J.M., Jin, V.L., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Varvel, G.E., Paustian, K. 2014. Assessing the soil carbon, biomass production, and nitrous oxide emission impact of corn stover management for bioenergy feedstock production using DAYCENT. BioEnergy Research. 7(2):491-502.
Microbial community structure and abundance in the rhizosphere and bulk soil of a tomato cropping system that includes cover crops - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maul, J.E., Buyer, J.S., Lehman, R.M., Culman, S., Blackwood, C., Roberts, D.P., Zasada, I.A., Teasdale, J.R. 2014. Microbial community structure and abundance in the rhizosphere and bulk soil of a tomato cropping system that includes cover crops. Applied Soil Ecology. 77:42-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2014.01.002.
Fall cover crops boost soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi which can lead to reduced inputs - (Other)
Lehman, R.M. 2013. Fall cover crops boost soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi which can lead to reduced inputs. South Dakota State University Extension iGrow Publications. Available: http://igrow.org/agronomy/wheat/fall-cover-crops-boost-soil-arbuscular-mycorrhizal-fungi-which-can-lead-to/.
Greenhouse gas fluxes from no-till rotated corn in the Upper Midwest - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2013. Greenhouse gas fluxes from no-till rotated corn in the Upper Midwest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 170:1-9.
Applying an oxygen-based respiratory assay to assess soil microbial responses to substrate and N availability - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Garland, J.L., Osborne, S.L. 2012. Applying an oxygen-based respiratory assay to assess soil microbial responses to substrate and N availability. Applied Soil Ecology. 64(2013):127-134.
Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest - (Proceedings)
Jin, V.L., Baker, J.M., Johnson, J.M., Karlen, D.L., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Sauer, T.J., Stott, D.E., Varvel, G.E., Venterea, R.T. 2012. Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest. In: Proceedings of the Sun Grant National Conference. Science for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization, October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana. Available: http://sungrant.tennessee.edu//NatConference/ConferenceProceedings/.
Aerobic stability of distillers’ wet grains as influenced by temperature - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Rosentrater, K.A. 2012. Aerobic stability of distillers’ wet grains as influenced by temperature. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 93:498-503. doi:10.1002/jsfa.5803.
Greenhouse gas fluxes in response to corn stover harvest - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jun-12)
Microbial community-level physiological profiling based on O2 consumption as an indicator of nitrogen status of agricultural soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Garland, J.L., Zabaloy, M.C., Birmele, M., Mackowiak, C.L., Lehman, R.M., Frey, S.D. 2012. Microbial community-level physiological profiling based on O2 consumption as an indicator of nitrogen status of agricultural soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 47:46-52.
Fall cover cropping can increase arbuscular mycorrhizae in soils supporting intensive agricultural production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Taheri, W.I., Osborne, S.L., Buyer, J.S., Douds, D.D. 2012. Fall cover cropping can increase arbuscular mycorrhizae in soils supporting intensive agricultural production. Applied Soil Ecology. 61:300-304. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.11.008.
Greenhouse gas fluxes from upper Midwest corn as mediated by rotation - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2011. Greenhouse gas fluxes from upper Midwest corn as mediated by rotation. Meeting Abstract. Tri-Societies Meetings, San Antonio TX, October 16-19, 2011.
Cover cropping to enhance arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in diversified crop rotations of the upper midwest U.S. corn belt - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Taheri, W.I., Buyer, J.S., Osborne, S.L. 2011. Cover cropping to enhance arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in diversified crop rotations of the upper midwest U.S. corn belt. Soil Ecology Society, Kelowna, British Colombia, Canada.
Cover crop mixtures for promoting arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in production agriculture - (Abstract Only)
Taheri, W.I., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2011. Cover crop mixtures for promoting arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in production agriculture. Soil Ecology Society, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Manipulating cover crops to increase mycorrhizal colonization in corn (Zea mays) - (Experiment Station)
Taheri, W.I., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2011. Manipulating cover crops to increase mycorrhizal colonization in corn (Zea mays). Soil/Water 2010 Research Progress Report. #SOIL PR 10-23. Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University.
Dynamics of soil microbial communities in agroecosystems managed for biofuel production - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2010. Dynamics of soil microbial communities in agroecosystems managed for biofuel production. International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Seattle WA.
Bacterial Gut Symbionts Contribute to Seed Digestion in an Omnivorous Beetle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lundgren, J.G., Lehman, R.M. 2010. Bacterial Gut Symbionts Contribute to Seed Digestion in an Omnivorous Beetle. PLoS One. 5(5):e10831.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010831.
Insect-Damaged Corn Stalks Decompose at Rates Similar to Bt-Protected, Non-Damaged Corn Stalks - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Prischmann-Voldseth, D., Rosentrater, K.A. 2010. Insect-Damaged Corn Stalks Decompose at Rates Similar to Bt-Protected, Non-Damaged Corn Stalks. Plant and Soil Journal. 333:481-490. DOI 10.1007/s11104-010-0364-8.
Manipulation of the Gut Bacterial Community in a Ground Beetle, Harpalus pensylvanicus, Influences its Feeding Behavior - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Lundgren, J.G. 2010. Manipulation of the Gut Bacterial Community in a Ground Beetle, Harpalus pensylvanicus, Influences its Feeding Behavior. American Society for Microbiology, San Diego CA, May 23-27, 2010.
Does Bt Corn Really Produce Tougher Residues - (Trade Journal)
Lehman, R.M. 2009. Does Bt Corn Really Produce Tougher Residues. The Green Sheet Farm Forum. 44(36):63F.
Ratio of Fungi:Bacteria as an indicator of change in soil quality - (Abstract Only)
Borkowski, D.M., Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L. 2009. Ratio of Fungi:Bacteria as an indicator of change in soil quality. American Society for Microbiology North Central Branch Meeting, Lacrosse WI, October 9-10, 2009.
Field Studies to Evaluate Potential Differences between Bt and non-Bt Corn Residue - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A., Prischmann-Voldseth, D. 2009. Field Studies to Evaluate Potential Differences between Bt and non-Bt Corn Residue. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Pittsburgh PA, November 2009.
A Community-Level Physiological Profiling Approach to Evaluating in Situ Soil Carbon Substrate Utilization and its Interaction with Bioavailable Nitrogen - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Garland, J.L., Zabaloy, M.C., Mackowiak, C.L., Frey, S.D. 2009. A Community-Level Physiological Profiling Approach to Evaluating in Situ Soil Carbon Substrate Utilization and its Interaction with Bioavailable Nitrogen. Soil Ecology Society Conference, Burlington VT, July 12-15, 2009.
Microbial Characterization of Distillers Wet Grains: Results and Challenges - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M. 2009. Microbial Characterization of Distillers Wet Grains: Results and Challenges. American Phytopathological Society North Central Division Meeting, Ames IA, June 21-23, 2009.
Field Studies to Evaluate Potential Differences between Bt and non-Bt Corn Residue - (Experiment Station)
Lehman RM, Osborne SL, and Rosentrater KA. 2009. Field Studies to Evaluate Potential Differences between Bt and non-Bt Corn Residue. 2008 Progress Report #SOIL PR 08-21. Ag. Exp. Stn., Plt. Sci., SDSU. Brookings SD 57007. Available on line at: http://plantsci.sdstate.edu/soiltest/datafiles/pr%2008-21.pdf
No Evidence that Bt Genes and their Products Influence the Susceptibility of Corn Residue to Decomposition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A. 2008. No Evidence that Bt Genes and their Products Influence the Susceptibility of Corn Residue to Decomposition. Agronomy Journal. 100:1687-1693.
Optimization of an oxygen-based approach for community-level physiological profiling of soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zabaloy, M.C., Lehman, R.M., Frey, S.D., Garland, J.L. 2008. Optimization of an oxygen-based approach for community-level physiological profiling of soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 40(12):2960-2969.
Characterization of bacteria isolated from maize roots: emphasis on Serratia and infestation with corn rootworms (Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prischmann, D.A., Lehman, R.M., Christie, A.A., Dashiell, K.E. 2008. Characterization of bacteria isolated from maize roots: emphasis on Serratia and infestation with corn rootworms (Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica). Applied Soil Ecology. 40:417-431. Available at www.elsevier.com/locate/apsoil.
Bacterial communities associated with the digestive tract of the predatory ground beetle, Poecilus chalcites, and their response to laboratory rearing and antibiotic treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Lundgren, J.G., Petzke, L.M. 2009. Bacterial Communities Associated with the Digestive Tract of the Predatory Ground Beetle, Poecilus chalcites, and Their Response to Laboratory Rearing and Antibiotic Treatment. Microbial Ecology. 57:349-358. Available online.
Predicting Stability of Distillers Wet Grains (DWG) using Rapid Color Analysis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosentrater, K.A., Lehman, R.M. 2008. Predicting Stability of Distillers Wet Grains (DWG) using Rapid Color Analysis. Food and Bioprocess Technology. DOI 10.1007/s11947-008-0090-x.
Laboratory Assay of Soil Microbial Activities is Congruent with In Situ Conditions - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Garland, J.L., Frey, S.D. 2008. Laboratory Assay of Soil Microbial Activities is Congruent with In Situ Conditions. 108th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, Boston MA, June 1-5, 2008.
Characterization of some physical and chemical properties of corn distillers wet grains (DWG) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rosentrater, K.A., Lehman, R.M. 2008. Characterization of some physical and chemical properties of corn distillers wet grains (DWG). Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 24(1):57-62.
No Differences in Decomposition Rates observed between Bacillus thuringiensis and Non-Bacillus thuringiensis Corn Residue Incubated in the Field - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A. 2008. No Differences in Decomposition Rates observed between Bacillus thuringiensis and Non-Bacillus thuringiensis Corn Residue Incubated in the Field. Published online 11 January 2008; doi:10.2134/agrojnl2007.0123. Agron J 2008 100:163-168.
Microbial Development in Distillers Wet Grains Produced During Fuel Ethanol Production from Corn (Zea mays) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M., Rosentrater, K.A. 2007. Microbial Development in Distillers Wet Grains Produced During Fuel Ethanol Production from Corn (Zea mays). Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 53:1046-1052.
Studies of Corn Stover Decomposition Using the Litter Bag Technique - (Experiment Station)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A. 2007. Studies of Corn Stover Decomposition Using the Litter Bag Technique. 2006 Progress Report #SOIL PR 06-32. Ag. Exp. Stn., Plt. Sci., SDSU. Brookings SD 57007. Available online at http://plantsci.sdstate.edu/soiltest/datafiles/PR%2006-32.pdf.
Microbial Populations and Hypothesized Function within the Guts of Two Ground Beetles - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Lundgren, J.G., Chee Sanford, J.C. 2007. Microbial Populations and Hypothesized Function within the Guts of Two Ground Beetles. Meeting Abstract. 107th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 21-25, 2007.
Bacterial Communities Within the Digestive Tracts of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lundgren, J.G., Lehman, R.M., Chee Sanford, J. 2007. Bacterial communities within the digestive tracts of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 100:275-282.
Effect of Microac on Numbers of Soybean Aphid, 2005 - (Other)
Hesler, L.S., Lehman, R.M. 2006. Effect of MicroAC on numbers of soybean aphid, 2005. Arthropod Management Tests. Vol 31, p. F40.
Foliar Treatments in Soybean, 2005 - (Other)
Hesler, L.S., Lehman, R.M., Dashiell, K.E., Catangui, M.A. 2006. Foliar treatments in soybean, 2005. Arthropod Management Tests. Vol 31, p. F41.
Understanding of Aquifer Microbiology is Tightly-linked to Sampling Approaches - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lehman, R.M. 2007. Understanding of Aquifer Microbiology is Tightly-linked to Sampling Approaches. Geomicrobiology Journal. 24(3):331-341.
Discovery of Stable Microbial Communities and Investigation of Their Function Within the Guts of Economically-Important Ground Beetles - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Lundgren, J.G., Chee Sanford, J.C. 2006. Discovery of stable microbial communities and investigation of their function within the guts of economically-important ground beetles. International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Vienna, Austria, August 20-25, 2006.
Microbial Distributions and Their Potential Controlling Factors in Terrestrial Subsurface Environments - (Book / Chapter)
Lehman, R.M. 2007. Microbial distributions and their potential controlling factors in terrestrial subsurface environments. In, AL Mills and R Franklin [Eds.], Spatial Distribution of Microorganisms in Terrestrial Systems: Implications for the Distribution of Function in Ecosystems. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 135-178.
Decomposition of Stover from Bt Corn Hybrids after One Year Using the Litter Bag Technique - (Experiment Station)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A. 2006. Decomposition of stover from Bt corn hybrids after one year using the litter bag technique. 2005 Progress Report #SOIL PR 05-27. Ag. Exp. Stn., Plt.Sci. SDSU. Brookings SD 57007.
An Introduction to Farmer's Best Friends - Soil Microorganisms - (Other)
Lehman, R.M. 2006. An introduction to farmer's best friends - soil microorganisms. Brookings Register, March 15, 2006.
Field Decomposition of Genetically-Modified Corn Residue - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M., Osborne, S.L., Rosentrater, K.A. 2005. Field decomposition of genetically-modified corn residue. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 6-10, 2005.
Aquifer Microbiology: Perfecting the View - (Abstract Only)
Lehman, R.M. 2005. Aquifer microbiology: perfecting the view. The Joint International Symposium for Subsurface Microbiology (ISSM 2005) and Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB XVII), Jackson Hole, WY, August 14-19, 2005.
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