Underline indicates technician, postdoc or undergraduate/graduate student advised by PI Margenot.

Updated list of publications and citations on Google Scholar.


Zhou, S., Li, N., Margenot, A.J. 2022. Soil meets stream: vertical distribution of soil phosphorus in streambanks. Geoderma. 424: 115989.

Ruffatto, K., Emaminejad, A., Juneja, A., Kurambhatti, C., Margenot, A.J., Singh, V., Cusick, R.D. 2022. Mapping the national phosphorus recovery potential from centralized wastewater and corn ethanol infrastructure. Environmental Science & Technology. 56, 12, 8691-8701.

Margenot, A.J., Daughtridge, R.C. 2022. Overlooked tools for studying soil nitrogen depolymerization: aminopeptidase assays using nitroanilide substrates. Agricultural & Environmental Letters. 7(1): e20079.

Li, Y., Guan, K., Zhou, W., Peng, B., Jin, Z., Tang, J., Grant, R.F., Nazfiger, E.D., Cai, Y., Qin, Z., Archontoulis, S., Fernandez, F.G., Gentry, L., Yu, Z., Margenot, A.J., Lee, D., Yang, Y. 2022. Assessing the impacts of pre-growing-season weather conditions on soil nitrogen dynamics and crop productivity in the U.S. Midwest. Field Crops Research. 284: 108563.

Wade, J., Culman, S.W., Gasch, C.K., Lazcano, C., Maltais-Landry, G., Margenot, A.J., Martin, T.K., Potter, T.S., Roper, W.R., Ruark, M.D., Sprunger, C.D., Wallenstein, M.D. 2022. Rigorous, empirical, and quantitative: a proposed pipeline for soil health assessment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 170: 108710.

Wilson, S.G., Dahlgren, R., Margenot, A.J., Rasmussen, C., O’Geen, T.A. 2022. Expanding the Paradigm: The Influence of Climate and Lithology on Soil Phosphorus. Geoderma. 421: 115809.

Watson, G.P., Margenot, A.J. 2022. Fruit lead concentrations of tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in lead-contaminated soils are unaffected by phosphate amendments but remain below risk thresholds. Science of the Total Environment. 155076.

Sun, W., Villamil, M.B., Behnke, G.D., Margenot, A.J. 2022. Long-term effects of crop rotation and nitrogen fertilization on phosphorus cycling and balances in loess-derived Mollisols. Geoderma. 420: 115829 .

Wang, S., Guan, K., Zhang, C., Lee, D., Margenot, A.J., Ge, Y., Peng, J., Zhou, W., Zhou, Q., Huang, Y. 2022. Using soil library hyperspectral reflectance and machine learning to predict soil organic carbon: assessing potential of airborne and spaceborne optical soil sensing. Remote Sensing of Environment. Accepted.

Potash, E., Guan, K., Margenot, A.J., Lee., D., DeLucia, E., Wang, S., Jang, C. 2022. How to estimate soil organic carbon stocks of agricultural fields? Perspectives using ex-ante evaluation. Geoderma. Accepted.

Bergh, E.L., Calderon, F., Clemensen, A.K., Durso, L., Eberly, J., Halvorson, J.J., Jin, V., Margenot, A.J., Stewart, C.E., Van Pelt, S., Liebig, M.A. 2022. Time in a Bottle: Use of Soil Archives for Understanding Long-term Soil Change. Soil Society of America Journal. Accepted.

Wade, J., Ac Pangan, M.A., Favoretto, V., Taylor, A.J., Engeseth, N.E., Margenot, A.J. 2022. Drivers of cadmium accumulation in Theobroma cacao L. beans: a quantitative synthesis of soil-plant relationships across the Cacao Belt. PLoS ONE. Accepted.

Watson, G.P., Martin, N.F., Grant, Z.B., Batka, S.C., Margenot, A.J. 2022. Soil lead distribution in Chicago, USA. Geoderma Regional. e00480.

Fan, M., Zhang, H., Margenot, A.J., Lal, R., Wu, J., Wu, P., Chen, F., Gao, C. 2022. Soil organic carbon dynamics in intensively managed agricultural landscapes of eastern China. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 68(4):
503-515 .


Rippner, D.A., Margenot, A.J., Aguilera, A.L., Li, C., Sohng, J., McElroy, N., Wade, J., Green, P.G., Peak, D., McElrone, A.J., Fakra, S.C., Chen, N., Feng, R., Scow, K.M., Parikh, S.J. 2021. Microbial response to copper oxide nanoparticles in soils is controlled by land use rather than copper fate. Environmental Science: Nano. Accepted.

Jesmin, T., Margenot, A.J., Mulvaney, R. 2021. A comprehensive method for casein-based assay of soil protease activity. Communications in Soil and Plant Analyses. Accepted.

Li, C., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Apparent kinetic properties of soil phosphomonoesterase and β-glucosidase are disparately influenced by pH. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 85(6): 2007-2018.

Wade, J., Trankina, G., Li, C., Pulleman, M.M., Wills, S., Margenot, A.J. 2021. To standardize by mass of soil or organic carbon? A comparison of permanganate oxidizable carbon (POXC) assay methods. Geoderma. 404: 115392 .

Qin, Z., Guan, K., Zhou, W., Peng, B., Villamil, M.B., Jin, Z., Tang, J., Grant, R., Gentry, L., Margenot, A.J., Bollero, G., Li, Z. 2021. Assessing the impacts of cover crops on maize and soybean yield in the U.S. Midwestern agroecosystems. Field Crops Research. 273: 108264.

Sanchez Bustamante Bailon, A.P., Margenot, A.J., Cooke, R.A.C., Christianson, L.E. 2021. Batch test evaluation of woodchip bioreactor phosphorus removal. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Accepted.

Yoon, B.K., Tae, H., Jackman, J.A., Guha, S., Kagan, C.R., Margenot, A.J., Weiss, P.S., Cho, N.J. 2021. Entrepreneurial Talent Building for 21st Century Agricultural Innovation. ACS Nano. 15 (7): 10748–10758.

Nakayama, Y., Wade, J., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Does soil phosphomonoesterase activity reflect phosphorus pools estimated by Hedley phosphorus fractionation? Geoderma. 401: 115279.

Li, C., Wade, J., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Modified universal buffer does not necessarily maintain soil enzyme assay pH. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 57: 869-872 .

Chávez, E.F.J., Wade, J., Miernicki, E.A., Torres, M., Stanek, E., Subía García, C., Caicedo, C., Ticono, L., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Apparent nitrogen limitation of Robusta coffee yields in young agroforestry systems. Agronomy Journal. Accepted.

Wade, J., Li, C., Vollbracht, K., Hopper, D., Wills, S., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Soil β-glucosidase but not phosphomonoesterase pH optima are decoupled from soil pH. Geoderma. 401:115161.

Wade, J., Beetstra, M.A., Hamilton, M.A., Culman, S.W., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Soil health conceptualization differs across key stakeholder groups in the Midwest. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 02158.

Di Tomassi, I., Chatterjee, N., Barrios Masias, F., Zhou, Q., Gu, C., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Arbuscular mycorrhizae increase biomass and nutrient uptake of tomato fertilized with struvite compared to monoammonium phosphate. Plant and Soil. Online. PDF here.

Daughtridge, R.C., Nakayama, Y., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Sources of abiotic hydrolysis of chromogenic substrates in soil enzyme assays: storage, termination, and incubation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 158: 108245. PDF here.

Ibarra López, R.E., Chavez Navarrete, F.J., Pico Rosado, J., Subía García, C., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Soil nitrogen cycling under contrasting management systems in Amazon Coffea canephora agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal. In press (now online).

Gu, C., Zhou, Q., Cusick, R.S., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Evaluating agronomic soil phosphorus tests for soils amended with struvite. Geoderma. 339:
115093. PDF here.

Nyawira, S.S., Hartman, M.D., Nguyen, H.T., Margenot, A.J., Kihara, J., Paul, B., Williams, S., Bolo, P., Sommer, R. 2021. Stimulating soil organic carbon in maize-based systems under improved agronomic management in Western Kenya. Soil and Tillage Research. 211: 105000.

Waring, B.G., DeGuzman, M., Du, D., Dupuy, J.M., Gutknecht, J., Hulshof, C., Jelinski, N.A., Margenot, A.J., Medvigy, D., Pizano, C., Salgado-Negret, B., Trierweiler, A., Van Bloem, S.J., Vargas, G.G., Powers, J.S. 2021. Soil biogeochemistry across Neotropical dry forests: climatic, edaphic, and biotic drivers of variation across spatial scales. Ecological Monographs. e01453 .

Calderón, F.J., Margenot, A.J., Murphy, S. 2021. Advances in NIR spectroscopy to assess soil health. In Advances in Measuring Soil Health. Ed. Otten, W. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK. pp. 1-22.

Hertzberger, A.J., Cusick, R.S., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Maize and soybean response to phosphorus fertilization with blends of struvite and monoammonium phosphate. Plant and Soil. 461, 547–563. PDF here.

Margenot, A.J.,* Durrer, A.,* Silva, L.C.R., Bohannan, B.J.M., Nusslein, K., Meredith, L., Saleska, S., Tsai, S.M., Andreote, F., Parikh, S.J., Rodrigues, J. 2021. Beyond total carbon: long-term effect of deforestation on Amazonian soils alters soil C cycling. Biogeochemistry. Online.
*First co-authors.

Zhou, H., Margenot, A.J., Li., Y., Si, B., Wang, T., Zhang, Y., Li, S., Bhattarai, R.. 2021. Phosphorus pollution control using waste-based adsorbents: Material synthesis, modification, and sustainability. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. Online.

Pulleman, M., Wills, S., Creamer, R., Dick, R., Ferguson, R., Hooper, D., Williams, C., Margenot, A.J. 2021. Soil mass and grind size used for sample homogenization strongly affect permanganate-oxidizable carbon (POXC) values, with implications for its use as a national soil health indicator. Geoderma. 383:114742.


Trimmer, J.T., Miller, D.C., Byrne, D.M., Lohman, H.A.C., Banadda, N., Baylis, K., Cook, S.M., Cusick, R.D., Jjuuko, F., Margenot, A.J., Zerai, A., Guest, J.S. 2020. Re-envisioning sanitation as a human-derived resource system. Environmental Science & Technology. 54 (17): 10446–10459. PDF here.

Gu, C., Gates, B.A., Margenot, A.J. 2020. Phosphate recycled as struvite immobilizes bioaccessible soil lead while minimizing environmental risk. Journal of Cleaner Production. 122635. PDF here.

Prokopy, L.S., Gramig, B.M., Bower, A., Church, S., Ellison, B., Floress, K., Gassman, P., Genskow, K., Gucker, D., Hallett, S., Hill, Hunt, N., Johnson, K., Kaplan, I., Kelleher, K., Kok, H., Komp, Lammers, P., LaRose, S., Liebman, M., Margenot, A.J., Mulla, D., O’Donnell, M., Peimer, A., Reaves, E., Salazar, K., Schelly, C., Schilling, K., Secchi, S., Spaulding, A., Swenson, Thompson, A., Ulrich-Schad, J. 2020. The urgency of transforming the Midwestern U.S. landscape into more than corn and soybean. Agriculture and Human Values. 37: 537–539.

Wu, J., Margenot, A.J., Best, J.L., Fan, M., Zhang, H., Wu, P., Chen, F., Gao, C. Source apportionment of soil heavy metals in fluvial islands, Anhui section of the lower Yangtze River: Comparison of the APCS-MLR and PMF models. 2020. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 20: 380–3393.

Gu, C., Margenot, A.J. 2020. Navigating limitations and opportunities of soil phosphorus fractionation. Plant and Soil. 459: 13–17. PDF here.

Miernicki, E.A., Heald, A.L., Brooks, C.S., Huff, K.D., Margenot, A.J. 2020. Nuclear waste heat use in agriculture: history and opportunities in the United States. Journal of Cleaner Production. 121918.

Fan, M., Margenot, A.J., Zhang, H., Lal, R., Wu, J., Wu, P., Chen, F., Gao, C. 2020. Distribution and source identification of potentially toxic elements in agricultural soils through high-resolution sampling. Environmental Pollution. 114527.

Hertzberger, A., Cusick, R.S., Margenot, A.J. 2020. A review and meta-analysis of the agricultural potential of struvite as a phosphorus fertilizer. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 84: 653-671. PDF here.

Wade, J., Maltais-Landry, G., Lucas, D.E. Bongiorno, G., Bowles, T.M., Calderón, F.J., Culman, S., Daughtridge, R., Ernakovich, J.G., Fonte, F., Giang, D., Herman, B.L., Guan, L., Jastrow, J., Loh, B.H.H., Kelly, C., Mann, M.E., Matamala, R., Miernicki, E.A., Peterson, B., Pulleman, M., Scow, K.M., Snapp, S, Thomas, V., Tu, X., Wang, D., Jelinski, N.A., Liles, G.C., Barrios-Masias, F., Rippner, D.A., Silveira, M., Margenot, A.J. 2020. Assessing the sensitivity and repeatability of permanganate oxidizable carbon as a soil health metric: an interlab comparison across soils. Geoderma. 366: 114235.

Deiss, L., Margenot, A.J., Culman, S.W., Demyan, M.S. 2020. Tuning support vector machines regression models improves prediction accuracy of soil properties using MIR spectroscopy. Geoderma. 365: 114227.

Fan, M., Lal, R., Zhang, H., Margenot, A.J., Wu, J., Wu, P., Zhang, L., Yao, J., Cheng, F., Gao, C. 2020. Variability and determinants of soil organic matter in an intensive agricultural region, eastern China. Soil and Tillage Research. 198: 104544.

Margenot, A.J., O’Neill, T., Sommer, R., Akella, V. 2020. Predicting soil permanganate oxidizable carbon (POXC) by coupling DRIFT spectroscopy and artificial neural networks (ANN). Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 168: 105098.

Gu, C., Wilson, S., Margenot, A.J. 2020. Lithological and bioclimatic impacts on soil phosphatase activities in California temperate forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 141: 107633.


Deiss, L., Margenot, A.J., Culman, S.W., Demyan, M.S. 2019. Optimizing acquisition parameters in diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy of soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 84: 930-948.

Margenot, A.J., Kitt, D., Gramig, B.M., Berkshire, T.B., Chatterjee, N., Hertzberger, A.J., Aguiar, S., Furneaux, A., Sharma, N., Cusick, R. 2019. Toward a regional phosphorus (re)cycle in the U.S. Midwest. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48(5):1397-1413. PDF here.

Trimmer, J., Margenot, A.J., Cusick, R., Guest, J. 2019. Aligning product chemistry and soil context for agronomic reuse of human-derived resources. Environmental Science & Technology. 53(11):6501-6510. PDF here.

Jesse, S.D., Zhang, Y., Margenot, A.J., Davidson, P.C. 2019. Hydroponic lettuce production using treated post-hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater (PHW). Sustainability. 11 (13): 3605.

Jackson, L.E., Bowles, T.M., Ferris, H., Margenot, A.J., Hollander A., Garcia-Palacios. P., Daufresne, T., Sanchez-Moreno, S. 2019. Plant and soil microfaunal biodiversity across the borders between arable and forest ecosystems in a Mediterranean landscape. Applied Soil Ecology. 136:122-138.

Margenot, A.J., Parikh, S.J., Calderón, F.J. 2019. Improving infrared spectroscopy characterization of soil organic matter by sample pre-treatments and spectral subtractionsJournal of Visual Experiments. 143, e57464.


Margenot, A.J., Nakayama, Y., Parikh, S.J. 2018. Methodological recommendations for optimizing assays of enzyme activities in soil samplesSoil Biology and Biochemistry. 125:350-360.

Margenot, A.J., Griffin, D.E., Alves, B.S.Q., Rippner, D.A., Chongyang, L. Parikh, S.J. 2018.  Substitution of peat moss with softwood biochar for soil-free marigold growth. Industrial Crops and Products. 112: 160-169.

Margenot, A.J., Rippner, D.A., Dumlao, M.R., Nezami, S, Green, P.G., Silk, W.M., Parikh, S.J., McElrone, A.J. 2018.  Copper oxide nanoparticle effects on root growth and hydraulic conductivity of two vegetable cropsPlant and Soil. 431 (1-2): 333–345.

Margenot, A.J., Sommer, R., Parikh, S.J. 2018. Soil Phosphatase Activities across a Liming Gradient under Long-Term Managements in KenyaSoil Science Society of America Journal. 82(4):850-861.

2017 and before…

Margenot, A.J., Bal, L., Rao, L., R. Sommer, R. 2017. Phosphorus Fertilization and Management in Soils of Sub Saharan Africa. Eds. Lal, R. and Stewart, B.A. Soil Phosphorus. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Margenot, A.J., Pulleman, M., Sommer, R., Paul, B., Parikh, S.J., Jackson, L.E., Fonte, S. 2017. Biochemical proxies indicate differences in soil C cycling induced by long-term tillage and residue management in a tropical agroecosystemPlant and Soil. 420(1-2):315-329

Margenot, A.J., Sommer, R., Mukalama, J., Parikh, S.J. 2017. Biological P cycling is influenced by the form of P fertilizer in an OxisolBiology and Fertility of Soils. 53(8):899-909

Margenot, A.J., Calderón, F.J., Magrini, K.A., Evans, R. 2017. Application of DRIFTS, 13C NMR, and py-MBMS to Characterize the Effects of Soil Science Oxidation Assays on Soil Organic Matter Composition in a Mollic XerofluventApplied Spectroscopy 71(7):1506-1518

Margenot, A.J., Paul, B., Sommer, R., Pulleman, M., Parikh, S.J., Jackson, L.E., Fonte, S. 2017. Can conservation agriculture improve phosphorus (P) availability in weathered soils? Effects of tillage and residue management on soil P status after 9 years in a Kenyan OxisolSoil and Tillage Research 166: 157-166

Margenot, A.J., Calderón, F.J., Goyne, K., Mukome, F.N.D., Parikh, S.J. 2016. Soil analysis, applications of FTIR spectroscopy. Ed. G. Tranter. Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 3rd Ed. Elsevier, Ltd: Oxford, UK.

Margenot, A.J., Hodson, A. 2016. Relationships between labile soil organic matter and nematode communities in a natural landscapeNematology 18(10):1231-1245

Margenot, A.J., Alldritt, K., Southard, S., O’Geen, T. 2016. Integrating Soil Science into Primary School Curricula_Students Promote Soil Science Education with Dig It! The Secrets of SoilSoil Science Society of America Journal 80(4):831-838

Pincus, L., J. Six, J., Margenot, A.J., Scow, K. 2016. On-farm trial assessing combined organic and mineral fertilizer amendments on vegetable yields in central UgandaAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 225:62-71

Margenot, A.J., Calderón, F.J., Parikh, S.J. 2015. Limitations and Potential of Spectral Subtractions in Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Soil SamplesSoil Science Society of America Journal 80(1):10-26

Margenot, A.J., Calderón, F.J., Bowles, T.M., Parikh, S.J., Jackson, L.E. 2015. Soil organic matter functional group composition in relation to organic carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus fractions in organically managed tomato fieldsSoil Science Society of American Journal 79(3): 772-782

Parikh, S.J., Goyne, K., Margenot, A.J., Mukome, F.M.D., Calderón, F.J. 2014. Soil chemical insights provided through vibrational spectroscopyAdvances in Agronomy 126:1-148