Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez

Assistant Professor, Soil Science

Phone: 780-492-2428
Department: Renewable Resources
Office: 426 Earth Sciences
Office Hours: By appointment
Address: University of Alberta
426 Earth Sciences
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E3

Research Areas and Interests: Carbon and nitrogen transformations and fluxes in agroecosystems. Integrated assessments of soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases exchange. Management options towards greenhouse gas mitigation, climate change adaptation, and enhanced resilience in agroecosystems. Evaluations of soil functions and ecosystem services.

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Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.

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Selected Publications

Chendev YG, Sauer TJ, Hernandez Ramirez G, Burras CL. (2015). History of East European Chernozem Soil Degradation; Protection and Restoration by Tree Windbreaks in the Russian Steppe. Sustainability. 7: 705-724.

Hernandez-Ramirez G, Lawrence-Smith EJ, Sinton SM, Tabley F, Schwen A, Beare MH, Brown HE. (2014). Root Responses to Alterations in Macroporosity and Penetrability in a Silt Loam Soil. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.78: 1392–1403.

Curtin D, Beare M, Scott C, Hernandez-Ramirez G and Meenken E. (2014). Mineralization of Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Following Physical Disturbance: A Laboratory Assessment. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 78: 925–935.

Kim DG, Giltrap D, Hernandez-Ramirez G. (2013). Background nitrous oxide emissions in agricultural and natural lands: a meta-analysis.Plant Soil. 373: 17-30.

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.L. Trabue, T.J. Sauer, R.L. Pfeiffer, J.C. Tyndall. 2012. Odor Mitigation with Tree Buffers: Swine Production Case Study. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 149:154–163.

Curtin D, Beare MH, Hernandez-Ramirez G. (2012). Temperature and moisture effects on microbial biomass and soil organic matter mineralization.Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.76: 2055-2067.

Sauer, T.J., D.E. James, C.A. Cambardella, G. Hernandez-Ramirez. Soil Properties Following Reforestation or Afforestation of Marginal Cropland in Iowa. Plant Soil (2012) doi 10.1007/s11104-012-1258-8

Kim, D-G., G. Hernandez-Ramirez, and D. Giltrap. Linear and nonlinear dependency of direct nitrous oxide emissions on fertilizer nitrogen input: A meta-analysis. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. (2012) doi:10.1016/j.agee.2012.02.021

Curtin, D., M.H. Beare, and G. Hernandez-Ramirez. Temperature and moisture effects on microbial biomass and soil organic matter mineralization Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. (2012) doi:10.2136/sssaj2012.0011

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., J.L. Hatfield, T.B. Parkin, T.J. Sauer and J.H. Prueger. 2011. Carbon Dioxide Fluxes in Corn-Soybean Rotations in the Midwestern U.S.: Inter- and Intra-annual Variations, and Biophysical Controls. Agric. Forest. Meteor. 151:1831– 1842

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.M. Brouder, M.D. Ruark, and R.F. Turco. 2011. Nitrate, Phosphate, and Ammonium Loads at Subsurface Drains in the Eastern Corn Belt: Agroecosystem and Nitrogen Management. J. Environ. Qual. 40:1229-1240.

Smith, D.R., G. Hernandez-Ramirez, S.D. Shalamar, D.L. Bucholtz, and D.E. Stott. 2011. Nitrogen Fertilizer and Tillage Management Impacts on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Emissions in Corn/Soybean and Biomass Cropping Systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:1070-1082.

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., T.J. Sauer, J.L. Hatfield, and J.H. Prueger. 2011. Quantifying Atmospheric Stability Conditions at a Swine Facility and an Adjacent Corn Field in Iowa. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 105:495–503.

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.M. Brouder, D.R. Smith, and G.E. Van Scoyoc. 2011. Nitrogen Partitioning and Utilization in Corn Cropping Systems: Rotation, N Source, and N Timing. Europ. J. Agronomy 34:190–195

Schwen, A., G. Hernandez-Ramirez, E.J. Lawrence-Smith, S.M. Sinton, S. Carrick, B.E. Clothier, G.D. Buchan, and W. Loiskandl. 2011. Hydraulic Properties and the Water-Conducting Porosity as Affected by Subsurface Compaction Using Tension Infiltrometry. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:822-831

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., T.J. Sauer, C.A. Cambardella, J.R. Brandle, and D.E. James. 2011. Carbon sources and dynamics in afforested and cultivated corn belt soils. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:216–225

Singer, J.W., J.L. Heitman, G. Hernandez-Ramirez, T.J. Sauer, J.H. Prueger, and J.L. Hatfield. 2010. Contrasting Methods for Estimating Evapotranspiration in Soybean. Agricultural Water Management 98:157–163.

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., J.L. Hatfield, J.H. Prueger, and T.J. Sauer. 2010. Energy Balance and Turbulent Flux Partitioning in a Corn-Soybean Rotation in the Midwestern U.S. Theor. Appl. Climatol. 100:79-92

Logsdon, S.D., G. Hernandez-Ramirez, J.L. Hatfield, T.J. Sauer, J.H. Prueger, and K.E. Schilling. 2009. Soil Water and Shallow Groundwater Relations in an Agricultural Hillslope. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1461-1468.

Sauer, T.J., S.R. Compston, C.P. West, G. Hernandez-Ramirez, E.E. Gbur, and T.B. Parkin. 2009. Nitrous Oxide Emissions from a Bermudagrass Pasture in Arkansas: Poultry Litter and Interseeded Winter Rye. Soil Biol. Biochem. 41:1417-1424

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.M. Brouder, D.R. Smith, G.E. Van Scoyoc, and G. Michalski. 2009. Nitrous Oxide Production in an Eastern Corn Belt Soil: Sources and Redox Range. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:1182-1191

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.M. Brouder, D.R. Smith, and G.E. Van Scoyoc. 2009. Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in an Eastern Corn Belt Soil: Weather, N Source and Rotation. J. Environ. Qual. 38:841-854

Hernandez-Ramirez, G., S.M. Brouder, D.R. Smith, and G.E. Van Scoyoc. 2009. Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in an Eastern Corn Belt Soil: N Source and Rotation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 73:128-137