||S. Elwynn Taylor
Professor of Ag Meteorology
2104C Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
- Ph.D. (Biology), 1970, Washington University
- B.S. (Botany), 1966, Utah State University
Some Duties at ISU
- Professor of Agronomy/Extension Climatologiest, Iowa
State University, 1970-present. Responsible for statewide
leadership in the development and implementation of
extension education and information programs in
agricultural climatology. I also have responsibility for
off-campus graduate and undergraduate courses in
- 1990 - Introduction to Crop Growth Modeling, Central Arid
Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur, India
- 1995 - Applied Agricultural Meteorology, Iowa State
- 1996 - Introduction to Meteorology, Iowa State University
- 1980-1996 - Biophysical Crop Ecology (resource capture
modeling), Iowa State University
- 1982-1997 - Microcomputer Methods in Agronomy, Iowa State
- 1984-1997 - Advanced Agricultural Meteorology and
Modeling, Iowa State University
Service to the Agronomy Dept.,
ISU, and the Profession
- Member, Agronomy Extension Panel (1979-present)
- Technical Review Board, Ecological Soceity of
- Technical Review Committee, UDSA Proposals in
- Contributing Reviewer - Glossary of Terms in Soils for
the American Society of Agronomy (1985-present)
- Contributing Reviewer - Glossary of Terms in Meteorology
for the World Meteorological Organization (1996)
- Papers Presented at ASA National Meetings, 1985-1990,
1992, 1995, 1996
- Papers Presented at American Meteorological Society
Annual Meetings, 1985, 1989, 1993-1996
- Advisor, ISU Student Organization-LDSSA, 1981-present
- Agronomy Senator, ISU Faculty Senate, 1987-1992
- Member, USDA-APHIS, IPM Steering Committee, 1985-1988
- Member NASA - Mission to Planet Earth Applications
- Peer Review Committee Member for USDA Entomology
- Peer Review Committee Member for Utah State University
Plant Science Department, 1995-1996
- Chair, Technology Transfer Committee (Computer
Committee), Agronomy, 1987-1994
- Member, Equipment Committee, Agronomy, 1979-1993
- Session Chair, Agroclimatology and Agronomic Modeling,
American Soceity of Agronomy Annual Meeting, 1984
- Member, University Computer Committee, 1988-1991
- Member, College of Agriculture Technology (Computer)
- Member, College of Agriculture Planning Committee -
Brenton Center, 1991-1993
- Chair, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, Masters Growers
- Member, ISU IPM Pest Management Task Force, 1979-1989
- Member, Governor's Crop Condition Task Force,
- Member, Secretary of Agriculture Drought Advisory Team,
- Technical Advisor, Advances in Electronics at Living
History Farms, 1988-1989
- President, ISU Chapter of Pho Kappa Phi, 1990-1991
- Member, Ames City/ISU Join Flood Management Task Force,
Military and Federal Research
- Project Scientist: Models to Predict Earth-Air Interface
Temperature Regimes During Freeze Conditions. National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, Contract No. NAS
- Associate Investigator: Heat and Cold Stress of Peach
Plantings in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Agricultural
Meteorology Program. 1973-1976.
- Associate Investigator: Utilization of Solar Energy for
Heating of Poultry Houses in the United States. US
Department of Agriculture, ARS. 1974-1977.
- Co-Investigator: Weather and Migration of Black Cutworm.
- National Review Board Member: USDA/APHIS project for the
establishment of a national pest information data base.
- High Plains Soil Water Balance: NOAA/USDA Regional
- Stauffer Chemical: Computer methods in seed production
advisory information generation. (1979-1982)
- Dow Chemical: Computer graphics for assessment of
geographical area of risk in crop production and
- Grass Roots Inc.: Application of computer network
technology in acquisition and dissemination of
information crucial to agricultural production and
- Dow Chemical: Computer assessment of the fate of
soil-applied nitrogen. (1992-1996)
Membership in Honorary and
- Gamma Sigma Phi
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Xi
- Ecological Society of America(Physiological
- American Institute of Biological Science (member of
committee for BioMeteorological Instrumentation,
- American Society of Agronomy
- American Meteorological Society
- Crop Science Society fo America
- Iowa Academy of Science
Awards and Honors
- Who's Who in Science
- Who's Who in the Midwest
- Raymond and Mary Baker Agronomic Excellence Award, 1981
- Extension Meritorious Service Award, ISU Extension, 1989
(Publications within the past three years)
- Killorn, R.J., and S.E. Taylor. 1994. Fate of Anhydrous
Ammonia in Iowa Soils. A Computer Method for the
Estimating of Nitrogen Loss. Cooperative Extension
Service, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. 40pp.
- Gleason, M.L., S.E. Taylor, T.M. Loughin, and K.J.
Koehler. 1994. Development and validation of an empirical
model to estimate the duration of dew periods. Pland Dis.
- Carlson, R.E., D.P. Todey, and S.E. Taylor. 1996.
Midwestern corn yield and weather in relation to extremes
of the Southern oscillation. J. Prod. Agric.
- Yun, J. I., and S.E. Taylor. 1996. Modeling soil
temperature of sloped surfaces by using a GIS Technology.
Soil Science (in process).
Extension/Educational Publications and Abstracts
- Gleason, M.L., S.E.Taylor, T.M. Loughin, and K.J.
Koehler. 1994. Developing and testing an empirical model
to estimate the duration of dew periods. The Tripod, pp.
2-11. Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
- Taylor, S.E. 1995. Possible influence of global warming
on climate variablility in the central United States. In
Proceedings, Integrated Crop Management Conference, Iowa
State University Extension, Ames, Iowa.
- Taylor, S.E. 1995. Modernizing agricultural users of
weather information. In Proceedings, American
Meteorological Society of America, Dallas, Texas.
- Taylor, S.E. 1996. Possible influence of global warming
on climate variablility in the central United States.
Page 350 in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Symposium, American Meteorological Society, Atlanta,
- Shen, J., S.E. Taylor, and R.W. Arritt. 1996. using
detailed soil-vegetation-atmosphere model to test energy
and water transport of SiB2 and bats schemes. The 2nd
International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy
and Water Cycle. Washington D.C. June 17-21.
- Shen, J., S.E. Taylor, and R.W. Arritt. 1996. The impacts
of vegetation characteristics on mperature and surface
heat fluxes. American Association of Agronomy Annual
Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, Nov 2-8.
- Taylor, S.E. and R.E. Carlson. 1996. Weather and yield
trends. 8th Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference
Proceedings. Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Nov 19-20.
- Shen, J., S.E. Taylor, R.W. Arritt, and H. Wang. 1997.
The climatology and interannual variablility of soil
moisture in Iowa. In 13th Hydrology Conference,
American Meteorological Society, Long Beach, CA.
Taken from Nomination for Outstanding Career Achievement in
- Designed and directed implementation of "Iowa Crop
Advisory Network" (currently known as ExNet).
- Negotiated a regular broadcast of time-sensitive weather
and crop production information with Iowa Public Radio
- Produced a FFA course adopted for teaching computer
applications in secondary schools throughout the Midwest.