Nicholas R. Jordan
Ph.D.: Duke (1986)
Year Appointed: 1994
Areas of Interest
Agroecology, weed ecology and management, diversification
My research program in agricultural ecology addresses use of biological diversity to improve on-farm productivity and resource efficiency, while reducing harmful environmental effects of agroecosystems. Research, instruction and many service/outreach activities are integrated around this theme.
Johnson, K.A., G. Dana, N.R. Jordan, K.J. Draeger, A. Kapuscinski, L.K. Schmitt Olabisi, and P.B. Reich. 2012. Using participatory scenarios to stimulate social learning for collaborative sustainable development. Ecology and Society 17: 9-22.
Jordan, N.R., D.L. Wyse, and B. Colombo. 2012. Linking agricultural bioscience to cross sector innovation: A new graduate curriculum. Crop Science 52: 2423-2431.
Jordan, N.R., L. Aldrich-Wolfe, S. Huerd, D. Larson, G. Muehlbauer. 2012. Soil-occupancy effects of invasive and native grassland plant species on coposition and diversity of mycorrhizal associations. Invasive Plant Science and Management 5: 494-505.
Francis, C.A., N. Jordan, P. Porter, T.A. Breland, G. Lieblein, L. Salomonsson, M. Sriskandarajah, M. Wiedenhoeft, R. DeHaan, I. Braden, V. Langer. 2011. Innovative education in agroecology: Experiential learning for a sustainable agriculture. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 30: 226-237.
Fore, S., Lazarus, W., Porter, P., Jordan, N. 2011. Economics of small-scale on-farm use of canola and soybean for biodiesel and straight vegetable oil biofuels. Biomass and Bioenergy 35: 193-202.
Jordan, N., Larson, D., Huerd S. 2011. Evidence of qualitative differences between soil-occupancy effects of invasive versus native grassland plant species. Invasive Plant Science and Management 4(1): 11-21. doi: 10.1614/IPSM-D-10-00004.1
Jordan, N., Schively-Slotterback, C., Cadieux, K.V., Mulla, D., Schmidt-Olabisi, L., Pitt, D., Kim, J.O. 2011. TMDL Implementation in Agricultural Landscapes: A Communicative and Systemic Approach. Environmental Management 44:1-12. Published online: March 2011. DOI 10.1007/s00267-011-9647-y
Jordan, N. and K Warner. 2010. Increasing the Multifunctionality of US Agriculture. Bioscience 60: 60-66.
Jordan, N, Bawden R. and L Bergmann. 2008. Sustainability and Epistemic Competencies: Facing the ‘Worldview Challenge’ in Sustainable Development of Agriculture. Journal of Natural Resource and Life-Science Education 37: 92-99.
Jordan, N. and S. Huerd. 2008. Effects of Soil Fungi on Weed Communities in a Corn-soybean Rotation. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 23:108-117.
Jordan, N., Larson, D. and S. Huerd. 2008. Soil modification by invasive plants: effects on native and invasive species of mixed-grass prairies. Biological Invasions 10: 177-190.
Jordan N., Boody G, Broussard W, et al. (13 total co-authors) 2007. Sustainable development of the agricultural bio-economy. Science 316:1570-1571.
De Bruin, J.L, Jordan, N, Porter, P.M., and S.C Huerd. 2006. Soil Microbiota Effects on Rye Growth: Implications for Integration of a Rye Cover Crop into Temperate Cropping Systems. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems: 21(4); 245–252.
Chapters in books, reviews, or monographs
Improving Experiential Education in Agroecology: Nordic/U.S. Model G. Lieblein, T.A. Breland, N. Jordan, C. Francis, M. Bell, S. Morse, M. Wiedenhoeft, B. Johnson, and D. Rickerl. 2010. In: Proceedings of ENOAT Workshop, Peter von Fragstein, Charles Francis, Ewa Rembiałkowska, and Teresa Briz, Editors. Madrid, Spain, 6-8 September. ISBN 82 483 0064 1. p 27-40.
Book review: Landscape Agroecology (Wojkowski). 2004. Journal of Environmental Quality 33(4): 1588-1588.
Book review: Agroecology in Action–Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks (Warner). Crop Science 2008 48:1642-1643
Jordan, N., Niemi, H., Simmons, S. Becker, R., Gunsolus, J. and White, S. 2006. Knowledge networks for implementation of integrated weed management: principles and practical guidelines. Pp. 825-854 in: Kohli, R.K. Handbook of Sustainable Weed Management, Haworth Press.