Michael J. Vepraskas

Department of Soil Science
North Carolina State University
PO Box 7619
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7619

Room: 3413
Office Phone: 919.515.1458
Email: michael_vepraskas@ncsu.edu

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Specialty: Wetland Soils

Soils are an essential part of a wetland. To identify wetlands the soil must be examined for signs that certain chemical reactions have occurred in it. This research program focuses on understanding how wetland soils form by studying the chemical reactions that occur in these soils. In addition, identifying wetland boundaries using soil indicators of wetlands is of wide concern. This program also works to identify the best indicators to use to identify wetlands.


Academic - Refereed Journals

  • Oates, K. M., J. Camberato, and M. J. Vepraskas. 1984. A laboratory exercise using the microcomputer to determine nutrient recommendations and least_cost fertilizer blends. J. Agron. Ed. 13:50-53.
  • Graham, R. C., K. Johnson, and M. J. Vepraskas. 1985. A method to estimate soil textural class for students using split_hook prostheses for hands. J. Agron. Ed. 14:49-50.
  • Vepraskas, M. J., P. A. McDaniel, and J. J. Camberato. 1988. Teaching soil morphology to introductory soil science students. J. Agron. Ed. 17:93-96.
  • Heitman, J.L. and M.J. Vepraskas. 2009. An example emphasizing schematic diagrams and mass-volume relationships for problem solving in soils. J. Nat. Res. Life Sci. Ed. 38:140-143.

Extension Bulletins

  • Vepraskas, M. J. 1992. Redoximorphic features for identifying aquic conditions. N. C. Agri. Res. Serv., Raleigh, NC, Tech. Bull. 301.

Research - Book or Book Chapters

  • Vepraskas, M.J. 1994. Plant response mechanisms to soil compaction. Chap. 9. In: R.E. Wilkinson (ed.). Plant Response Mechanisms to the Environment. Marcel Dekker Publ. Co., New York.
  • Vepraskas, M. J. and S. W. Sprecher (eds). 1997. Aquic conditions and hydric soils: The problem soils. SSSA Special Publication No. 50, Soil Sci. Soc. Amer., Inc., Madison, WI.
  • Vepraskas, M.J. and S.W. Sprecher. 1997. Overview of aquic conditions and hydric soils. Chpt. 1. In Vepraskas, M. J. and S. W. Sprecher (eds.) Aquic conditions and hydric soils: The problem soils. SSSA Spec. Pub. No. 50, Soil Sci. Soc, Amer., Inc., Madison, WI.
  • Vepraskas, M. J. and S. W. Sprecher. 1997. Summary of problems in hydric soil evaluation. Chpt. 9. In M. J. Vepraskas and S. W. Sprecher (eds.) Aquic conditions and hydric soils: The problem soils. SSSA Spec. Pub. No. 50, Soil Sci. Soc, Amer., Inc., Madison, WI.
  • Richardson, J. L. and M. J. Vepraskas (eds.) 2001. Wetland Soils: genesis, hydrology, landscapes, and classification. Lewis Scientific Publ., Boca Raton, FL.
  • Vepraskas, M.J. and S.P. Faulkner. 2001. Redox chemistry of hydric soils. In J.L. Richardson and M. J. Vepraskas (eds.) 2001. Wetland Soils. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  • Vepraskas, M.J. 2001. Morphological features of seasonally reduced soils. In J.L. Richardson and M. J. Vepraskas (eds.) 2001. Wetland Soils. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL
  • Vepraskas, M.J. and M.J. Wilson. 2008. Micromorphology: concepts, techniques, and applications. In A. Ulery and L.R. Drees (eds.) Methods of soil analysis, Part 5. Mineralogical methods. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. Book Series 5, Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Madison, WI.
  • Stoops, G. 2003. Guidelines for analysis and description of soil and regolith thin sections. M.J. Vepraskas (ed.). Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Inc. Madison, WI
  • Lindbo, D.L., M.J. Vepraskas, and M.H. Stolt. 2010. Formation and interpretation of redoximorphic features. In G. Stoops (ed.) Interpretation of Micromorpholgical Features of Soils and Regoliths, Elsevier Publ., Amsterdam.
  • Lin, H.S., J. Bouma, P. Owens, and M. Vepraskas (Editors). 2008. Hydropedology: Fundamental Issues and Practical Applications. Catena special issue. 73:151-224.
  • Vepraskas, M.J., Lindbo, D.L., 2012. Redoximorphic Features as Related to Soil Hydrology and Hydric Soils. In: Lin, H. (Ed.), Hydropedology: Synergistic Integration of Soil Science and Hydrology. Academic Press, Elsevier B.V., pp. 143–172.
  • Vepraskas, M.J. 2013. Morphological methods to characterize hydric soils. p. 31-49. In R.D. DeLaune, K.R. Reddy, C.J. Richardson, and P. Megonigal, and (eds.) Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils. SSSA Book Series no. 10. Soil Sci. Soc. Am., Madison WI.

Research - Refereed Journals

  • Sumner, J.P., M.J. Vepraskas, and R.J. Kolka. 2009. Methods to evaluate rainfall for short-term hydrology assessment. Wetlands 29(3):1049-1062.
  • Vepraskas, M.J., J.L. Heitman, and R.E. Austin. 2009. Future directions for hydropedology: quantifying impacts of global change on land use. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 13:1427-1438.
  • Dimick, B., J.M. Stucky, M.J. Vepraskas, W. Wall, T.R. Wentworth,, and C. Arellano. 2010. Plant-soil-hydrology relationships in three Carolina Bays in Bladen County, North Carolina. Castanaea 75(4):407-420.
  • Hesterberg, D.L., M. Duff, J.B. Dixon, and M.J. Vepraskas. 2011. X-ray microspectroscopy and chemical reactions in soil microsites. J. Envir. Qual. 40(3):667-78.
  • Taggart, M.J., J.L. Heitman, M.J. Vepraskas, and M.R. Burchell. 2011. ¬Surface shading, soil temperature, and soil moisture effects on soil carbon loss in a temperate peatland. Geoderma 163: 238-246.
  • Caldwell, P.V., M.J. Vepraskas, J.D. Gregory, R.W. Skaggs, and R.L. Huffman. 2012. Linking plant ecology and long-term hydrology to improve wetland restoration success. Trans. Am. Soc. Agricultural and Biological Engineering 54:2129-2137.
  • Abit, S.M., Amoozegar A., Vepraskas, M.J. and Niewoehner, C.P. 2012. Soil and hydrologic effects on fate and horizontal transport in the capillary fringe of surface-applied nitrate. Geoderma 189–190: 343–350.
  • Ewing, J.M., M.J. Vepraskas, J.G. White, and S.W. Broome. 2012. Chemical soil properties of a Carolina Bay wetland after 15, 20, and 30 years of drainage and agricultural production. Geoderma 179-180:73-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.02.018
  • Taggart, M.J. , J.L. Heitman, W. Shi, and M.J. Vepraskas. 2012. Temperature and water content effects on carbon mineralization for sapric soil material. Wetlands 32:939-944.
  • Abit, S.M., M.J. Vepraskas, O. W. Duckworth, and A. Amoozegar. 2013. Dissolution of phosphorus into pore-water flowing through an organic soil. Geoderma 197-198:51-58.
  • Moorberg, C.J., M.J. Vepraskas, and C.P. Niewoehner. 2013. Dynamics of P dissolution processes in the matrix and rhizospheres of bald cypress growing in saturated soil. Geoderma 202-203: 153-160.
  • Slusher, C.E., M.J. Vepraskas, and S.W. Broome. 2014. Evaluating responses of four wetland plant communities to different hydrologic regimes. J. Envir. Qual. 43(2):723-731.

Research - Peer Reviewed Proceedings

  • Williams, J. P., D. L. Lindbo, and M. J. Vepraskas. 2001. A Suggested Water Table Monitoring Method Based on Soil Color Patterns. In K. Mancl (ed.) On-Site Wastewater Treatment. Proceedings of the Ninth National Symposium on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems. ASAE, St. Joseph, MI

Research - Published Abstracts

  • Guertal, W. R., M. J. Vepraskas, A. Amoozegar, and H. J. Kleiss. 1991. Identification of hydraulically active and inactive macropores in soil-saprolite sequences. Agron. Abstracts 312.