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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Dr. David Fleisher
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EDUCATION

Ph.D.            2001 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

          Interdisciplinary in Engineering & Plant Science

         

M.S.              1997 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

          Bioresource Engineering                

 

B.S./B.A.       1995 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

                   Bioresource Engineering / Philosophy                                                        

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Scientist    June 2003 – present

USDA – ARS – Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory

 

Assistant Professor   September 2001 – July 2003

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Bioresource Engineering, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology

 

Doctoral Fellow                  September 1998 – 2001

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sponsor: NASA

 

Graduate Assistant    September 1995 – 1998

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sponsor: Phytotech, Inc.

 

RESEARH COMPETENCIES

Applied Plant Biology                              Control Systems Theory

Instrumentation and Control                              Mathematical Modeling

Numerical Methods                                          Systems Studies and Analysis

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

(1)  Development of mathematical models and computerized decision support systems for phytomation engineering

 

(2)  Systems studies and analysis for agricultural and biological systems

 

(3)  Application of non-contact sensing and monitoring equipment, particularly for monitoring and control in controlled environment plant production systems

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

ASABE, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

ASA, American Society of Agronomy

 

NCERA–101, National Regional Committee on Controlled Environment Technology and Use

 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

 

Timlin, D.J., D.H. Fleisher, S-H. Kim, V Reddy, and J. Baker. 2007. Evapotranspiration measurement in controlled environment chambers: a comparison between time domain reflectometry and accumulation of condensate from cooling coils.  Agronomy Journal, 99: 166-173.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Timlin, D.J., and V.R. Reddy 2006. Temperature influence on potato leaf and branch distribution and canopy photosynthetic rate.  Agronomy Journal, 98:1442-1452.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and D.J. Timlin. 2006. Modeling expansion of individual leaves in the potato canopy.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 139:84-93.

 

Timlin, D., Rahman, S.M.L., Baker, J., Reddy, V.R., Fleisher, D.H., and Quebedeaux, B. 2006.  Whole plant photosynthesis, development and carbon partitioning in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) as a function of temperature. Agronomy Journal, 98:1195-1203.

 

Fleisher, D.H., R.M. Shillito, D. Timlin, S-H Kim, and V.R.Reddy. 2006. Approaches to modeling potato leaf appearance rate.  Agronomy Journal, 98:522-528.

 

Fleisher, D.H., L. Logendra, C. Moraru, A-J Both, J. Cavazzoni, T. Gianfagna, T-C Lee, and H.W. Janes. 2006.  Effect of temperature perturbations on tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) quality and production scheduling.  Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 81(1):125-131.

 

Ting, K.C., Fleisher, D.H., and Rodriguez, L.F. 2003. Concurrent science and engineering for phytomation systems. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology, 59(2):93-101.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Cavazzoni, J., Giacomelli, G.A., and Ting, K.C.  2003. Adaptation of SUBSTOR for Hydroponic Production of White Potato in Controlled Environments.  Transactions of the ASAE, 46(2):531-538.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and Ting, K.C. 2002. Modeling and control of plant production in controlled environments. Acta Hort. #593: 85-92.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and Ting, K.C.  2001. Object-Oriented Analysis and Modeling of Closed Plant Production Systems, pp. 53-58.  In Kubota, C. and Chun, C. (eds). Transplant Production in the 21st Century, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.  289 pp. 

 

Fleisher, D.H., Ting, K.C., and Giacomelli, G.A. 2002.  Decision Support Software for Phytoremediation Systems Using Rhizofiltration Processes.  Transactions of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering, 18(5):210-215.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and Baruh, H.  2001. An optimal control strategy for crop growth in advanced life support systems.  Life Support & Biosphere Sci. 8:1, 43-54.

 

Dushenkov, S., Vasudev, D., Kapulnik, Y., Gleb, D., Ensley, B., Ting, K.C., Fleisher, D.H., Huddlenston, G., and Cornish, J. 1997. Removal of uranium from water using terrestrial plants. Environmental Science Technology, 31(12):3468 - 3474.

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

 

Fleisher, D.H., Rodriguez, L., Both, A.J., Cavazzoni, J., and Ting, K.C.  2006. Advanced Life Support Systems in Space, pp339-354. In Munack, A. (ed.) CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering, Volume VI Information Technology. The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering, ASABE: St Joseph, MI. 523 pp. 

 

R. Shillito, Timlin, D., Fleisher, D.H., Reddy, V.R., and Quebedeaux. B.  2004. Landscape-scale agricultural experimentation:spatial autocorrelation and potato yield. In: D.J. Mulla (ed.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Both, A.J., Moraru, C., Logendra, L, Lee,  T-C., Janes, H., and Cavazzoni, J.  2003. Manipulation of tomato fruit quality through temperature perturbations in controlled environments.  ASAE Paper No. 034102. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASAE.

 

Fleisher, D.H.  2003. Preliminary analysis of plant response to environmental disturbances in controlled environments.  ASAE Paper No. 024076. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASAE.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Baruh, H., and Ting, K.C. 2001.  Model-based predictive control for biomass production in advanced life support.  In Purwadaria, H.K, Widodo, R.J., Seminar, K.B., Tjokronegoro, H.A., and Suroso (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC-CIGR Workshop on Intelligent Control for Agricultural Applications, Bali, Indonesia: 198-203.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Cavazzoni, J., Giacomelli, G.A., and Ting, K.C.  2000. Adaptation of SUBSTOR for hydroponic controlled environment white potato production.  ASAE Paper No. 004089. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASAE.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and Ting, K.C.  2000.  Models for scheduling and control of crop production within advanced life support systems. In Van Straten, G., Keesman, K.J. and Bontsema, J. (eds). Proceedings of Agricontrol 2000, Wageningen, the Netherlands: Modeling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post-Harvest Processing: 75-82.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and Baruh, H.  2000. Control of crop growth in advanced life support systems.  In Van Straten, G., Keesman, K.J., and Bontsema, J. (eds). Proceedings of Agricontrol 2000, Wageningen, the Netherlands: Modeling and Control in Agriculture, Horticulture and Post-Harvest Processing: 107-112.

 

Fleisher, D.H., Ting, K.C., Hill, M., and Eghbali, G. 1999. Top level modeling of biomass production component of ALSS. The 29th International Conference on Environmental Systems, SAE Technical Paper No. 1999-01-2041, Warendale, PA.

 

Fleisher, D.H. and K.C. Ting. 1998.  Top Level Model of the Biomass Production Component of an Advanced Life Support System.  ASAE Paper No. 984157. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASAE.

 

Fleisher, D. H., K.C. Ting, and G.A. Giacomelli. 1997. Computer Model for Full-Scale Phytoremediation Systems Using Rhizofiltration Processes. ASAE Paper No. 973083 St. Joseph, Mich.:ASAE.

 

Fleisher, D. H., K.C. Ting, and G.A. Giacomelli. 1996.  Decision Support Software for Phytorem


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