Last update: 2007-02-20 17:19:14

Rodney T. Venterea

USDA-ARS Soil & Water Management Unit
439 Borlaug Hall
Dept. of Soil, Water, & Climate
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN 55108-6028
Telephone: (612) 624-7842
FAX: (651) 649-5175

  • Ph.D. Soil Science, specialization in Soil Physics, 2000. University of California-Davis.
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, 1990. University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
  • B.A. Psychology, 1983. Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

  • Professional Positions:
  • Soil Scientist, 2002-present. USDA Agricultural Research Service, Soil and Water Management Research Unit, St. Paul, MN.
  • Post Doctoral Associate, 2000-2002. Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, 1995-2000. University of California-Davis, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources.
  • Soil Remediation Laboratory Manager, 1991-1994. Groundwater Technology, Concord, CA.
  • Environmental Engineer, 1989-1991. Cambridge Analytical Associates, Boston, MA.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, 1988-1990. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
  • Water Quality Analyst, 1987-1988. Enviro-Tech Operating Services, Leominster, MA.

  • Research Interests and Activities:
    Soil physics and biogeochemistry, with emphasis on the transport and transformation of reactive nitrogen species and trace gases in agricultural and forest soils; carbon flux and storage in agricultural systems; mechanisms and kinetics of N trace gases; climate change influences on soil N and C cycling.

    Distinguished Awards and Memberships:
    Emil Truog Award, 2001. Soil Science Society of America award for outstanding contribution in Ph.D. thesis. Doctoral Research Fellowship, 1996-1999. Kearney Foundation of Soil Science, University of California-Davis. Technology Development Innovation Award, 1993. Groundwater Technology Incorporated. Outstanding Student in Graduate Group, 1989. University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Graduated Magna Cum Laude and elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, 1983. Dartmouth College. Member of the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Geophysical Union

    Selected Publications:
  • Venterea, R.T., G.L. Lovett, P.M. Groffman, and P.A. Schwarz (2003) Landscape patterns of net nitrification in a northern hardwood-conifer forest. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 67(2):In Press.
  • Altevogt, A., D.E. Rolston, and R.T. Venterea (2003) Density and pressure effects on the transport of gas-phase chemicals in unsaturated porous media. Water Resources Research, In Press.
  • Venterea, R.T., P.M. Groffman, L.V. Verchot, A.H. Magill, J.D. Aber and P.A. Steudler (2002) Nitrogen oxide gas emissions from temperate forest soils receiving long-term nitrogen inputs. Global Change Biology (Submitted).
  • Venterea, R.T. and D.E. Rolston (2002) Nitrogen oxide trace gas transport and transformation: I. Evaluation of data from intact soil cores. Soil Science, 167(1):35-48.
  • Venterea, R.T. and D.E. Rolston (2002) Nitrogen oxide trace gas transport and transformation: II. Model simulations compared with data. Soil Science, 167(1):49-61.
  • Rolston, D.E. and R.T. Venterea (2001) Gaseous loss of oxides of nitrogen from the agricultural nitrogen cycle. Proceedings of the 2001 Dahlia Greidinger Symposium: Fertilisers and Resource Management for Food Security, Quality and the Environment, International Fertiliser Society, March 4-6, Portugal. No. 464.
  • Venterea, R.T. and D.E. Rolston (2000) Mechanistic modeling of nitrite accumulation and nitrogen oxide gas emissions during nitrification. Journal of Environmental Quality, 29(6): 1741-1751.
  • Venterea, R.T. and D.E. Rolston (2000) Nitric and nitrous oxide emissions following fertilizer application to agricultural soil: Biotic and abiotic mechanisms and kinetics. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 105(D12): 15,117-15,129.
  • Venterea, R.T. and D.E. Rolston (2000) Mechanisms and kinetics of nitric and nitrous oxide production during nitrification in agricultural soil. Global Change Biology, 6(3): 303-316.
  • Venterea, R.T., R.J. Hicks, and R.F. Lewis (1995) Comparison of three lignin-degrading fungi for degrading cyclodiene insecticides. In: Bioaugmentation for Site Remediation, eds. Hinchee, R.E., J. Fredrickson, and B.C. Alleman. Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 157?164.

  • Title at Hubbard Brook:
    Principal Investigator