University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

Satish Gupta | 612-625-1241
SWAC - Satish Gupta 2
148 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul MN 55108


B.S.1966Punjab Agricultural University, Hissar, IndiaSoil Science
M.S.1968Punjab Agricultural University, Hissar, IndiaSoil Physics
Ph.D.1972Utah State UniversitySoil Physics

Dr. Gupta conducts research on various aspects of Soil Hydrology, Water Quality, Soil Mechanics, Waste Utilization, and Soil Management. His recent projects include climate, drainage, and cropping system impacts on river flows; sediment pollution from river bank erosion; role of bank sediments in transporting wastewater phosphorus; trend in river water quality; fate and transport of manure applied antibiotics; antibiotic uptake by plants; nutrient losses from winter waste application; and use of recycled materials in pavements.

Selected Publications:

Grundtner, A., S.C. Gupta, and P.R. Bloom. 2014. River bank materials as a source and as carrier of phosphorus to Lake Pepin. J. Environ. Qual. 43:1991-2001.

Kang, D.H., 
S.C. Gupta, C.J.Rosen, V. Fritz, A. Singh, Y. Chander, H. Murray, C. Rower. 2013. Antibiotic Uptake by Vegetable Crops from Manure-Applied Soils. J. Agric. Food Chem.

Kessler, A.C., S.C. Gupta, and M.K. Brown. 2013. Assessment of river bank erosion in Southern Minnesota rivers post European settlement. Geomorphology (in press).

Kessler, A. S. C. Gupta, H.A.S. Dolliver, and D.P. Thoma. Lidar Quantification of Bank Erosion in Blue Earth County, Minnesota. J. Environ. Qual. 41: 197-207.

Kang, D.H., S.C. Gupta, A.Z. Ranaivoson, J. Siekmeier and R. Roberson, 2011. Recycled materials as substitutes for virgin aggregates in road construction: I. Hydraulic and mechanical characteristics. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.75:1265 -1275

Kang, D.H., S.C. Gupta, P.R. Bloom, A.Z. Ranaivoson R. Roberson, and J. Siekmeier. 2011. Recycled materials as substitutes for virgin aggregates in road construction: II. Inorganic contaminant leaching. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 74: 1276-1284.

Heather O. Johnson, Satish C. Gupta, Aldo V. Vecchia, and Francis Zvomuya. 2009. Assessment of Water Quality Trends in the Minnesota River using Non-Parametric and Parametric Methods. J. Environ. Qual. 38: 1018-1030.

Johnson, H., S.C. Gupta, A.V.Vecchia, and F. Zvomuya. 2009. Assessment of Water quality trends in the Minnesota River using non-parametric and parametric Methods. J. Environ. Qual. 38: 1018-1030.

Dolliver, H.A.S., S.C. Gupta, and Sally Noll. 2008. Antibiotic Degradation during Manure Composting. J. Environ. Qual. 37: 1245-1253.

Dolliver, H.A.S., and S.C. Gupta. 2008. Antibiotic Losses in Leaching and Surface Runoff from Manure-Amended Agricultural Land. J. Environ. Qual. 37: 1227-1237.