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   (Selected publications)

 2007

Green, S.J., F.C. Michel Jr, Yitzhak Hadar and Dror Minz. 2007. Contrasting patterns of seed and root colonization by bacteria from the genus Chryseobacterium and from the family Oxalobacteraceae. ISME Journal 1:291-299.  

Chen, J., Z. Yu, F.C. Michel, Jr., T. Wittum, and M. Morrison. 2007. Development and application of real-time PCR assays for quantification of erm genes conferring resistance to macrolide-lincosamides-streptogramin B in livestock manure and manure management systems. Appl. Envir. Microbiol.  in press.

Grewal, S., S. Sreevatsan, F. C. Michel Jr. 2007. Persistence of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium during simulated composting, pack storage, and aerated and unaerated liquid storage of swine manure. Compost Science and Utilization 15(1):53-62.

 2006

Stefan J Green, Ehud Inbar, Frederick C. Michel Jr., Yitzhak Hadar, and Dror Minz. 2006. Succession of Bacterial Communities during Early Plant Development: Transition from Seed to Root and Effect of Compost Amendment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 3975-3983. pdf

Grewal SK, S Rajeev, S Sreevatsan, FC Michel Jr. 2006. Persistence of Mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis and other zoonotic pathogens during simulated composting, manure packing, and liquid storage of dairy manure. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 72: 565-574. pdf

 2005

Michel, FC, J Rigot J, S Tirado. 2005.  Evaluation of the Compostability of Polymer-Coated Paperboard Packaging Materials. Final Report. pdf 

Keener HM, K Ekinci K, FC Michel Jr. 2005. Composting process optimization using - On/off controls. Compost Science and Utilization 13: 288-299

Yu ZT, FC Michel Jr, G Hansen, T Wittum, M Morrison. 2005. Development and application of real-time PCR assays for quantification of genes encoding tetracycline resistance. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 6926-6933. pdf

 Ekinci K, HM Keener, DL Elwell, FC Michel Jr. 2005. Effects of aeration strategies on the composting process: Part II. Numerical modeling and simulation. Transactions of the ASAE 48: 1203-1215

Tiquia SM, JM Ichida, HM Keener, DL Elwell, EH Burtt, FC Michel Jr. 2005. Bacterial community profiles on feathers during composting as determined by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of 16S rDNA genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 67: 412-419.

McSpadden Gardener, B, Gutierrez L, Joshi R, Edema R, and Lutton E. 2005. Distribution and biocontrol potential of phlD+ pseudomonads in corn and soybean fields. Phytopathology 95:715-724. 

 2004

Hoitink, HAJ and FC Michel Jr. 2004. Trends in solid waste management through composting in the USA . In: Organic solid waste management: from waste disposal to resource recovery. P. Lens, B. Hamelers, H. Hoitink and W. Bidlingmeier Eds. Pgs 278-286. IWA Publishing, London , U.K.

Green, SJ, FC Michel, Jr., Y Hadar, D Minz. 2004. Similarity of bacterial communities in sawdust- and straw-amended cow manure composts. FEMS Microbiology Letts. 233 115-123.

Michel Jr., FC, J Pecchia, J Rigot, and HM Keener. 2004. Mass and nutrient losses during composting of dairy manure with sawdust versus straw amendments. Compost Science and Utilization. 12:323-334.

Ekinci, K, HM Keener, FC Michel Jr., DL Elwell. 2004. Modeling composting rate as a function of temperature and initial moisture content. 2004. Compost Science and Utilization. 12:356-364.

Ekinci, K, H M Keener, D L Elwell, FC Michel, Jr . 2004. Effects of aeration strategies on the composting process. Part I - Experimental studies. Transactions of ASAE. 47(5): 1697-1708.

 Blouin Bankhead, S., B Landa, E Lutton, D Weller, B McSpadden-Gardener. 2004. Minimal changes in rhizobacterial population structure following root colonization by wild type and transgenic biocontrol strains. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 49:307-318.

 2003

C.M. Changa, P Wang, ME Watson, FC Michel Jr and HAJ Hoitink. 2003.  Assessment of the reliability of a commercial maturity test kit for composted manures. Compost Science and Utilization 11: 127-145. pdf

Krause, M.S., TJ DeCuester, SM Tiquia, FC Michel Jr, LV Madden and HAJ Hoitink. 2003. Isolation and characterization of Rhizobacteria from composts that suppress the severity of bacterial leaf spot of radish. Phytopathology 93(10):1292-1300.

Sun, H., HM Keener, FC Michel Jr. Nutrient balance study of the High-Rise hog system and associated windrow-composting process. ASAE Annual Meeting Paper #032254. 11 pgs. 2003.

Keener, HM, FC Michel Jr., DL Elwell. 2003. Spreadsheet computer models for design and management of compost systems. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Biological Engineering. 1/17-1/19/2003, Athens , GA. 16 pgs.

Michel Jr, FC, JA Pecchia, J Rigot, HM Keener. 2003. Mass and Nutrient losses during composting of dairy manure with sawdust versus straw amendment. Manuscript submitted to Compost Science and Utilization journal. 08/05/2003. pdf

 2002

Michel Jr. FC, RF Rynk and HAJ Hoitink. 2002. Composting and Compost Utilization. 2002. Proceedings of the 2002 International Symposium on Composting and Compost Utilization. Columbus , OH . 1598 pp. JG Press. Emmaus , PA 18049 .

Changa, C., P. Wang, M.E. Watson, H.A.J. Hoitink and F.C. Michel Jr. 2002. Assessment of the reliability of a commercial maturity test for composted manures. Compost Science & Utilization 11(2)127-145.

Tiquia, S.M., J. Lloyd, D. Herms, H.A.J. Hoitink and F.C. Michel Jr. 2002. Effect of mulching and fertilization on soil nutrients, microbial activity and rhizosphere bacterial community structure as determined by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphisms of 16S rRNA genes. Applied Soil Ecology 21:31–48. pdf

Michel Jr., F.C. ,T.L. Marsh , C.A. Reddy. 2002. Characterization of Microbial Community structure during composting using analysis of terminal restriction fragment length polymorphisms of 16S rRNA genes. Insam H, Riddech N, Klammer S (eds.) Microbiology of Composting, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, p. 25-42.

Tiquia, S., F.C. Michel Jr. 2002. Analysis of microbial community diversity during livestock manure composting using T-RFLP of 16S rRNA genes. Insam H, Riddech N, Klammer S (eds.) Microbiology of Composting, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, p. 65-82.

M.G. La Montagne, F.C. Michel Jr, P.A. Holden, C.A. Reddy. 2002. Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost for microbial community analysis. Microbiological Methods 49: 255-264. pdf

Keener, H.M., D.L. Elwell, and D. Grande. 2002. NH3 emissions and N-balances for 1.6 million caged layer facility: manure belt/composting system vs. deep pit operation. Transactions of ASAE 45(6):1977-1984  

Weller, D., Raaijmakers, J., McSpadden Gardener, B., Thomashow, L. 2002. Microbial populations responsible for specific soil suppressiveness to plant pathogens. Ann. Rev. Phytopathol. 40:309-348.  

McSpadden Gardener, B., Fravel, D. 2002. Biological control of plant pathogens: Research, commercialization, and application in the USA . Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2002-0510-01-RV.  

McSpadden Gardener, B., Miller, S., Kleinhenz, M., Doohan, D., Grewal, P., Stinner, D. 2002. Dried and composted dairy manure in vegetable cropping systems: Effects on soil and plant health. pgs. 581-591 In Proceedings of the 2002 International Compost Symposium: Composting and Compost Utilization. The JG Press, Inc: Emmaus , PA.  

Herms, D.A. 2002. Effects of fertilization on insect resistance of woody ornamental plants: reassessing an entrenched paradigm. Environmental Entomology 31:923-933.

 2001

LaMontagne, M.L., F.C. Michel Jr., P.A. Holden , C.A. Reddy. 2001. Evaluation of extraction and purification methods for obtaining PCR-amplifiable DNA from compost for community analysis. Journal of Microbiology Methods, 49:255-264.

Michel Jr., F.C., J. Quensen , C.A. Reddy. 2001. Bioremediation of a PCB contaminated soil via composting. Compost Science and Utilization 9(4)274-284. pdf

Wiles, M.C.,D.L. Elwell, H.M. Keener, J.C. Amburgey , D.C. Borger and L.B. Willett. 2001. Volatile fatty acid emissions during composting of swine waste amended with sawdust as a measure of odor potential. Compost Science & Utilization 9(1):27-37.

 2000

Keener, H.M., W.A. Dick and H.A.J. Hoitink. 2000. Composting and beneficial utilization of composted by-product materials. Chapter 10. pp. 315-341. In: J.F. Power et al. (eds.) Beneficial uses of agricultural, industrial and municipal by-products. Soil Science Society of America . Madison , Wisconsin .

Ekinci, K., H.M. Keener and D.L. Elwell. 2000. Composting short paper fiber with broiler litter and additives - Part I. Effects of initial pH and carbon/nitrogen ratio on ammonia emission. Compost Science & Utilization 8(2):160-172.

 Keener, H.M., D.L. Elwell, and M.J. Monnin. 2000. Procedures and equations for sizing of structures and windrows for composting animal mortalities. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 16(6):681-692.  

H. Sun, R.R Stowell, H.M. Keener, F.C. Michel Jr. 2002. Two Dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Modeling of air velocity and ammonia distribution in a hifg-rise hog building. Transactions of ASAE. 45. pdf

 1987-1999

Michel, Jr., F.C. , C.A. Reddy. 1998. Effect of oxygenation level on yard trimmings composting rate, odor production and compost quality in bench scale reactors. Compost Science and Utilization 6(4):6-14.

Elwell, D. L., H.M. Keener, D.S. Carey and P.P. Schlak. 1998. Composting unamended chicken manure. Compost Science & Utilization 6(2): 22-35.

 Hong, J.H., H.M. Keener and D.L. Elwell. 1998. Preliminary study of the effect of continuous and intermittent aeration on composting hog manure amended with sawdust. Compost Science & Utilization 6(3):74-88

Michel Jr., F.C., Reddy, C.A. , Forney, L.J. 1997. Fate of carbon-14 diazinon during the composting of yard trimmings. Journal of Environmental Quality. 26(1):200-205.

Das, Keshav and H. M. Keener. 1997. Moisture effect on compaction and permeability in composts. J.Environmental Engr. 123(3): 275-281.

 Keener, H.M., D.L. Elwell, K. Das, R.C. Hansen. 1997. Specifying Design/Operation of Composting Systems Using Pilot Scale Data. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 13(6):767-772.

 Michel Jr., F.C., L.J. Forney, A.J.-F. Huang, S. Drew, M. Czuprenski, J.D. Lindeberg, C.A. Reddy. 1996. Effects of turning frequency, leaves to grass mix ratio, and windrow vs. pile configurations on the composting of yard trimmings. Compost Science and Utilization 4(1):26-43.

Hansen, R.C., M.A. Berry, H.M. Keener and R.J. Gustafson. 1996. Current grain drying practices in Ohio . Applied Engineering in Agriculture Vol. 12(1):65-69.

 Elwell, D.L., H.M. Keener, and R.C. Hansen. 1996. Controlled, high rate composting mixtures of food residuals, yard trimmings and chicken manure. Compost Science & Utilization 4(1):6-15.

 Keener, H.M., D.L. Elwell, K.C. Das and R.C. Hansen. 1996. Remix scheduling during composting based on moisture control. Transactions of the ASAE 39(5): 1839-1845.

Michel Jr., F.C. , C.A. Reddy, L.J. Forney. 1995. Microbial degradation and humification of 2,4 dichlorophenoxy acetic acid during the composting of yard trimmings. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 61:2566-2571. pdf (Reprinted with permission from BioCycle, 1993; for more information about BioCycle, visit www.biocycle.net)

 Elwell, D.L., H.M. Keener, H.A.J. Hoitink, R.C. Hansen and J. Hoff. 1994. Pilot- and full-scale evaluations of leaves as an amendment in sewage sludge composting. Compost Science & Utilization 2(2):55-74.

 Keener, H.M., W.A. Dick C. Marugg and Hansen, R.C. 1994. Composting spent press-molded wood fiber pallets bonded with urea-formaldehyde: a pilot scale evaluation. Compost Science and Utilization 2(3):73-82.

 Hansen, R.C., H.M. Keener, C. Marugg, W.A. Dick, and H.A.J. Hoitink. 1993. Composting of poultry manure In: Science and Engineering of Composting: Design, Environmental, Microbiological and Utilization Aspects. pp. 131-153. In: H.A.J. Hoitink and H.M. Keener (eds.) Science and Engineering of Composting: Design, Environmental, Microbiological and Utilization Aspects. Renaissance Publications, Worthington , OH .

 Keener, H.M., C. Marugg, R.C. Hansen, and H.A.J. Hoitink. 1993. Optimizing the efficiency of the composting process. In: Science and Engineering of Composting: Design, Environmental, Microbiological and Utilization Aspects. pp. 59-94. In: H.A.J. Hoitink and H.M. Keener (eds.)  

Michel Jr., F.C., S. Drew, C.A. Reddy, L.J. Forney, E. Trondle. 1995. Characterization and composting of source separated supermarket organics. Biocycle 36(1):68-70. pdf

Science and Engineering of Composting: Design, Environmental, Microbiological and Utilization Aspects. Renaissance Publications, Worthington , OH .

Michel Jr., F.C., E.A. Grulke , C.A. Reddy. 1992. A kinetic model for the fungal pellet life cycle. American Institute of Chemical Engineers Journal; 38:1449-1460.

Michel Jr., F.C., E.A. Grulke and C.A. Reddy. 1992. Determination of the respiration kinetics for mycelial pellets of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 58:1740-1745.

Michel Jr., F.C., S.B. Dass, E.A. Grulke and C.A. Reddy. 1991. Role of manganese peroxidases and lignin peroxidases of Phanerochaete chrysosporium in the decolorization of Kraft bleach plant effluent. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 57:2368-2375.

Michel Jr., F.C., E.A. Grulke and C.A. Reddy. 1990. Development of a stirred tank reactor system for the production of lignin peroxidases by Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Journal of Industrial Microbiology 5:103-112.

Jin, M., F.C. Michel Jr. and R. Noble. 1989. Kinetics of copper extraction using anti-2-hydroxy-5-nonylbenzophenone oxime. Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research 28:193-198.

Hanna, G., R. Noble and F.C. Michel Jr. 1987. Interfacial resistance for carboxylic acids transfer from decane to water. Journal of Physical Chemistry 91:362-365.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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