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Vimala D. Nair

Research Professor
Environmental Chemistry

 

Program Areas

Teaching
  • SWS 6932: Scientific Writing for Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (fall and summer semesters)
Research
Departmental Research Areas:

Research focus:
Researches the impact of animal production on water quality. Studies fate and transport of phosphorus from manure-laden land into drainage water and eventually into natural water bodies. Also studies nutrient management and carbon sequestration in agroforestry systems.

Extension

Publications

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Book

  • Nair, P.K.R., and V.D. Nair. 2014. Scientific Writing and Communication in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-319-03100-2; DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-03101-9

Book Chapter

  • Nair, V.D., and K.R. Reddy. 2013. Phosphorus sorption and desorption in wetland soils. pp 667 – 678. In: DeLaune, R., Reddy, K.R., Richardson, C.J., and Megonigal, P. (ed). Methods on biogeochemistry of wetlands. Soil Science Society of America Publication.

Selected Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Dari, B., V.D. Nair, W.G. Harris, P.K.R. Nair, L. Sollenberger, and R. Mylavarapu. 2016. Relative influence of soil- vs. biochar properties on soil phosphorus retention. Geoderma. 280:82-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.06.018
  2. Dari, B., V.D. Nair, J. Colee, W.G. Harris, and R. Mylavarapu. 2015. Estimation of phosphorus isotherm parameters: a simple and cost-effective procedure. Front. Environ. Sci. 3:70. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2015.00070.
  3. Nair, V.D., M.W. Clark, and K.R. Reddy. 2015. Evaluation of legacy phosphorus storage and release from wetland soils. J. Environ. Qual. 44: 1956 – 1964. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.03.0154.
  4. Nair, V.D, and W.G. Harris. 2014. Soil phosphorus storage capacity for environmental risk assessment. Advances in Agriculture. doi:10.1155/2014/723064.
  5. Nair, V.D. 2014. Soil phosphorus saturation ratio for risk assessment in land use systems. Front. Environ. Sci. 2:6. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2014.00006
  6. Nair, P.K.R., and V.D. Nair. 2014. "Solid-Fluid-Gas": The state of knowledge on carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems in Africa. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 6:22–27.
  7. Chakraborty, D., V.D. Nair, W.G. Harris and R.D. Rhue.  2012. Environmentally-relevant phosphorus retention capacity of sandy coastal plain soils. Soil Sci. 177:701-707.
  8. Nair, P.K. R., V.D. Nair, B.M. Kumar, and J. Showalter. 2010. Carbon sequestration in agroforestry systems. Adv. Agron. 108:237-307.
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

Office:
2159 McCarty Hall A

(352) 294-3137
(352) 392-3399 fax

email: vdn@ufl.edu