Faculty

Clark Gantzer

Clark J. Gantzer, Ph.D.


Professor Emeritus
Soil Science

Education

  • Ph.D. 1980, University of Minnesota

Research

  • Soil and water conservation and management and applied soil physics.

Research Summary

  • Research and teaching in soil and water conservation and management. Work includes: measurement and prediction of soil erosion, measurement of soil structure and its relationship to soil productivity and soil quality, and improvement of soil and water conservation and management methods.

Teaching

  • Ecology and renewable resource management
  • Introduction to environmental science
  • Soil and water management and conservation
  • Land use management

Selected Publications

  • Zaibon, S., S.H. Anderson, A.L. Thompson, N.R. Kitchen, C.J. Gantzer and S.I. Haruna. 2017. Soil water infiltration affected by topsoil thickness in row crop and switchgrass production systems. Geoderma 286: 46–53.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, T.M. Reinbott, R.L. Wright and R.A. Pierce. 2016. Yield Differences Influenced by Distance from Riparian Buffers and Conservation Reserve Program. Agron. J. 108: 647-655. doi:10.2134/agronj2015.0273.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer and S. Jose. 2016. Agroforestry practices and ecosystem services. p. in press. In: M. Al-Kaisi and B. Lowery, editors, Soil Health and Intensification of Agroecosystems. Elsevier.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson and S. Assouline. 2016. Synchrotron microtomographic quantification of geometrical soil pore characteristics affected by compaction. Soil 2: 211–220. doi:10.5194/soil-2-211-2016.
  • Svoma, B.M. and C.J. Gantzer. 2016. Regional climatological probabilities to increase success and reduce risk in rain-fed cover crop management. J. Soil Water Conserv. 71: 377-384. doi:10.2489/jswc.71.5.377.
  • Delgado, J.A. and C.J. Gantzer. 2015. The 4Rs for cover crops and other advances in cover crop management for environmental quality. J. Soil Water Conserv. 70: 142A-145A. doi:10.2489/jswc.70.6.142A.
  • Bay, M.K., A.L. Thompson, K.A. Sudduth and C.J. Gantzer. 2014. An online planning tool for designing terrace layouts. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30: 905-914. doi:10.13031/aea.30.10567.
  • Gantzer, C. 2013. A certain wholeness: The dividends of conservation. J. Soil Water Conserv. 68: 155A-158A. doi:10.2489/jswc.68.6.155A.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson, A.M. Rossi, R.C. Graham and R.A. Ketcham. 2012. Analysis of three-dimensional geometrical pore parameters from rock weathering. Soil Science 177: 506-516.
  • Lee, S.S., C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson and S.H. Anderson. 2011. Polyacrylamide efficacy for reducing soil erosion and runoff as influenced by slope. J. Soil Water Conserv. 66: 172-177.
  • Murphy, C.A., A.L. Thompson and C.J. Gantzer. 2010. Polyacrylamide influence on runoff and sediment detachment from a silt loam soil. Transactions of the ASABE 53: 31-38.
  • Lee, S.S., C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson, S.H. Anderson. 2010. Polyacrylamide and gypsum amendments for erosion and runoff control on two dissimilar soils. J. Soil Water Conserv. 65: 233-237.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, R.P. Udawatta and C.J. Gantzer. 2010. CT-measured macropores as affected by agroforestry and grass buffers for grazed pasture systems. Agroforestry Syst.: 1-7.
  • Kim, H., S.H. Anderson, P.P. Motavalli and C.J. Gantzer. 2010. Compaction effects on soil macropore geometry and related parameters for an arable field. Geoderma 160: 244-251. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.09.030.
  • Kazemi, H.V., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne and C.J. Gantzer. 2009. Aldicarb and carbofuran transport in a Hapludalf influenced by differential antecedent soil water content and irrigation delay. Chemosphere 74: 265-273. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.09.015.
  • Udawatta, R.P., C.J. Gantzer, S.H. Anderson and H.E. Garrett. 2008. Agroforestry and grass buffer effects on pore characteristics measured by high-resolution X-ray computed tomography. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72: 295-304.
  • Udawatta, R.P., S.H. Anderson, C.J. Gantzer and H.E. Garrett. 2008. Influence of prairie restoration on CT-measured soil pore characteristics. J. Environ. Qual. 37: 219-228.
  • Rachman, A., S.H. Anderson, E.E. Alberts, A.L. Thompson and C.J. Gantzer. 2008. Predicting Runoff and Sediment Yield from a Stiff-Stemmed Grass Hedge System for a Small Watershed. Trans. ASABE. 51(2) 425-432.
  • Lee, S.S., C.J. Gantzer, A.L. Thompson, S.H. Anderson and R.A. Ketcham. 2008. Using high-resolution computed tomography analysis to characterize soil-surface seals. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 72: 1478-1485.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, L.G. Bricknell, R.P. Udawatta and C.J. Gantzer. 2008. Benefits of agroforestry and grass buffers in grazed pasture systems. J. Soil Water Conserv. 63: 224-232.
  • Kumar, S., S.H. Anderson, L.G. Bricknell, R.P. Udawatta and C.J. Gantzer. 2008. Soil hydraulic properties influenced by agroforestry and grass buffers for grazed pasture systems. J. Soil Water Conserv. 63: 224-232.
  • Kazemi, H.V., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne and C.J. Gantzer. 2008. Spatial variability of bromide and atrazine transport parameters for a Udipsamment. Geoderma 144: 545-556. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.01.018.
  • Kazemi, H.V., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne and C.J. Gantzer. 2008. Atrazine and alachlor transport in claypan soils as influenced by differential antecedent soil water content. J. Environ. Qual. 37: 1599-1607. doi:10.2134/jeq2007.0470.