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Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Associate Professor

Mahdi Al-Kaisi

Office: 2104 Agronomy Hall

Phone: 515-294-8304

Email: malkaisi@iastate.edu

Website: http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/soilmgmt/


Department: Soil Physics/Environment

Research Interests: tillage, cropping systems, greenhouse gas emissions

Brief description of current research:

Dr. Al-Kaisi’s research focuses on the effect of tillage, cropping systems, and N fertilization on soil C dynamics and greenhouse gases emissions.  He is conducting research that addresses the impact of different management practices on agro-ecosystems soil carbon sequestration and other environmental aspects.

Recent publications:

Al-Kaisi, M., M. Kruse, and J. Sawyer, 2007: Effect of nitrogen fertilizer application on growing season soil CO2 emission in a corn-soybean rotation. J. Environ. Qual., 37, 325-332.

Wilson, H. and M. Al-Kaisi, 2008: Crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization effect on soil CO2 emissions in central Iowa. Soil Appl. Ecolo. J., (In Press).

Grote, J. and M. Al-Kaisi, 2007: Topsoil placement effect on soil carbon stock improvement of exposed subsoil in Iowa. Soil and Water Cons. J., 62, 86-93.

Al-Kaisi, M. and J. Grote, 2007: Cropping systems effects on improving soil carbon stocks of exposed subsoil. Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J., 71, 1381-1388.

Al-Kaisi, M. and D. Kwaw-Mensah, 2007: Crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization effect on soil CO2 emissions in central Iowa. Agron. J., 99, 1548-1588.

Barker, D.W., J. E. Sawyer, and M. M. Al-Kaisi, 2006: Assessment of the amino sugar-nitrogen test on Iowa soils: I. Evaluation of soil sampling and corn management practices. Agron. J., 98, 1345-1351.

Barker, D.W., J. E. Sawyer, and M. M. Al-Kaisi, 2006: Assessment of the amino sugar-nitrogen test on Iowa soils: II. Field correlation and calibration. Agron. J., 98, 1352-1358.

Kwaw-Mensah, D. and M. Al-Kaisi, 2006: Effects of tillage, nitrogen source and rate on corn response in corn-soybean rotation. Agron. J., 98, 507-513.