Mohamed Youssef

Professor

  • 919-515-6717
  • D S Weaver Labs 185

Education

Ph.D. 2003

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.Sc. 1997

Civil Engineering

Mansoura University, Egypt

Diploma 1994

Computer Science and Information

Cairo University, Egypt

B.Sc. 1990

Civil Engineering

Mansoura University, Egypt

Honors and Awards

  • Future Leader in Agricultural Engineering, International Commission of Agricultural Engineering, The XV CIGR World Congress, 2002

Publications

DRAINMOD-simulated performance of controlled drainage across the US Midwest
Youssef, M. A., Abdelbaki, A. M., Negm, L. M., Skaggs, R. W., Thorp, K. R., & Jaynes, D. B. (2018), Agricultural Water Management, 197, 54–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2017.11.012
Effect of drainage water management on nitrate nitrogen loss to tile drains in North Carolina
Poole, C. A., Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., & Crozier, C. R. (2018), Transactions of the ASABE, 61(1), 233–244. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12296
Microtopography-induced transient waterlogging affects switchgrass (Alamo) growth in the lower coastal plain of North Carolina, USA
Tian, S. Y., Fischer, M., Chescheir, G. M., Youssef, M. A., Cacho, J. F., & King, J. S. (2018), Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 10(8), 577–591.
Calibration of paired watersheds: Utility of moving sums in presence of externalities
Ssegane, H., Amatya, D. M., Muwamba, A., Chescheir, G. M., Appelboom, T., Tollner, E. W., … Skaggs, R. W. (2017), Hydrological Processes, 31(20), 3458–3471. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11248
Evaluation of DRAINMOD-DSSAT simulated effects of controlled drainage on crop yield, water balance, and water quality for a corn-soybean cropping system in central Iowa
Negm, L. M., Youssef, M. A., & Jaynes, D. B. (2017), Agricultural Water Management, 187, 57–68.
Impact of tile drainage on water budget and spatial distribution of sediment generating areas in an agricultural watershed
Golmohammadi, G., Rudra, R., Prasher, S., Madani, A., Youssef, M., Goel, P., & Mohammadi, K. (2017), Agricultural Water Management, 184, 124–134.
Switchgrass growth and pine-switchgrass interactions in established intercropping systems
Tian, S. Y., Cacho, J. F., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., Fischer, M., Nettles, J. E., & King, J. S. (2017), Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 9(5), 845–857.
Testing the riparian ecosystem management model (REMM) on a riparian buffer with dilution from deep groundwater
Tilak, A. S., Youssef, M. A., Burchell, M. R., Lowrance, R. R., & Williams, R. G. (2017), Transactions of the ASABE, 60(2), 377–392.
Water quality effects of switchgrass intercropping on pine forest in Coastal North Carolina
Muwamba, A., Amatya, D. M., Chescheir, G. M., Nettles, J. E., Appelboom, T., Ssegane, H., … Tian, S. (2017), Transactions of the ASABE, 60(5), 1607–1620. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12181
DRAINMOD-based tools for quantifying reductions in annual drainage flow and nitrate losses resulting from drainage water management on croplands in eastern North Carolina
Negm, L. M., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., & Skaggs, R. W. (2016), Agricultural Water Management, 166, 86–100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2015.12.014
Different seasonality of nitrate export from an agricultural watershed and an urbanized watershed in Midwestern USA
Tian, S., Youssef, M. A., Richards, R. P., Liu, J., Baker, D. B., & Liu, Y. (2016), Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1375–1384.
Forest drainage
Skaggs, R. W., Tian, S., Chescheir, G. M., Amatya, D. M., & Youssef, M. A. (2016), Forest Hydrology: Processes, Management and Assessment, 124–140. https://doi.org/10.1079/9781780646602.0124
Applicability of models to predict phosphorus losses in drained fields: A review
Radcliffe, D. E., Reid, D. K., Blomback, K., Bolster, C. H., Collick, A. S., Easton, Z. M., … Ramirez-Avila, J. J. (2015), Journal of Environmental Quality, 44(2), 614–628.
Effects of site preparation for pine forest/switchgrass intercropping on water quality
Muwamba, A., Amatya, D. M., Ssegane, H., Chescheir, G. M., Appelboom, T., Tollner, E. W., … Tian, S. (2015), Journal of Environmental Quality, 44(4), 1263–1272. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2014.11.0505
Hydrologic and water quality modeling: Spatial and temporal considerations
Baffaut, C., Dabney, S. M., Smolen, M. D., Youssef, M. A., Bonta, J. V., Chu, M. L., … Arnold, J. G. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6), 1661–1680.
Hydrologic and water quality models: Documentation and reporting procedures for calibration, validation, and use
Saraswat, D., Frankenberg, J. R., Pai, N., Ale, S., Daggupati, P., Douglas-Mankin, K. R., & Youssef, M. A. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6), 1787–1797.
Hydrological processes and model representation: Impact of soft data on calibration
Arnold, J. G., Youssef, M. A., Yen, H., White, M. J., Sheshukov, A. Y., Sadeghi, A. M., … Gowda, P. H. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6), 1637–1660. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.58.10726
Impacts of switchgrass-loblolly pine intercropping on soil physical properties of a drained forest
Cacho, J. F., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., Skaggs, R. W., Leggett, Z. H., Sucre, E. B., … Arellano, C. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6), 1573–1583. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.58.11238
Switchgrass growth and morphological changes under established pine-grass agroforestry systems in the lower coastal plain of North Carolina, United States
Tian, S. Y., Cacho, J. F., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., & Nettles, J. E. (2015), Biomass and Bioenergy, 83, 233–244.
Testing DRAINMOD-FOREST for predicting evapotranspiration in a mid-rotation pine plantation
Tian, S. Y., Youssef, M. A., Sun, G., Chescheir, G. M., Noormets, A., Amatya, D. M., … Domec, J. C. (2015), Forest Ecology and Management, 355, 37–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.03.028
A recommended calibration and validation strategy for hydrologic and water quality models
Daggupati, P., Pai, N., Ale, S., Douglas-Mankin, K. R., Zeckoski, R. W., Jeong, J., … Youssef, M. A. (2015), Transactions of the ASABE, 58(6), 1705–1719.
DRAINMOD-DSSAT simulation of the hydrology, nitrogen dynamics, and plant growth of a drained corn field in Indiana
Negm, L. M., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Chescheir, G. M., & Kladivko, E. J. (2014), Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 140(8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ir.1943-4774.0000738
Field testing the riparian ecosystem management model on a riparian buffer in the North Carolina upper coastal plain
Tilak, A. S., Burchell, M. R., Youssef, M. A., Lowrance, R. R., & Williams, R. G. (2014), Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 50(3), 665–682.
Global sensitivity analysis of DRAINMOD-FOREST, an integrated forest ecosystem model
Tian, S. Y., Youssef, M. A., Amatya, D. M., & Vance, E. D. (2014), Hydrological Processes, 28(15), 4389–4410.
Application of an integrated framework for estimating nitrate loads from a coastal watershed in south-east Sweden
Salazar, O., Wesstrom, I., Joel, A., & Youssef, M. A. (2013), Agricultural Water Management, 129, 56–68.
Comparison of the performances of DRAINMOD-NII and ADAPT models in simulating nitrate losses from subsurface drainage systems
Ale, S., Gowda, P. H., Mulla, D. J., Moriasi, D. N., & Youssef, M. A. (2013), Agricultural Water Management, 129, 21–30.
Effects of drainage water management on crop yields in North Carolina
Poole, C. A., Skaggs, R. W., Cheschier, G. M., Youssef, M. A., & Crozier, C. R. (2013), Journal of Soil & Water Conservation, 68(6), 429–437. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.68.6.429
Predicting dissolved organic nitrogen export from a drained loblolly pine plantation
Tian, S. Y., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Chescheir, G. M., & Amatya, D. M. (2013), Water Resources Research, 49(4), 1952–1967. https://doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20157
Review of nitrogen fate models applicable to forest landscapes in the southern US
Amatya, D. M., Rossi, C. G., Saleh, A., Dai, Z., Youssef, M. A., Williams, R. G., … Tian, S. (2013), Transactions of the ASABE, 56(5), 1731–1757. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.56.10096
Drainmod: model use, calibration, and validation
Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., & Chescheir, G. M. (2012), Transactions of the ASABE, 55(4), 1509–1522. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.42259
Evaluation of simulated strategies for reducing nitrate-nitrogen losses through subsurface drainage systems
Ale, S., Bowling, L. C., Youssef, M. A., & Brouder, S. M. (2012), Journal of Environmental Quality, 41(1), 217–228.
Modeling water, carbon, and nitrogen dynamics for two drained pine plantations under intensive management practices
Tian, S. Y., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Amatya, D. M., & Chescheir, G. M. (2012), Forest Ecology and Management, 264, 20–36. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.09.041
Temporal variations and controlling factors of nitrogen export from an artificially drained coastal forest
Tian, S. Y., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Amatya, D. M., & Chescheir, G. M. (2012), Environmental Science & Technology, 46(18), 9956–9963. https://doi.org/10.1021/es3011783
A Drainmod-based method to estimate effects of drainage water management on annual nitrogen loss to surface water
Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., & Chescheir, G. M. (2012), Transactions of the ASABE, 55(3), 799–808. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.41515
Effect of controlled drainage on water and nitrogen balances in drained lands
Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., Gilliam, J. W., & Evans, R. O. (2010), Transactions of the ASABE, 53(6), 1843–1850. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.35810
Modeling the impact of alternative drainage practices in the northern Corn-belt with DRAINMOD-NII
Luo, W., Sands, G. R., Youssef, M., Strock, J. S., Song, I., & Canelon, D. (2010), Agricultural Water Management, 97(3), 389–398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2009.10.009
DRAINMOD-N II: Evaluated for an agricultural system in Iowa and compared to RZWQM-DSSAT
Thorp, K. R., Youssef, M. A., Jaynes, D. B., Malone, R. W., & Ma, L. (2009), Transactions of the ASABE, 52(5), 1557–1573.
Evaluation of the DRAINMOD-N II model for predicting nitrogen losses in a loamy sand under cultivation in south-east Sweden
Salazar, O., Wesstrom, I., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., & Joel, A. (2009), Agricultural Water Management, 96(2), 267–281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2008.08.008
Modeling denitrification in a tile-drained, corn and soybean agroecosystem of Illinois, USA
David, M. B., Del Grosso, S. J., Hu, X. T., Marshall, E. P., McIsaac, G. F., Parton, W. J., … Youssef, M. A. (2009), (Vol. 93, pp. 7–30).
Simulated effect of drainage water management operational strategy on hydrology and crop yield for Drummer soil in the Midwestern United States
Ale, S., Bowling, L. C., Brouder, S. M., Frankenberger, J. R., & Youssef, M. A. (2009), Agricultural Water Management, 96(4), 653–665.
Simulating nitrogen leaching and turnover in a subsurface-drained grassland receiving animal manure in Northern Germany using DRAINMOD-N II
Bechtold, I., Kohne, S., Youssef, M. A., Lennartz, B., & Skaggs, R. W. (2007), Agricultural Water Management, 93(1-2), 30–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2007.06.001
Drainage design coefficients for eastern United States
Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., & Chescheir, G. M. (2006), Agricultural Water Management, 86(1-2), 40–49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2006.06.007
Field evaluation of a model for predicting nitrogen losses from drained lands
Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Chescheir, G. M., & Gilliam, J. W. (2006), Journal of Environmental Quality, 35(6), 2026–2042. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2005.0249
Effect of drainage intensity on nitrogen losses from drained lands
Skaggs, R. W., Youssef, M. A., Chescheir, G. M., & Gilliam, J. W. (2005), Transactions of the ASAE, 48(6), 2169–2177. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.20103
Sensitivity analyses of the nitrogen simulation model, DRAINMOD-N II
Wang, X., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Atwood, J. D., & Frankenberger, J. R. (2005), Transactions of the ASAE, 48(6), 2205–2212. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.20106
The nitrogen simulation model, DRAINMOD-N II
Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Chescheir, G. M., & Gilliam, J. W. (2005), Transactions of the ASAE, 48(2), 611–626. https://doi.org/10.13031/2013.18335

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Grants

Novel Agricultural Water Management Systems for Increasing the Production and Consistency of Corn Yields in North Carolina
Corn Growers Association of NC, Inc.(2/01/18 - 1/31/19)
Technical Support for Watershed Research
National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc(12/15/17 - 3/31/18)
Town of Windsor Flood Reduction Feasibility Study
Bertie County(6/01/17 - 6/30/18)
Evaluating Irrigation Strategies for Water-Efficient Corn Production in Eastern North Carolina
Corn Growers Association of NC, Inc.(2/01/17 - 1/31/19)
Modifying DRAINMOD Model for Simulating Hydrological Processes in Bio-Retention Cells
National Science Foundation (NSF)(2/15/17 - 6/30/17)
Evaluating Irrigation Strategies for Water-Efficient Corn Production in Eastern North Carolina
Corn Growers Association of NC, Inc.(2/01/16 - 1/31/17)
Potential Impacts of High Precipitation Events on Peak Discharges and Forest Roads and Stream Cross Drainage Structures
US Forest Service(6/27/16 - 9/30/19)
Multidisciplinary Graduate Training in Advanced Technologies for High Yield Sustainable Agriculture
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(6/15/16 - 6/14/19)
Development and testing of soybean management protocols for a new “SMART” water management system for increased soybean yield and quality while minimizing water use and production cost
NC Soybean Producers Association, Inc.(4/01/15 - 12/31/18)
Transforming Denitrifying Bioreactor Research and Applications: Unveiling the Inside of the Blackbox
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(6/15/16 - 6/14/19)