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Kyle Colton Flynn (PhD)
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory
Soil Scientist

Phone: (254) 770-6559
Fax: (254) 770-6561

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Projects
Texas Water Observatory Monitoring at the Riesel Watersheds
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 442557
Response to Nutrients, Disturbance, Drought, and Management Practice in C4 Grasslands
Cooperative Agreement (A)
  Accession Number: 443851
Contributions of Climate, Soils, Species Diversity, and Management to Sustainable Crop, Grassland, and Livestock Production Systems
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 445467
Development of Enhanced Tools and Management Strategies to Support Sustainable Agricultural Systems and Water Quality
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441494

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Machine learning algorithms improve MODIS GPP estimates in United States croplands Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Menefee, D.S., Lee, T.O., Flynn, K.C., Chen, J., Abraha, M., Baker, J.M., Suyker, A. 2023. Machine learning algorithms improve MODIS GPP estimates in United States croplands. Frontiers in Remote Sensing. 4. Article 1240895. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsen.2023.1240895.
Hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning to monitor legumes for feed quality - (Abstract Only)
Biophysical feedback of grassland-cropland conversion on regional climate in the U.S. Great Plains - (Abstract Only)
A site suitability analysis for castor (Ricinus communis L.) production during Brazil’s second harvest incorporating disease prediction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Witt, T.W., Flynn, K.C., Zoz, T., Monteiro, J. 2023. A site suitability analysis for castor (Ricinus communis L.) production during Brazil’s second harvest incorporating disease prediction. Heliyon. 9(8). Article e18981. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e18981.
Hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning to monitor legume biomass and nitrogen accumulation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flynn, K.C., Baath, G., Lee, T.O., Gowda, P.H., Northup, B.K. 2023. Hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning to monitor legume biomass and nitrogen accumulation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 211. Article 107991. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2023.107991.
Manureshed cross-site experiment to advance the understanding of manure sources and management practices adopted in the US agriculture systems - (Abstract Only)
Accessing the impact of dairy manure on greenhouse gas emissions under biochar and tillage practices - (Abstract Only)
Summer pulses as sources of green manure and soil cover in the U.S. Southern Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baath, G., Sarker, S., Northup, B.K., Sapkota, B., Gowda, P.H., Flynn, K.C. 2023. Summer pulses as sources of green manure and soil cover in the U.S. Southern Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. 2(2):66-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crope.2023.04.001.
Cooling effects of increased green fodder area on native grassland in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, W., Zhou, Y., Dong, J., Zhang, G., Yang, T., You, N., Flynn, K.C., Wagle, P., Yang, H. 2023. Cooling effects of increased green fodder area on native grassland in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Research Letters. 18(6). Article 064006. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/acc9d3.
Distribution of livestock sectors in Canada: Implications for manureshed management Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bittman, S., Worth, D., Hunt, D.E., Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Vendramini, J., Silveira, M., Flynn, K.C., Reid, K., Martin, T., Vanderzaag, A., Javorek, S., Nanayakkara, S. 2023. Distribution of livestock sectors in Canada: Implications for manureshed management. Journal of Environmental Quality. 52(3):596-609. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20457.
Associations between primary residence and mental health in global marginalized populations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Knutson, D., Irgens, M.S., Flynn, K.C., Norvilitis, J., Bauer, L.M., Berkessel, J.B., Cascalheira, C., Cera, J.L., Choi, N., Cuccolo, K., Danielson, D.K., Dascano, K.N., Edlund, J.E., Fletcher, T., Flinn, R., Gosnell, C.L., Heermans, G., Horne, M., Howell, J.L., Hua, J., Ijebor, E.E., Jia, F., McGullivray, S., Ogba, K., Shane-Simpson, C., Staples, A., Ugwu, C.F., Wang, S.C., Yockey, A., Zheng, Z., Zlokovich, M.S. 2023. Associations between primary residence and mental health in global marginalized populations. Community Mental Health Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-023-01088-z.
Grassland community dynamics are altered within the same growing season following nutrient addition and disturbance - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.W., Fay, P.A., Flynn, K.C., Martina, J.P., Treadwell, M.L., Rogers, W.E. 2023. Grassland community dynamics are altered within the same growing season following nutrient addition and disturbance [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts, Boise, ID, February 12-16, 2023.
Mapping grassland plant communities subjected to nutrient influx and disturbance using UAV remote sensing and machine learning - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.W., Fay, P.A., Flynn, K.C., Martina, J.P., Treadwell, M.L., Rogers, W.E. 2023. Mapping grassland plant communities subjected to nutrient influx and disturbance using UAV remote sensing and machine learning [abstract]. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts, Boise, ID, February 12-16, 2023.
UAV remote sensing can detect changes in grassland plant communities subjected to environmental degradation - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.W., Fay, P.A., Flynn, K.C., Jason, M.P., Treadwell, M.L., Rogers, W.E. 2023. UAV remote sensing can detect changes in grassland plant communities subjected to environmental degradation [abstract]. Society for Ecological Restoration Abstracts, Austin, TX, November 17-19, 2022.
Peanut seed germination detection based on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and deep learning - (Abstract Only)
Ma, S., Zhou, Y., Flynn, K.C., Aakur, S. 2023. Peanut seed germination detection based on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and deep learning [abstract], Washington, DC, October 11-13, 2022.
Detecting frequent harvest of alfalfa with spatio-temporal fused data - (Abstract Only)
Manureshed management to overcome longstanding nutrient imbalances in U.S. agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flynn, K.C., Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Meinen, R.J., Smith, D.R. 2022. Manureshed management to overcome longstanding nutrient imbalances in U.S. agriculture. Resources Conservation and Recycling. 188. Article 106632. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106632.
Grassland community dynamics are altered within the same growing season following nutrient addition and disturbance - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.W., Fay, P.A., Flynn, K.C., Martina Jason, P., Treadwell, M.L., Rogers, W.E. 2022. Grassland community dynamics are altered within the same growing season following nutrient addition and disturbance. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts [abstract], Denton, TX, October 19-21, 2022.
Immediate changes to grassland community composition after disturbance and nutrient addition - (Abstract Only)
Rowley, D.W., Fay, P.A., Flynn, K.C., Martina, J.P., Treadwell, M.L., Rogers, W.E. 2022. Immediate changes to grassland community composition after disturbance and nutrient addition [abstract], North Platte, NE, August 23-25, 2022.
Reconnecting animal and crop production to reduce fertilizer reliance - (Proceedings)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Bryant, R., Dell, C., Flynn, C., Meinen, R., Meredith, G., Bitman, S. 2022. Reconnecting animal and crop production to reduce fertilizer reliance. Symposium Proceedings. Abstract.
Distribution of livestock sectors in Canada: Implications for manureshed management - (Proceedings)
Bittman, S., Hunt, D., Worth, D., Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Vendramin, J., Silveira, M., Flynn, K.C., Reid, K., Martin, T., VanderZaag, A. 2022. Distribution of livestock populations and excretion relative to human populations in Canada: Implications for nitrogen circularity. Symposium Proceedings. Abstract.
Using UAS-multispectral images to predict cord yield under different planting dates - (Abstract Only)
Sapkota, B., Sarkar, S., Baath, G.S., Flynn, K.C., Smith, D.R. 2022. Using UAS-multispectral images to predict cord yield under different planting dates. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts [abstract], Baltimore, MD, November 6-9, 2022.
Evaluation of cotton emergence using multi-band spectral imagery for organic production systems - (Abstract Only)
Sarkar, S., Baath, G.S., Arun, B., Sapkota, B., Flynn, K.C., Smith, D.R. 2022. Evaluation of cotton emergence using multi-band spectral imagery for organic production systems. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts. Baltimore, MD, November 6-9, 2022.
Nutrient circularity for sustainability in beef supply chains: Comparing the performance of three manureshed approaches - (Proceedings)
Spiegal, S.A., Gwendwr, M., Bittman, S., Silveira, M., Vendramini, J.M., Rotz, C.A., Flynn, K.C., Boggess, M.V., Kleinman, P.J. 2022. Nutrient circularity for sustainability in beef supply chains: Comparing the performance of three manureshed approaches. Waste to Worth Conference. Proceedings.
Opportunities to implement manureshed management in the Iowa, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania swine industry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meinen, R.J., Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Flynn, K.C., Goslee, S.C., Mikesell, R.E., Church, C., Bryant, R.B., Boggess, M.V. 2022. Opportunities to implement manureshed management in the Iowa, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania swine industry. Journal of Environmental Quality. 51(4):510-520. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20340.
Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems: Case studies from four regions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dell, C.J., Baker, J.M., Spiegal, S.A., Porter, S.A., Leytem, A.B., Flynn, K.C., Rotz, C.A., Bjorneberg, D.L., Bryant, R.B., Hagevoort, R., Williamson, J., Slaughter, A.L., Kleinman, P.J. 2022. Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems: Case studies from four regions. Journal of Environmental Quality. 54(4):521-539. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20341.
Flood tolerance and flood loss predictions for tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) across the United States Southern Great Plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Witt, T.W., Flynn, K.C., Villavicencio, C., Northup, B.K. 2022. Flood tolerance and flood loss predictions for tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) across the United States Southern Great Plains. Agronomy Journal. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.21084.
Biophysical effects of paddy rice expansion on land surface temperature in Northeastern Asia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, W., Dong, J., Du, G., Zhang, G., Hao, Z., You, N., Zhao, G., Flynn, K.C., Yang, T., Zhou, Y. 2022. Biophysical effects of paddy rice expansion on land surface temperature in Northeastern Asia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 315. Article 108820. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.108820.
Genetic variability and population structure of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Admas, S., Tesfaye, K., Haileselassie, T., Shiferaw, E., Flynn, K.C. 2021. Genetic variability and population structure of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm. PLoS ONE. 16(11). Article e0260651. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0260651.
The potential of active and passive remote sensing to detect frequent harvesting of alfalfa Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhou, Y., Flynn, K.C., Gowda, P.H., Wagle, P., Ma, S., Kakani, V.G., Steiner, J.L. 2021. The potential of active and passive remote sensing to detect frequent harvesting of alfalfa. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 104. Article 102539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jag.2021.102539.
Identifying soil managements via hyperspectral remote sensing: A method for determining allocation of manure-based nutrients within potential manuresheds - (Abstract Only)
Sustainable manure management: Exploring the 'Manureshed' concept in Georgia - (Abstract Only)
Land use change and collaborative manureshed management in New Mexico Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Williamson, J., Flynn, K.C., Buda, A.R., Rotz, C.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2021. Land use change and collaborative manureshed management in New Mexico. Journal of Environmental Quality. 51(4):602-613. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20280.
Evaluation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for tolerance to frost in controlled environment Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Admas, S., Haileselassie, T., Tesfaye, K., Shiferaw, E., Flynn, K.C. 2021. Evaluation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for tolerance to frost in controlled environment. Sinet, Ethiopian Journal of Science. 44(2):151-160. https://doi.org/10.4314/sinet.v44i2.2.
Poultry manureshed management: Opportunities and challenges for a vertically integrated industry Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bryant, R.B., Endale, D.M., Spiegal, S.A., Flynn, K.C., Meinen, R.J., Cavigelli, M.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2021. Poultry manureshed management: Opportunities and challenges for a vertically integrated industry. Journal of Environmental Quality. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20273.
The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network standard GIS data layers Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Armendariz, G., Coffin, A.W., Archer, D.W., Arthur, D.K., Bean, A.R., Browning, D.M., Carlson, B.R., Clark, P., Flynn, K.C., Goslee, S.C., Sclater, V., Sudduth, K.A., Kaplan, N.E., Stinner, J.H., King, K.W., Spiegal, S.A., Hsieh, H., Moglen, G.E., Yasarer, L.M., Kettler, T.A., Schmer, M.R., Teet, S.B., Starks, P.J., Hall, V.O., Wagner, S.W., Johnson, J.M., Holifield Collins, C.D., Kautz, M.A. 2021. The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research network standard GIS data layers. Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1521161.
Evaluation of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for frost tolerance Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Admas, S., Haileselassie, T., Tesfaye, K., Shiferaw, E., Flynn, K.C. 2021. Evaluation of Ethiopian chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) genotypes for frost tolerance. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica. 117(2):1-14. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2021.117.2.2079.
Phenotypic variability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm with temporally varied collection from the Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Admas, S., Tesfaye, K., Haileselassie, T., Shiferaw, E., Flynn, K.C. 2021. Phenotypic variability of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm with temporally varied collection from the Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Cogent Food & Agriculture. 7(1). Article 1896117. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311932.2021.1896117.
Assessing remote sensing vegetation index sensitivities for tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) plant health with varying endophyte and fertilizer types: A case for improving poultry manuresheds Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flynn, K.C., Lee, T., Endale, D.M., Franzluebbers, A.J., Ma, S., Zhou, Y. 2021. Assessing remote sensing vegetation index sensitivities for tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) plant health with varying endophyte and fertilizer types: A case for improving poultry manuresheds. Remote Sensing. 13(3). Article 521. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13030521.
Detecting biophysical characteristics and nitrogen status of finger millet at hyperspectral and multispectral resolutions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baath, G.S., Flynn, K.C., Gowda, P.H., Kakani, V.G., Northup, B.K. 2021. Detecting biophysical characteristics and nitrogen status of finger millet at hyperspectral and multispectral resolutions. Frontiers in Agronomy. 2. Article 604598. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2020.604598.
Remote sensing of tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) plant health with varying endophyte and fertilizer types: A case for improving poultry manuresheds - (Abstract Only)
Flynn, K.C., Lee, T.O., Endale, D.M., Franzluebbers, A.J., Ma, S., Zhou, Y. 2020. Remote sensing of tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) plant health with varying endophyte and fertilizer types: A case for improving poultry manuresheds. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, December 9-13, 2020, Virtual.
Detecting frequent harvesting of alfalfa using active and passive remote sensing - (Abstract Only)
Zhou, Y., Flynn, K.C., Gowda, P.H., Wagle, P., Ma, S., Kakani, V.G., Steiner, J.L. 2020. Detecting frequent harvesting of alfalfa using active and passive remote sensing. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, December 9-13, 2020, Virtual.
Site suitability analysis incorporating disease prediction in castor (Ricinus communis L.) production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Witt, T.W., Flynn, K.C., Zoz, T., Monteiro, E.B. 2020. Site suitability analysis incorporating disease prediction in castor (Ricinus communis L.) production. Springer Nature Applied Sciences. 2:1820. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-03602-4.
Evaluating the sensitivity of vegetation and water indices to monitor drought for three Mediterranean crops Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yildirim, T., Zhou, Y., Flynn, K.C., Gowda, P.H., Ma, S., Moriasi, D.N. 2021. Evaluating the sensitivity of vegetation and water indices to monitor drought for three Mediterranean crops. Agronomy Journal. 113:123-134. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20475.
Using manureshed management to connect distant links of the beef supply chain - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Meredith, G., Silveira, M., Flynn, K.C., Bittman, S., Vendramini, J., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Using manureshed management to connect distant links of the beef supply chain [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2020, Phoenix, AZ. Virtual.
Opportunities to implement manureshed management in the U.S. swine industry - (Abstract Only)
Meinen, R., Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Flynn, K.C., Goslee, S.C., Mikesell, R., Bryant, R.B. 2020. Opportunities to implement manureshed management in the U.S. swine industry [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2020, Phoenix, AZ. Virtual.
Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems - (Abstract Only)
Baker, J.M., Dell, C.J., Spiegal, S.A., Porter, S., Leytem, A.B., Flynn, K.C., Bryant, R.B., Bjorneberg, D.L., Rotz, C.A., Hagevoot, R., Williamson, J., Slaughter, A.L., Bittman, S., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2020, Phoeniz, AZ. Virtual.
Historical shifts in United States manuresheds - (Abstract Only)
Flynn, K.C., Spiegal, S.A., Smith, D.R., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Historical shifts in United States manuresheds. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Virtual, November 9-13, 2020.
Nutrient prediction for tef (Eragrostis tef) plant and grain with hyperspectral data and partial least squares regression: Replicating methods and results across environments Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Flynn, K.C., Frazier, A.E., Admas, S. 2020. Nutrient prediction for tef (Eragrostis tef) plant and grain with hyperspectral data and partial least squares regression: Replicating methods and results across environments. Remote Sensing. 12(18). Article 2867. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12182867.
Manureshed delineation via analysis of county-level data from IPNI-NuGIS and USDA-NASS(2012) Reprint Icon - (Database / Dataset)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Endale, D.M., Bryant, R.B., Dell, C.J., Goslee, S.C., Meinen, R.J., Flynn, K.C., Baker, J.M., Browning, D.M., McCarty, G.W., Bittman, S., Carter, J.D., Cavigelli, M.A., Duncan, E., Gowda, P.H., Li, X., Ponce, G., Raj, C., Silveira, M., Smith, D.R., Arthur, D.K., Yang, Q., Nezat, C., Vandenberg, B.C. 2020. Manureshed delineation via analysis of county-level data from IPNI-NuGIS and USDA-NASS(2012). Ag Data Commons. https://doi.org/10.15482/USDA.ADC/1518435.
Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Endale, D.M., Bryant, R.B., Dell, C.J., Goslee, S.C., Meinen, R.J., Flynn, K.C., Baker, J.M., Browning, D.M., McCarty, G.W., Bittman, S., Carter, J.D., Cavigelli, M.A., Duncan, E.W., Gowda, P.H., Li, X., Ponce, G., Raj, C., Silveira, M., Smith, D.R., Arthur, D.K., Yang, Q. 2020. Manuresheds: Advancing nutrient recycling in US agriculture. Agricultural Systems. 182:102813. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102813.
Manuresheds: Redesigning crop-livestock agriculture for sustainable intensification - (Abstract Only)
Spiegal, S.A., Kleinman, P.J., Bryant, R.B., Endale, D.M., Dell, C.J., Yang, Q., Flynn, K.C., Gowda, P.H., Duncan, E.W., Carter, J.D., Browning, D.M. 2019. Manuresheds: Redesigning crop-livestock agriculture for sustainable intensification [abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. April 7-11, 2019, Ft. Collins, Colorado.