Jason Kaye

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Coordinating Council Member
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Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management

Research Summary

Research focuses on changing biogeochemical cycles in terrestrial ecosystems, particularly interested in the nitrogen cycle. In unmanaged ecosystems, a lack of nitrogen often limits plant growth and there are fascinating basic science questions regarding interactions among plants, microorganisms, soils, and hydrology. In managed ecosystems, fertilizers alleviate nitrogen limitations, which helps feed the growing human population, but also generates water and greenhouse gas pollution. There are pressing applied questions regarding our ability sustain yields while reducing nitrogen pollution.

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Recent Publications

Root traits of cover crops and carbon inputs in an organic grain rotation

Amsili, J. P. & Kaye, J. P., Apr 2021, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 36, 2, p. 182-191 10 p.

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Nitrogen dynamics in grain cropping systems integrating multiple ecologically based management strategies

Isbell, S. A., Bradley, B. A., Morris, A. H., Wallace, J. M. & Kaye, J. P., Feb 2021, In: Ecosphere. 12, 2, e03380.

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Mitigating nitrogen pollution with under-sown legume–grass cover crop mixtures in winter cereals

Morris, A. H., Isbell, S. A., Saha, D. & Kaye, J. P., Mar 1 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 50, 2, p. 324-335 12 p.

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Modeling the contributions of nitrogen mineralization to yield of corn

White, C. M., Finney, D. M., Kemanian, A. R. & Kaye, J. P., Jan 1 2021, In: Agronomy Journal. 113, 1, p. 490-503 14 p.

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SoDaH: The SOils DAta Harmonization database, an open-source synthesis of soil data from research networks, version 1.0

Wieder, W. R., Pierson, D., Earl, S., Lajtha, K., Baer, S. G., Ballantyne, F., Asefaw Berhe, A., Billings, S. A., Brigham, L. M., Chacon, S. S., Fraterrigo, J., Frey, S. D., Georgiou, K., De Graaff, M. A., Stuart Grandy, A., Hartman, M. D., Hobbie, S. E., Johnson, C., Kaye, J., Kyker-Snowman, E. & 10 others, Litvak, M. E., Mack, M. C., Malhotra, A., Moore, J. A. M., Nadelhoffer, K., Rasmussen, C., Silver, W. L., Sulman, B. N., Walker, X. & Weintraub, S., May 5 2021, In: Earth System Science Data. 13, 5, p. 1843-1854 12 p.

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Cover crop mixture expression is influenced by nitrogen availability and growing degree days

Baraibar, B., Murrell, E. G., Bradley, B. A., Barbercheck, M. E., Mortensen, D. A., Kaye, J. P. & White, C. M., Jul 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 7 July, e0235868.

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COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data

Bond-Lamberty, B., Christianson, D. S., Malhotra, A., Pennington, S. C., Sihi, D., AghaKouchak, A., Anjileli, H., Altaf Arain, M., Armesto, J. J., Ashraf, S., Ataka, M., Baldocchi, D., Andrew Black, T., Buchmann, N., Carbone, M. S., Chang, S. C., Crill, P., Curtis, P. S., Davidson, E. A., Desai, A. R. & 74 others, Drake, J. E., El-Madany, T. S., Gavazzi, M., Görres, C. M., Gough, C. M., Goulden, M., Gregg, J., Gutiérrez del Arroyo, O., He, J. S., Hirano, T., Hopple, A., Hughes, H., Järveoja, J., Jassal, R., Jian, J., Kan, H., Kaye, J., Kominami, Y., Liang, N., Lipson, D., Macdonald, C. A., Maseyk, K., Mathes, K., Mauritz, M., Mayes, M. A., McNulty, S., Miao, G., Migliavacca, M., Miller, S., Miniat, C. F., Nietz, J. G., Nilsson, M. B., Noormets, A., Norouzi, H., O’Connell, C. S., Osborne, B., Oyonarte, C., Pang, Z., Peichl, M., Pendall, E., Perez-Quezada, J. F., Phillips, C. L., Phillips, R. P., Raich, J. W., Renchon, A. A., Ruehr, N. K., Sánchez-Cañete, E. P., Saunders, M., Savage, K. E., Schrumpf, M., Scott, R. L., Seibt, U., Silver, W. L., Sun, W., Szutu, D., Takagi, K., Takagi, M., Teramoto, M., Tjoelker, M. G., Trumbore, S., Ueyama, M., Vargas, R., Varner, R. K., Verfaillie, J., Vogel, C., Wang, J., Winston, G., Wood, T. E., Wu, J., Wutzler, T., Zeng, J., Zha, T., Zhang, Q. & Zou, J., Dec 2020, In: Global Change Biology. 26, 12, p. 7268-7283 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Fungal community shifts in soils with varied cover crop treatments and edaphic properties

Cloutier, M. L., Murrell, E., Barbercheck, M., Kaye, J., Finney, D., García-González, I. & Bruns, M. A., Dec 1 2020, In: Scientific reports. 10, 1, 6198.

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Continental-scale patterns of extracellular enzyme activity in the subsoil: An overlooked reservoir of microbial activity

Dove, N. C., Arogyaswamy, K., Billings, S. A., Botthoff, J. K., Carey, C. J., Cisco, C., Deforest, J. L., Fairbanks, D., Fierer, N., Gallery, R. E., Kaye, J. P., Lohse, K. A., Maltz, M. R., Mayorga, E., Pett-Ridge, J., Yang, W. H., Hart, S. C. & Aronson, E. L., Oct 2020, In: Environmental Research Letters. 15, 10, 1040A1.

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Cover crop species affect mycorrhizae-mediated nutrient uptake and pest resistance in maize

Murrell, E. G., Ray, S., Lemmon, M. E., Luthe, D. S. & Kaye, J. P., Oct 1 2020, In: Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 35, 5, p. 467-474 8 p.

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