Michael Castellano

Associate Professor [AGRON]
Dept:Agronomy
Office:2104l Agronomy
716 Farm House Ln
Ames IA
50011-1051
Phone:515-294-3963
Website:http://castellanolab.weebly.com/index.html

Research in my lab focuses on biogeochemical cycling and transport within the soil as it extends to the atmosphere and subsoil. We have particular interest in nitrogen because nitrogen frequently limits production and is easily lost from agricultural systems to the surrounding environment, where it represents an economic loss to farmers that can diminish air and water quality. Current research includes cover crops and nitrogen retention, nitrogen use efficiency, and biophysical factors affecting nitrous oxide fluxes.