Odemari Mbuya

Odemari Mbuya

Professor
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, United StatesGlobal citizen
Education: PhD
Bio: Odemari Stephen Mbuya ADDRESS (Work): (Residence): 119 Perry Paige Building 4918 Vernon Road Center for Water and Air Quality Tallahassee, FL 32317 College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Florida A & M University Tallahassee, FL 32307-4100 Tel: (850) 671-3913 Tel. (850) 599-3428 (Office) Fax (850) 561-2966 Tel: (850) 591-4739 (cell) Email:odemari.mbuya@famu.edu mbuya@comcast.net ACADEMIC RANK: Professor EDUCATION: Ph.D. (Agronomy/Soils), 1996. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. M.S. (Agronomy), 1990. University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. B.S. (Agriculture - Crop Science), 1984. Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania). Diploma in Crop Production, 1980. Ukiriguru, Mwanza (Tanzania). Certificate in Basic Radiation Safety, 1992. University of Florida. Current Major Academic Responsibility: Research/Teaching (50/50). Work Area Specialty: Nutrient and Water Management, Water Quality, Irrigation, Watershed Processes, Phytoremediation, and Computer Simulation Modeling. MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 1. American Society of Agronomy 2. Soil Science Society of America 3. Crop Science Society of America. 4. Florida Academy of Science 5. Southeastern Region Soil Physics Group AWARDS (selected and attached): 1. Distinguished Scholar Award by the European Journal of Scientific Research, 2005. 2. Rising Star Award, in recognition to research, teaching and service. School of Graduate Studies and Research, Florida A&M University, 2003. 3. Teaching Excellence Award. College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture, Florida A&M University. 2003. 4. Certificate of Appreciation as a Research Mentor. Science Exploration and Enhancement Center, Florida A&M University, 2005. 5. Certificate of Appreciation by the Center for Equity and Cultural Diversity: FAMU CESTA – Water Matters: FAMU Reach Out Day 2004. 6. Certificate of Recognition as a Faculty Senator, FAMU Faculty Senate, 2004. 7. Paul Robin Harris Award, University of Florida, 1996. Recognition of outstanding quality in agronomic research reflecting concerns for the environment. 8. Mentor’s Service Award, Florida A & M University, 1999. In recognition of exemplary guidance as a mentor to students in research in the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA). 9. Certificate of Appreciation Training Undergraduate Research Scholars (honor students) to prepare for graduate school. Florida A & M University. 2001. 10. Certificate of Appreciation for an outstanding presentation in Sustainable Agriculture, Office of International Programs, Florida A & M University. 2000. WORK EXPERIENCE: Professor, 2009-present, Florida A&M University. Courtesy Professor, 2013-present, University of Florida (Gainesville, Florida) Interim Director, 2012-present, Center for Water and Air Quality, Florida A&M University. Associate Professor, July, 2006 – 2009, Florida A&M University. Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Oct., 2000 – June, 2006. Florida A & M University. Assistant Professor (non-tenure), Oct., 1998 - October, 2000. Florida A & M University. Research Associate, Oct. 1996 – October 1998. Florida A&M University. Chair, ASA-CSSA-SSSA Minority Committee, 2009 - 2010 President, Southeastern Region Soil Physics Group, 2008 - 2009 Secretary, Southeastern Region Soil Physics Group, 2006 - 2007 Editor - Water Quality Newsletter, Florida A&M University. 1999 - 2001 Faculty Senator - Florida A&M University Faculty Senate. 2001 – 2003. Biotechnology Task Force, Florida A& M University, 2010 - present Member, Intellectual Property Committee, Florida A& M University, 2003 - present Member, Biomedical Research Committee, Florida A& M University, 2003 - present Member, College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture Graduate Program Committee. 2002-present. Member, Technology Committee, Florida A&M University. Consulting Volunteer in the Republic of South Africa, 2004. Teach small farmers about agricultural business, bookkeeping and farm management on a Farmer-to-Farmer Program (USAID). Member, Program Planning Committee. 2001-2002. Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). 3rdNatural Resource Extension Professionals Conference: Revolutionizing or Evolutionizing Extension Programming? June 2-5, 2002. USDA Extension Consultant in the Republic of South Africa. 2000. Represented USDA as an Irrigation Specialist to train South Africa Extension Officers in a USA/South Africa Bilateral Commission. Academic Director - School for International Training, Vermont. 1994 -1995. Visiting researcher at Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali - Colombia (1986). Head, Research agronomist, Tanzania Agricultural Research Organization (TARO). 1985-1987. Agricultural Extension Officer, 1980-81. Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania. Teacher, 1978. Uru High School, Moshi-Tanzania. PUBLICATIONS: i) Book Chapters: Mbuya, O.S., T.D. Tsegaye and L.C. McCowan. 2008. Rainfall. In: Soil Science: Step-by-Step Field Analysis. Soil Science Society of America: 201-210. Logsdon, S., O.S. Mbuya, and T.D. Tsegaye. 2008. Bulk Density and Soil Moisture Sensors. In: Soil Science: Step-by-Step Field Analysis. Soil Science Society of America: 211-220. ii) Journal articles/papers: Jain, A., V.K Sharma, O.S. Mbuya. 2009. Removal of arsenite by Fe(VI), Fe(VI)/Fe, and Fe(VI)/Al(III) salts: Effect of pH and Anions. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 4:101 Mbuya, O.S., W. Mwegoha, A. Jain, T.D. Tsegaye and N.Jaja. 2008. Effect of Perchlorate Concentration on Phytoremediation and Phytotoxicity. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Restoration, 5:30-40. Chase, C.A., and O.S. Mbuya. 2008. Greater Interference from Living Mulches than Weeds in Organic Broccoli Production. Weed Technology, 22:280-285. Onokpise, O.U., R.B. Bradford, C. Gardner, S. Reed and O. Mbuya. 2008. Revitalizing Agronomic and natural resources education at Florida A&M University. In: O.U. Onokpise, D. Rockwood, D.H. Worthen and T. Willis. (eds.) Proc. Tenth Aniv. Symp. Celebrating Minority Professionals in Forestry and Natural Resources Conservation. USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS 106: 19-22. Mwegoha, W., O.S. Mbuya, Amita Jain, N.H. Ugochukwu, and M.D. Abazinge. 2007. Use of Chicken Manure Extract for Biostimulation and Enhancement of Perchlorate Rhizodegradation in Soil and Water Media. Bioremediation Journal 11:60-70 Cherr, C.M, J.M.S. Scholberg, R. McSorley and O.S. Mbuya. 2007. Growth and Yield of Sweet Corn Following Green Manure in a Warm Temperature Environment on Sandy Soil. J. Agronomy & Crop Science 193:1-9. Tsegaye, T., R. Baretto, K. Islam, O. Mbuya, and M. Wagaw. 2006. Comparison of selected soils properties at landscape positions under tropical forest ecosystems of Puerto Rico. Journal of Alabama Academy of Science Vol. 77, No. 3-4, p193-209. Chase, C.A., O.S. Mbuya, and D.D. Treadwell. 2006. Living mulches for weed suppression and enhanced water infiltration in fall broccoli. HortScience 41:998. Mbuya, O.S., B.J Mankazana and L.A. Latinwo. 2005. Ultraviolet light Disinfection of Drinking Water: An Alternative to Chlorination. European Journal of Scientific Research 1:27-44 C.M. Campbell, C.M., C.S. Gardner, O.S. Mbuya and C.O. Ikediobi. 2005. Naphthalene Removal From Seawater Using Selected Marine Alage. European Journal of Scientific Research, 8(1):34-42. Ashok K. Jain, S.M. Basha, O.S. Mbuya and Stephen Leong. 2002. Developmental Changes in Amino Acids Content of Muscadine Grape Genotypes. Proc. Fla. Hort.Soc. 15:337-342. Mbuya, O.S., and Robert R. Bradford (Editors). 2000. Proceedings: Regional Symposium on Nutrient Management on Water in the Southeastern United States-Problems and Solutions, held in Tallahassee, FL., June 4-6, 2000. pg. 22-27. Mbuya, O.S., P. Nkedi-Kizza and K.J. Boote. 2001. Fate of Atrazine in Sandy Soil Cropped with Sorghum. J. Environ. Qual. 30:70-77. Leuda Forrester, L.M. Latinwo, C. Fasanya-Odeumi, C. Ikediobi, M.D. Abazinge, O.S. Mbuya and J. Nwoga. 2000. Comparative Studies of Cadmuim-induced Single Strand Breaks in Female and Male Rats and the Ameliorative Effect of Selenium. International Journal of Molecular Medicine 6:449-452. C. S Gardner , O.S. Mbuya, F.M. Rhoads, G.L. Queeley, and H.M. Edwards. 2001. Impact of nitrogen fertilizer rates on yields of staked tomato and soil cover effect on movement of residual nitrates. Proceedings of the Caribbean Food Crops Society 37:305. Rhoads, F.M., D.L. Wright, C.S. Gardner and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Nitrogen Management, Irrigation, Row Spacing, Corn Yield, and Soil Nitrate-N Movement. In: Mbuya, O.S. and Robert R. Bradford (Editors). 2000. Proceedings: Regional Symposium on Nutrient Management on Water in the Southeastern United States-Problems and Solutions, held in Tallahassee, FL., June 4-6, 2000. Gardner, C.S., O.S. Mbuya and F.M. Rhoads. 2000. Fertilizer Nitrogen Management in Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) Production in North Florida. In: Mbuya, O.S. and Robert R. Bradford (Editors). 2000. Proceedings: Regional Symposium on Nutrient Management on Water in the Southeastern United States-Problems and Solutions, held in Tallahassee, FL., June 4-6, 2000. pg. 15-16. Gardner C.S., O.S. Mbuya, C. Ikediobi, A. Kassa and C. Brown. 2001. Screening Trials of Different Plant Species for Biotransformation of Naphthalene. Biotechnological Investigations/Ocean Margins Programs (BIOMP) Conference in Savanna, GA. March 29-31, 2001. Rhoads. F.M., C. S. Gardner, O.S. Mbuya and H. M. Edwards. 1999. Tomato fertilization ground cover and soil nitrate nitrogen movement. Proc. Fla. State Hort Soc. 112:315-319. Gardner C. S. and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Nitrogen management in staked tomato production to protect water quality. Twelfth biennial research symposium Association of Research Directors. Program Abstracts p. 60. Gardner, C. S. and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Nitrogen leaching in irrigated corn (zea mays L.) with twin and single row patterns and variable N application schedules. Twelfth Biennial Research Symposium Association of Research Directors. Program Abstracts p. 60. Gardner, C. S. and O. S. Mbuya. 1998. On-farm use of cover crops to recycle residual nitrogen following staked tomato production. Agronomy abstract p.31. Brown C., Gardner C.S., O.S. Mbuya, C. Ikediobi, and A. Kassa. 2001. Biodegradation of Naphthalene Using Marine Algae. A paper presented to the Biotechnological Investigations/Ocean Margins Programs (BIOMP) Conference in Savanna, GA. March 29-31, 2001. C.S. Gardner and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Nitrogen Management in Staked Tomato Production to Protect Water Quality. Twelfth Biennial Research Symposium - Association of Research Directors, Inc., Washington D.C., April 19-21, 2000. C.S. Gardner and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Nitrogen Leaching in Irrigated and Dry-land Corn (Zea mays L.) With Twin and Single Row Patterns, and Variable N Application Schedules. Twelfth Biennial Research Symposium - Association of Research Directors, Inc., Washington D.C., April 19-21, 2000. G.M. Hitz, C.S. Gardner and O.S. Mbuya. 2000. Performance of Sorghum-Sudangrass as a Nutrient Recycling Crop Following Staked Tomato Production. Florida Academy of Science Annual Meeting, March 9-11, 2000. Gardner, C., O. Mbuya and G. Queeley. 1999. Using cover crops to immobilize residual nitrate following staked tomato production in North Florida. Soil and Water Conservation pg. 57. Fares, A., Y. Alila and O.S. Mbuya. 1998. Role of Numerical Models in Protecting Our Water Resources. Tunisian Scientific Magazine. 12:149-152. Gardner C.S. and O.S. Mbuya. 1998. On-farm Use of Cover Crops to Recycle Residual N Following Staked Tomato Production. p. 31. In Agronomy Abstracts. Madison, WI. Mbuya, O.S., P. Nkedi-Kizza and K.J. Boote. 1996. Nitrate Leaching: Comparison Between LEACHM and CERES-Sorghum Model. In Agronomy Abstracts. Madison, WI. Mbuya, O.S., K.J. Boote and P. Nkedi-Kizza. 1996. Measured and Simulated Crop Nitrogen Uptake Using CERES-Sorghum Model. In Agronomy Abstracts. Madison, WI. Mbuya, O.S., P. Nkedi-Kizza and K.J. Boote. 1992. Measurement and simulation of nitrate leaching in a sandy soil cropped with sorghum. In: Agronomy Abstracts. Madison, WI. pg. 9. Mbuya, O.S., and K.J. Boote. 1989. Influence of shade on growth and yield components of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). In Agronomy Abstracts. Madison, WI. Edje, O.T., J.M. Maimu, O.S. Mbuya, P. Ndakidemi, C.S. Mushi, and D.J. Allen. 1991. Progress in on-farm research with beans in Lushoto district, Tanga Region, Tanzania. Bean Improvement Co-operative Annual Report 34:68-69. Mmbaga, M.E.T., E.M.K. Koinange, B. Gondwe, O.S. Mbuya, C.S. Mushi, and R. Kamala. 1990. Bean Production and research highlights in Northern Tanzania. In J.B. Smithson (ed.). Workshop on Bean Research in Eastern Africa, 2, Nairobi, Kenya. 1990. Proceedings. Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, CIAT Regional Programme on Beans in Eastern Africa. CIAT African Workshop series n. 7. pp. 144-151. Mbuya, O.S. 1986. Effective number of bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) plants per hill in association with maize. In Abst. on Field Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Vol. XII No. 2, August 1987. Abst. No. 0510. Mbuya, O.S., E.M.K. Koinange, and T.M.F. Samkyi. 1987. Economic advantages of intercropping bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) with maize versus sole cropping. Bean/Cowpeas CRSP. Proc. of the Sixth Bean Research Workshop held at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania. Mbuya, O.S., E.M.K. Koinange, and M.E.T. Mmbaga. 1985. Optimum bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) density in association with maize. In Abst. on Field Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Vol. XI No. 3, December 1986. Abst. No. 0978. E.M.K. Koinange, M.E.T. Mmbaga, and O.S. Mbuya. 1985. Screening bean cultivars for intercropping with maize. In A.N. Minjas and M.P. Salema (eds.). Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Bean Research in Tanzania, Morogoro, pp. 8 - 12. UNIVERSITY-WIDE RESEARCH COMMITTEES (served/currently serving) 1. Biotechnology Committee – Florida A&M University (Aug. 2010-present) 2. Intellectual Property Committee – Florida A&M University (2005-present) 3. Institutional Research Council – Florida A&M University (2007-present) 4. General Education Committee – Florida A&M University (2006-present) 5. Biomedical Research Committee - Florida A&M University 6. Technology Committee - Florida A&M University COLLEGE-WIDE COMMITTES (served/currently serving) 1. Graduate Program Committee – College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA)….(2004-2011) 2. Tenure and Promotion Committee – (CESTA) ….(2007-present) 3. Internet Committee – (CESTA). 4. Distant Learning - (CESTA). 5. Recruitment Committee - (CESTA) INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (currently serving): 1. Global Biofuels and Bioproducts Organizing Committee. 2012 2. International Advisory Committee on Safe Water, 2003-present PROPOSAL WRITING EFFORT/ RESEARCH GRANTS: A. AWARDED GRANTS 1. Interdisciplinary training in agroecology; Enhancing a broader training in in agricultural science through traditional and web based curricula (Co-PI). $ 246,000. 2. In Stream Nutrient Loads from Adjacent States and Their Impact on Florida Waters, (Co-PI). $ 149,625. 3. Enhancing Graduate Student Recruitment and Retention in Soil and Water Science at Florida A&M University (PI). $ 150,000. 4. Preparing Small Scale Limited Resource Vegetable Farmers for Organic Farming in North Florida (PI). $ 15,000. 5. Developing an Integrated Platform for Modeling Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrient Reductions in the Suwannee River Basin, Florida (Co-PI). $ 600,000. 6. Ephemeral Ponds in the Apalachicola National Forest (Co-PI). $ 175,000 7. Phytoremediation of Perchlorate and N-nitrosodimethylamine as Single and Co-Contaminants (PI). $ 400,000. 8. 1890 Land Grant Universities Water Center (Co-PI). $ 540,000. 9. Development And Dissemination Of A Low Cost Technology For Disinfecting Drinking Water Using Ultraviolet Light In Rural And Poor Urban Neighborhoods: An Alternative To Chlorination (PI). $ 10,000. 10. Arsenic removal from water by Ferrate [Fe(IV)] in combination with Fe(III) or Al(III) salts (PI) . $ 10,000. 11. Soil Nitrate Accumulation Below the Root Zone in Tomato Farms in North Florida (PI). $ 270,000. 12. Use of Chlorophyll meter and Remote Sensing to Determine Fertilizer Nitrogen Needs in Tomato Production (PI). Funded by USDA-CSREES, 2003-2005. $ 62,000. 13. A System Approach for Improved Integration of Green Manure in Commercial Vegetable Production Systems (Co-PI). Funded by USDA-SARE, 2002-2004. $171,800. 14. FAMU Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination Program (Co-PI). $ 220,000. 15. 1994-1890 Water Quality Collaboration Grant (Co-PI). $ 88,000. 16. Pest Management Alternatives and Environmental Protection in Nursery Crops. Submitted to CCAP Florida A&M University/University of Florida in 2000 (PI). $ 5,000. 17. Constructed Wetland and Animal Waste Management. Submitted to Natural Resource Conservation Service in 2000 (Co-PI). $ 250,000. 18. Nitrogen Balance of Fresh Market Tomatoes in Polyethylene Mulch and Cover Crop Production Systems. Submitted to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (Co-PI). $ 261,700 (AWARDED). 19. Nitrogen Leaching in Irrigated and Dry Land Corn with Twin and Single Row Patterns, and Variable N Application Schedules. Submitted to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Co-PI). $ 257,050. 20. An integrated system of organic food production and urban food waste recycling using on-farm anaerobic digestion and fertigation (Co-PI). $ 260,253. 21. Occupational Injury Prevention Knowledge and Behavior on African American Farm Women. Submitted to University of Kentucky/NIH (Co-PI). $ 17,000. 22. Marine Algae and Aquatic Plants-Mediated Transformation of Organic Pollutants. Submitted to US Department of Energy (Co-PI). $ 930,000. B. PENDING GRANTS 1. Developing Regional Food Systems: Alternative Pathways from Consumer to Producer. (Co-PI). $ 1,800,000. 2. A successful Organic Strawberry Strategy: Cultivar Selection, Holistic Pest Management, and Specialized Marketing. (Co-PI). $ 1,200,000. 3. Use of Multiple Tools to Assess the Effects of Land Use/Land Cover Change on Stressors to Water Quantity and Quality in Headwater Streams of Chipola River Watershed in Florida (PI). $ 600,000. 4. Assessment of the Carbon Sequestration Potential of Common Agricultural Systems on Benchmark Soils Across the Southern Region Climate Gradient (Co-PI). $ 600,000. C. NOT AWARDED (SUBMITTED PROPOSALS) 1. Estimating Soil Seed Bank and Vegetation management in Apalachicola National Forest (PI). $ 50,000. 5. Annual Crops With Low Input/High Diversity Buffers for Sustainable Bioenergy Feed Sock Production (Co-PI). $ 600,000. 6. Strengthening Natural Resources Course Offering and Experiential Learning to Enhance Biological and Agricultural Systems Engineering (BASE), Soil/Plant/Water and Forestry Teaching Programs at Florida A&M University (PI). $ 150,000. 7. Use of Multiple Tools to Assess the Effects of Land Use/Land Cover Change on Stressors to Water Quantity and Quality in Headwater Streams of the Mt. Kilimanjaro Watersheds in Tanzania (PI). $ 150,000. 8. Supporting Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture in North Florida through Development of Sustainable Crop Pest Management Systems (Co-PI). $ 660,000. 9. Impact of Irrigation Water Use on Water Levels in Unconfined and Semi-confined Aquifers of the Lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin (PI). $ 150,000. 10. Planning for Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Watershed. $ 150,000. 11. Use of Soil Moisture Sensors to Manage Low Volume High Frequency (LVHF) Drip Irrigation and its Impact on Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Nitrate Movement, and Water Conservation in Fresh Market Tomato Production in North Florida (PI) – Submitted to Natural Resource Conservation Service in 2007. $ 150,000. 12. SEAPON: Evaluating the Long Term Impact of Land Use/Cover and Climate Change on Phosphorous Dynamics (Co-PI) – Submitted to NEON-NSF in 2007. $ 18 million. 13. NSF-07-564 CI-TEAM: Implementation: Interdisciplinary Curricula for Sensor Computing Education and Training. A. Helal, M.S. Schmalz, R. Issa, D. Cook and O.S. Mbuya (Co-PI) – Submitted to the National Science Foundation in 2007. $ 5 million. 14. Enhancing the Productivity and Profitability of Small-scale Farmers in East Africa (Co-PI). Submitted to USDA. $ 7.2 million. 15. An Entrepreneurial Approach to Revitalizing Iraq Agricultural Extension (Co-PI) – Submitted to USDA. $ 5 million. 16. Project HAND: "Helping African Nations Develop and Utilize Educational Technologies to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Access":A Partnership Between Spelman College, Florida A&M University, and the University of Mauritius. Submitted 2002 (Co-PI). 17. An International Partnership Between Florida A&M University and Zagreb University: Biotransformation and Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants from the Textile Wastewater in Croatia. Submitted to ALO in 2001 (PI). $ 100,000. 18. Southern 1890 Universities Consortium on Animal Waste Management and Alternate Technologies for Limited Resource Farmers (North Carolina A&T, Florida A&M University, Virginia State University, University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff) and Alabama A&M University). Submitted to USDA in 2001(Co-PI). 19. Monitoring of Chemicals in Rural Drinking Water in Northwest Florida. Submitted to United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2000 (PI). $ 299,999. 20. Research and Baseline Information for Global Coverage Program of the Defense Intelligence Agency (MDA908-00-Q0054). Environmental Health Risk Factors: Air and Water Contamination in Eastern Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Submitted to Defense Intelligence Agency in 2000. (PI-Project Manager). $ 109,428. 21. Use of Ultraviolet (UV) Light to Disinfect Drinking Water in Rural Tanzania. Submitted to United Stated Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agriculture Service (USDA - FAS) in 1999 (PI). $ 45,000. 22. Monitoring of Agrichemicals in Rural Drinking Water in Northwest Florida. Submitted to United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) (PI). $ 299,708. 23. Use of Ultraviolet (UV) Light to Disinfect Drinking Water in Tanzania (PI). Submitted to National Institute for Medical Research (Tanzania) (PI). $ 20,000. 24. Soil Nitrate Inventory and Baseline Data for Evaluating the Impact of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Middle Suwannee Basin. Submitted to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). (PI). $ 299,997. PEER REVIEWER OF OTHERS= WORK (selected): 1. Review of National Science Foundation Proposal: Hyperaccumulation of Arsenic in Fern ($ 2,500,000). 2. JEQ manuscript Q98-322 entitled Transport of Ammonium and Nitrate in a Sandy Entisol: Comparison of Field Measurements and Model Simulations@ by S. Paramasivam, A.K. Alva and A. Fares. (From Associate Editor-J. Eviron. Qual.). 3. JEQ manuscript Q-97-1 entitled ASensitivity of Minnesota glacial outwash soils to nitrate leaching using the CERES-Maize model@ by X.P. Pang, S.C. Gupta, J.F. Moncrief, C.J. Rosen, and H.H. Cheng. (From Associate Editor-J. Environ.Qual.). 4. Proposal Reviewer for USDA-CSREES: USDA Tribal College Research Grant Program (2005). i) Wild Rice Ecosystem Recovery and Dynamics (DUNS # 879171015) ii) The Aquatic Invasive Plant Species Entry Points Research Project (DUNS # 10-670-2558). iii) iii) Woolly elm aphid control during the establishment of juneberry (DUNS # 097896120). iv) Monitoring the Microclimate of the Menominee Forest (DUNS # 956-801-608) v) Development of a sensitive assay to measure uranium (DUNS # 080648561) vi) Impact of Devils Lake Outlet on Sheyene River Ecosystem (DUNS # 128663556) vii) Shellfish Research and Technology Transfer to Tribal Entities (DUNS # 612456475-7389). viii) Prescribed Fire as an Ecosystem management tool and its effect on culturally sensitive plants (DUNS # 113488399). ix) Application of Greenhouse Forage Production on Tribal Lands (DUNS # 84-646-8027) 5. REVIEW OF FLORIDA=S GENERIC STATE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR PESTICIDES (From Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services). 6. Review document on the Best Management Practices for Agrichemical Handling and Farm Equipment Maintenance (From Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services). 7. INTERNAL REVIEW OF PRELIMINARY STUDY IN TANZANIA by FAMU/FSU College of Engineering titled, Affordable Biocomposites for Structural Engineering Applications@. (From Dr. Primus V. Mtenga - FAMU/FSU College of Engineering). 8. Evaluation of LEACHM to Simulate Nitrogen Transport in a Sand Soil Profile by S. Paramasivam, A.K. Alva and A. Fares. (From Dr. Ali Fares - University of Florida). THESIS/DISSERTATION COMMITTEES (graduate students’ research theses/dissertations I have served/serving) 1. Joyce Mankazana (M.S. student) – Major Professor 2. Danunetta Jones (M.S. student) – Major Professor) 3. William Mwegoha (Ph.D. student) – Major Professor 4. Alejandro (Alex) Bolques (Ph.D. student) – Committee member 5. Kenneth Livingston, II (M.S. student) – Major Professor 6. Ambika Tiwari (M.S. student) – Major Professor 7. Lucas Walters (M.S. student) – Committee member 8. Nathan Herrick (M.S. student) – Committee member 9. Alfred Mbele (M.S. student) – Committee member 10. Narquinta Richardson (M.S. student) – Committee member 11. LaToya Barnes (M.S. student) – Committee member 12. Lihong Wang(M.S. student) – Committee member 13. Collette Brown (M.S. student) – Committee member) 14. Kyle Dunning (M.S. student) – Committee member 15. Ernesta Hunter (M.S. student) – Major Professor 16. Sean Wallace (M.S. student) – Committee member 17. Gregor .M. Hitz (M.S. student) – Committee member 18. Tarisha Griffith (M.S. student) – Committee member TAUGHT/TEACHING THE FOLLOWING COURSES 1. AGR 5445C – Advanced Plant Sciences 2. AGG 5825 – Fundamentals of Research Design 3. SWS 3022 – Nature and Properties of Soils 4. SWS 4131C – Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 5. SWS 3211C - Soil and Water Conservation 6. SWS 4732C – Soil Survey 7. AGR 4905 – Directed Individual Study

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