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Research Project: Sustainable Intensification of Crop and Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems at Multiple Scales

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

Mitigating lake eutrophication through stakeholder-driven hydrologic modeling of agricultural conservation practices: A case study of Lake Macatawa, Michigan - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Beescape: characterizing user needs for environmental decision support in beekeeping - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Environmental assessment of United States dairy farms Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Stout, R.C., Leytem, A.B., Feyereisen, G.W., Waldrip, H., Thoma, G., Holly, M., Bjorneberg, D.L., Baker, J.M., Vadas, P.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2021. Environmental assessment of United States dairy farms. Journal of Cleaner Production. 315. Article 128153. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128153.

The Chesapeake Bay program modeling system: overview and recommendations for future development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hood, R.R., Shenk, G.W., Dixon, R.L., Smith, S.M., Ball, W.P., Bash, J.O., Batiuk, R., Boomer, K., Brady, D.C., Cerco, C., Claggett, P., Mutsert, K.D., Easton, Z.M., Elmore, A.J., Friedrichs, M.A., Harris, L.A., Ihde, T.F., Lacher, L., Li, L., Linker, L.C., Miller, A., Moriarty, J., Noe, G.B., Onyullo, G.E., Rose, K., Skalak, K., Tian, R., Veith, T.L., Wainger, L., Weller, D., Yinglong, Z.J. 2021. The Chesapeake Bay program modeling system: overview and recommendations for future development. Ecological Modelling. 456:109635. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2021.109635.

Spatial and temporal patterns of PFAS occurrence at a wastewater beneficial reuse site in central Pennsylvania - (Abstract Only)
Mroczko, O., Preisendanz, H.E., Wilson, C., Veith, T.L., Mashtare, M.L., Watson, J.E., Elliott, H.A. 2021. Spatial and temporal patterns of PFAS occurrence at a wastewater beneficial reuse site in central Pennsylvania {abstract}. ASABE Annual International Meeting. P. 1.

Environmental footprints of colorado dairy systems: predictions using process-based farm system and climate models - (Abstract Only)

Integrating daily CO2 concentrations in Topo-SWAT to examine climate change impacts in a karst watershed Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gunn, K.M., Buda, A.R., Gall, H.E., Cibin, R., Kennedy, C.D., Veith, T.L. 2021. Integrating daily CO2 concentrations in Topo-SWAT to examine climate change impacts in a karst watershed. Transactions of the ASABE. 1-58. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13711.

An environmental assessment of cattle manure and urea fertilizer treatments for corn production in the northern great plains Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Asem-Hiablie, S., Cortus, E., Rahman, S., Spiehs, M., Rahman, S., Stoner, A. 2021. An environmental assessment of cattle manure and urea fertilizer treatments for corn production in the northern great plains. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(4):1185-1196. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14275.

Cover cropping and interseeding management practices to improve runoff quality from dairy farms in central Pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barnes, R.G., Rotz, C.A., Preisendanz, H.E., Watson, J.E., Elliott, H.A., Veith, T.L., Williams, C., Eaton, W., Brasier, K. 2021. Cover cropping and interseeding management practices to improve runoff quality from dairy farms in central Pennsylvania. Transactions of the ASABE. 1-34. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14329..

Environmental assessment of United States dairy farms - (Abstract Only)

Effects of dietary feedlot management strategies on environmental emissions from four representative U.S. feedlots and the beef production system - (Abstract Only)

Effects of technology management strategies on environmental emissions from four representative U.S. feedlots and the beef production system - (Abstract Only)

Integration of nutrition with air and water environmental concerns - (Abstract Only)

Evaluating the halfmoon creek watershed implementation plan using the soil water assessment tool - (Abstract Only)
Taylor, R., Preisendanz, H., Raj, C., Veith, T.L. 2021. Evaluating the halfmoon creek watershed implementation plan using the soil water assessment tool{abstract}. ASABE Annual International Meeting. P. 1.

Modeling potential species abundance for management applications - (Abstract Only)
Goslee, S.C., Calovi, M., Miller, D. 2021. Modeling potential species abundance for management applications[abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. P. 1.

Role of concentrated flow pathways on the movement of pesticides through agricultural fields and riparian buffer zones Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chandler, J.W., Preisendanz, H.E., Veith, T.L., Elkin, K.R., Elliott, H.A., Watson, J.E., Kleinman, P.J. 2021. Role of concentrated flow pathways on the movement of pesticides through agricultural fields and riparian buffer zones. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(3):975-986. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14221.

Coupling C-Q and lorenz inequality analyses to create a temporal targeting framework for watershed-scale decision-making Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Preisendanz, H., Veith, T.L., Zhang, Q., Biertempfel, J., Shortle, J. 2021. Coupling C-Q and lorenz inequality analyses to create a temporal targeting framework for watershed-scale decision-making[abstract]. European Geosciences Union General Assembly Proceedings, online, 19-30 Apr 2021, EGU21-7867, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-7867.

Summer weather conditions influence winter survival of honey bees (Apis mellifera)in the northeastern United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Calovi, M., Grozinger, C.M., Miller, D.A., Goslee, S.C. 2021. Summer weather conditions influence winter survival of honey bees (Apis mellifera) in the northeastern United States. Scientific Reports. 11:1553. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81051-8.

Assessing surface and subsurface transport of neonicotinoid insecticides from crop fields Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frame, S., Pearsons, K., Elkin, K.R., Saporito, L.S., Preisendanz, H., Karsten, H., Tooker, J. 2020. Assessing surface and subsurface transport of neonicotinoid insecticides from crop fields. Journal of Environmental Quality. 50(2):476-484. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20185.

Reallocating crop rotation patterns improves water quality and maintains crop yield Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jiang, F., Drohan, P.J., Cibin, R., Preisendanz, H.E., White, C., Veith, T.L. 2020. Reallocating crop rotation patterns improves water quality and maintains crop yield. Agricultural Systems. 187:103015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103015.

Wild bees as winners and losers: relative impacts of landscape composition, quality, and climate Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kammerer, M., Goslee, S.C., Douglas, M.R., Tooker, J.F., Grozinger, C.M. 2021. Wild bees as winners and losers: relative impacts of landscape composition, quality, and climate. Global Change Biology. 27:1250-1265. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15485.

Cattle and carcass performance and life cycle assessment of production systems utilizing additive combinations of growth promotant technologies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Webb, M.J., Block, J.J., Harty, A.A., Salverson, R.R., Daly, R.F., Jaeger, J.R., Underwood, K.R., Funston, R.N., Pendell, D.P., Rotz, C.A., Olson, K.C., Blair, A.D. 2020. Cattle and carcass performance and life cycle assessment of production systems utilizing additive combinations of growth promotant technologies. Journal of Animal Science. 4(4):1-15. https://doi.org/10.1093/tas/txaa216.

Temporal inequality of nutrient and sediment transport: A decision-making framework for temporal targeting of load reduction goals Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Preisendanz, H.E., Veith, T.L., Zhang, Q., Shortle, J. 2020. Temporal inequality of nutrient and sediment transport: A decision-making framework for temporal targeting of load reduction goals. Environmental Research Letters. 16:1-18. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc997.

Drivers of crop diversity in the contiguous United States - (Abstract Only)
Goslee, S.C. 2020. Drivers of crop diversity in the contiguous United States[abstract]. British Ecological Society. P. 1.

Pesticide application rates and their toxicological impacts: why do they vary so widely across the U.S. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tao, M., Adler, P.R., Larsen, A.E., Suh, S. 2020. Pesticide application rates and their toxicological impacts: why do they vary so widely across the U.S. Environmental Research Letters. 15:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abc650.

Riparian buffer effectiveness as a function of buffer design and input loads Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fei, J., Preisendanz, H., Veith, T.L., Raj, C., Drohan, P. 2020. Riparian buffer effectiveness as a function of buffer design and input loads. Journal of Environmental Quality. 49(6):1599-1611. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20149.

An optimization framework to identify key management strategies for improving biorefinery performance: A case study of winter barley production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kar, S., Riazi, B., Gurian, P.L., Spatari, S., Adler, P.R., Parton, W.J. 2020. An optimization framework to identify key management strategies for improving biorefinery performance: A case study of winter barley production. Biofuels, Bioproducts, & Biorefining (Biofpr). 14:1296–1312. https://doi.org/10.1002/bbb.2141.

Management characteristics of Northeast U.S. grass-fed beef production systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dillon, J.A., Rotz, C.A., Karsten, H.D. 2020. Management characteristics of Northeast U.S. grass-fed beef production systems. Applied Animal Science. 36(5):715-730. https://doi.org/10.15232/aas.2020-01992.

Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide effects on dairy crops in the northeast US: A comparison of model predictions and observed data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castano-Sanchez, J.P., Rotz, C.A., Karsten, H.D., Kemanian, A.R. 2020. Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide effects on dairy crops in the northeast US: A comparison of model predictions and observed data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 291:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108093.

Role of concentrated flow pathways on the movement of pesticides through agricultural fields and riparian buffer zones Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Chandler, J.W., Preisendanz, H.E., Veith, T.L., Elkin, K.R., Elliott, H.A., Watson, J.E., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Role of concentrated flow pathways on the movement of pesticides through agricultural fields and riparian buffer zones.ASABE Paper No 2001630. St. Joseph, Minnesota. ASABE Annual International Meeting. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202001630.

An environmental assessment of grass-based dairy production Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Holly, M., De Long, A., Egan, F., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. An environmental assessment of grass-based dairy production. Applied Animal Science. 184:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102887.

Drivers of agricultural diversity in the contiguous United States Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goslee, S.C. 2020. Drivers of agricultural diversity in the contiguous United States. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 4(75):1-12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00075.

The role of biorefinery co-products, market proximity and feedstock environmental footprint in meeting biofuel policy goals for winter barley-to-ethanol Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spatari, S., Staedel, A., Adler, P.R., Kar, S., Parton, W.J., Hicks, K.B., Mcaloon, A.J., Gurian, P.L. 2020. The role of biorefinery co-products, market proximity and feedstock environmental footprint in meeting biofuel policy goals for winter barley-to-ethanol. Energies. 1-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en13092236.

An environmental assessment of cattle manure systems in the northern great plains - (Proceedings)

Effects of cow-calf management strategies on environmental footprints of beef cattle production in the United States - (Abstract Only)

An environmental assessment of dairy farms in the eastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Stout, R.C., Holly, M., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. An environmental assessment of dairy farms in the eastern United States[abstract]. American Dairy Science Association Abstracts. P. 1.

Growing degree day dynamics across the contiguous United States - (Abstract Only)
Goslee, S.C. 2020. Growing degree day dynamics across the contiguous United States[Abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. p. 1.

Headwater stream condition and nutrient runoff: relating the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) to empirical ecological measures in an agricultural watershed in pennsylvania Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hirt, C.C., Veith, T.L., Collick, A.S., Yetter, S.E., Brooks, R.P. 2020. Headwater stream condition and nutrient runoff: relating the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) to empirical ecological measures in an agricultural watershed in pennsylvania. Journal of Environmental Quality. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20032.

Projecting life-cycle environmental impacts of corn production in the U.S. Midwest under future climate scenarios using a machine learning approach Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kyung Lee, E., Zhang, W., Adler, P.R., Xue, X., Lin, S., Feingolda, B.J., Haider, K.A., Romeiko, X.X. 2020. Projecting life-cycle environmental impacts of corn production in the U.S. Midwest under future climate scenarios using a machine learning approach. Science of the Total Environment. 714:1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136697.

Application of the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) at the field-scale: categorizing methods and review of applications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karki, R., Srivastava, P., Veith, T.L. 2019. Application of the soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) at the field-scale: categorizing methods and review of applications. Transactions of the ASABE. 63(2):513-522. doi:10.13031/trans.13545

Influence of hydrologic and anthropogenic drivers on emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in drinking water sources in the Susquehanna River Basin Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kibuye, F.A., Gall, H.E., Veith, T.L., Elkin, K.R., Elliott, H.A., Harper, J.P., Watson, J.E. 2019. Influence of hydrologic and anthropogenic drivers on emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in drinking water sources in the Susquehanna River Basin. Environmental Pollution. 245:125583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125583.

Regional assessment of dairy farm environmental footprints Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rotz, C.A., Stout, R.C., Holly, M.A., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Regional assessment of dairy farm environmental footprints. Journal of Dairy Science. 130:3275-3288. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17388.

Economic and environmental impact of double cropping winter annuals and corn using the integrated farm system model Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ranck, E., Holden, L., Dillon, J., Rotz, C.A., Soder, K.J. 2020. Economic and environmental impact of double cropping winter annuals and corn using the integrated farm system model. Journal of Dairy Science. 103:3804–3815. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2019-17525.

Evaluations of benefits and impacts of nutrients recovery techniques for dairy manure - (Proceedings)
Jolliet, O., Huang, L., Wallace, J., Rotz, C.A., Wang, Y. 2020. Evaluations of benefits and impacts of nutrients recovery techniques for dairy manure. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. P. 300.

Implications of climate predictions on forage production in the western states - (Proceedings)
Rotz, C.A. 2020. Implications of climate predictions on forage production in the western states. Alfalfa National Symposium Proceedings. 1-6.

Towards an efficient watershed-specific management plan using a variable source area hydrology watershed model Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Amin, M.G., Veith, T.L., Shortle, J.S., Karsten, H.D., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Towards an efficient watershed-specific management plan using a variable source area hydrology watershed model. Journal of Environmental Quality. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20051.

Riparian forest buffers of the Susquehanna-Chesapeake Watershed: observations, assessments, and recommendations - (Government Publication)
Kleinman, P.J., Brooks, R.P., Fernandez, C., Nassry, M., Veith, T.L., Mccarty, G.W., Wallace, C., Hagan, E., Saporito, L.S., Hyberg, S., Iovanna, R., Claggett, S., Duriancik, L., Tsegaye, T.D. 2019. Riparian forest buffers of the Susquehanna-Chesapeake Watershed: observations, assessments, and recommendations. Government Publication/Report. Pg. 1.

BEESCAPE fact sheet - (Popular Publication)
Goslee, S.C. 2019. BEESCAPE fact sheet. Extension Fact Sheets. Pg 1.

Characterizing transport of natural and anthropogenic constituents in a long-term agricultural watershed in the northeastern US Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Veith, T.L., Gall, H.E., Elkin, K.R. 2020. Characterizing transport of natural and anthropogenic constituents in a long-term agricultural watershed in the northeastern US. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Society. 75(3):319-329. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.75.3.319.

Analysis of beneficial management practices to mitigate environmental impacts in dairy production systems around the Great Lakes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, D., Stoddart, N., Rotz, C.A., Veltman, K., Chase, L., Cooper, J., Ingranham, P., Izaurralde, R., Jones, C.D., Gaillard, R., Aguirre-Villegas, H., Larson, R.A., Ruark, M., Salas, W., Jolliet, O., Thoma, G.J. 2019. Analysis of beneficial management practices to mitigate environmental impacts in dairy production systems around the Great Lakes. Agricultural Systems.176:1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102660.

Pollution reduction effectiveness of land use change as a climate change adaptation effort in the Conewago Creek Watershed - (Abstract Only)
Gunn, K.M., Veith, T.L., Buda, A.R. 2019. Pollution reduction effectiveness of land use change as a climate change adaptation effort in the Conewago Creek Watershed[abstract]. Meeting Abstract. Pg. 1.

Are our cows causing an increase in global warming - (Popular Publication)
Rotz, C.A., Hristov, A. 2019. Are our cows causing an increase in global warming. Hoard's Dairyman. P. 398-399.

Assessment of riparian buffers' effectiveness in controlling nutrient and sediment loads as a function of buffer design, site characteristics and upland loadings - (Abstract Only)
Jiang, F., Gall, H.E., Veith, T.L., Cibin, R., Drohan, P. 2019. Assessment of riparian buffers' effectiveness in controlling nutrient and sediment loads as a function of buffer design, site characteristics and upland loadings[abstract]. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 1.

Seasonal variations of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in drinking water sources in the Susquehanna River Basin - (Abstract Only)
Kibuye, F.A., Gall, H.E., Veith, T.L., Elkin, K.R., Harper, J.P., Herschel, E.A., Watson, J.E. 2019. Seasonal variations of emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) in drinking water sources in the Susquehanna River Basin[abstract]. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 1.

Optimizing management approaches to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff from dairy farms in Central Pennsylvania - (Abstract Only)
Barnes, R., Gall, H.E., Rotz, C.A., Veith, T.L., Elliott, H.A., Tyson, J.T., Watson, J.E. 2019. Optimizing management approaches to reduce nutrient and sediment runoff from dairy farms in Central Pennsylvania[abstract]. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. p. 1.

Environmental benefits of alternatives in dairy farm management in the changing climate of the northeastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Veltman, K., Rotz, C.A., Chase, L., Cooper, J., Forest, C., Ingraham, P., Izaurralde, R., Jones, C.D., Nicholas, R., Ruark, M., Salas, W., Thoma, G., Jolliet, O. 2019. Environmental benefits of alternatives in dairy farm management in the changing climate of the northeastern United States[abstract]. American Dairy Science Association Proceedings. P. 102.

Environmental & cost tradeoffs of producing energy from soybeans for on-farm use - (Other)
Adler, P.R. 2019. Environmental & cost tradeoffs of producing energy from soybeans for on-farm use[abstract]. Extension Fact Sheets. p. 1.

Eco-efficiency of Northeast U.S. grass-fed beef systems - (Abstract Only)
Dillon, J., Rotz, C.A., Karsten, H.D. 2019. Eco-efficiency of Northeast U.S. grass-fed beef systems. American Society of Animal Science Proceedings[abstract]. P. 1.

Use of the integrated farm system model to determine economic and environmental impacts of double cropping winter annuals with corn - (Abstract Only)
Ranck, E., Holden, L., Soder, K.J., Dillon, J., Rotz, C.A. 2019. Use of the integrated farm system model to determine economic and environmental impacts of double cropping winter annuals with corn[abstract]. American Dairy Science Association Proceedings. P. 1.

Are cattle in the U.S. causing an increase in global warming - (Popular Publication)
Rotz, C.A., Hristov, A. 2019. Are cattle in the U.S. causing an increase in global warming. Popular Publication. P. 1. Available: https://www.drovers.com/article/are-cattle-us-causing-increase-global-warming.

Environmental impacts of dairy production systems in the changing climate of the Northeast - (Proceedings)
Veltman, K., Rotz, C.A., Chase, L., Cooper, J., Forest, C., Ingraham, P., Izaurralde, R., Jones, C.D., Nicholas, R., Ruark, M., Salas, W., Thoma, G., Jolliet, O. 2019. Environmental impacts of dairy production systems in the changing climate of the Northeast. Waste to Worth Conference,April 22-26,Minneapolis,Minnesota. p. 1.

Drivers of agricultural diversity in the continental United States - (Abstract Only)
Goslee, S.C. 2019. Drivers of agricultural diversity in the continental United States[abstract]. US-International Association for Landscape Ecology. p. 1.

Are our cattle causing an increase in global warming - (Other)
Rotz, C.A., Hristov, A. 2019. Are our cattle causing an increase in global warming. Extension Fact Sheets. P. 1.

Are our cattle causing an increase in global warming - (Abstract Only)
Rotz, C.A., Hristov, A. 2019. Are our cattle causing an increase in global warming[abstract]. Northeast Pasture Consortium Annual Meeting Proceedings. p. 1.