David Mortensen

Phone: (603) 862-2152
Office: Agriculture, Nutrition, & Food Systems, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824
David Mortensen, ANFS Dept Chair


  • Ph.D., Crop Science and Soil Physics, North Carolina State University
  • M.S., Physiological Ecology, Duke University
  • B.A., Botany, Drew University

Selected Publications

Baraibar, B., Mortensen, D. A., Hunter, M. C., Barbercheck, M. E., Kaye, J. P., Finney, D. M., . . . White, C. M. (2018). Growing degree days and cover crop type explain weed biomass in winter cover crops. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 38(6). doi:10.1007/s13593-018-0543-1

Atwood, L. W., Mortensen, D. A., Koide, R. T., & Smith, R. G. (2018). Evidence for multi-trophic effects of pesticide seed treatments on non-targeted soil fauna. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 125, 144-155. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.07.007

Hunter, M. C., Smith, R. G., Schipanski, M. E., Atwood, L. W., & Mortensen, D. A. (2017). Agriculture in 2050: Recalibrating Targets for Sustainable Intensification. BioScience, 67(4), 386-391. doi:10.1093/biosci/bix010

Harker, K. N., Mallory-Smith, C., Maxwell, B. D., Mortensen, D. A., & Smith, R. G. (2017). Another view. Weed Science, 65(2), 203-205. doi:10.1017/wsc.2016.30

Schipanski, M. E., Barbercheck, M. E., Murrell, E. G., Harper, J., Finney, D. M., Kaye, J. P., . . . Smith, R. G. (2017). Balancing multiple objectives in organic feed and forage cropping systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 239, 219-227. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.019

Mortensen, D. A., Egan, J. F., Maxwell, B. D., Ryan, M. R., & Smith, R. G. (2012). Navigating a Critical Juncture for Sustainable Weed Management. BioScience, 62(1), 75-84. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.1.12

Billings, W. D., Peterson, K. M., Luken, J. O., & Mortensen, D. A. (1984). Interaction of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and soil nitrogen on the carbon balance of tundra microcosms. Oecologia, 65(1), 26-29. doi:10.1007/bf00384458

Billings, W. D., Luken, J. O., Mortensen, D. A., & Peterson, K. M. (1983). Increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide: possible effects on arctic tundra. Oecologia, 58(3), 286-289. doi:10.1007/bf00385225

Billings, W. D., Luken, J. O., Mortensen, D. A., & Peterson, K. M. (1982). Arctic tundra: A source or sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide in a changing environment?. Oecologia, 53(1), 7-11. doi:10.1007/bf00377129

Sionit, N., Mortensen, D. A., Strain, B. R., & Hellmers, H. (1981). Growth Response of Wheat to CO2 Enrichment and Different Levels of Mineral Nutrition1. Agronomy Journal, 73(6), 1023. doi:10.2134/agronj1981.00021962007300060027x

Most Cited Publications