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Biography

Prof. Kenneth Ray Olson

College of ACES, USA


Email: krolson@illinois.edu


Qualifications

1981-1983  Ph.D., Cornell University, USA

1966-1969  M.S., Ohio State University, USA


Publications (Selected)

  1. Olson, K. R., L. P. Wilding and G. F. Hall. 1980. Soil Taxonomy and regional land use in interpretations for Ohio. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 44:1069-1074.
  2. Olson, K. R. and G. W. Olson. 1985. Proposed use of agronomic data and enterprise budgets in land assessment evaluations. J. Soil Water Conservation 40:455-458.
  3. Olson, K.R. R.L. Jones, A.N. Gennadiyev, S. Chernyanskii, W.I. Woods, and J.M. Lang. 2006. Fly ash distribution to assess erosion and deposition in an Illinois landscape. Soil and Tillage 89:155-166.
  4. Olson, K.R. 2009. Impacts of 2008 Flooding on Agricultural Lands in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. J.  Soil Water Conservation 64:167A-171A.
  5. Olson, K. R., S. A. Ebelhar and J.M. Lang. 2010. Cover crop effects on crop yields and soil organic carbon content. Soil Science 175:89-98.
  6. Olson, K. R. 2010. Impacts of tillage, slope, and erosion on soil organic carbon retention. Soil Science 175:562-567.
  7. Olson, K.R. and L W. Morton. 2012. The impacts of 2011 man-induced levee breaches on agricultural lands of the Mississippi River Valley J. Soil Water Conservation 67 (1):5A-10A.
  8. Olson, K.R. 2013. Soil organic carbon sequestration in U.S. cropland: Protocol development. Geoderma 195-196: 201-206.
  9. Olson, K.R, M.M Al-Kaisi., R. Lal and B. Lowery. 2014. Experimental considerations, treatments, and methods in determining soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Soil Sci. Soc.  Am. J. 78:348-360.
  10. Olson, K.R, M.M Al-Kaisi., R. Lal and B. Lowery. 2014. Examining the paired comparison method approach for determining soil organic carbon sequestration rates. J. Soil Water Conservation 69(6):193A-197A.
  11. Olson, K.R., A.N. Gennadiyev, R.G. Kovach and T.E. Schumacher. 2014. Comparison of prairie and eroded agricultural lands on soil organic carbon retention (South Dakota).  Open Access Journal of Soil Science Vol. 4, No. 4: 136-150.
  12. Olson, K.R, M.M Al-Kaisi., R. Lal and B. Lowery. 2014. Experimental consideration, treatments, and methods in determining soil organic carbon sequestration rates. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 2014. 78.348-360.
  13. Olson, K. R., S. A. Ebelhar and J.M. Lang. 2014.  Long-term effects of cover crops on crop yields, soil organic carbon stocks and sequestration. Open Journal of Soil Science Vol. 4, No. 8, 284-292.
  14. Olson, K.R., and M. M. Al-Kaisi. 2015. Impact of soil sampling depth on soil organic carbon sequestration, storage, retention and loss. Catena 125:33-37.
  15. Olson, K.R., M. M. Al-Kaisi, R. Lal and L. Cihacek. 2016. Soil organic carbon dynamics in eroding and depositional landscapes. Open Journal of Soil Science Vol. 6(8): 121-134.
  16. Olson, K.R. and L. W. Morton. 2017. Why were the soil tunnels of Cu Chi and Iron Triangle in Vietnam so resilient? Open Journal of Soil Science 7: 34-51.
  17. Olson, K.R. and L.W. Morton. 2017. Chicago’s 132 year attempt to provide safe drinking water supply to residents. J. Soil Water Conservation 72(2): 19A-25A.
  18. Olson, K.R. and L.W. Morton. 2018. Water rights and fights: Lao dams on the Mekong River. J of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(2):35A-41A.
  19. Olson, K.R. and L.W. Morton. 2018. Tonle Sap Lake and river and confluence with the Mekong River in Cambodia. J of Soil and Water Conservation. 73(3):60A-66A.
  20. Salemme, R.K., K.R. Olson, A.N. Gennadiyev and R.G. Kovach. 2018. Effect of land use change, cultivation, and Landscape position on prairie soil organic carbon stocks. Open Journal of Soil Science 8:163-173.
  21. Olson, K.R. and D.R. Speidel. 2020. Why Does the Repaired Len Small Levee, Alexander County, Illinois, US Continue to Breach during Major Flooding Events? Open Journal of Soil Science 10(1): 16-43.
  22. Olson, K.R. and M. Tharp. 2020. How did the Passaic River, a Superfund site near Newark, New Hersey, become an Agent Orange dioxin TCDD hotspot? J. of Soil and Water Conservation 75 (2): 33A-37A; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.75.2.33A.
  23. Olson, K.R. and D.R. Speidel. 2020. Review and Analysis: Successful Use of Soil Tunnels in Medieval and Modern Warfare and Smuggling. Open Journal of Soil Science 10(5): 194-215.