Jacob BerkowitzJacob Berkowitz

Position: Adjunct Professor, Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences, USACE Research Soil Scientist

Phone: 601-529-3115

Email: jberko@lsu.edu

Office: 2247 ECE Building

Bachelor's Degree: B.S. Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina, Ashville

Master's Degrees: M.S. Soil and Water Science, University of California, Riverside

Ph.D.: Ph.D. Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University

Research Interests

Hydric soils, wetland assessment, restoration, biogeochemistry, forested wetlands, beneficial use of dredged sediments technology transfer

Selected Recent Publications

Google Scholar Profile

Hurst NR, VanZomeren CM, Berkowitz JF. 2022. Temperature, redox, and amendments alter wetland soil inorganic phosphorus retention dynamics in a Laurentian Great Lakes priority watershed. Journal of Great Lakes Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2022.05.010

Berkowitz JF, Hurst NR. 2022. New initiatives improve wetland restoration outcomes: Engineering with Nature and the use of Natural and Nature-Based Features. Wetland Science and Practice. 40(2):28-32

Berkowitz JF, Vepraskas MJ, Vaughan KL, Vasilas, LM. 2021. Development and application of the Hydric Soil Technical Standard. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 85(3):469-487 doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20202

Kirkham KG, Wallace MP, VanZomeren CM, Berkowitz JF, Kovacic DA and Lemke M. 2021. Nitrogen and phosphorus removal using tile‐treatment wetlands: A 12‐year study from Midwestern USA. Journal of Environmental Quality. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20316

Berkowitz JF, Pietroski JP. 2021. Water-stained leaves: formation and application as a field indicator of wetland hydrology. Wetlands, 41(8):1-8    doi.org/10.1007/s13157-021-01498-3

Bartholomew MK*, Anderson CJ, Berkowitz JF. 2020. Wetland Vegetation Response to Groundwater Pumping and Hydrologic Recovery. Wetlands. 40(6):2609-2619 doi.org/10.1007/s13157-020-01383-5

Berkowitz JF, Shlea DA, VanZomeren CM, Boles CMW. 2020. Coupling watershed modeling, public engagement, and soil analysis improves decision making for targeting P retention wetland locations. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 46(5):1331-1339 doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2020.06.016

Price JJ, Berkowitz JF. 2020. Wetland Functional Responses to Prolonged Inundation in the Active Mississippi River Floodplain. Wetlands. 40(6):1949-1956 doi.org/10.1007/s13157-020-01309-1

Duball C*, Vaughan K, Berkowitz JF, Rabenhorst MC, VanZomeren CM. 2020. Iron monosulfide identification: Field techniques to provide evidence of reducing conditions in soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 4(2):303-313 doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20044

D'Amore DV, Chaloner DT, Gerig B, Berkowitz J, Bridgham SD. 2020. The nutrient legacy left by salmon tissue on riparian soils in Southeast Alaska. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 84(3):877-887 doi.org/10.1002/saj2.20043

Berkowitz JF, Johnson DR, Price JJ. 2020. Forested Wetland Hydrology in a Large Mississippi River Tributary System. Wetlands. 40(5):1133-1148   doi:10.1007/s13157-019-01249-5

*indicates mentored student