People

Project Investigators

Sotirios V Archontoulis photo
Assistant Professor
coordinates the overall project and conducts APSIM model analysis
Michael Castellano photo
William T. Frankenberger Professor of Soil Science
Coordinates Measurements of Environmental Nitrogen Dynamics
Dr. Ranae N Dietzel photo
Postdoc Research Associate
Coordinates workflow and data collection.
Dr. Matthew J Helmers photo
Dean's Professor College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Drainage Water Quality
Mark Licht photo
Assistant Professor
Cropping systems management and outreach
Andy Vanloocke photo
Assistant Professor
Agricultural Meteorology

Postdocs, Graduate Students, Ag Specialists, Systems Analysts

Dr. Raziel Antonio-Ordonez photo
Postdoc Research Associate
Crop ecophysiology (Crop growth and root system)
photography of Carolina Cordova
Graduate Assistant-Research
Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics
 Daryl E Herzmann photo
Systems Analyst III
Weather Forecast and Observations
Isaiah L Huber photo
Graduate Assistant-Modeling
Crop modeling, computerized simulations of agronomic systems.
Dr. Javed Iqbal photo
Postdoc Research Associate
Coordinate and manage field and laboratory research activities.
Graduate Assistant-Research, Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht
Assists with field data collection
Rafael Martinez-Feria
Graduate Assistant-Research, Sotirios Archontoulis
Assists with field data collection, data processing and modeling
 Laila A Puntel photo
Graduate Assistant-Research, Sotirios Archontoulis
Assists with field data collection, data processing and modeling

Web-developers

Susan Vanderplas photo
Statistical Consultant
Statistics

Undergraduate Students

Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy, GIS
Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy
Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy, Meteorology
Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy
Cooper Smith photo
Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy

Alumni

Kelsie M Ferin photo
Research Assistant
Agricultural Meteorology
Raymond A Kruse photo
Agricultural Specialist III
Soil Measurements
Undergrad Research Assistant
Agronomy, Meteorology
Kati Togliatti photo
Graduate Assistant-Research
Weather forecast and soybean data collection

FACTS is an ongoing project developed to forecast and evaluate real-time soil-crop dynamics in specific ISU fields. Predictions and measurements will be frequently updated as new information becomes available during the growing season. The project investigators and Iowa State University are not responsible for extrapolations made by individuals to other fields. Information from this website can be used for presentations without further permission if used in its entirety and credit is given to the Iowa State University FACTS project. Information from this website cannot be used in publications or other model improvement activities without prior permission of the project investigators.