Dr. Syam Dodla joined IFDC as a senior scientist in 2023, bringing with him his considerable expertise in crop nutrient management and evaluations, soil health, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas emissions. Dr. Dodla has extensive experience in research, outreach, and teaching in various agronomy and soil science disciplines. Before joining IFDC, he worked at Louisiana State University (LSU) as an associate professor where he mentored more than 20 graduate students, six post-docs and visiting scholars, and numerous undergraduate students. At LSU, his research focused on crop nutrient and water management.

Dr. Dodla’s publications and peer-reviewed research articles include research on the use of enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers, soil-applied nitrogen fertilizer losses, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, and soil health. He holds a doctorate in agronomy with an emphasis on soil science and environmental chemistry from LSU.

M.K. Darapuneni, L.M. Lauriault, G.K. Martinez, K. Djaman, K.A. Lombard, & S.K. Dodla. “Potassium and Sulfur Fertilizer Sources Influence Alfalfa Yield and Nutritive Value and Residual Soil Characteristics in an Arid, Moderately Low-Potassium Soil.” (2024). Agronomy14, 117. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy14010117

N. Adusumilli, H. Wang, S. Dodla, M. Deliberto, “Estimating risk premiums for adopting no-till and cover crops management practices in soybean production system using stochastic efficiency approach.” (2020). Agricultural Systems, Vol. 178. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.102744

S. Dattamudi, J.J. Wang, S.K. Dodla, H.P. Viator, R. DeLaune, A. Hiscox, M. Darapuneni, C. Jeong, & P. Colyer. “Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilization and Harvest Residue Management in Sugarcane Production.” (2019). Agrosystems, Geosciences, & Environment, Vol.2, Issue 1, pp 1-10. https://doi.org/10.2134/age2019.03.0014

S. Dattamudi, J. J. Wang, S. K. Dodla, A. Arceneaux, H.P. Viator, “Effect of nitrogen fertilization and residue management practices on ammonia emissions from subtropical sugarcane production.” (2016). Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 139, pp 122-130. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.05.035.

J. J. Wang, H. Zhang, J. L. Schroder, T. K. Udeigwe, Z. Zhang, S. K. Dodla, & M. H. Stietiya. “Reducing Potential Leaching of Phosphorus, Heavy Metals, and Fecal Coliform From Animal Wastes Using Bauxite Residues.” (2011). Water Air Soil Pollut, Vol. 214, pp 241–252. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-010-0420-2

S. Dodla, J. Wang, R. DeLaune, R. Cook, “Denitrification potential and its relation to organic carbon quality in three coastal wetland soils.” (2008). Science of The Total Environment, Vol. 407, Issue 1, pp 471-480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.08.022