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Mart Ros

Mart Ros

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Animal Science
326 Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607)229-9521
Email: mr2249@cornell.edu

Research Statement

I like to study soil and its content, specifically nutrient (phosphorus and nitrogen) cycling. I am interested in the practical application of scientific findings to improve sustainability and productivity. In the Nutrient Management Spear Program, I am involved with the Phosphorus Index (PI) and Nutrient Mass Balance (NMB) projects. With the PI project, we aim to keep phosphorus on the fields and out of the surface water. The PI is designed to identify fields that have a high risk for phosphorus loss, and to encourage best management practices in manure allocation and spreading. In the NMB project, we calculate whole-farm nutrient balances, which can be used as a tool to identify areas of opportunity for improving farm efficiency and sustainability.

Education

  • 2012-2017 Ph.D. - Wageningen University, Department of Soil Quality, the Netherlands. Thesis title: Increasing the phosphorus use efficiency on dairy farms.
  • 2010-2012 M.Sc. Soil Science Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • 2006-2010 B.Sc. Soil, Water, Atmosphere Wageningen University, the Netherlands

Publications

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:
    • Ros, M.B.H., Hiemstra, T., Van Groenigen, J.W., Chareesri, A., Koopmans, G.F., 2017. Exploring the pathways of earthworm-induced phosphorus availability. Geoderma 303, 99-109.
    • Vos, H.M.J., Ros, M.B.H., Koopmans, G.F., Van Groenigen, J.W., 2014. Do earthworms affect phosphorus availability to grass? A pot experiment. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 79, 34-42.
  • Congress and Meetings:
    • Ros, M.B.H., Crittenden, S.J., Cela, S., Czymmek, K.J., Ketterings, Q.M., 2017. The future of the New York Phosphorus Index. SERA17 meeting, Oregon, Ohio, United States of America.
    • Crittenden, S.J., Ketterings, Q.M., Knight, J., Ros, M.B.H., Czymmek, K.J., 2017. Using soil phosphorus saturation ratios to compare manure application cutoffs across states. SERA17 meeting, Oregon, Ohio, United States of America.
    • Ros, M.B.H., Hiemstra, T., Chareesri, A., Oenema, O., Van Groenigen, J.W., Koopmans, G.F., 2015. Exploring mechanisms behind earthworm-induced phosphorus availability. ASA-SSSA-CSSA International Annual Meetings. Mineapolis, MN, United States of America.
    • Ros, M.B.H., Hiemstra, T., Chareesri, A., Oenema, O., Van Groenigen, J.W., Koopmans, G.F., 2015. Mechanisms driving earthworm-induced P availability. Wageningen Soil Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
    • Ros, M.B.H., Koopmans, G.F., Van Groenigen, J.W., Oenema, O., 2014. Earthworms can increase plant growth through elevated P availability in their casts. Phosphorus in Soil and Plants 5 (PSP5), Montpellier, France.
  • Extension Publications:
    • Ros, M.B.H., Czymmek, K.J., Ketterings, Q.M., 2017. Series: Phosphorus and the Environment, 1. An Introduction to Phosphorus. What’s Cropping Up 27, 45-47.