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Name: Syam Dodla
Title: Assistant Professor
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Department: Red River Research Station
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 262 Research Station Drive
Address 2: Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone Number: (318) 741-7430
Fax Number: (318) 741-7433

Education/Training

Ph.D. Agronomy (Environmental Soil Chemistry), Louisiana State University, May 2009

M.S. Agriculture (Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry), Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, June 2001

B.S. Agriculture, Acharya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University, July 1998

Areas of Specialization/Research


Development of Best Management Strategies for the use of animal wastes, especially poultry litter, in agriculture to improve nutrient use efficiency and minimize environmental impact.

Evaluation of integrated use of animal wastes and inorganic fertilizers to improve nutrient use efficiency and soil health.

Development of effective and economical water management strategies for row crop production in northwest Louisiana.

Evaluation of conservation tillage systems to improve crop production and soil health.


Professional Experience

Manuscript Reviewer:

  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Agronomy Journal
  • Wetlands
  • Chemosphere 
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Water, Air & Soil Pollution

Grants Reviewer:

  • National Science Foundation

Professional Societies:

  • American Society of Agronomy
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • World Environmental Organization
Awards/Grants

Dodla, S.K. Polyhalite as a fertilizer for soybean in Louisiana, 2014, $23,086.

Dodla, S.K. and C.Y. Jeong. Evaluation of Agrotain-plus for enhancing N use efficiency of poultry litter, 2014, $15,000.

J.J. Wang, C.Y. Jeong and S.K. Dodla. Use of crop residue as bio-char soil amendment to reduce greenhouse gas emission, enhance soil carbon sequestration, and improve water quality in sugarcane and rice production, 2010 to 2013, $563,000. Source: U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service

Publications/Presentations/Patents

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, M. Kongchum and S. Harrison. 2013. Impacts of agricultural field management practices on greenhouse gas emissions from Louisiana soils. Louisiana Agriculture, Spring 2013.

Wang, J.J., and S.K. Dodla. 2013. Wetland soil carbon sequestration. Louisiana Agriculture, Spring 2013.

Ali, M., J. J. Wang, R. D. DeLaune, D. C. Seo, S. K. Dodla, and A. B. Hernandez. 2013. Effect of redox potential and pH status on degradation and adsorption behavior of Tylosin in dairy lagoon sediment suspension. Chemosphere 91:1583-1589

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang and R.L. Cook. 2012. Molecular composition of humic acids from coastal wetland soils along a salinity gradient. Soil Science Society of American Journal 76:1592-1605.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang and R.D. DeLaune. 2012. Characterization of Labile Organic Carbon in Coastal Wetland Soils of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain: Relationships to Carbon Functionalities. Science of the Total Environment 435-436:151-158

Jeong, C.Y., J.J. Wang, and S.K. Dodla. 2012. Effect of biochar amendment on tylosin adsorption/desorption and transport in two different soils. Journal of Environmental Quality 41:1185-1192.

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, R.D. DeLaune, W.H. Hudnall and R.L. Cook. 2011. Soil carbon characteristics in two Mississippi river deltaic marshland profiles. Wetlands 31:157-166.

Wang, J.J., H. Zhang, J.L. Schroder, T.K. Udeigwe, Z. Zhang, S.K. Dodla and M.H. Stietiya. 2010. Reducing potential leaching of phosphorus, heavy metals, and fecal coliform from animal wastes using bauxite residues. Water Air Soil Pollution 214:241-252.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, R.D. DeLaune and G. Breitenbeck. 2009. Carbon gas production under different electron acceptors in a freshwater marsh soil. Chemosphere 76:517-522.

Dodla, S. K., J. J. Wang, R. D. DeLaune and R.L. Cook. 2008. Denitrification potential and its relation to organic carbon quality in three wetland soils. Science of the Total Environment 407:471-480.

Gaston, L., M. Locke, J. McDonald, S. Dodla, L. Liao, L. Putnam, and T. Udeigwe. 2007. Effects of tillage on norflurazon sorption, degradation and mobility in a Mississippi delta soil. Soil Sciience 172:534-545.

Wang, J. J., S. K. Dodla, and R. Handerson. 2004 .Soil silicon extractability with seven selected extractants in relation to calorimetric and ICP determination. Soil Science.169: 1–10.

Book Chapters:

Wang, J.J., and S.K. Dodla. Chapter: Application of Analytical Pyrolysis-Mass Spectrometry in Characterization of Animal Manures” in Environmental Chemistry of Animal Manure. Edited by Zhongqi He. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York.

Presentations, Proceedings and Abstracts at National and International Meetings:

Dodla, S.K., N.D. Tafti, J.J. Wang, C.Y. Jeong, and R.D. DeLaune.2013. Degradation of Crude Oil in Saline Marsh Soil under Different Redox Conditions. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference, Jan 21 – 23, New Orleans, LA.

Liu, C., J. J. Wang, S.K. Dodla and R.D. DeLaune. 2013. Effect of biosurfactant and nitrogen interaction on gas emission, oil hydrocarbons degradation and microbial community in a saline marsh soil. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference, Jan 21 – 23, New Orleans, LA.

Jeong, C.Y., J.J. Wang, S.K. Dodla, and R. DeLaune. 2013. Movement of petroleum hydrocarbons in wetland soils. Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Conference, Jan 21 – 23, New Orleans, LA.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, C.Y. Jeong, S. DattaMudi, A. Hiscox, H. Viator, R.D. DeLaune, R. Sheffield, and T. Hymel. 2011. Effect of nitrogen fertilization, harvesting and residue management practices on greenhouse gas, ammonia and particulate matter emissions in sugarcane production. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 16 – 19, San Antonio, TX.

Jeong, C.Y., J.J. Wang and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Sorption of tylosin by humic and humic – like substances. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 16 – 19, San Antonio, TX.

Jeong, C.Y., J.J. Wang and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Characteristics and environmental impacts of thermal biochar from sugarcane and rice residues. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 16 – 19, San Antonio, TX.

Wang, J.J., Z. Zhou, J. Du, J. Yang, M. Ali, C.Y. Jeong, D. Seo, R. DeLaune, L. Gaston, A. Roy and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Behavior characteristics and environmental control of tylosin in soil and manure. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 16 – 19, San Antonio, TX.

Wang, J.J., R. DeLaune, C.Y. Jeong, and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Mobility characteristics and redox influence in controlling degradation of oil hydrocarbons in wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 16 – 19, San Antonio, TX.

Wang, J., S.K. Dodla, and R. DeLaune. 2011. Denitrification and carbon gas production of gulf coast wetland soils. The 3rd International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter Dynamics. Leuven, Belgium, July 11-14, 2011, pp 216.

Wang, J.J., A. Hiscox, S. Viator, R. DeLaune, R. Sheffield, T. Hymel and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Atmospheric emissions of nitrous oxide, methane, ammonia, and particulate matter from subtropical sugarcane production. USDA Agricultural Air Quality Project Director Meeting, Washington DC, June 6-7, 2011.

Wang, J.J., R. DeLaune, S.K. Dodla and C.Y. Jeong. 2011. Leachability and redox influence on the degradation of crude oil in coastal marsh soils. April 29, 2011, Baton Rouge, LA

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, and R. DeLaune. 2011. Relationship between carbon gas emission and soil organic carbon transformation along a salinity gradient in coastal wetland soils. AmeriFlux Science Meeting and The Third North American Carbon Program All Investigators Meeting. January 31- February 4, 2011, New Orleans, LA (Abstract).

Wang, J.J. R. DeLaune, M. Ali, L. Gaston, A. Roy, Z. Zhou, J. Do and S.K. Dodla. 2011. Runoff characteristics and redox control of veterinary antibiotics in manure, soil and water. National Water Conference and USDA Project Director Meetings, January 31-February 2, Washington DC (Abstract).

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, and CY. Jeong. 2010. Greenhouse gas production from woody swamp and saline marsh soils under different electron accepters. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, and CY. Jeong. 2010. Characterization of soil organic carbon in long-term sugarcane and rice production systems. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, G. Scaglia and CY. Jeong. 2010. Soil carbon distribution under different pasture systems and its relationship with greenhouse gas emissions. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Wang, J.J., and S.K. Dodla. 2010. Characterization of animal manures using Pyrolysis -GC/MS. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Jeong, C.Y., S.K. Dodla, and J. Wang. 2010. Characterization and acid-base properties of humic-like substances extracted from different sources. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Jeong, C.Y., J. Wang, and S.K. Dodla. 2010. Antibiotics transport in different soils amended with biochar. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31- Nov 3, Long Beach, CA.

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, R.D. DeLaune and R.L. Cook. 2010. Organic carbon transformation along a salinity gradient in Louisiana wetland soils. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Aug 1- 6, 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang and R.D. DeLaune. 2009. Carbon gas emissions and organic matter characteristics in coastal wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov 1- 5, 2009, Pittsburg, PA.

Wang, J.J., S.K. Dodla, and R. DeLaune. 2009. Denitrification and carbon gas production of gulf coast wetland soils. International symposium on soil organic matter dynamics. July 6-9, 2009, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, and R.D. DeLaune. 2008. Effect of different electron acceptors on organic carbon mineralization in a freshwater marsh. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 5-9, Houston, TX.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, R.D. DeLaune, and R.L. Cook. 2007. Characterization of humic substances of Louisiana coastal wetlands. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 4-8, New Orleans, LA.

Wang, J. J., S. K. Dodla and R.D. DeLaune.2006. Effect of salinity and sediments on carbon gas emissions in wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 12- 16, Indianapolis, IN.

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, R.D. DeLaune, R.L. Cook, G. Breitenbeck, and R. L. Cook. 2005. Relationship between soil labile organic carbon and distribution of c moieties in three Louisiana wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Nov. 6-10, Salt Lake City, UT

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, R.D. DeLaune, R.L. Cook and G. Breitenbeck. 2004. Denitrification potentials of Louisiana wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Seattle, WA

Dodla, S.K., J.J. Wang, R. D. DeLaune and W. H. Hudnall. 2004. Metal sorption behavior of Louisiana wetland soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Seattle, WA.

Wang, J. J., S. K. Dodla, R. Henderson, and W.H. Hallmark. 2003. Comparison of soil Si determination in various extracts by colorimetric and ICP methods. ASA-CSSA - SSSA Annual Meetings, Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Denver, CO.
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