Hansen, Neil

Plant & Wildlife Sciences

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5108  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-2491

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography
Neil Hansen is an associate professor of environmental science. His research and teaching address water use and conservation in agricultural and natural systems. His work includes areas such as dryland and limited irrigation agroecosystems and land management for water quality protection. He has published his work in peer reviewed journals including Agronomy Journal, Journal of Environmental Quality, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, and Soil and Tillage Research. He advises the BYU Environmental Science Club.
 Teaching Interests
Environmental Biology
Soils and Water Quality
Environmental Policy and Law
 Research Interests
Water Use and Conservation in Agricultural and Natural Systems
 Education
  • PhD, Soil Science, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • MS, Soil Science, Brigham Young University, 1994
  • BS, Agronomy, Brigham Young University, 1992
 Experience

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Associate Professor, Colorado State University, 2004-2013
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 1998-2004
  • USDA National Needs Predoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, 1994-1998

 Memberships
  • American Society of Agronomy, 1998-Present
  • Soil Science Society of America, 1998-Present
 Courses Taught

Winter 2017
  • IAS 201R: Cultural Survey Section 029
  • PWS 282: Intro to Soil Science Section 001
  • PWS 305: Soils & Water Quality Section 001
  • PWS 306: Soil & Water Quality Lab Section 001
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 024
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 021
Fall 2016
  • PWS 150: Environmental Biology Section 002
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 022
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 020
Summer 2016
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 022
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 022
Spring 2016
  • PWS 494R: Mentored Learning Experience Section 010
  • PWS 699R: Master's Thesis Section 021

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hopkins BG, Hopkins AP, Hansen NC. 2017. Water-Wise Turf Good Even When Without Drought. SportTurf.

McMaster GS, Ascough J, Edmunds DA, Wagner LE, Fox FA, DeJonge KC, Hansen NC. 2014. Simulating Unstressed Crop Development and Growth Using the Unified Plant Growth Model (UPGM). ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING & ASSESSMENT. 19:407-424.

Hansen NC. 2014. Blue Water Demand for Sustainable Intensification. Agronomy Journal. 106(5).

Pearson CH, Brummer JE, Beahm AT, Hansen NC. 2014. Kura Clover Living Mulch for Furrow-Irrigated Corn in the Intermountain West. Agronomy Journal. 106(4):1324-1328. <website>

Sherrod LA, R. AL, Hansen NC, Ascough JC, Westfall DG, Peterson GA. 2014. Soil and rainfall factors influencing yields of a dryland cropping system in Colorado. Agronomy Journal. 106:1179-1192. <website>

Plaza-Bonilla D, Álvaro-Fuentes J, Hansen NC, Lampurlanés J, Cantero-Martínez C. 2013. Winter cereal root growth and aboveground–belowground biomass ratios as affected by site and tillage system in dryland Mediterranean conditions. Plant and Soil. 374:925-939.

Lloyd G, Hansen NC, Sherrod L, Inman D, Peterson G. 2013. Constraints and capabilities of no-till dryland agroecosystems as bioenergy production systems. Agronomy Journal. 105:364-376.

Abstract

Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2016. Nutrient and water management tools in a water-short world. ASA•CSSA•SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts.

Evans SR, Campbell CS, Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2016. The effects of water use in turfgrass using sensor-driven decisions. ASA•CSSA•SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts.

Svedin J, Hansen NC, Kerry R, Hopkins BG. 2016. Variable rate irrigation and water use efficiency. ASA•CSSA•SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts.

Campbell CS, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG, Evans SR, Rivera LD, Cobos DR, Campbell GS. 2016. In situ moisture release curves to determine soil water characteristics. ASA•CSSA•SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts.

Bartholomew S, Russell K, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. 2016. Syringing Kentucky bluegrass: frequency impacts canopy temperature and growth. ASA•CSSA•SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts.

Hopkins TJ, Carroll DA, Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2016. Drought and Nitrogen Effects on Maize Canopy Temperature and Stress Indices. 14th Annual Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) Conference. 14.

Russell KA, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. 2016. Nitrogen and Irrigation Water Interactions in Drought-Stressed Kentucky Bluegrass. 14th Annual Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) Conference. 14.

Bartholomew S, Buss J, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. 2016. Polymer Coated Urea in Kentucky Bluegrass. 14th Annual Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) Conference. 14.

Carroll DA, Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2015. Drought and nitrogen stress effects on maize canopy temperature. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts. 2015:314-12 poster #1214. <website>

Hansen NC, Hopkins BG, Altenhofen J. 2015. Interaction of Irrigation, Nitrogen Management, and Crop Genetics on Water Productivity of Maize and Kentucky Bluegrass. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts. 196-2. <website>

Russell K, Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2015. Nitrogen and irrigation water interactions in drought-stressed Kentucky bluegrass. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts. 2015:119-3 poster #102. <website>

Bartholomew S, Russell K, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. 2015. Syringing Kentucky bluegrass: frequency impacts canopy temperature and growth. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts. 2015:145-3 poster #1035. <website>

Carroll DA, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG, Terry RE. 2014. Nitrogen Management and Water Productivity of Limited Irrigation Corn. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Abstracts. <website>

Book Chapter

Hansen NC, Allen BL, Anapali S, Blackshaw RE, Lyon D, Machado S. 2017. Dryland agriculture in North America. , editor. Innovations in dryland agriculture. p. 415–441

Hansen NC, Tubbs S, Fernandez F, Green S, Hansen NE, Stevens WB. 2015. Conservation Agriculture in North America. M. Farooq and K. Siddique, editors. Conservation Agriculture. New York City, NY: Springer. p. 417-442 <website>

Conference Proceedings

Svedin JD, Hansen NC, Kerry R, Christensen RC, Hopkins BG. 2017. Creating prescription variable rate irrigation and fertilization zones: Water and nutrient management interactions. Brookings, SD: International Plant Nutrition Institute, WERA-103 USDA-NIFA. <website>

Russell KA, Hopkins AP, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. 2017. Nitrogen and irrigation water interactions in drought stressed Kentucky bluegrass. Brookings, SD: International Plant Nutrition Institute, WERA-103 USDA-NIFA. <website>

Hopkins BG, Hansen NC. 2017. Nitrogen and water interactions: Crop production systems case studies. Brookings, SD: International Plant Nutrition Institute, WERA-103 USDA-NIFA. <website>

Presentations

Svedin J, Kerry R, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. Using a field scale crop water productivity layer to develop variable rate irrigation zones. European Conference on Precision Agriculture. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 2017 .

Nelson S, Petersen W, Svedin J, Madsen MD, Anderson VJ, Hansen NC, Hopkins BG. Mulch and polyacrylamide for increasing soil moisture and seeding success. Annual Meeting for the Society for Range Management. Saint George, Utah, USA. 2017 .

Hopkins BG, Hansen NC, Kopp K. Don't Let Water Restrictions Strike You Out. STMA International Webinar Series. Provo, UT. 2017 .

Hansen NC, Pearce A. Use of a Phosphorus Risk Index in the Wallsburg Watershed. Provo River Watershed Council. Provo, UT. 2015 .

Hansen NC. Use of a Phosphorus Risk Index in the Wallsburg Watershed. Provo River Watershed Council. Heber, UT. 2014 .

Hansen NC, Ahuja L, DeJonge K. Improving crop water productivity in dryland and limited irritation cropping systems in the west central Great Plains. Annual Professional Conference. Tampa, FL. 2013 .

Bauder TA, Wardle E, Hansen NC, Driscoll J, Westra P. Nutrient, sediment and herbicide runoff impacts from conventional and conservation tillage systems under furrow irrigation. Annual Professional Conference. Tampa, FL. 2013 .

Technical Report

DiNatale K, Hickman A, Hansen NC, Bauder T. 2013. Alternatives to Permanent Dry Up of Formerly Irrigated Lands. Alternative Agricultural Water Transfer Methods Program. Denver, CO: Colorado Water Conservation Board. <website>

Barbarick K, Ippolito J, McDaniel J, Hansen NC, Peterson G. 2013. Regression Modeling Weather and Biosolids Effects on Dryland Wheat Yields in Eastern Colorado. Fort Collins, CO: Colorado State University.

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