University of Florida

Alan L. Wright

Associate Professor (Soil and Water Science)
Specialty: Soil Science

 

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Selected Publications

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Cherry, R.H., H. Lu, A.L. Wright, P. Roberts, and Y. Luo. Effect of silicon on resistance of St. Augustinegrass to southern chinch bugs (Hemiptera: Blissidae) and plant disease. J. Entomol. Sci. (in press)

  • McCray, J.M., A.L. Wright, Y. Luo, and S. Ji. 2012. Soil phosphorus forms related to extractable phosphorus in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Soil Sci. 177:31-38.

  • Lu, H., A.L. Wright, and D.D. Sui. 2011. Responses of lettuce cultivars to insect pests in southern Florida. Hort Technol. 21:773-778.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, and J.M. McCray. 2011. Seasonal changes in nutrient availability in sulfur-amended Everglades soils under sugarcane. J. Plant Nutr. 34:2095-2113.

  • Jiang, X., A.L. Wright, J. Wang, and Z. Li. 2011. Long-term tillage effects on the distribution patterns of microbial biomass and activities within soil aggregates. Catena 87:276-280.

  • Jiang, X., Y. Ma, J. Yuan, A.L. Wright, and H. Li. 2011. Soil surface electrochemical property effects on abundance of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and ammonia-oxidizing archaea, NH4+ activity, and net nitrification in an acid soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 43:2215-2221.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, and J.M. McCray. 2011. Microbial response of a calcareous Histosol to sulfur amendment. Soil Sci. 176:479-486.

  • Jiang, X., X. Shi, W. Liu, and A.L. Wright. 2011. Kinetics of net nitrification associated with soil aggregates under conventional and no-tillage in a subtropical rice soil. Plant and Soil 347:305-312.

  • DeLaune, R.D., and A.L. Wright. 2011. Projected impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on gulf coast wetlands. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:1602-1612.

  • Jiang, X., A.L. Wright, X. Wang, and F. Liang. 2011. Tillage-induced changes in fungal and bacterial biomass associated with soil aggregates: a long-term field study in a subtropical rice soil in China. Appl. Soil Ecol. 48:168-173.

  • Cherry, R.H., A.L. Wright, R.N. Raid, and Y. Luo. 2011. Effect of fertilization on resistance of Captiva St. Augustinegrass to southern chinch bugs (Hemiptera: Blissidae) and gray leaf spot disease. J. Entomol. Sci. 46:96-101.

  • Jiang, X., Y. Hu, J.H. Bedell, D. Xie, and A.L. Wright. 2011. Soil organic carbon and nutrient content in aggregate-size fractions of a subtropical rice soil under variable tillage. Soil Use Manage. 27:28-35.

  • Shahandeh, H., A.L. Wright, and F.M. Hons. 2011. Use of soil nitrogen parameters and texture for spatially-variable nitrogen fertilization. Precision Agric. 12:146-163.

  • Rowland, J.H., J.L. Cisar, G.H. Snyder, J.B. Sartain, A.L. Wright, and J.E. Erickson. 2010. Optimal N and K fertilization rates for establishment of warm-season putting greens. Agron. J. 102:1601-1605.

  • Wright, A.L., and R.S. Mylavarapu. 2010. Nutrient stratification in uncultivated and sugarcane-cultivated peatlands. Commun. Soil Sci. Plant Anal. 41:2633-2643.

  • Ye, R., and A.L. Wright. 2010. Multivariate analysis of chemical and microbial properties in Histosols as influenced by land-use types. Soil Tillage Res. 110:94-100.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, W.H. Orem, and J.M. McCray. 2010. Sulfur distribution and transformations in Everglades Agricultural Area soils as influenced by sulfur amendment. Soil Sci. 175:263-269.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, J.M. McCray, K.R. Reddy, and L. Young. 2010. Sulfur-induced changes in phosphorus distribution in Everglades Agricultural Area soils. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys. 87:127-135.

  • Erickson, J.E., D.M. Park, J.L. Cisar, G.H. Snyder, and A.L. Wright. 2010. Effects of sod type, irrigation, and fertilization on NO3-N and orthophosphate-P leaching from newly established St. Augustinegrass sod. Crop Sci. 50:1030-1036.

  • Simmone, E., C. Hutchinson, J. Devalerio, R. Hochmuth, D. Treadwell, A. Wright, B. Santos, A. Whidden, G. McAvoy, X. Zhao, T. Olczyk, A. Gazula, and M. Ozores-Hampton. 2010. Current knowledge, gaps, and future needs for keeping water and nutrients in the root zone of vegetables grown in Florida.  HortTechnology 20:143-152.

Recent Book Chapters

  • Gu, B., D. Axelrad, T. Lange, G.R. Aiken, Y. Cai, T. DeBusk, F. Dierberg, C. Gilmour, D.P. Krabbenhoft, W. Landing, Y. Li, J.M. McCray, W.H. Orem, C.D. Pollman, and A.L. Wright. 2012. p. 1-45. In: Ch. 3B: Regional mercury and sulfur monitoring and environmental assessment. 2012 South Florida Environmental Report. South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL. (in press)

  • Axelrad, D., M.C. Gabriel, T. Lange, G.R. Aiken, A. Brandon, M.C. Cunningham, T. DeBusk, F. Dierberg, B.A. Donner, P. Frederick, C. Gilmour, R. Harris, D. Jansen, D.P. Krabbenhoft, J.M. McCray, W.H. Orem, D.P. Oronato, C.D. Pollman, D.G. Rumbold, G. White, A.L. Wright, and R. Ye. 2011. In: Ch. 3B: Mercury and sulfur monitoring, research, and environmental assessment in south Florida. 2011 South Florida Environmental Report. South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL.

Recent Extension and Popular Press Publications

  • Wright, A.L.,, and J.M. McCray. 2011. Sulfur use for sugarcane production on muck soils. Sugarcane Research Status Report. UF-IFAS Extension. p. 35-36.

  • McCray, J.M., R.W. Rice, and A.L. Wright. 2011. Phosphorus rate study on organic soils. Sugarcane Research Status Report. UF-IFAS Extension. p. 27-28.

  • McCray, J.M., A.L. Wright, R.W. Rice, and S. Daroub. 2011. Elemental sulfur study on organic soils. Sugarcane Research Status Report. UF-IFAS Extension. p. 39-41.

  • Lewis, J., and A.L. Wright. 2011. Reclaimed water use for edible crop production in Florida. Univ. of Florida. EDIS SL360. p. 1-4.

  • Wright, A.L.,, D.D. Sui. D.C. Odero, and H. Lu. 2011. Use of soil pH amendments for leafy greens production in south Florida. UF Vegetarian Newsletter, vol. 567.

  • Wright, A.L.,, R. Mylavarapu, and D.D. Sui. 2011. Managing high pH soils for crop production. UF Vegetarian Newsletter 563:1-4.

  • Rosaro, S., A.L. Wright, D.D. Sui, N. Havranek, and Y. Luo. 2010. Spring mix – an emerging crop for Florida. Univ. of Florida. EDIS SL323. p. 1-3.

  • Wright, A.L.,, Y. Luo, N. Havranek, D.D. Sui, R.W. Rice, and R. Ye. 2010. Elemental sulfur use for increasing phosphorus availability to lettuce in Everglades Agricultural Area soil. UF Vegetarian Newsletter 558:1-4.

  • Mylavarapu, R., and A.L. Wright. 2010.  Sustainable management of calcareous Histosols for crop production. 19th World Congress Soil Science Proc., Brisbane, Australia.

  • Sui, D.D., J.H. Crane, A.L. Wright, and R.W. Rice. 2010. Cold weather protection for vegetables and tropical fruits in south Florida. UF Vegetarian Newsletter 555:1-4.

  • Obreza, T., M. Clark, B. Boman, T. Borisova, M. Cohen, M. Dukes, T. Frazer, E. Hanlon, K. Havens, C. Martinez, K. Migliaccio, S. Shukla, and A. Wright. 2010. A guide to EPA’s proposed numeric water quality criteria for Florida. Univ. of Florida. EDIS SL316. p. 1-9.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Wright, A.L., K.R. Reddy, L. Keenan, and E. Dunne. 2012. Relationship between soil core diameter and nutrient flux. 9th International Intecol Wetlands Conf. Orlando, FL.

  • Irick, D.L., Y. Li, P.W. Inglett, W. Harris, B. Gu, M. Ross, and A.L. Wright. 2012. Soil P characteristics in tree islands of the Florida Everglades. 9th International Intecol Wetlands Conf. Orlando, FL.

  • Irick, D.L., B. Gu, Y. Li, P.W. Inglett, M. Ross, and A.L. Wright. 2012. Mechanism for soil stable nitrogen isotope ratio and phosphorus enrichment in tree islands. 9th International Intecol Wetlands Conf. Orlando, FL.

  • Irick, D.L., Y. Li, P.W. Inglett, B. Gu, M. Ross, and A.L. Wright. 2012. Distribution of soil P forms in Everglades tree islands. 3rd UF Water Institute Symposium, Gainesville, FL.

  • Irick, D.L., Y. Li, P.W. Inglett, B. Gu, M. Ross, W. Harris, and A.L. Wright. 2011. Soil phosphorus forms in tree island ecosystems of the central and southern Everglades. 12th Annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum, Gainesville, FL.

  • Wright, A.L.,, J.M. McCray, and R. Ye. 2011. Microbial ecophysiological response of sugarcane soils to sulfur amendment. Am. Soc. Sugarcane Tech. Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

  • Wang, Y., A.L. Wright, K.R. Reddy, T.Z. Osborne, and S. Newman.  2011. Estimating total N in Everglades soils using loss-on-ignition method. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • McCray, J.M., A.L. Wright, R.W. Rice, Y. Luo, and S. Ji. 2011. Extractable soil phosphorus related to phosphorus fractions and sugarcane yield on Florida Histosols. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wright, A.L.,, X. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Li. 2011. Long-term tillage effects on the distribution patterns of microbial biomass and activities within soil aggregates. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wright, A.L.,, X. Jiang, X. Shi, and W. Liu. 2011. Kinetics of net nitrification associated with soil aggregates under conventional and no-tillage in a subtropical rice soil. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wright, A.L.,, K.R. Reddy, L. Keenan, and E. Dunne. 2011. Core diameter relationships with nutrient flux measurements. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wright, A.L.,, D. Ivanoff, and F. Zamorano. 2011. Distribution of soil P in Everglades Stormwater Treatment Area wetlands. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Wright, A.L.,, and Y. Luo. 2011. pH amendment for calcareous Everglades agricultural soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, TX.

  • Xu, T., and A.L. Wright. 2010. Nutrient release and microbial activity after flooding of Everglades soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Long Beach, CA.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, J.M. McCray, and Y. Luo. 2010. Seasonal changes in nutrient availability for sulfur-amended Everglades soils under sugarcane. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Long Beach, CA.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, J.M. McCray, W.H. Orem, and Y. Luo. 2010. Sulfur forms and management in Everglades Agricultural Area soils. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Long Beach, CA.

  • Wright, A.L., R.H. Cherry, R.N. Raid, and Y. Luo. 2010. Fertilization effects on resistance of captiva St. augustinegrass to southern chinch bugs and gray leaf spot.  ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. Long Beach, CA.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, J.M. McCray, and Y. Luo. 2010.  Extracellular enzyme activity in sulfur-amended Everglades soils. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.  Naples, FL.

  • Ye, R., and A.L. Wright. 2010. Linking soil chemical properties and microbial activity in Everglades Agricultural Area soils. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.  Naples, FL.

  • Ye, R., A.L. Wright, J.M. McCray, Y. Luo, and N. Havranek. 2010.  Seasonal dynamics of phosphorus in sulfur-amended organic soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.  Naples, FL.

  • Xu, T., and A.L. Wright. 2010.  Hydrologic effects on nutrient release and microbial activity for different land uses in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.  Naples, FL.

  • Wright, A.L., S. Newman, and R. Ye. 2010. Decomposition dynamics of Nymphaea in Everglades wetlands. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference.  Naples, FL.

  • Mylavarapu, R., and A.L. Wright. 2010.  Sustainable management of calcareous Histosols for crop production. 19th World Congress Soil Science Proc., Brisbane, Australia.

  • Wright, A.L. 2010. Soil subsidence in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Everglades Coalition 25th Annual Conference, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

  • Guenther, V.M., J.C. Capece, M.T. Brown, B.S. Glaz, R.A. Gilbert, A.L. Wright, and E.A. Hanlon. 2010. Transforming agricultural systems on public lands in the EAA to support Everglades restoration. Everglades Coalition 25th Annual Conference, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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