Dr. Liebig is originally from a small farm in the central Platte Valley of Nebraska. His formal education includes degrees from University of Colorado (B.A.) and University of Nebraska (M.S. and Ph.D.). Mark began his career with ARS in 1998 as a Research Associate in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1999, Mark joined the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory as a Research Soil Scientist where he has spent that last 18 years working 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. Mark has held elected offices in the Soil Science Society of America and Soil and Water Conservation Society, served on numerous editorial boards, and has authored or co-authored >90 journal articles. Additionally, Mark has developed decision aides and evaluation tools for farmers and scientists, and regularly contributes to research networks within and outside USDA-ARS.
The Soil Habitat (2009)
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.
Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Network (MAGGnet)
Soil Science Society of American Fellow Award, 2012.
Soil and Water Conservation Society, Conservation Research Award, 2008.
USDA-ARS-NPA Early Career Scientist of the Year, 2007.
Soil Science Society of America S-6 Young Scholar Award, 2003.
1999 - present: Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND.
1998 - 1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, Lincoln, NE.
1992 - 1994: Research Technologist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska; Agronomy; Ph.D. 1998.
University of Nebraska; Agronomy; M.S. 1992.
University of Colorado; MCD Biology; B.A. 1990.