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Mark A Liebig

Research Soil Scientist


AFFILIATIONS

Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Mandan, ND

Co-PI, Northern Plains LTAR

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Soil Science, North Dakota State University

BIOSKETCH

Dr. Liebig works with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to develop soil, crop, and animal management practices for the Great Plains to overcome limitations to productivity while maintaining or enhancing environmental quality. As a team member, he leads basic and applied research to quantify management effects on soil properties and associated ecosystem services. In addition to core research responsibilities, Dr. Liebig develops decision aides and evaluation tools for producers, conservationists, and scientists, and regularly contributes to research networks within and outside USDA-ARS.

CURRENT RESEARCH

All research seeks to provide information and guidance to create a more sustainable agriculture.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1999 - present: Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS Mandan, ND.

1998 - 1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS, Lincoln, NE.

1992 - 1994: Research Technologist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

EDUCATION

1998. Ph.D. University of Nebraska; Agronomy

1992. M.S. University of Nebraska; Agronomy

1990. B.A. University of Colorado; MCD Biology

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES


Videos 


Regeneration through Diversity (2018)

The Science of Soil Health: Dynamic Cropping Systems (2015)

The Soil Habitat (2009)

Soil Carbon Sequestration and Switchgrass (2008)      View      Download

 
Publications


Journal articles

ARS Publication Listing


Books


 

Managing agricultural greenhouse gases: Coordinated agricultural research through GRACEnet to address our changing climate. Liebig, M.A., A.J. Franzluebbers, and R.F. Follett (Eds.). Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 2012.

Recent trends in soil science and agronomy research in the northern Great Plains of North America. Malhi, S.S., Y.T. Gan, J.J. Schoenau, R.L. Lemke, and M.A. Liebig (Eds.). Research Signpost, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. 2010.


Decision Aids


Cover Crop Chart

AgroEcosystem Performance Assessment Tool


Databases


Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Network (MAGGnet


Posters


Long-term pH change in rain fed cropping systems: Is acidification systemic? (2018)

Near-Surface Soil Property Responses to Perennial Forages in a Semiarid Region (2015)

 

Soil Quality Responses to Contrasting Management Observations from Long-term Trials in Central North Dakota (2014)

 

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential of Cropland Management Practices: A Review of the GRA Croplands Research Group Greenhouse Gas Network (2013)

Grazing Management, Season, and Drought Contributions to Soil Property Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Flux in Semiarid Rangeland (2012)