Profile – Alan Franzluebbers

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Name:

Alan Franzluebbers

Job Title:

Research Ecologist

Email:

alan.franzluebbers@ars.usda.gov

Phone Number:

919-515-1973

Links:

Google Scholar Profile

Biography:

Alan Franzluebbers is a Research Ecologist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Raleigh NC. He serves as USDA Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at North Carolina State University. Research is being conducted on soil ecology and management for development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Recent areas of research are in multi-species cover cropping, agroforestry, integrated crop-livestock systems, nitrogen management, and conservation-tillage cropping. Alan is the ARS-lead of the USDA Southeast Region Climate Hub. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Soil Science Society of America and has been awarded Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Soil and Water Conservation Society. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Nebraska and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Research Areas:

  • Carbon sequestration
  • Conservation agricultural systems
  • Microbial ecology
  • Nitrogen mineralization
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Soil biological activity

Current N-related Projects:

  • Predicting soil N availability with soil-test biological activity

Bibliography:

Franzluebbers, A.J., Chappell, J.C., Shi, W., Cubbage, F.W. Greenhouse gas emissions in an agroforestry system of the southeastern USA. Nutr. Cycling Agroecosyst. doi:10.1007/s10705-016-9809-7. 2017.

Franzluebbers, A.J. Should soil testing services measure soil biological activity? Agric. Environ. Lett. 1:150009. doi:10.2134/ael2015.11.0009. 2016.

Mateus, G.P., Crusciol, C.A.C., Pariz, C.M., Borghi, E.,. Costa, C., Martello, J.M., Franzluebbers, A.J.,. Castilhos, A.M. Sidedress nitrogen application rates to sorghum intercropped with tropical perennial grasses. Agron. J. 108:433-447. 2016.

Assmann, J.M., Anghinoni, I., Martins, A.P., Costa, S.E.V.G.A., Kunrath, T.R., Bayer, C., Carvalho, P.C.F., Franzluebbers, A.J. Carbon and nitrogen cycling in an integrated soybean‑beef cattle production system under different grazing intensities. Pesq. Agropec. Bras. 50:967-978. 2015.

Franzluebbers, A.J., and Stuedemann, J.A. Does grazing of cover crops impact biologically active soil C and N fractions under inversion and no tillage management? J. Soil Water Conserv. 70:365-373. 2015.

Franzluebbers, A.J., and Stuedemann, J.A. Temporal dynamics of total and particulate organic C and N in cover crop grazed cropping systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 78:1404-1413. 2014.

Franzluebbers, A.J., and Stuedemann, J.A. Soil-profile distribution of inorganic N during 6 years of integrated crop-livestock management. Soil Tillage Res. 134:83-89. 2013.

Franzluebbers, A.J., and Stuedemann, J.A. Soil-profile distribution of organic C and N at the end of 6 years of tillage and grazing management. Eur. J. Soil Sci. 64:558-566. 2013.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Endale, D.M., Buyer, J.S., and Stuedemann, J.A. Tall fescue management in the Piedmont: Sequestration of soil organic carbon and total nitrogen. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76:1016-1026. 2012.

Haney, R.L., Franzluebbers, A.J., Jin, V.L., Johnson, M.-V., Haney, E.B., White, M.J., and Harmel, R.D. Soil organic C:N vs. water-extractable organic C:N. Open J. Soil Sci. 2:269-274. 2012.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Stuedemann, J.A. Soil-profile organic carbon and total nitrogen during 12 years of pasture management in the Southern Piedmont USA. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 129:28-36. 2009.

Franzluebbers, A.J. Short-term responses of soil C and N fractions to tall fescue endophyte infection. Plant Soil 282:153-164. 2006.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Hill, N.S. Soil carbon, nitrogen, and ergot alkaloids with short- and long-term exposure to endophyte-free and -infected tall fescue. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:404-412. 2005.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Stuedemann, J.A. Soil carbon and nitrogen pools in response to tall fescue endophyte infection, fertilization, and cultivar. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:396-403. 2005.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Stuedemann, J.A. Bermudagrass management in the Southern Piedmont USA. VII. Soil-profile organic carbon and total nitrogen. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 69:1455-1462. 2005.

Haney, R.L., Franzluebbers, A.J., Porter, E.B., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Soil carbon and nitrogen mineralization: Influence of drying temperature. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 68:489-492. 2004.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Stuedemann, J.A. Bermudagrass management in the Southern Piedmont USA. VI. Soil-profile inorganic N. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1316-1322. 2003.

Picone, L.I., Cabrera, M.L. and Franzluebbers, A.J. A rapid method to estimate potentially mineralizable nitrogen in soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 66:1843-1847. 2002.

Franzluebbers, A.J. and Stuedemann, J.A. Bermudagrass management in the Southern Piedmont USA. IV. Soil-surface nitrogen pools. The Scientific World 1(S2):673-681. 2001.

Haney, R.L., Hons, F.M., Sanderson, M.A. and Franzluebbers, A.J. A rapid procedure for estimating nitrogen mineralization in manured soils. Biol. Fertil. Soils 33:100-104. 2001.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Stuedemann, J.A. and Schomberg, H.H. Spatial distribution of soil carbon and nitrogen pools under grazed tall fescue. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 64:635-639. 2000.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Stuedemann, J.A., Schomberg, H.H. and Wilkinson, S.R. Soil organic C and N pools under long-term pasture management in the Southern Piedmont USA. Soil Biol. Biochem. 32:469-478. 2000.

Franzluebbers, A.J. Potential C and N mineralization and microbial biomass from intact and increasingly disturbed soils of varying texture. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31:1083-1090. 1999.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Langdale, G.W. and Schomberg, H.H. Soil carbon, nitrogen, and aggregation in response to type and frequency of tillage. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63:349-355. 1999.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Nazih, N., Stuedemann, J.A., Fuhrmann, J.J., Schomberg, H.H. and Hartel, P.G. Soil carbon and nitrogen pools under low- and high-endophyte-infected tall fescue. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 63:1687-1694. 1999.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Haney, R.L., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Determination of soil microbial biomass and nitrogen mineralization following rewetting of dried soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 60:1133-1139. 1996.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Seasonal dynamics of active soil carbon and nitrogen pools in conventional and no tillage under intensive cropping. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 159:343-349. 1996.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Soil organic carbon, microbial biomass, and mineralizable carbon and nitrogen in sorghum. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 59:460-466. 1995.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Tillage and crop effects on seasonal soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 59:1618-1624. 1995.

Franzluebbers, K., Weaver, R.W., Juo, A.S.R. and Franzluebbers, A.J. Mineralization of C and N from cowpea leaves decomposing in soils with different levels of microbial biomass. Biol. Fertil. Soils 19:100-102. 1995.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Francis, C.A. and Walters, D.T. Nitrogen fertilizer response potential of corn and sorghum in continuous and rotated crop sequences. J. Prod. Agric. 7:277-284. 1994.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Long-term changes in soil carbon and nitrogen pools in wheat management systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:1639-1645. 1994.

Franzluebbers, A.J., Hons, F.M. and Zuberer, D.A. Seasonal changes in soil microbial biomass and mineralizable C and N in wheat management systems. Soil Biol. Biochem. 26:1469-1475. 1994.

Franzluebbers, K., Weaver, R.W., Juo, A.S.R. and Franzluebbers, A.J. Carbon and nitrogen mineralization from cowpea decomposing in moist and frequently dried and rewetted soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 26:1379-1387. 1994.