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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems That Control Soil Erosion and Enhance the Environment

Location: Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Soil C dynamics in a 26-year CRP chronosequence on an Amarillo fine sandy loam - (Abstract Only)
Fultz, L., Kakarla, M., Moore-Kucera, J., Acosta Martinez, V., Zak, J.C., Horita, J., Calderon, F.J. 2014. Soil C dynamics in a 26-year CRP chronosequence on an Amarillo fine sandy loam[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. November 3-6, 2014, Tampa, Florida. Paper No. 78611.
Soil microbial communities and metabolic function of a Northern Alabama forest ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Ntoko, F., Gardner, T., Acosta Martinez, V., Senwo, Z. 2014. Soil microbial communities and metabolic function of a Northern Alabama forest ecosystem[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. November 3-6, 2014, Tampa, FL. Paper No. 82208.
Adventures in using a portable wind tunnel - (Abstract Only)
Zobeck, T.M., Van Pelt, R.S., Baddock, M. 2014. Adventures in Using a Portable Wind Tunnel. Eighth International Conference on Aeolian Research. July 21-25, 2014, Lanzhou, China, p. 2.
Detecting Patterns of Aeolian Transport Direction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stout, J.E. 2014. Detecting patterns of aeolian transport direction. Journal of Arid Environments. 107:18-25.
Effects of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) invasion on ecosystem processes in the Texas Coastal Sandsheet - (Abstract Only)
Grace, J.L., Wester, D.B., Acosta Martinez, V., Rideout-Hanzak, S., Ortega-Sanchez, A. 2014. Effects of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) invasion on ecosystem processes in the Texas Coastal Sandsheet[abstract]. Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. February 29-22, 2014, Austin, TX.
Soil microbial characteristics and seed bank dynamics of stock-piled top soils in ther western Rio Grande Plains - (Abstract Only)
Coston, M.C., Wester, D., Acosta Martinez, V., Smith, F.S., Maywald, P., Rideout-Hanzak, S., Blankenship, T. 2014. Soil microbial characteristics and seed bank dynamics of stock-piled top soils in ther western Rio Grande Plains[abstract]. The Wildlife Society, Texas Chapter. February 19-22, 2014, Austin, TX.
Enzyme Activity Dynamics in Response to Climate Change: 2011 Drought-Heat Wave - (Abstract Only)
(03-Nov-13)
Influence of a Commercial Fertilizer and Tropic Sunn (Crotalaria juncea) as a Cover Crop on Soil Microbial Communities Under Organic Sweet Pepper Produciton in Puerto Rico - (Abstract Only)
(03-Nov-13)
Linking Soil Microbial Ecology to Ecosystem Functioning in Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems - (Abstract Only)
(03-Nov-13)
Soil microbial community structure and functionality during grassland restoration in the Texas High Plains - (Abstract Only)
Kakarla, M., Fultz, L., Acosta Martinez, V., Zak, J.C., Moore-Kucera, J. 2013. Soil microbial community structure and functionality during grassland restoration in the Texas High Plains[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, November 3-6, 2013, Tampa, Florida. Paper No. 78881.
Effects of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) invasion on ecosystem processes in the Texas Coastal Sandsheet - (Abstract Only)
Grace, J.L., Wester, D.B., Acosta Martinez, V., Rideout-Hanzak, S., Ortega, J.A. 2013. Effects of Tanglehead (Heteropogon contortus) invasion on ecosystem processes in the Texas Coastal Sandsheet[abstract]. Texas Society for Ecological Restoration. November 1-2, 2013, Junction, TX.
Soil enzyme activities during the 2011 Texas record drought/heat wave and implications to biogeochemical cycling and organic matter dynamics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Acosta Martinez, V., Moore-Kucera, J., Cotton, J.E., Wester, D. 2014. Soil enzyme activities during the 2011 Texas record drought/heat wave and implications to biogeochemical cycling and organic matter dynamics. Applied Soil Ecology. 75:43-51.
Organic carbon dynamics and soil stability in five semiarid agroecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fultz, L.M., Moore-Kucera, J., Zobeck, T.M., Acosta Martinez, V., Allen, V. 2013. Organic carbon dynamics and soil stability in five semiarid agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 181(1):231-240.
Soil Enzyme Activities, Microbial Communities and Carbon and Nitrogen Availability in Organic Agroecosystems Across an Intensively-Managed Agricultural Landscape - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bowles, T.M., Acosta Martinez, V., Calderon, F.J., Jackson, L.E. 2014. Soil enzyme activities, microbial communities and carbon and nitrogen availability in organic agroecosystems across an intensively-managed agricultural landscape. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 68:252-262.
Soil Enzyme Activities as Affected by Manure Types, Application Rates and Management Practices - (Book / Chapter)
Acosta Martinez, V., Waldrip, H. 2014. Soil enzyme activities as affected by manure types, application rates and management practices. In: He, Z. and Zhang, H., editors. Applied Manure and Nutrient Chemistry for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. p. 99-122.
An evaluation of the impact of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on soil microbial community structure and functional diversity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shrestha, B., Acosta Martinez, V., Cox, S., Li, S., Canas, J. 2013. An evaluation of the impact of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on soil microbial community structure and functional diversity. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 261:188-197.
Evaluation of the Precision Agricultural Landscape Modeling System (PALMS) in the Semiarid Texas Southern High Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nelson, R., Lascano, R.J., Booker, J.D., Zartman, R., Goebel, T.S. 2013. Evaluation of the Precision Agricultural Landscape Modeling System (PALMS) in the semiarid Texas Southern High Plains. Open Journal of Soil Science. 3(4):169-181.
Aggregate Carbon Pools after 13 Years of Integrated Crop-Livestock Management in Semiarid Soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fultz, L.M., Moore-Kucera, J., Zobeck, T.M., Acosta Martinez, V., Allen, V. 2013. Aggregate carbon pools after 13 years of integrated crop-livestock management in semiarid soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77(5):1659-1666.
Mapping the Llano Estacado of North America - (Abstract Only)
Stout, J.E. 2013. Mapping the Llano Estacado of North America[abstract]. South-Central Section of Geological Society of America. April 4-5, 2013. Austin, Texas. Paper No. 35-6.
Soil Fungal Distribution and Functionality as Affected by Grazing and Vegetation Components of Integrated Crop-Livestock Agroecosystems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Davinic, M., Moore-Kucera, J., Acosta Martinez, V., Allen, V.G., Zak, J. 2013. Soil fungal distribution and functionality as affected by grazing and vegetation components of integrated crop-livestock agroecosystems. Applied Soil Ecology. 66:61-70.
Improved parameterization for the vertical flux of dust aerosols emitted by an eroding soil - (Abstract Only)
Kok, J., Van Pelt, R.S., Zobeck, T.M. 2012. Improved parameterization for the vertical flux of dust aerosols emitted by an eroding soil[abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 3-7, 2012. San Francisco, California.
Use of Rare Earth Elements in investigations of aeolian processes - (Abstract Only)
Van Pelt, R.S., Barnes, M., Zobeck, T.M. 2012. Use of Rare Earth Elements in investigations of aeolian processes[abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 3-7, 2012. San Francisco, California.
Post-disturbance dust emissions in dry lands: the role of anthropogenic and climatic factors - (Abstract Only)
Ravi, S., Zobeck, T.M., Sankey, J.B. 2012. Post-disturbance dust emissions in dry lands: the role of anthropogenic and climatic factors[abstract]. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. December 3-7, 2012. San Franciso, California.
Dust from southern Africa: rate of emission and biogeochemical properties - (Abstract Only)
Bhattachan, A., D'Odorica, P., Zobeck, T.M., Okin, G.S., Dintwe, K. 2012. Dust from southern Africa: rate of emission and biogeochemical properties[abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 3-7, 2012. San Francisco, California.
Effect of soil texture and chemical properties on laboratory-generated dust emissions from SW North America - (Abstract Only)
Mockford, T.W., Zobeck, T.M., Lee, J.A., Gill, T.E., Peinado, P. 2012. Effect of soil texture and chemical properties on laboratory-generated dust emissions from SW North America[abstract]. American Geophysical Union. December 3-7, 2012. San Francisco, California.
Contribution of soil lead in children: A study from New Orleans, LA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Abel, M., Suedel, B., Presley, S., Cox, S., Mcdaniel, L., Rigdon, R., Goebel, T.S., Lascano, R.J., Zartman, R., Anderson, T., Cobb, G. 2012. Contribution of soil lead in children: A study from New Orleans, LA. Journal of Environmental Protection. 3(12):1704-1710.
Preliminary results of dust emission data from Yellow Lake Playa, West Texas, USA - (Abstract Only)
Sweeney, M.R., Zlotnik, V.A., Joeckel, R.M., Gates, J.B., Stout, J.E. 2012. Preliminary results of dust emission data from Yellow Lake Playa, West Texas, USA[abstract]. Geological Society of America. November 4-7, 2012. Charlotte, North Carolina. Paper No. 31-3.
Biomass Accretion and Yield of Erect Leafed and Conventional Sorghum at Low and High Population Densities - (Abstract Only)
Gitz, D.C., Xin, Z., Baker, J.T., Lascano, R.J. 2012. Biomass Accretion and Yield of Erect Leafed and Conventional Sorghum at Low and High Population Densities[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 362-5.
Impacts of an integrated crop-livestock system on soil properties to enhance precipitation capture - (Abstract Only)
Zobeck, T.M., Faubion, D., Acosta Martinez, V. 2012. Impacts of an integrated crop-livestock system on soil properties to enhance precipitation capture[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 175-3.
Impacts of an integrated crop-livestock system on soil properties to enhance precipitation capture - (Abstract Only)
(21-Oct-12)
Using Rare Earth Elements (REE) to determine wind-driven soil dispersal from a point source - (Abstract Only)
Van Pelt, R.S., Barnes, M. 2012. Using Rare Earth Elements (REE) to determine wind-driven soil dispersal from a point source[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 401-52.
Soil Ecosystem Recovery Should Be Quantifiable - (Abstract Only)
Fitzpatrick, C., Deng, S., Acosta Martinez, V. 2012. Soil Ecosystem Recovery Should Be Quantifiable[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 147-11.
Microbial Community Composition and Functionality As Affected by An Integrated Crop-Livestock System Compared to Continuous Cotton - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V. 2012. Microbial Community Composition and Functionality As Affected by An Integrated Crop-Livestock System Compared to Continuous Cotton[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 175-2.
Methods to Link Microorganisms to Their Ecosytem Services - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V. 2012. Methods to Link Microorganisms to Their Ecosytem Services[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. October 21-25, 2012. Cincinnati, OH. Paper No. 274-2.
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.
Field wind tunnel testing of two silt loam soils on the North American Central High Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Pelt, R.S., Baddock, M.C., Zobeck, T.M., Schlegel, A.J., Vigil, M.F., Acosta Martinez, V. 2013. Field wind tunnel testing of two silt loam soils on the North American Central High Plains. Aeolian Research. 10(1):53-59.
Portable wind tunnels for field testing of soils and natural surfaces - (Book / Chapter)
Van Pelt, R.S., Zobeck, T.M. 2013. Portable wind tunnels for field testing of soils and natural surfaces. In: Ahmed, N.A., editor. Wind Tunnel Designs and Their Diverse Engineering Applications. Rijeka, Kroatia:InTech. p. 59-74.
Integrating cotton and beef production to reduce water withdrawal from the Ogallala Aquifer in the Southern High Plains: I. Ten-years of effect on water use and productivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allen, V.G., Brown, C.P., Kellison, R., Green, P., Zilverberg, C.J., Johnson, P., Weinheimer, J., Wheeler, T., Segarra, E., Acosta Martinez, V., Zobeck, T.M., Conkwright, J.C. 2012. Integrating cotton and beef production to reduce water withdrawal from the Ogallala Aquifer in the Southern High Plains: I. Ten-years of effect on water use and productivity. Agronomy Journal. 104(6):1625-1642.
Interactions of Soil Order and Land Use Management on Soil Properties in the Kukart Watershed, Kyrgyzstan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sakbaeva, Z., Acosta Martinez, V., Moore-Kucera, J., Hudnall, W., Nuridin, K. 2012. Interactions of Soil Order and Land Use Management on Soil Properties in the Kukart Watershed, Kyrgyzstan. Applied and Environmental Soil Science[serial online]. Volume 2012. Article ID 130941. Available: www.hindawi.com/journals/aess/2012/130941/cta.
Pyrosequencing reveals bacteria carried in different wind eroded sediments - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, T.G., Acosta Martinez, V., Zobeck, T.M., Baddock, M.C., Van Pelt, R.S., Senwo, Z., Calderon, F.J., Cox, S., Dowd, S. 2012. Pyrosequencing reveals bacteria carried in different wind eroded sediments[abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society. July 22-25, 2012. Ft. Worth, Texas.
Soil microbial communties and enzyme activities in soils during historically extreme drought conditions in the USA - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V., Morre-Kucera, J., Gardner, T.G., Cox, S., Cotton, J.E. 2012. Soil microbial communties and enzyme activities in soils during historically extreme drought conditions in the USA[abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society. July 22-25, 2012. Ft. Worth, Texas.
Using Rare Earth Element (REE) tracers to identify preferential micro-sites of post-fire aeolian erosion - (Proceedings)
Van Pelt, R.S., Zobeck, T.M., Barnes, M., Baddock, M., D'Odorico, P. 2012. Using Rare Earth Element (REE) tracers to identify preferential micro-sites of post-fire aeolian erosion[abstract]. Soil and Water Conservation Society Proceedings. July 21-25,2012. Ft. Worth, Texas. Paper No. 23.
Soil microbial communities and enzyme activities in soils during historically extreme drought conditions in the USA - (Abstract Only)
(12-Jul-12)
Test of the Rosetta Pedotransfer Function for saturated hydraulic conductivity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alvarez-Acosta, C., Lascano, R.J., Stroosnijder, L. 2012. Test of the Rosetta Pedotransfer Function for saturated hydraulic conductivity. Open Jouranl of Soil Science. 2(3):203-212.
Technical Note: Orientation of cracks and hydrology in a shrink-swell soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dinka, T.M., Lascano, R.J. 2012. Technical Note: Orientation of cracks and hydrology in a shrink-swell soil. Open Journal of Soil Science. 2(2):91-94.
Challenges and limitations in studying the shrink-swell and crack dynamics of vertisol soils - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dinka, R., Lascano, R.J. 2012. Challenges and limitations in studying the shrink-swell and crack dynamics of vertisol soils. Open Journal of Soil Science. 2(2):82-90.
Potential dust production from wind-erodible soils on the Southern High Plains and Chihuahuan Desert: preliminary figures - (Abstract Only)
Lee, J.A., Zobeck, T.M., Gill, T.E., Peinado, P. 2012. Potential dust production from wind-erodible soils on the Southern High Plains and Chihuahuan Desert: preliminary figures[abstract]. Association of American Geographers. February 24-28, 2012. New York, New York.
Using Rare Earth Element (REE) tracers to identify preferential micro-sites of post-fire aeolian erosion - (Abstract Only)
Van Pelt, R.S., Zobeck, T.M., Barnes, M., Baddock, M., D'Odorico, P. 2012. Using Rare Earth Element (REE) tracers to identify preferential micro-sites of post-fire aeolian erosion[abstract]. Soil Survey and Land Resource Workshop. February 2-3, 2012, College Station, Texas.
Pyrosequencing reveal distinct bacteria are carried in different wind eroded sediments from the same soil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gardner, T., Acosta Martinez, V., Senwo, Z., Calderon, F.J., Dowd, S., Baddock, M., Van Pelt, R.S., Zobeck, T.M. 2012. Pyrosequencing reveal distinct bacteria are carried in different wind eroded sediments from the same soil. Journal of Environmental Quality. 41(3):744-753.
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.
Effect of wind averaging time on wind erosivity estimation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guo, Z., Zobeck, T.M., Stout, J.E., Keli, Z. 2012. Effect of wind averaging time on wind erosivity estimation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37(7):797-802.
Responses of enzyme activities in sandy soils to cropping system changes in a semiarid region - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V., Cotton, J.E., Moore Kucera, J., Burow, G.B. 2011. Responses of enzyme activities in sandy soils to cropping system changes in a semiarid region[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Soil fungal community and fuctional diversity assessments of agroecosystems in the Southern High Plains - (Abstract Only)
Davinic, M., Fultz, L., Moore Kucera, J., Acosta Martinez, V., Zak, J. 2011. Soil fungal community and fuctional diversity assessments of agroecosystems in the Southern High Plains[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Soil microbial dynamics in alternative cropping systems to monoculture cotton in the Southern High Plains - (Abstract Only)
Davinic, M., Fultz, L., Moore Kucera, J., Acosta Martinez, V., Allen, V., Dowd, S. 2011. Soil microbial dynamics in alternative cropping systems to monoculture cotton in the Southern High Plains[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
Aggregate stratification assessment of soil bacterial communities and organic matter composition: Coupling pyrosequencing and mid-infrared spectroscopy techniques - (Abstract Only)
Davinic, M., Fultz, L., Moore Kucera, J., Acosta Martinez, V., Calderon, F.J., Cox, S., Allen, V., Zak, J. 2011. Aggregate stratification assessment of soil bacterial communities and organic matter composition: Coupling pyrosequencing and mid-infrared spectroscopy techniques[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
Soil enzyme activities as affected by manure types, rates and tillage practices - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V., Mikha, M.M., Sistani, K.R., Stahlman, P.W., Benjamin, J.G., Vigil, M.F., Erickson, R. 2011. Soil enzyme activities as affected by manure types, rates and tillage practices[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
The effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on soil microbial community functional and structural diversity - (Abstract Only)
Shrestha, B., Acosta Martinez, V., Cox, S., Canas, J. 2011. The effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on soil microbial community functional and structural diversity[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
Cellulosic ethanol production of forage sorghum under deficit irrigation - (Abstract Only)
Acosta Martinez, V., Cotton, J.E., Burow, G.B., Moore Kucera, J. 2011. Cellulosic ethanol production of forage sorghum under deficit irrigation[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, TX.
Soil microbial communities associated to plant rhizospheres in an organic farming system in Alabama - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, T., Acosta Martinez, V., Senwo, Z., Dowd, S. 2011. Soil microbial communities associated to plant rhizospheres in an organic farming system in Alabama[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas.
Mapping the Llano Estacado - (Abstract Only)
Stout, J.E. 2011. Mapping the Llano Estacado[abstract]. American Soceity of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. San Antonio, TX October 16-19, 2011. Abstract No. 130-8.
Characterization of microbes carried in dust - (Abstract Only)
Gardner, T., Acosta Martinez, V., Zobeck, T.M., Baddock, M., Van Pelt, R.S., Senwo, Z. 2011. Characterization of microbes carried in dust[abstract]. International Symposium on Erosion and Landscape Evolution. September 18-21, 2011, Anchorage, Alaska.
Impact of wind erosion on soils in arid and semi-arid landscapes - (Abstract Only)
(12-Apr-11)
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