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2022/2021

  • Habteselassie, M., Woodruff, L., Norton, J., Ouyang, Y., and Sintim, H. 2022. Changes in microbial communities in soil treated with organic or conventional N sources. Journal of Environmental Quality (In Press). https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20406.
  • Pennisi, S.V., Habteselassie, M., Kostandini, G. and Waltz, F. 2022. Familiarity and use of biostimulants by the Georgia golf industry: Information from a survey of golf course superintendents. HortTechnology 32:382-387.
  • Bolton, C., Cabrera, M.L., Habteselassie, M., Poston, D., and Henry, G.M. 2022. The impact of commercially available microbial inoculants on bermudagrass establishment, aesthetics, and function. Crop, Forage & Turfgrass Management (In Press). https://doi.org/10.1002/cft2.20190.
  • Pennisi, S.V. and Habteselassie, M.Y. 2022. Laboratory -scale study on the effects of freezing in soils when subjected to different moisture content Water 14:1892.
  • Bolton, C., Cabrera, M.L., Habteselassie, M., Poston, D., and Henry, G.M. 2022. Bermudagrass establishment, aesthetics, and function in response to the microbial inoculant Klebsiella veriicola and fertilizer timing. HortScience 57:1150-1155.
  • Wang, B., Shi, H., Habteselassie, M., Deng, X., Teng, Y., Wang, Y., Huang, Q. 2021. Simultaneous removal of multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium, antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes from waste by electrooxidation on a Magenli phase Ti4O7 anode. Chemical Engineering Journal 407:127134.
  • Mahmud, K., Franklin, D., Ney, L., Cabrera, M., Habteselassie, M., Hancock, D., Newcomer, Q., Subedi, A. and Dahal, S. 2021. Improving inorganic nitrogen in soil and nutrient density of edamame bean in three consecutive summers by utilizing a locally source bio-inocula Organic Agriculture 11:133:143.

2020

  • Diera, A., Raymer, P., Martinez-Espinoza, A., Bauske, E. and Habteselassie, M. 2020. Evaluating the impact of turfcare products on soil biological health. Journal of Environmental Quality 49:858-868 (https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20080).
  • Harris, B., Habteselassie, M., Pennisi, S. 2020. Mineral nutrients, organic amendment, and water impact decomposition of biodegradable containers under controlled conditions. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 231:1-13.
  • Ney, L., Franklin, D., Mahmud, K., Cabrera, M., Hancock, D., Hancock, D. Habteselassie, M., Newcomer, Q. and Dahal, S. 2020. Impact of inoculation with local effective microorganisms on soil nitrogen cycling and legume productivity using composted broiler litter. Applied Soil Ecology 154 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2020.103567).
  • Cassity-Duffey, K., Cabrera, M., Habteselassie, M., Hassan, S., Rema, J. and Fairchild, B. 2020. Stacking broiler litter can reduce natural hormones in the litter. Poultry Science 99:1379-1386.

2019

  • Mundepi, A., Cabrera, M., Norton, J. and Habteselassie, M. 2019. Ammonia-oxidizers as biological health indicators of elevated Zn and Cu in poultry litter amended soil. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 230:239-250.
  • Erickson, M.C. and Habteselassie, M. 2019. Microbiological constraints for use of reclaimed and reconditioned water in food production and processing operations. In M.P. Doyle, F. Diez-Gonzalez and C. Hill (Eds.) Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers. Pp 1021-1048. ASM Press, Washington, DC.
  • Woodruff, L.K., Habteselassie, M., Norton, J.M., Boyhan, G.E., Cabrera, M.L. 2019. Yield and nutrient dynamics in conventional and organic sweet corn production systems. Agronomy J. 111:1-9.
  • Ney, L., Franklin, D., Mahmud, K., Cabrera, M., Hancock, D., Habteselassie, M., Newcomer, Q., Dahal, S. and Subedi, A. 2019. Sensitivity of Nematode Community Analysis to Agricultural Management Practices and Inoculation with Local Effective Microorganisms in the Southeastern United States. Soil Systems 3:41-49.

2018

  • Woodruff, L., Kissel, D., Cabrera, M., Habteselassie, M., Hitchcock, R., Gaskin, J., Vigil, M., Sonon, L., Saha, U., Romano, N., Rema, J. 2018. A web-based model of N mineralization from cover crop residue decomposition. Soil Science Society of America Journal 82:983-993.
  • Liang, S., Lin, H., Habteselassie, M., Huang, H. 2018. Electrochemical inactivation of bacteria with a titanium sub-oxide reactive membrane. Water Research 145:172-180.
  • Girmaye K., Fassil A., Habteselassie M. Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of cowpea rhizobia from soils of Ethiopia. African Journal of Biotechnology 17:1299-1312
  • Erickson, M.C., Liao, J-Y., Habteselassie, M., Cannon, J.L. 2018. Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella during washing of contaminated gloves in levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate solutions. Food Microbiology 73:275-281.
  • Ney, L., Franklin, D., Mahmud, K., Cabrera, M., Hancock, D., Habteselassie, M. and Newcomer, Q. 2018. Examining trophic-level nematode community structure and nitrogen mineralization to assess local effective microorganisms’ role in nitrogen availability of swine effluent to forage crops. Applied Soil Ecology 130:209-218.
  • Erickson, M.C., Liao, J-Y., Webb, C.C., Habteselassie, M., Cannon, J.L. 2018. Inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella deposited on gloves in a liquid state and subjected to drying conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology 266:200-206.
  • Erickson, M.C., Liao, J-Y., Webb, C.C., Habteselassie, M., Cannon, J.L. 2018. Efficacy of chlorine as a disinfecting agent on produce-harvesting gloves contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 or Salmonella. Food Control 86: 257-265.

2017

  • Sun, K., Habteselassie, M., Liu, J. 2017. Subcellular distribution and biotransformation of phenanthrene in pakchoi after inoculation with endophytic Pseudomonas Spp. as probed using HRMS coupled with isotope-labeling. Environmental Pollution. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.11.039.
  • Mundepi, A., Norton, J., Cabrera, M., Franklin, D., Habteselassie, M. 2017. Ammonia oxidizers in grazing land with a history of poultry litter application. Journal of Environmental Quality 46:994-1002.
  • Shafqat, M., Khalid, A., Mahmood, T., Siddique, M.T., Han, J., Habteselassie, M. 2017. Evaluation of bacteria isolated from textile wastewater and rhizosphere to simultaneously degrade azo dyes and promote plant growth. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 92:2760-2768.
  • Sowah, R., Habteselassie, M., Radcliffe, D., Bauske, E., Risse, M. 2017. Isolating the impact of septic systems on fecal pollution in streams of suburban watersheds in Georgia, United States. Water Research 108:330-338.
  • Hoghooghi, N. Radcliffe, D., Habteselassie, M., Jeong, J. 2017. Modeling the effects of onsite wastewater treatment systems on nitrate loads using SWAT in an urban watershed of metropolitan Atlanta, GA. J. Environmental Quality 46:632-640.

2015/2016

  • Wyngaard, N., Franklin, D., Habteselassie, M.Y., Mundepi, A., Cabrera, C. 2016. Legacy effect of fertilization and tillage systems on nitrogen mineralization and microbial communities. Soil Science Society of America J. 80:1262-1271.
  • Ouyang, Y., Norton, J., Stark, J., Reeve, J., Habteselassie, M.Y. 2016. Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria are more responsive than archaea to nitrogen source in an agricultural soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 96:4-15.
  • Hoghooghi, N., Radcliffe, D., Habteselassie, M.Y., Clarke, J. 2016. Confirmation of the impact of onsite wastewater treatment systems on stream base-flow nitrogen concentrations in urban watersheds of metropolitan Atlanta, GA. J. Environmental Quality 45:1740-1748.
  • Liu, J.Y., S.S. Sidhu, M.L. Wang, B. Tonnis, M. Habteselassie, J.D. Mao, and Q.G. Huang. 2015. Evaluation of various fungal pretreatment of switchgrass for enhanced saccharification and simultaneous enzyme production. J. Cleaner Production 104:480-488.
  • Feng, M., Qu, R., Habteselassie, M., et al. 2015. Hepatic Transcriptome Responses in Mice (Mus musculus) Exposed to the Nafion Membrane and Its Combustion Products. PLOS ONE 10(6), 18 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128591.

2014

  • Zhang, Y., Habteselassie, M.Y., Resurreccion, E., *Mantri, V., Peng, S., Bauer, S. and Colosi, L. 2014. Evaluating Removal of Steroid Estrogens by Model Algae as a Possible Sustainability Benefit of Hypothetical Integrated Algae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment Systems. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2:2544-2553.
  • Sowah, R. Zhang, H., Radcliffe, D., Bauske, E., Habteselassie, M.Y. 2014. Evaluating the influence of septic systems and watershed characteristics on stream fecal pollution in suburban watersheds in Georgia, USA. Journal of Applied Microbiology 117:1500-1512.
  • Oliver, C.W., Risse, L.W., Radcliffe, D.E., Habteselassie, M.Y. and Clarke, J. The Impact of on-site wastewater treatment systems on the nitrogen load and baseflow in streams of watersheds in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Transactions of ASABE 57(4):1121-1128.
  • Ginn, B., Habteselassie, M.Y., Meile, C. and Thompson, A. Effects of sample storage on microbial Fe-reduction in tropical rainforest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 68:44-51.
  • Erickson, M.C., Habteselassie, M.Y., Liao, J., Mantri, V., Webb, C.C., Davey, L. and Doyle, M. Identification of factors for use as predictors of human enteric pathogen survival in soil. Journal of Applied Microbiology 116:335-349
  • Oliver, C.W., Risse, L.W., Radcliffe, D.E., Habteselassie, M.Y., Mukundan, R. and Jeong, J. Quantifying the contribution of on-site wastewater treatment systems to stream discharge using the SWAT model. Journal of Environmental Quality 43:539-548.

2013

  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Xu, Li and Norton, J.M. Ammonia-oxidizer communities in an agricultural soil treated with contrasting nitrogen sources. Frontiers in Microbiology 4:326.
  • Appling, D., Habteselassie, M.Y., Radcliffe, D. and Bradshaw, J. The effect of wastewater storage in septic tank on E. coli concentration in summer. Water 5(3):1141-1151.
  • Zhang, H., Pennisi, S, Kays, S. and Habteselassie, M.Y.  Isolation and identification of toluene-metabolizing bacteria from rhizospheres of two indoor plants. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 224:1648-1660.
  • Zhang, L., Peterson, E., Habteselassie, M.Y. and Huang, Q.  Degradation of multiwall carbon nanotubes by bacteria. Environmental Pollution 181:335-339.
  • Liu, J., Wang, M., Tonnis, B., Habteselassie, M.Y., Liao, Z. and Huang Q. Fungal pretreatment of switchgrass for improved saccharification and simultaneous enzyme production. Bioresource Technology 135:39-45.
  • Bauske, E., Habteselassie, M.Y. and Risse, M.  A Beginner’s Guide to Septic Systems. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. Bulletin 1421.
  • Trimble, L.M., Alali, W.Q., Gibson, K.E., Ricke, S.C., Crandall, P., Jaroni, D., Berrange, M. and Habteselassie, M.Y. Prevalence and concentration of Salmonella andCampylobacter in the processing environment of small-scale pastured broiler farms. Poultry Science92:3060-3066.

20122010

  • Conn, K., Habteselassie, M.Y., Blackwood, D., and Noble, R. 2012. Microbial Water Quality Before and After a Failing Onsite Wastewater Treatment System Adjacent to Coastal Waters. Journal of Applied Microbiology 112:214-224.
  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Kirs, M., Conn, K.E., Blackwood, A.D., Kelly, G., and Noble, R.T. 2011. Tracking Microbial Transport Through Four Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems to Receiving Waters in Eastern North Carolina. Journal of Applied Microbiology 111:835-847.
  • Raizman, E.A., Habteselassie, M.Y., Wu, C., Negron, M., Lin, T. and Turco, R. 2011. Experimental studies to assess Mycobacterium avium subsp paraturberculosis leaching ability in soil. Veterinary Medicine International, doi:10.4061/2011/ 506239.
  • Koper, T., Stark, J.M., Habteselassie, M.Y., and J.M. Norton. 2010. Nitrification exhibits Haldane kinetics in agricultural soils treated with ammonia sulfate or dairy waste compost. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74:316-322.
  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Bischoff, M., Applegate, B., Reuhs, B. and Turco, R. 2010. Understanding the role of agricultural practices in potential colonization and contamination by E. coli in rhizosphere of fresh produce. Journal of Food Protection 73:2001-2009.
  • Mao, L., Lu, J., Habteselassie, M.Y., Gao, S. and Huang, Q. 2010. Ligninase-mediated removal of natural and synthetic estrogens from water: II. Reactions of 17B-Estradiol. Environmental Science & Technology 44:2599-2604.

2008 – 2006

  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Bischoff, M., Blume, E., Applegate, B., Reuhs, B., Brouder, S. and Turco, R. Environmental Controls on the fate of Escherichia coli in Soil. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 190:143-155.
  • Farris, L., Habteselassie, M.Y., Perry, L., Chen, Y., Reuhs, B., Turco, R., Applegate, A. 2008. Luminescence techniques for detection of bacterial pathogens. In M. Zourob, S. Elwary and T. Turner (Eds.) Principles of bacterial detection: Biosensors, Recognition Receptors and Microsystems. Pp 213-230. Springer Publishing, New York.
  • Norton, J.M., Habteselassie, M.Y., Stark, J.M. and Miller, B. 2007. Manure treatments change nitrogen cycling in soils receiving repeated applications of dairy-wastes. Western Nutrient Management Conference. Vol. (7), Pp 40-44.
  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Stark, J.M., Miller, B.E., Thacker, S.G. and Norton, J.M. 2006. Gross nitrogen transformations in an agricultural soil after repeated dairy-waste Application. Soil Science Society America J 70:1338-1348.
  • Habteselassie, M.Y., Miller, B.E., Thacker, S.G., Stark, J.M. and Norton, J.M. 2006. Soil nitrogen and nutrient dynamics after repeated application of treated dairy-waste. Soil Sci Soc Am J 70:1328-1337.

Selected Conference Abstracts

  • Griffin, W., Habteselassie, M., Martinez, A., Raymer, P. 2019. The impact of turfcare products on soil biological health. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America (ASA-CSSA-SSSA) International Annual Meetings, San Antonio, TX.
  • Habteselassie, M., Woodruff, L., Norton, J. 2019. Microbial communities in soil that received poultry litter or ammonium sulfate. SSSA International Soils Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Diera, A., Habteselassie, M., Raymer, P.L., Cabrera, M. 2017. Evaluating the effects of bio-stimulants on soil microorganism in turfgrass. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL.
  • Habteselassie, M., Mundepi, A., Norton, J., Cabrera, M. 2017. Ammonia oxidizers as indicators of soil health in grazing land with a history of poultry litter application. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL.
  • Mahmud, K., Franklin, D. H., Ney, L. C., Cabrera, M.L., Habteselassie, M., Hancock, D.W., Newcomer, Q. 2017. The role of locally derived effective microorganisms in reducing ammonia volatilization and enhancing nitrogen mineralization in soils fertilized with animal manures. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Tampa, FL.
  • Pennisi, S., Harris, B., Habteselassie, M. Effect of soil amendment, water content, and nitrogen fertilizer on decomposition of biodegradable paper pot. HortScience 52 (9) S35.
  • Pennisi, S., Habteselassie, M., Harris, B. 2016. Effect of nitrogen level on rate of decomposition of plantable containers in the landscape. HortScience 51(9).
  • Woodruff, L., Kissel, D., Cabrera, M., Gaskin, J., Saha, U. K., Hitchcock, R., Habteselassie, M., Remma, J. 2016. A Web-based model of N mineralization from crop residues. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Mahmud, K., Franklin, D., Ney, L., Habteselassie, M., Hancock, D.W., Newcomer, Q. 2016. The role of locally derived effective microorganisms in reducing ammonia volatilization from soil and its potential to enhance nitrogen mineralization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Ney, L., Franklin, D., Cabrera, M., Hancock, D.W., Habteselassie, M., Newcomer, Q., Mahmud, K. 2016. Trophic group dynamics of free-living nematodes in organically fertilized soils with and without the addition of local effective microorganisms. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Radcliffe, D. E., Hoghooghi, N., Habteselassie, M. Nitrogen concentration and load patterns in four headwater streams with a gradient in onsite wastewater treatment system density. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ouyang, Y., Norton, J.M., Stark, J.M., Reeve, J.R., Habteselassie, M. Response of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea to ammonium availability in an agricultural soil under contrasting N fertilization. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Norton, J., Rice, M., Ouyang, Y., Habteselassie, M., Reeve, J., Stark, J. 2015. Nitrification in agricultural soils under contrasting N management: From soils to genomes and back again. 10th Annual DOE Joint Genome Institute Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting, Walnut Creek, CA.
  • *Sowah, R., Radcliffe, D., Habteselassie, M. Modeling the influence of septic systems on fecal bacteria load in an urbanizing watershed in Georgia. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Habteselassie, M., Sowah, R., Radcliffe, D. 2015. The impact of septic systems and watershed characteristics on stream fecal pollution in suburban watersheds in GA. 6th Congress of European Microbiologists, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Mundepi, A., Habteselassie, M., Cabrera, M. 2015. Differential responses of ammonia oxidizers in a pastureland with a history of poultry litter application. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Habteselassie, M., Radcliffe, D., Bauske, E., Risse, L. 2015. Impacts of onsite wastewater treatment systems on water quality and quantity of urbanizing watersheds. USDA-AFRI and NIWQP Annual Project Directors’ Meeting, Greensboro, NC.
  • Sowah, R., Habteselassie, M., Radcliffe, D. 2015. Tracking the influence of septic systems on microbial water quality in suburban watersheds of Georgia. Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, GA.
  • Hoghooghi, N., Radcliffe, D. Habteselassie, M. Modeling the effect of failing on-site wastewater treatment systems on stream nitrate yield with SWAT. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Radcliffe, D. E., Hoghooghi, N., Habteselassie, M. Estimating groundwater attenuation factors for nitrogen from onsite wastewater systems in the Chesapeake Bay TMDL. Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, GA.