Dr. Mark A. Liebig serves as a Research Soil Scientist at the USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory (NGPRL). Originally from a small farm in the central Platte Valley of Nebraska, Mark holds degrees from University of Colorado (B.A.) and University of Nebraska (M.S. and Ph.D.). Mark’s research program at NGPRL is broad, encompassing soil quality and gas flux evaluations of crop, grazing, biofuel, and integrated management systems. He is an ARCPACS Certified Professional Soil Scientist, holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Soil Science at North Dakota State University, and serves as an Associate Editor for Soil Science Society of America Journal. Mark has held elected offices in the Soil Science Society of America and Soil and Water Conservation Society, and has authored or co-authored >140 publications in scientific journals, proceedings, book chapters, extension bulletins, and popular press newsletters.
Research Results & Technology Conference, February 15, 2010
Winter Grazing Effects on Soil Quality
Soil Carbon Change under Switchgrass in the Northern Great Plains
Managing agricultural greenhouse gases: Coordinated agricultural research through GRACEnet to address our changing climate. Liebig, M.A., A.J. Franzluebbers, and R.F. Follett (Eds.). Academic Press, San Diego, CA. 2012.
Recent trends in soil science and agronomy research in the northern Great Plains of North America. Malhi, S.S., Y.T. Gan, J.J. Schoenau, R.L. Lemke, and M.A. Liebig (Eds.). Research Signpost, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. 2010.
AgroEcosystem Performance Assessment Tool
Cover Crop Chart
Dr. Mark Liebig, Research Soil Scientist at the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND, was selected to receive the Soil Science Society of American Fellow Award at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting in Cincinnati, October 21-24, 2012. Dr. Liebig was selected for developing tools and decision aids for designing more sustainable cropping systems through improvements in soil health, and his work with national farm organizations to encourage climate-friendly management practices throughout the United States.
1999 - present: Research Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND.
1998 - 1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate, USDA-ARS Soil and Water Conservation Research Unit, Lincoln, NE.
1992 - 1994: Research Technologist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
University of Nebraska; Agronomy; Ph.D. 1998.
University of Nebraska; Agronomy; M.S. 1992.
University of Colorado; MCD Biology; B.A. 1990.