Laboratory Manager/Research Support Specialist
M.S.- Iowa State University, in progress.
B.S.- Iowa State University, 2010.
I am primarily interested in evaluating and understanding the effects of cropping systems on soil health. Specifically, I have interest in soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil physical quality measurements to assess the performance of sustainable cropping systems.
Pelzer, C.J., Al-Kaisi, M.M., and Delate, K.M. 2012. Organic and Conventional Agriculture Systems Effects On Soil Carbon Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. International ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting 2012. Oct 20-23, 2012.Cincinatti, OH.
Guzman, J.G., Al-Kaisi, M.M., and Pelzer, C.J. 2012. Assessing potential carbon storage in soil under different crop residue removal managements: Application of separating root and soil microbial respiration from empirical and process based models. Scaling Root Processes: Global Impact Workshop, US Department of Energy. March 7-9, 2012. Arlington, VA.
Pelzer, C.J., Al-Kaisi, M.M., and Delate, K.M. 2012. Organic and Conventional Agriculture System Effects of Crop Yield and Quality. Iowa State University Demonstration & Research Farms: Horticulture Research Station 2012 Annual Progress Report.
Delate, K.M., Al-Kaisi, M.M., and. Pelzer, C.J. 2012. Facilitating Improved Soil Quality on Organic Farms through Research and Training on No-Till Organic Vegetable Production in the Midwest. Annual Report for CERES Project.