Project Group Publications
Thomas, M.A., B.E. Engel, and I. Chaubey. 2009. Water quality impacts of corn production to meet biofuel demands. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135(11): 1123-1135.

Engel, B.A., I. Chaubey, M.A. Thomas, D. Saraswat, P. Murphy, B. Bhaduri. 2010. Biofuels and Water Quality: Challenges and Opportunities for Simulation Modeling. Future Science Group: Biofuels, 1(3), 463–477


Additional Related Publication

Bickham, J. W. and  Mark A. Thomas. 2010. Eco-environmental Impact of Bioenergy Production. J. Resour. Ecol. 1(2), 110-116.

Gelfand, I., S. S. Sieglindes, G.P.Robertson. 2010. Energy Efficiency of Conventional Organic and Alternative Cropping Systems for Food and Fuel at a Site in the US Midwest. Environmental science & technology. In Press

National Academy Report on Water Implications of Biofuels Production in the United States. 2007.

Adeuya, R. K (Mitchell), K. J. Lim, B. A. Engel, and M. A. Thomas. 2005. Modeling the average annual nutrient losses of two watersheds in Indiana using GLEAMS-NAPRA. Transactions of the ASAE 48(5): 1739-1749.

Altieri, M.A., Elizabeth Bravo, 2007, GM soybean: The ecological and social tragedy of crop-based biofuel production in the Americas, Food First/Institute for Food & Development Policy, 2007 -

Graham, R. L., R. Nelson, J. Sheehan, R. D. Perlack, and L. L. Wright. 2007. Current and potential US corn stover supplies. Agronomy Journal 99 (1):1-11.

Lim, K. J., and B. A. Engel. 2003. Extension and enhancement of National Agricultural Pesticide Risk Analysis (NAPRA) WWW decision support system to include nutrients. Computers and Electronics in Agric. 38(3): 227-236.

Lim, K.J., B.A. Engel, Z. Tang. 2006. Identifying regional groundwater risk areas using a WWW GIS model system.  Int. J. Risk Assessment and Management 6:316-329.

Thomas, M. A., B. A. Engel, M. Arabi, T. Zhai, R. Farnsworth, J. R. Frankenberger. 2007. Evaluation of nutrient management plans using an integrated modeling approach. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 23(6): 747-755.

Bouton, J. H. 2007. Molecular breeding of switchgrass for use as a biofuel crop, Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 17:553–558

Cruse, R.M., C.G.Herndl. 2009. Balancing corn stover harvest for biofuels with soil and water conservation. Journal of soil and water conservation. 64(4): 286-291
Hoskinson Reed L., Ronald C. Rope, Raymond K. Fink. 2007. Using a decision support system to optimize production of agricultural crop residue Biofeedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy.  31: 186–194

Donner, Simon D. Kucharik, J.Christopher. 2008 Corn-based ethanol production compromises goal of reducing nitrogen export by the Mississippi River. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(11): 4513-4518.

Landis, D. A., M. M. Gardiner, van der Werf, Wopke Swinton, M.Scott. 2008. Increasing corn for biofuel production reduces biocontrol services in agricultural landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(51): 20552-20557.

Schmer, M.R., K.P.Vogel, R.B.Mitchell, R.K. Perrin. 2008. Net energy of cellulosic ethanol from switchgrass. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(2): 464-469.


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