University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
 
 
 
JimNelson

Jim A. Nelson

Staff

 

Directions to University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUniversity of Kentucky, PSS
Campus LocationAg. Science Bldg. North
1100 Nicholasville Road (Office:N-222P)
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone(859) 257-4150
Fax(859) 257-2185
Emailjim.nelson@uky.edu

 

Education

MS 1997  Southwest Texas State Univ.

BS 1993   Hardin Simmons Univ.

Experience

2006-present     Scientist I, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2002-2006          Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Raleigh, NC

1998-2002          Research Associate, Colorado State University / USDA-ARS,

                              Fort Collins, CO

1997-1998          Research Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Interests

How do climate change and land management affect nutrient cycling and plant/soil water relations in grassland ecosystems?

 

 

This person page last updated on 2013-03-28



Research/Teaching Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Iqbal, J., J.A. Nelson, and R.L. McCulley. 2013. Fungal endophyte presence and genotype affect plant diversity and soil-to-atmosphere trace gas fluxes. Plant and Soil 364(1–2):15–27. Published online: doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1326-0.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Iqbal, J., J. A. Nelson, and R. L. McCulley*. 2012. Fungal endophyte presence and genotype affect plant diversity and soil-to-atmosphere trace gas fluxes. Plant Soil 364(1-2): 15-27.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Iqbal, J., J. Siegrist, J. A. Nelson, and R. L. McCulley*. 2012. Fungal endophyte infection increases carbon sequestration potential of southeastern U.S.A. tall fescue stands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 44: 81-92.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Ruffner, M. E., R. L. McCulley, J. A. Nelson, and T. G. Barnes. 2012. Ecosystem function differs between Old World bluestem invaded and native coastal prairie in South Texas. Biological Invasions 14(7): 1483-1500. Published online: doi: 10.1007/s10530-012-0174-4. (Marvin Ruffner was a PhD student in Crop Science)
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Brosi, G.B., R.L. McCulley, L.P. Bush, J.A. Nelson, A.T. Classen, and R.J. Norby. 2011. Effects of multiple climate change factors on the tall fescue—fungal endophyte symbiosis: Infection frequency and tissue chemistry. New Phytologist 189:797-805.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Lowell Bush Rebecca McCulley
    Brosi, GB, RL McCulley, LP Bush, JA Nelson, AT Classen, RJ Norby. 2011. Effects of multiple climate change factors on the tall fescue-fungal endophyte symbiosis: infection frequency and tissue chemistry. New Phytologist 189:797-805
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Lowell Bush Rebecca McCulley
    Gilliam, F.S., R.L. McCulley, and J.A. Nelson. 2011. Spatial variability in soil microbial communities in a nitrogen-saturated hardwood forest watershed. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:280-286.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Gilliam, FS, RL McCulley, JA Nelson 2011. Spatial variability in soil microbial communities in a nitrogen-saturated hardwood forest watershed. Soil Science Society of America Journal 75:280-286.
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Iqbal, J, JA Siegrist, JA Nelson, RL McCulley, 2011. Fungal endophyte infection increases carbon sequestration potential of southeastern USA tall fescue stands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 44:81-92
    Authors in PSS Dept.: Jim A. Nelson Rebecca McCulley
    Hughes, R.F., S. Archer, G.P. Asner, C.A. Wessman, C.R. McMurtry, J.A. Nelson and R. J. Ansley. 2006. Changes in aboveground primary production and carbon and nitrogen pools accompanying woody plant encroachment in a temperate savanna. Global Change Biology 12:1733-1747.
    LeCain, D.R., J.A. Morgan, D.G. Milchunas, A.R. Mosier, J.A. Nelson and D.P. Smith. 2006. Root biomass of individual species, and root size characteristics after five years of CO2 enrichment on native shortgrass steppe. Plant and Soil 279:219-228.
    McCulley, R.L., I.C. Burke, J.A. Nelson, W.K. Lauenroth, A.K. Knapp, and E.F. Kelly. 2005. Regional and temporal patterns in carbon cycling across the Great Plains of North America. Ecosystems 8: 106-121 Publication URL
    Milchunas, D.G., A.R. Mosier, J.A. Morgan, D.R. LeCain, J.Y. King and J.A. Nelson. 2005. Elevated CO2 and defoliation effects on a Shortgrass Steppe: Forage quality versus quantity for ruminants. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 111:166-184.
    Milchunas, D.G., A.R. Mosier, J.A. Morgan, D.R. LeCain, J.Y. King and J.A. Nelson. 2005. Root production and tissue quality in a Shortgrass Steppe exposed to elevated CO2: Using a new ingrowth method. Plant and Soil 268:111-122.
    Morgan, J.A., A.R. Mosier, D.G. Milchunas, D.R. LeCain J.A. Nelson and W.J. Parton. 2004. CO2 enhances productivity, alters species competition and reduces digestibility of Shortgrass Steppe vegetation. Ecological Applications 14:208-219.
    Nelson, J.A., J.A. Morgan, D.R. LeCain, A.R. Mosier, D.G. Milchunas and W.J. Parton. 2004. Elevated CO2 increases soil moisture and enhances plant water relations in a long-term field study in semi-arid shortgrass steppe of Colorado. Plant and Soil 259:169-179.
    Ferretti D.F., E. Pendall, J.A. Morgan, J.A. Nelson, D.R. LeCain and A.R. Mosier. 2003. Partitioning evapotranspiration fluxes from a Colorado grassland using stable isotopes: seasonal variations and ecosystem implications of elevated atmospheric CO2. Plant and Soil 254:291-303.
    LeCain, D.R., J.A. Morgan, A.R. Mosier and J.A. Nelson. 2003. Soil and plant water relations determine photosynthetic responses of C3 and C4 grasses in a semi-arid ecosystem under elevated CO2. Annals of Botany 92:41-52.
    Nelson, J.A., P.W. Barnes and S. Archer. 2002. Leaf demography and growth responses to altered resource availability in woody plants of contrasting leaf habit in a subtropical savanna. Plant Ecology 160:193-205.
    Ott, J.R., J.A. Nelson and T. Caillouet. 1998. The effect of spider-mediated flower alteration on seed production in golden-eye phlox. The Southwestern Naturalist 43:430-436.