Dr. Tunsisa Hurisso
Assistant Professor of Soil Science
312 Foster Hall
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5047
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kahy0BgAAAAJ&hl=en
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tunsisa_Hurisso
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tunsisa-hurisso-89637211/
- Ph.D., Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
- M.Sc., Soil Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- B.Sc. (Hons.), Plant Science, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
- Diploma (Hons.), Plant Sciences, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
My research interest is diverse and includes assessment and development of physical, chemical, and biological indicators of soil health to quantify the impact of agricultural management on critical ecosystem services such as soil C sequestration, biogeochemical cycling of C and nutrient elements (with an emphasis of N and P), water storage, erosion mitigation, greenhouse gas mitigation, and agronomic performance (i.e., yields of horticulture and small acreage crops) at multiple scales across space time.
I also use applied research as an extension tool to engage and work collaboratively with farmers and agricultural stakeholders in planning and implementing problem-solving research that addresses real production and management issues.
AGR-211, Soils in Our Environment
AGR-324, Nutrient Management and Soil Health
· Hurisso, T.T., and S.W. Culman. 2020. Is Autoclaved Citrate-Extractable (ACE) Protein a Viable Indicator of Soil Nitrogen Availability? In: D.L. Karlen, D.E. Stott, and M.M. Mikha (eds). Soil Health: Vol. 2: Laboratory Methods For Soil Health Assessment, Chapter 10, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) & Wiley International, SSSA, Madison, WI.
· Hurisso, T.T., Steve W. Culman, William R. Horwath, Jordon Wade, Deandra Cass, Joshua W. Beniston, Timothy M. Bowles, Stuart Grandy, Alan J. Franzluebbers, Meagan E. Schipanski, Shawn Lucas, Carmen Ugarte. 2016. Comparison of permanganate oxidizable carbon and mineralizable carbon for assessment of organic matter stabilization and mineralization. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80:1352–1364.
· B.K. Paul, B. Vanlauwe, M. Hoogmoed, Hurisso T.T., T. Ndabamenye, Y. Terano, S. Koala, J. Six, F. Ayuke, M.M. Pulleman. 2015. Exclusion of soil macrofauna did not affect soil quality but increased crop yields in a sub-humid tropical maize-based system. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 208:75–85.
· Hurisso, T.T., U. Norton, J.B. Norton, Judith Odhiambo, S. Del Grosso, G.W. Hergert, D.J. Lyon. 2015. Dryland soil greenhouse gases and yield-scaled emissions in no-till and organic winter wheat–fallow systems. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 80:178–192.
· Hurisso, T.T., J.G. Davis, J.E. Brummer, M.E. Stromberger, M.M. Mikha, M.L. Haddix, M.R. Booher, E.A. Paul. 2013. Rapid Changes in microbial biomass and aggregate size distribution in response to changes in organic matter management in grass pasture. Geoderma 193-194:68–75.
· *For a full list of publications, visit my Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and LinkedIn Profiles.