Saurav Das

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Saurav Das

Research Assistant Professor

Area of Expertise: Soil and Water Sciences

Ph.D. in Microbiology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India 2017

Main Area of Focus

Soil Health & Agroecology

Research Interests

  • Soil Health Gap
  • Soil Microbiology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Soil C & N Biogeochemistry
  • Climate-Plant-Soil-Microbe Interaction
  • Soil nutrient management
  • Data Science


Google Scholar publication list
  • Das, S., Liptzin, D., & Maharjan, B. (2023). Long-term manure application improves soil health and stabilizes carbon in continuous maize production system. Geoderma, 430, 116338.
  • Das, S., & Maharjan, B. (2022). Cropland Reference Ecological Unit: A land classification unit for comparative soil studies. Ecological Indicators, 144, 109468.
  • Ray JG, Das S, Sasidharan S and Thakur N (2022) Editorial: Soil biology for sustainable agriculture and environment. Front. Soil Sci. 2:947619.
  • Das, S., Berns, K., McDonald, M., Ghimire, D., & Maharjan, B. (2022). Soil health, cover crop, and fertility management: Nebraska producers’ perspectives on challenges and adoption. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 77(2), 126-134. DOI:
  • B. Maharjan, Das, S., & Shapiro, C (2022). Effects of fused and blended fertilizers on maize yield and soil properties. Agronomy Journal
  • Maharjan, B., Das, S., Nielsen, R., & Hergert, G. W. (2021) Maize yields from manure and mineral fertilizers in the 100-year-old Knorr-Holden Plot. Agronomy Journal. 
  • Maharjan, B., Das, S., & Acharya, B. S. (2020). Soil Health Gap: A concept to establish a benchmark for soil health management. Global Ecology and Conservation, e01116.