Nsalambi Nkongolo, Ph.D.Nsalambi Nkongolo, Ph.D.

Principle Investigator, Cooperative Research Programs
Professor, Department of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
Manager, Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Sciences
Lincoln University
307 Founders Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Tel. (573) 681-5397
Fax (573) 681-5548
Email: Nkongolo@LincolnU.edu

Education
Ph.D., Soil Physics, 1997. Laval University, Quebec, CANADA

Current Research Projects

  • Accounting for barriers to gases emissions from soil in the quantification of CO2, CH4, N2O and C-stocks in a central Missouri forest (Funding source: USDA Evans-Allen)
  • Analysis of the best practices in organic and high tunnel vegetables production in central Missouri (Funding SOURCE: USDA –NRCS)
  • Data-model fusion and forecasting 21st-Century environmental change in northeastern North America. Project with Harvard forest, Harvard University (Funding source: NASA)
  • SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF TOTAL C, TOTAL N, pH, ROCK CONTENT, BULK DENSITY, SOIL DEPTH AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ABOVE GROUND VEGETATION C STOCKS, AND SPECIES COMPOSITION at HARVARD FOREST, HARVARD UNIVERSITY. (funding source: nsf)
  • Greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon sequestration in the thicket vegetation of Eastern Cape Province. project with nelson mandela metropolitan university. South Africa (funding source: nrf)
  • SPATIAL variability of soil properties in ituri forest, democratic republic of congo. project with cefrecof, ifa and ctfs (funding source: smithsonian)

Teaching

  • ENV 312 Environmental Methods, Sampling and Data Analysis
  • GIS 308 Computer Assisted Cartography
  • GIS 316 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS 416 Applications of Geographic Information Systems

Selected Publications

  • Nkongolo, N. V., S. Johnson, F. Eivazi and K. Schmidt. (2010). Greenhouse gases fluxes and soil thermal properties in a pasture in central Missouri. J. Env. Sci.22 (7): 1029-1039. Doi :10.1016/S1001-0742(09)60214-X
  • Nkongolo, N.V. and R. Hatano and V. Kakembo. (2010). Diffusivity models and greenhouse gases fluxes from a forest, pasture, grassland and corn field in northern Hokkaido. Pedosphere 20(6):747-760. Doi:10.1016/S1002-0160(10)60065-3
  • Nkongolo, N.V. and C.J. Plassmeyer. (2010). Effect of vegetation type on soil properties at Lincoln University Living Laboratory. Res. J. For. 4(1): 1-13. Doi:10.3923/rjf.2010.1.13
  • Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano. (2009). Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: I. Spatial and temporal variability of fluxes. Int. J. Agr. Res. 4(1): 17-28. Doi: 10.3923/ijar.2009.17.28
  • Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano. (2009). Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: III. Relationship with soil physical properties. Int. J. Agr. Res. 4(1): 1-16. Doi: 10.3923/ijar.2009.1.16
  • Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano. (2008). Effect of mechanized tillage operations on soil physical properties and greenhouse gases fluxes in two agricultural fields. Res. J. Environ. Sci., 2(2): 68-80. Doi: 10.3923/rjes.2008.68.80
  • Nkongolo, N.V., K. Kuramochi and R. Hatano. (2008). Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from a Japanese lowland soil cropped to onion: II. Relationship with soil chemical properties. Int. J. Agr. Res., 3(6): 371-385. Doi: 10.3923/ijar.2008.371.385
  • Nkongolo, N.V., K. Schmidt, R.M. Paro, N.O. Hoilett, S. J. Adisa and S.S. Johnson. (2008). Improved quantification of CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes from soil in agricultural fields in central Missouri. JEMREST, 5(1):119-132.Doi: 10.4029/2008jemrest5no117
  • Adisa, S.J., N.V. Nkongolo, N.O. Hoilett, K. Schmidt, R.M. Paro and S.S. Johnson. (2008). Soil total carbon and nitrogen concentrations of surface and sub-surface soils in corn and soybean fields in central Missouri: Impact on fluxes of greenhouse gases. JEMREST, 5(1):50-59. Doi:10.4029/2008jemrest5no122
  • Hoilett, N.O., N.V. Nkongolo, R.J. Kremer, R.M. Paro, K. Schmidt, S.S. Johnson and S.J. Adisa. (2008). Understanding the relationships between microbial biomass, enzyme and greenhouse gas efflux in a secondary forest in Missouri. JEMREST, 5(1):109-118. Doi:10.4029/2008jemrest5no118
  • Paro, R.M., N.V. Nkongolo, S.S. Johnson, K. Schmidt, N.O. Hoilett and S.J. Adisa. (2008). Soil thermal properties as potential controlling factors for CO2, N2O and CH4 emissions from a secondary forest in central Missouri. JEMREST, 5(1):156-165. Doi: 10.4029/2008jemrest5no120
  • Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and I. Nakagawa. (2007). Spatial variability selected soil physical properties and root growth of sweet corn. JEMREST 3:276-285. Doi: 10.4029/2007jemrest3no127
  • Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and A. Yamasaki. (2007). Effect of animal manure on the physical properties of a volcanic ash soil and cabbage growth response. JEMREST 3(1): 304-313. Doi:10.4029/2007jemrest3no124
  • Nkongolo, N.V., F. Gauthier and J. Caron. (2007). Effects of fresh and composted organic wastes onmedia physical properties and growth of three ornamental species. Int. J. Soil Sci., 2 (4) 235-246. Doi: 10.3923/ijss.2007.235.246
  • Robert, P., N.V. Nkongolo, S. Johnson and F. Eivazi. (2007). Spatial variability of CO2, CH4 and N2O fluxes and soil thermal properties of a secondary forest soil in Central Missouri. JEMREST 3(1):42-52. Doi: 10.4029/2007jemrest3no123
  • Johnson, S., N.V. Nkongolo, R. Paro and F. Eivazi. (2007). Spatial variability of soil thermal properties and CO2, CH4 and N2O emissions from a pasture in central Missouri. JEMREST 3(1):314-0322. Doi: 10.4029/2007jemrest3no128
  • Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and A. Yamasaki. (2007). Response of cabbage to depth of transplanting, soil amendment and water stress on a Japanese volcanic ash soil. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 2 (5): 214-222. http://academicjournals.org/AJAR/PDF/Pdf2007/May/Nkongolo%20et%20al.pdf
  • Nkongolo, N.V. and J. Caron. (2006). Pore space organization and plant response in peat substrates. I. Prinus x Cistena. Sci. Res. Essays, 1 (3):77-89. http://academicjournals.org/SRE/PDF/Pdf2006/Dec/Nkongolo%20and%20Caron.pdf
  • Nkongolo, N.V. and J. Caron. (2006). Pore space organization and plant response in peat substrates. II. Dendradethum Ramat. Sci. Res. Essays, 1(3): 93-102. http://www.academicjournals.org/SRE/PDF/Pdf2006/Dec/Nkongolo%20and%20Caron%202.pdf

Chapters In Books

  • Nkongolo, N.V. (2010). Quantifying greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) fluxes from soil in a pasture, Chap 17, In "GIS Applications in Agriculture: Nutrient Management for Energy Efficiency", Clay, D & J. Shanahan (eds.), Taylor & Francis, pp. 277-299.
  • Nkongolo, N.V., M. Yamada and A. Yamasaki. (2007). Response of cabbage to depth of transplanting,soil amendment and water stress on a Japanese volcanic ash soil. In "Dryland Crop Production -Technology Breakthroughs and Study Cases," Hui-lian Xu (ed.), Research Signpost
  • Nkongolo, N.V., J. Caron., F. Gauthier and M. Yamada (2000). Organic Wastes for Improving Soil Physical Conditions and Enhancing Plant Growth in Container Substrates. In "Nature Farming and Microbial Applications", Hui-lian Xu, James F. Parr, and Hiroshi Umemura (eds.), The Haworth Press, 2000,pp 97-113. Doi: 10.1300/J144v03n01_09