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Maria Lucia Silveira

Associate Professor
Soil Fertility and Water Quality
Range Cattle Research and Education Center

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Program Areas

Research
Departmental Research Areas:

  • Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes

Research focus:
Research emphases include environmental soil chemistry, nutrient management, and environmental services associated with cultivated and native grasslands. Current research projects are focused on understanding soil C dynamics in grazing land ecosystems and the impacts of management on soil C sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions.

Extension
The Soil and Water Science Program at the Range Cattle REC is focused primarily on developing science-based information to address critical soil nutrient management and water quality issues affecting the forage and cattle industry in Florida. During the past 5 years, the Soil and Water Science program has placed significant emphasis on developing and promoting nutrient management strategies that minimize fertilizer inputs necessary to sustaining adequate forage/animal production while protecting the environment. More recently, the Soil and Water Science program has emphasized understanding soil carbon dynamics in grazing land ecosystems and the impacts of management on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. Beef cattle and forage producers in the southern USA are highly interested in adopting management techniques that enhance soil carbon storage capacity and, consequently, improve soil quality and fertility. Increasing soil carbon stocks is largely in line with farmer’s management goals of achieving high productivity. More>>

Publications

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  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O’Connor. 2013. Screening perennial warm-season bioenergy crops as an alternative for phytoremedication of excess soil P. BioEnergy Research. 6(2):469-475.
  • Silveira, M.L., Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Follett, R.F., and Vendramini, J.M.B. 2013 Short-term effects of grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization on soil organic carbon pools under perennial grass pastures in the Southeastern USA. Soil Biol. Biochem.58:42-49.
  • Silveira, M.L., J.M.B. Vendramini, X. Sui, L.E. Sollenberger, and G.A. O’Connor. 2012. Use of warm-season grasses managed as bioenergy crops for phytoremediation of P in P-enriched soils. Agron. J. 105(1):95-100.
  • Vendramini, J.M.B., Silveira, M.L., and Sellers, B. 2012. Methods of establishing annual ryegrass into bahiagrass sod affect forage botanical composition, production, and nutritive value. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2012-0517-01-RS.
  • Silveira, M.L., Reddy, K.R., and Comerford, N.B. 2011. Litter decomposition and soluble carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus release in a forest ecosystem. Open J. Soil Sci. 1:86-96. doi:10.4236/ojss.2011.13012
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A. 2011. Fluctuating water table effect on phosphorus release and availability from a Florida Spodosol. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 91:207-217.
  • Silveira, M.L., Obour, A.K., Vendramini, J.M., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2011.Using tissue analysis as a tool to predict bahiagrass phosphorus fertilization requirement. Journal of Plant Nutrition 34:2193-2205.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Jawitz, J.W., O’Connor, G.A., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2011. A phosphorus budget for bahiagrass pastures growing on a typical Florida Spodosol. Agronomy Journal 103:611-616.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Distribution of nutrients among soil-plant pools in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures grazed at different intensities. Crop Science 51:1800-1807.
  • Moura, D.R, Silveira, M.L., O’Connor, G.A., and Wise W.R. 2011. Long-term reclaimed water application effects on phosphorus leaching potential in rapid infiltration basins. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13:2457-2462.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., O’Connor, G.A., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2011. Incorporation of municipal biosolids affects organic nitrogen mineralization and elephantgrass biomass production. Agronomy Journal 103:899-905.
  • Silveira, ML, Obour, A.K., Arthington, J., Sollenberger, L.E. 2011. The cow-calf industry and water quality in South Florida, USA- A review. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:439-452.
  • Obour, A. K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A., Jawitz, J.W. 2011. Agronomic and environmental impacts of phosphorus fertilization of low input bahiagrass systems in Florida. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 89:281-290.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sollenberger, L.E., O’Connor, G.A., and Jawitz, J.W. 2011. Phosphorus fertilization responses on bahiagrass pastures – Forage production and water quality. Agronomy Journal 103:324-330.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. II. Decomposition and nitrogen mineralization. Agronomy Journal 103:163-168.
  • Liu, K., Sollenberger, L.E., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., and Newman, Y.C. 2011. Grazing intensity and nitrogen fertilization affect litter responses in ‘Tifton 85’ bermudagrass pastures. I. Mass, deposition rate, and chemical composition. Agronomy Journal 103:156-162.
  • Inyang, U., Vendramini, J.M.B., Sellers, B., Silveira, M.L., Lunpha, A., Sollenberger, L.E., Adesogan, A., and Paiva, L.M. 2010.Harvest frequency and stubble height affect herbage accumulation, nutritive value, and persistence of ‘Mulato II’ brachiariagrass. Forage and Grazinglands doi:10.1094/FG-2010-0923-01-RS.
  • Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2010. Phosphorus management and water quality problems in grazingland ecosystems. International Journal of Agronomy. doi:10.1155/2010/517603.
  • Obour, A. K., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Adjei, M.B., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2010. Evaluating cattle manure application strategies on phosphorus and nitrogen losses from a Florida Spodosol. Agronomy Journal 102:1511-1521.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., O’Connor, G.A., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: I. Elephantgrass biomass production and soil responses. Agronomy Journal 102:1308-1313.
  • Castillo, M.S., Sollenberger, L.E., Vendramini, J.M.B., Woodard, K.R., Gilmour, J.T., O’Connor, G.A., Newman, Y.C., Silveira, M.L., and Sartain, J.B. 2010. Municipal biosolids as an alternative nutrient source for bioenergy crops: II. Biosolids decomposition and organic nitrogen mineralization. Agronomy Journal 102:1314-1320.
  • Vendramini. J.M.B., Adesogan, A.T., Silveira, M.L., Sollenberger, L.E., Queiroz, O.C., and Anderson, W.E. 2010. Nutritive value and fermentation parameters of warm-season grass silage. Professional Animal Science, 26:193-200.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Prenger, J., and DeBusk, W.F. 2010. Influence of military land uses on soil carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems of Georgia, USA. Ecological Indicators, 10:905-909.
  • Li, Y., Hanlon, E., O’Connor, G., Chen, J., and Silveira, M.L. 2010. Land application of compost and other wastes (by-products) in Florida: Regulations, characteristics, benefits, and concerns. HortTechnology, 20:41-51.
  • Newman, Y.C., Agyin-Birikorang, S., Adjei , M.B., Scholberg, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M.B., Rechcigl, J.E., and Sollenberger, L.E. 2009. Nitrogen fertilization effect on phosphorus remediation potential of three warm-season forages. Agronomy Journal, 101:1243-1248.
  • Newman, Y.C., Agyin-Birikorang, S., Adjei, M.B., Scholberg, J.M., Silveira, M.L., Vendramini, J.M., Rechcigl, J.E., Sollenberger, L.E., and Chrysostome, M. 2009. Enhancing phosphorus phytoremediation potential of two warm-season perennial grasses with nitrogen fertilization. Agronomy Journal, 101:1345-1351.
  • Obour, A.K., Silveira, M.L., Adjei, M.B., Vendramini, J.M.B., and Rechcigl, J.E. 2009. Effect of cattle manure application strategies on bahiagrass yield, nutritive value and phosphorus uptake. Agronomy Journal, 101:1099-1107.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Prenger, J., and DeBusk, W.F. 2009. Soil properties as indicators of disturbance in forest ecosystems of Georgia, USA. Ecological Indicators, 9:740-747.
  • Silveira, M.L., Alleoni, L.R., and Chang, A.C. 2008. Soil amendments and heavy metal retention and distribution in oxisols treated with biosolids. Brazilian Journal of Soil Science, 32:1087-1098.
  • Silveira, M.L., Comerford, N.B., Reddy, K.R., Cooper, W.T., and El-Rifai, H. 2008. Characterization of soil organic carbon pools by acid hydrolysis. Geoderma, 144:405-414.
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Range Cattle Research and Education Center
University of Florida
3401 Experiment Station
Ona, FL 33865-9706

(863) 735-1314
(863) 735-1930 fax

email: mlas@ufl.edu