Magdi Selim

Selim, M.
Title Professor
Department School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences
E-mail MSelim@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 305 M. B. Sturgis
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone 225-578-1332

Ph.D., Soil Physics, Iowa State University
M.S., Soil Physics, Iowa State University
B.S., Soil Science, Alexandria University

2005-Present, George and Mildred Caldwell Endowed Professor of Soil Science, LSU
1984-Present, Professor, School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences, LSU
1984-1985, Visiting Professor, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
1980-1984, Associate Professor, Agronomy Department, LSU
1977-1980, Assistant Professor, Agronomy Department, LSU

Memberships

International Union of Soil Science
International Society of Trace Elements Biogeochemistry
Soil Science Society of America
American Society of Agronomy
Louisiana Association of Agronomists
International Society of Sugarcane Technology
Gamma Sigma Delta
Sigma Xi

Awards and Honors

Justus von Liebeg International Soil Science Award (2014)
Soil Science Research Award, SSSA (2012)
Sedberry Foundation Graduate Teaching Award (1999)
Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy (1996)
Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America (1996|
Doyle Chambers Research Achievements Award (1996)
EPA Regional Administrator’s Environmental Excellence Award (1996)
Gamma Sigma Delta Award for Outstanding Research (1991)
First Mississippi Corporation Award for Outstanding Research (1982)
Phi Kappa Phi Research Award (1980)

Dr. Selim has made outstanding contributions in the areas of reactive chemicals and water flow in unsaturated and saturated soils, water management of irrigation and drainage systems, spatial and temporal variability of soil physical properties, and chemical and physical processes governing the interactions and transport of solutes in the root zone. He is the original developer of the two-site (kinetic-equilibrium) model for retention of dissolved chemicals in soils and natural materials and subsequent multi-step/multi-reaction kinetic models, which have been successfully used for the description of heavy metals, radio-nuclides, explosive contaminants, phosphorus and pesticides in soils and subsurface media. Other research interests include: best management practices (BMPs) of applied chemicals to soil; runoff and subsurface water losses; and total maximum daily load (TMDL); implementation and monitoring of management approaches to identify sources of pollutants at the watershed level.

Journal Articles

2018

Selim, M, B. Tabana, A. Arceneaux, M. Elrashidi, C. Coreil, and P. White Jr. 2018.Yield and Water Quality for Different Residue Managements of Sugarcane in Louisiana. Am. Soc. Sugarcane Techn. J. 38:1-22.

Shaheen, Sabry, M., Tsadilas, C.D., Niazi, N.K., Hseu, Z., Ok, Y.S., Selim, M., Rinklebe, J., 2018. Impact of biosolid application rates on the competitive sorption and distribution coefficient of Cd, Cu, Ni, Pb, and Zn in an Alfisol and in an Entisol. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (In Press).

Elbana, T.A., Selim, H.M., Adrami, N., Newman, A., Shaheen, S.M., 2018. Freundlich sorption parameters for cadmium, copper, nickel, lead, and zinc for different soils: Influence of kinetics. Geoderma 324:80-88.

Sun, W., Selim, H.M., 2018. Kinetics of Molybdenum Adsorption and Desorption in Soils. J.of Environm. Qual. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.01.0013

Antoniadis, V., Shaheen, S.M., Tsadilas, C.D., Selim, M., Rinklebe, J., 2018. Zinc sorption by different soils as affected by selective removal of carbonates and hydrous oxides. Applied Geochemistry 88:49-58. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.04.007.

2017

Sun, W. And H. M. Selim. 2017. Molybdenum-Phosphate Retention and Transport in soils. Geoderma 308: 60–68.

Selim, H. M. And L. A. Gaston. 2017. Transport of cadmium and phosphate in soils. Soil Sci.182:256-265.

Selim, M, B. Tabana, A. Arceneaux, and C. Coreil. 2017.Yield and Water Quality for Different Residue Managements of Sugarcane in Louisiana. Louisiana Agric. 60:46-47.

2016

Selim, H. M. 2015. Sorption-desorption of trace elements in soils: Influence of kinetics. Book Chapter in Trace-Elements-in-Waterlogged-Soils-and-Sediments, J Rinklebe (ed), CRC/Tayler & Francis, Boca Raton, FL (pp 53-74).

Selim, H. M. 2016. Bioavailability of Micronutrients and Other Trace Elements in Soils. LSU AgCenter Research Bulletin 894 (24p ).

Selim, H. M. 2016. Software Models for Chemical Kinetic Retention and Transport in Soils. Abstract # 103, Annual Meetings of ASA-CSSA-SSSA, Phoenix, AZ (Nob 6 – 10, 2016.

Selim, H. M. 2016. Chem_Transport Software Users Manual, 101p, LSU Agcenter.

www.spess.lsu.edu/Chem_Transport.

2015

Selim, H. M., A. Newman, L. Zhang, A. Arceneaux, B. Tubaña, L. A. Gaston. 2016. Distributions of organic carbon and related parameters in a Louisiana sugarcane soil. Soil & Tillage Research 155 (2016) 401–411

S. M. Shaheen, S. M., J. Rinklebe and H. M. Selim. 2015.Impact of various amendments on immobilization and phytoavailability of nickel and zinc in a contaminated floodplain soil. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 12:2765–2776.

Astete, Carlos E.; Constant, W. David; Thibodeaux, Louis J..and H. M. Selim. 2015. Bioturbation-Driven Particle Transport in Surface Soil: The Bio-diffusion Coefficient Mobility Parameter . Soil Science. 180:2-9.

2014

Selim, H. M. 2014. Sorption-desorption of trace elements in soils: Influence of kinetics. Book Chapter in “ Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments”, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Elbana, Tamer A., Donald L. Sparks, and H. Magdi Selim. 2014. Transport of lead and tin in soils: Miscible displacement experiments and second order modeling. Soil Sc. Soc. Am. J. 78:701-712.

Selim, H. M. 2014. On the nonlinearity of sorption isotherms of solutes in soils. Soil Sci. 179:237-241.

2013

Selim, H. M. 2013. Transport and Retention of Heavy Metal in Soils: Competitive Sorption. Adv. Agron. 119: 275-308.

Selim, H. M. and J. C. Seaman. (editors). . ICOBTE 2013 Proceedings of the International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. June 16-20, 2013, Athens, Ga. (648 p)

Selim, H. M., and H. Zhang. 2013. Modeling approaches of competitive sorption and transport of trace metals and metalloids in soils: A Review. J Environ. Qual. 42:640-653. doi:10.2134/jeq2012.0323

Selim, H. M., T. A. Elbana, K. Zhao, J. Xu, and E. L. Fergusson. 2013.Miscible displacement of zinc in soil columns: Linear and nonlinear modeling. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 7:391-402. doi:10.2136/sssaj2012.0329

Selim, H. M. and Allen Arceneaux. 2013. Impact of residue management on sugarcane yield. Louisiana Agriculture, Spring issue (p. 32).

Selim, H. M. 2013. Bioavailability of micronutrients in Louisiana soils. La Agric., Spring issue (p. 33).

Liao, Lixia, Amitava Roy, Kirk G. Scheckel, Gregory Merchan, and H. Magdi Selim. 2013. Retention of nickel in soils: sorption-desorption and extended X-ray absorption fine structure experiments. Soil Sci. 178: 215–221. DOI: 10.1097/SS.0b013e31829a3f0a

Tamer A. Elbana, Donald L. Sparks, and H. Magdi Selim. 2013. Adsorption-desorption of lead and tin in soils: Experimental and second – order modeling. Soil Sci. 178: 425–435.

Elbana, T and H M Selim. 2013. Heavy metals accumulation andspatial distribution in long term wastewater irrigated soils. J. of Environ. Chem. Eng. 1:21-29.

2012

Selim, H. M. 2012. Atrazine Retention by Sugarcane Residue and Soils. Soil Science 117: 315-328.

Lindsey, M. R and H. M. Selim. 2012. A Field Study on the influence of M1A1 Abrams Tank Traffic on Soil Compaction. Soil Science 117:210-217.

Tamer, E. and H. M. Selim. 2012. Copper Transport in Calcareous Soils: Miscible Displacement Experiments and Second-Order Modeling. Vadose Zone Journal 11:212-231.

Lindsey, M. R. and H. M. Selim. 2012. Soil Compaction Thresholds for the M1A1 Abrams Tank: Field Study at Camp Minden, Louisiana. LAES Bulletin 891 (16 p).

Arceneaux, A. E. and H. M. Selim. 2012. Mulch Management Strategies and Sugarcane Yield. J. Amer. Soc. Sugarcane Techn. 32: 28-37.

2011

Zhang, H. and H M. Selim. 2011. Second-order modeling of arsenite transport in soils. J. Contamin. Hydrol. 126:121–129.

Selim, H. M. and B. J. Naquin. 2011. Retention of Metribuzin by Sugarcane Residue: Adsorption-Desorption and Miscible Displacement Experiments. Soil Sci. 176:508-517.

Elbana, T. A. and H M. Selim. 2011. Copper Mobility in Acidic and Alkaline Soils: Miscible Displacement Experiments. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 75:2101–2110

Jeong, C. J. and H. M. Selim. 2011. Adsorption-Desorption Kinetics of Imidacloprid in Soils: Influence of Phosphate. Soil Sci. 176:582-588

Selim, H. M., K. Zhao, Eric Ferguson, Tamer A. Elbana. 2011. Miscible Displacement of Zn in Soil Transport Columns: Influence of Phosphate. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Biogechemistry of Trace Elements Biogeochemistry, Florence, Italy, July 4-7, 2011, pp. 1-2.

Bengtson, R.L. and H.M. Selim. 2011. Impact of sugarcane residue management strategies on water quality and crop yield. ASABE Paper No. 11-10530. St. Joseph, MI. ASABE.

Selim, H. M. 2011. Layered Soils, Water and Solute Transport. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Agrophysics, Springer (pp 414-421).

Delaune, R. D. and H. M. Selim. 2011. Environmental Applications of Nanoscale and Microscale Reactive Metal Particles. Book Review. J. of Environ. Qual. 43:1683.

Selim, H. M. and B. J Naquin. 2011. Retention of Metribuzin by Sugarcane Residue: Adsorption-Desorption and Miscible Displacement Experiments. Soil Sci. 176:508-517.

Jeong, C. J. and H. M. Selim. 2011. Adsorption-Desorption Kinetics of Imidacloprid in Soils: Influence of Phosphate. Soil Sci. 176:582-588

Selim, H. M., Chang Yoon Jeong, Allen E. Arceneaux, and Richard L. Bengtson. 2011. Watershed Water Quality: Effect of Best Management Strategies. La Agric. 54:22-23.

Weindorf, D., Noura Bakr, Allen E. Arceneaux, Yuanda Zhu, and H. Magdi Selim. 2011. Using Composted Mulch for Highway Embankment Erosion Control. La Agric. 54:24-25.

Selim, H. M. 2011. Layered Soils, Water and Solute Transport. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Agrophysics, Springer (pp 414-421).

Selim, H. M., K. Zhao, Eric Ferguson, and Tamer A. Elbana. 2011. Miscible Displacement of Zn in Soil Transport Columns: Influence of Phosphate. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements Biogeochemistry, Florence, Italy, July 4-7, 2011, pp. 1-2.

Bengtson, R.L. and H.M. Selim. 2011. Impact of sugarcane residue management strategies on water quality and crop yield. ASABE Paper No. 11-10530. St. Joseph, MI. ASABE.

Zhang, H. and H M. Selim. 2011. Second-order modeling of arsenite transport in soils. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 126:121–129.

Elbana, T. A. and H M. Selim. 2011. Copper Mobility in Acidic and Alkaline Soils: Miscible Displacement Experiments. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 75:2101–2110.

2010

Jeong, C.Y. and H. M. Selim. 2010. Modeling adsorption-desorption Kinetics of Imidacloprid in Soils. Soil Sci. 175: 214-222.

Zhao, K. and H. M. Selim. 2010. Adsorption-Desorption Kinetics of Zn in soils: Influence of phosphate. Soil Sci. 2010:175: 145-153.

Zhao, Keli, Xingmei Liu, Jianming Xu, and H.M. Selim. 2010. Heavy metal contaminations in a soil–rice system: Identification of spatial dependence in relation to soil properties of paddy fields. J. Hazard. Mat. 81: 778–787.

Liao, Lixia and H. M. Selim. 2010. Reactivity of nickel in soils: Evidence of retention kinetics. J. Environ. Qual. 39:1290–1297.

Selim, H. M., Chang Yoo Jeong, and Tamer A. Elbana. 2010.Transport of imidacloprid in soils: Miscible displacement experiments. Soil Sci. 175: 375-381.

Liao, Lixia and H. M. Selim. 2010. Transport of nickel in different soils: Column experiments and kinetic modeling. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 74: 1945-1955.

Elbana, Tamer A and H. M. Selim. 2010. Cadmium Transport in alkaline acidic soils: Miscible displacement experiments. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 74: 1956–1966.

2009

Liao, L., and H.M. Selim 2009. Competitive Sorption of nickel and cadmium in different soils. Soil Sci. 174:549-555.

Liao, L., R. D. Delaune and H.M. Selim 2009. Mercury Adsorption-Desorption and Transport in Soils. J. Environ. Qual. 38:1608-1616

Liao, L., A. Roy, G. Merchan and H. M. Selim. Kinetics of Nickel Adsorption -Desorption in different Soils: Evidence from XAFS. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 1-5, 2009

Liao, L., A. Roy, G. Merchan and H. M. Selim. Competitive sorption of Ni and Cd in different soils: Evidence from EXAFS. International conference on the biogeochemistry of trace element. Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico, July 13-16, 2009.

Selim, H. M., K. Zhao, and L. Liao. 2009. Adsorption/Desorption Kinetics of Zn in Soils: Influence of Phosphate. Proceedings of the conference on Molecular Environmental Soil Science at Interfaces in Earth's Critical Zone, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 9-12, 2009. Springer. pp 88-90.

Johnson, S., D. Weindorf, M. Selim, N. Bakr, and Y. Zhu. 2009. The influence of swales on the spatial variability of soil properties in southern Louisiana. Geographia Technica 2:31-40.

Zhu, H. and H. M. Selim. 2009. Transport of Atrazine in Residue-Amended soils: Effect of Kinetics. Soil Sci. 174:67-72.

2008

Selim, H. M. 2008. Solute Sorption-Desorption Kinetics. In The Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands 739-744.

Zhang, H. and H. M. Selim. 2008. Competitive sorption-desorption kinetics of arsenate and phosphate in soils. Soil Sci. 173:3-12.

Selim, H. M. 2008. Flow Theory. In The Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Springer, Dordrecht, the Netherlands 278-280.

Zhang, H. and H. M. Selim. 2008. Reaction and transport of arsenic in soils: equilibrium and kinetic modeling. Adv. Agron. 98:45-115.

Selim. H.M. and Hua Zhang. 2008. Colloid mobilization and arsenite transport in soil columns. Proceedings of X Symposium on Trace Elements in the Environment. Koszalin-Mielno, Poland, May 11-14 (pp 327-329).

Books

Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim, 2018. Nickel in Soils and Plants. CRC/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (444 pages).

Selim, H. M. 2015. Chemical Transport and Fate in Soils: Principals and Applications. CRC/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (352 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466557949

Selim, H. M. 2015. Phosphate in Soils: Interaction of micronutrients, radionucleides and heavy metals. CRC/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (384 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781482236798

Selim, H. M. 2012. Competitive Sorption and Transport of Trace Elements in Soils and Geological Media. CRC/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (425 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439880142

Selim, H. M. 2011. Dynamics and Bioavailability of heavy metals in the rootzone.CRC/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (313 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781439826225

Pachepsky, Y., D. E. Radcliffe and H. M. Selim. 2003. Bridging scales in soil physics. CRC/Lewis, Boca Raton, FL. (456 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849313745

Selim, H. M. and W. L. Kingery. 2003. Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils. CRC/Lewis, Boca Raton, FL. (360 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781566706230

Selim, H. M. and D. L. Sparks. 2001. Heavy Metals Release in Soils. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (310 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781566705318

Selim, H. M. and D. L. Sparks. 2001. Physical and Chemical Processes of Water and Solute Transport/Retention in Soil. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI (301 p). https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/books...

Selim, H. M. and I. K. Iskandar. 1999. Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the Vadose Zone. Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, MI (320 p) http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849341120

Selim, H. M. and L. Ma. 1998. Physical Nonequilibrium in Soils: Modeling and Application. Ann Arbor Press, Chelsea, MI (520 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781575040493

Selim, H. M. and M. C. Amacher. 1997. Reactivity and Transport of Heavy Metals in Soils. CRC, Boca Raton, FL (240 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780873714730

Iskandar, I. K. and H. M. Selim. 1992. Engineering Aspects of Metal Waste Management. CRC/Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton (231 p). http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780873714723

www.spess.lsu.edu/chem_transport

Chem_Transport is a software package of several models that describe the transport and sorption of chemicals in soils and other porous media and is available on the web. The models included in this softeware are characterized by two main features; they are nonlinear and kinetic in nature.The models represent recent advances made in the understanding of transport characteristics of chemicals in soils and geological media.The models are broad in nature and address various physical and chemical processes that influence the behavior of solutes in porous media.Chem_Transport models are applicable for variety of chemicals in field settings as well as controlled laboratory and greenhouse environments. The models represent transport conditions and batch type reactors under noflow conditions where transport is ignored.For each class of models, first simulation type models where the user provides all physical and chemical parameters.This class of models are most suitable for classroom teaching and risk assessment. The second class of models is that where the user provides an experimentally measured data set and a selected model will provide best-fit description of measured results.

The models in Chem_transportare applicable for various chemicals including organics and inorganics, e.g., insecticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals, military explosives, and radionuclides.Other include applied agricultural chemicals or macro nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, as well as essential micronutrients, e.g., boron, zinc, copper and molybdenum. Others also include heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cobalt, cadmium, trace elements and tracer.

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