Prof. Thomas E. Fenton

Department of Agronomy

Iowa State University, USA

ARCPACS; Certified Professional Soil Scientist




1966 Ph.D., Soil Science (Soil Morphology and Genesis), Iowa State University, U.S

1960 M.S., Soil Morphology and Genesis, University of Illinois, U.S

1959 B.S., Agricultural Science, (High Honors), University of Illinois, U.S

Publications (Selected)

  1. Fenton, T. E. (2011), The impact of erosion on the classification and productivity of Mollisols in Iowa, In review. Candian Jour. Of Soil Science.
  2. Fenton, T. E. (2011), The soil survey program in Iowa, P. 24-25. In Lee Rudebusch (ed.) Getting into soil and water, Iowa Water Center, Ames, IA.
  3. Fenton, T.E. (2010), Soil erosion in Iowa, P. 6-8. In Rachel Unger (ed.) Getting into soil and Water, Iowa Water Center, Ames, IA.
  4. Fenton, T.E. (2010), Soil landscape studies in Iowa-1950s and 1960s, Soil Survey Horizons 51: No.4, 108-114.
  5. Brevik, E. C., Fenton, T. E., and Lazari, A. (2006), Soil electrical conductivity as a function of soil water content and implications for soil mapping, Precision Agriculture 7: 393-404.
  6. Olson, K.R., Fenton, T.E., Smeck, N.E., Hammer, R.D., Ransom, M.D., Zanner, McLeese, R., and Sucik, M.T. (2005), Proposed modification of mollic epipedon thickness criteria for eroded conditions and potential impacts on existing soil classifications, Soil Survey Horizons 46: No. 2, 23-35.
  7. Olson, K.R., Fenton, T.E., Smeck, N.E., Hammer, R.D., Ransom, M.D., Zanner, McLeese,R., and Sucik, M.T. (2005), Identification, mapping, classification, and interpretation of eroded Mollisols in the Midwest, Soil Survey Horizons 46: No. 1, 23-35.
  8. Fenton, T.E., Kazemi, M., and Lauterbach-Barrett, M.A. (2005), Erosional impact on organic matter content and productivity of selected Iowa soils, Soil and Tillage Research, 81:163-171.
  9. Schumacher, J.A., Kaspar, T.C., Ritchie, J.C., Schumacher, T.E., Karlen, D.L., Ventris, E.R.,McCarty, G.M., Colvin, T.S., Jaynes, D.B., Lindstrom, M.J., and Fenton, T.E. (2005), Identifying spatial patterns of erosion for use in precision conservation, Jour. Soil and Water Conservation 60: 355-362.
  10. Kovda, I.,Brevik, E.C., Fenton, T.E., and Gerasimova, M. (2004), The impact of white pine (Pinus strobus) on a Mollisol after seven decades of soil development, Jour. Iowa Acad. Sci. 111(3,4):58-66.
  11. Brevik, E. C., Fenton, T. E., and Horton, R. (2004), Effect of daily soil temperature fluctuations on soil electrical conductivity as measured with the Geonics® EM-38, Precision Agriculture 5:143-152.
  12. Kaspar, T.C., Pulido, D.J., Fenton, T.E., Colvin, T.S., Karlen, D.L., Jaynes, D.B., and Meek, D.W. (2004), Relationship of corn and soybean yield to soil and terrain properties, Agron. J. 96: 700-709.

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