Jason Kaye

Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology; Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry

Jason Kaye

Research Summary

Ecosystem ecology; global change biology; biogeochemistry of nitrogen and carbon cycling in managed and unmanaged ecosystems.

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Soil Cover Crops Cover Crop Nitrogen Corn Bedrock Ecosystem Services Temperature Climate Change Water Shale Weathering Soil Carbon Topography Maize Climate Sampling Seed Mixtures Carbon Dioxide Community Structure Regolith Enzyme Activity Organic Carbon Agroecosystems Forest Management

Most Recent Publications

Critical zone perspectives for managing changing forests

Marissa Kopp, Denise Alving, Taylor Blackman, Margot Kaye, Jonathan Duncan, Jason Kaye, 2023, Forest Ecology and Management

Chase A. Stratton, Swayamjit Ray, Brosi A. Bradley, Jason P. Kaye, Jared G. Ali, Ebony G. Murrell, 2022, BMC Plant Biology

Anna C. Ortiz, Lixin Jin, Nives Ogrinc, Jason Kaye, Bor Krajnc, Lin Ma, 2022, Scientific Reports

Ziliang Zhang, Jason P. Kaye, Brosi A. Bradley, Joseph P. Amsili, Vidya Suseela, 2022, Global Change Biology on p. 5831-5848

Sarah Abigail Isbell, María Alonso-Ayuso, Terrence H. Bell, Brosi Bradley, Taran Rowles, Jason P. Kaye, 2022, Journal of Production Agriculture on p. 2458-2472

Cover crop selection affects maize susceptibility to the fungal pathogen Fusarium verticillioides

Swayamjit Ray, Nancy G. Wenner, Obenewa Ankoma-Darko, Jason P. Kaye, Gretchen A. Kuldau, Jared G. Ali, 2022, Pedobiologia

Topography Mediates the Response of Soil CO<sub>2</sub> Efflux to Precipitation Over Days, Seasons, and Years

Marissa Kopp, Jason Philip Kaye, Yuting He Smeglin, Thomas Adams, Edward J. Primka, Brosi Bradley, Yuning Shi, David Eissenstat, 2022, Ecosystems

How the capacity of bedrock to collect dust and produce soil affects phosphorus bioavailability in the northern Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania

Virginia Marcon, Beth Hoagland, Xin Gu, Wenjing Liu, Jason Kaye, Roman A. DiBiase, Susan L. Brantley, 2021, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms on p. 2807-2823

Caitlin Hodges, Susan L. Brantley, Melika Sharifironizi, Brandon Forsythe, Qicheng Tang, Nathan Carpenter, Jason Philip Kaye, 2021, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences

Cover Crop Soil Legacies Alter Phytochemistry and Resistance to Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Maize

Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe, Swayamjit Ray, Ebony Murrell, Jason Kaye, Jared G. Ali, 2021, Environmental Entomology on p. 958-967

Most-Cited Papers

A framework for evaluating ecosystem services provided by cover crops in agroecosystems

Meagan E. Schipanski, Mary Barbercheck, Margaret R. Douglas, Denise M. Finney, Kristin Haider, Jason P. Kaye, Armen R. Kemanian, David A. Mortensen, Matthew R. Ryan, John Tooker, Charlie White, 2014, Agricultural Systems on p. 12-22

Denise M. Finney, Charles M. White, Jason P. Kaye, 2016, Journal of Production Agriculture on p. 39-52

Jason P. Kaye, Miguel Quemada, 2017, Agronomie

Functional diversity in cover crop polycultures increases multifunctionality of an agricultural system

Denise M. Finney, Jason P. Kaye, 2017, Journal of Applied Ecology on p. 509-517

D. M. Finney, J. S. Buyer, J. P. Kaye, 2017, Journal of Soils and Water Conservation on p. 361-373

Charles M. White, S. Tianna DuPont, Mena Hautau, Dave Hartman, Denise M. Finney, Brosi Bradley, James C. LaChance, Jason P. Kaye, 2017, Agro-Ecosystems on p. 121-133

Elizabeth A. Hasenmueller, Xin Gu, Julie N. Weitzman, Thomas S. Adams, Gary E. Stinchcomb, David M. Eissenstat, Patrick J. Drohan, Susan L. Brantley, Jason P. Kaye, 2017, Geoderma on p. 11-31

Tess E. Brewer, Emma L. Aronson, Keshav Arogyaswamy, Sharon A. Billings, Jon K. Botthoff, Ashley N. Campbell, Nicholas C. Dove, Dawson Fairbanks, Rachel E. Gallery, Stephen C. Hart, Jason Kaye, Gary King, Geoffrey Logan, Kathleen A. Lohse, Mia R. Maltz, Emilio Mayorga, Caitlin O'Neill, Sarah M. Owens, Aaron Packman, Jennifer Pett-Ridge, Alain F. Plante, Daniel D. Richter, Whendee L. Silver, Wendy H. Yang, Noah Fierer, 2019, mBio

Increased temperature and precipitation had limited effects on soil extracellular enzyme activities in a post-harvest forest

M. D. McDaniel, J. P. Kaye, M. W. Kaye, 2013, Soil Biology and Biochemistry on p. 90-98

Wei Zhi, Li Li, Wenming Dong, Wendy Brown, Jason Kaye, Carl Steefel, Kenneth H. Williams, 2019, Water Resources Research on p. 4233-4251

News Articles Featuring Jason Kaye

Mixed cover crops capture carbon in soil, could help mitigate climate change

When it comes to adding carbon to the soil, all cover crops don’t perform equally, according to a team of researchers whose new study revealed the disparity for the first time.

Team wins grant to develop nitrogen fertilizer decision tool for organic farmers

Penn State researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to perfect a tool they developed to help organic corn producers decide how much nitrogen — as fertilizer or manure — to apply to their crop fields.

Cover crop roots are key to understanding ecosystem services

To judge the overall effectiveness of cover crops and choose those offering the most ecosystem services, agricultural scientists must consider the plants’ roots as well as above-ground biomass, according to Penn State researchers who tested the characteristics of cover crop roots in three monocultures and one mixture.

Victoria Braithwaite to be memorialized with new ecology research award

Penn State's ecology community will memorialize beloved faculty member Victoria Braithwaite with new research excellence award named in her honor

The Penn State Ecology Community is Committed to Combatting Racism and Injustice

The leadership of the Penn State Ecology community wishes to express solidarity with marginalized members of our society, and has prepared the following statement of support to all those who struggle against systemic injustices. We can and must do better.

Microbiome Center graduate students awarded NIFA fellowships

Sarah Isbell and Mara Cloutier, both Penn State graduate students and Microbiome Center researchers, will be supported in their studies by fellowships paid for by the United States Department of Agriculture.

'Right' Cover-Crop Mix Good for Both Chesapeake and Bottom Lines

Planting and growing a strategic mix of cover crops not only reduces the loss of nitrogen from farm fields, protecting water quality in the Chesapeake Bay, but the practice also contributes nitrogen to subsequent cash crops, improving yields, according to researchers.