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Research

Mohammad  Golabi

Education

PhD University of Georgia 
MSc University of Georgia 
BSc University of Oklahoma

Research Interests

His research program at the University of Guam focuses on two general areas: 

There are three components to his environmental research program: 

Dr. Golabi is the Program Chair for the interdisciplinary Environmental Science Graduate Program which provides an integrated research-teaching regime addressing technical aspects of complex environmental problems in order to make informed contributions to their solutions. In addition to research programs, Dr. Golabi continues to develop teaching and instructional programs for the college of Natural and Applied Sciences including new courses focusing on the environmental aspects of soil sciences. He is also active in developing a soil course geared toward distance education as part of the distance learning program at the University of Guam.

Undergraduate Courses

AG 380 & AG 380 Lab- Principles of Soil Sciences

This course delves into the basic principles of the fundamentals of the chemical, physical, and biological properties of soils; their formation, fertility, and management, and the effects of inorganic and organic chemicals on soil processes and properties as they relate to environmental pollution. Two hours of lecture, one hour recitation and three hours laboratory weekly. Prerequisites: MA110 or higher and any two chemistry courses.

AG 480- Tropical Soil Management and Fertility

This course examines the origin, development, properties, and management of tropical soils and the importance of key physical, chemical, and biological properties. Emphasis is on application of principles. Prerequisite: AG380.

AG 481- Environmental Soil Sciences

An overview of soil properties and their impact on the environment will be discussed. Tropics covered include: soil erosion, soil conservation, soil enhancement, non- point source pollution, soil contamination, and waste management. Students will develop skills in soil and water contaminant analysis and environmental assessment. This course weekly consists of three hours of lecture and a three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: AG/NS380 and MA161a or higher.

Graduate Courses

EV 563- Management & Recycling of Organic Waste

EV 691- Graduate Seminar

EV 695- Environmental Science Thesis

Contact Information:

Telephone: 671-735-2143 or 735-2134
Cell Phone: 671-000-0000
Fax: 671-734-4600
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Journal Articles

Golabi M. H, Kirk Johnson, Takeshi Fujiwara and Eri Ito (2014) Transforming Municipal Waste into a Valuable Soil Conditioner through Knowledge-Based Resource-Recovery Management. Int J Waste Resources 4:140. doi: 10.4303/2252-5211.1000140

Golabi, M. H., S.A. El-Swaify, and Clany Iyekar (2014). Experiment of “no-tillage” farming system on the volcanic soils of Tropical Island of Micronesia.  International Soil and Water Conservation Research Journal.  Vol. 2, No. 2, June 2014.

Dixon Boyd, Samuel Walker, M. H. Golabi, and, Harley Manner. 2012.  Two probable latte period agricultural sites in northern Guam: Their Plants, Soils, and interpretations. Micronesica-A Journal of the University of Guam. Volume 42(1/2), March 2012.

Mirdamadian S.H, Emtiazi G, M.H. Golabi, Ghanavati H. 2010.  Biodegradation of Petroleum and Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Bacteria Isolated from Petroleum-Contaminated Soil. J Pet Environ Biotechnol 1:102. doi:10.4172/2157-7463.1000102

Xirui Zhang, Hongwen, Li, Jin He, Qingie Wang, and M. H. Golabi. 2009.  Influence of conservation tillage practices on soil properties and crop yields for maize and wheat cultivation in Beijing, China.  Australian Journal of Soil Research.  SCIRO publication: 47, 362-371.  http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ajsr

Golabi, M.H., G. R.W. Denton, H. R. Wood, Yuming Wen, and Clancy. Iyekar.  2008.  Impact of Ordot Dump on Water Quality of Lonfit River Basin in Central Guam II.  Micronesica 40(1/2), July 2008.  

Golabi, M.H. P. Denny, C. Iyekar. 2007. Value of composted organic wastes as an alternative to synthetic fertilizers for soil quality improvement and increased yield.  Compost Science and Utilization.  Vol 14, No. 4.   Pp 267-271

Golabi, M.H., G. R.W. Denton, H. R. Wood, Yuming Wen, and Clancy. Iyekar.  2006.  Impact of Ordot Dump on Water Quality of Lonfit River Basin in Central Guam I: Soil Characterization of Nutrient Retention.  Micronesica 39 (1): 41-54, 2006.

Golabi, M.H. P. Denny, C. Iyekar.  2006.  Composting of Disposal Organic Wastes: Resource Recovery for Agricultural Sustainability. The Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, publication of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Vol.6., No. 4. August 2006.

Golabi, M.H., C. Iyekar, and M.J. Denney. ( 2005).  Challenges and Actions regarding the Rehabilitation of Degraded lands: Case study from the island of Guam.  In: The proceedings of International Symposium on Land Degradation and Desertification.  Sponsored by the Commission on Land Degradation & Desertification (COMLAN/UGI) and published by Revista Sociedade & Natureza, Institute de Geografia UFU.  Uberlandia – Minas Gerais, Brazil. May 2005. Special Issue – May 2005.  ISSN 0103-1570.

Golabi, M.H., Dwayne Minton, C. Iyekar, C.L. Raulerson, and J. Chargualaf Drake. 2005.  Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards by Using the Vetiver System in Southern Guam.  Australian Journal of Technology. 9 (1): 63-69 (July 2005).

Golabi, M.H.,  D.E. Radcliffe,  W.L. Hargrove, and E.W. Tollner. 1995.  Macropore effects in conventional tillage and no-tillage soils.  Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. vol. 50. No. 2. PP 205-210

Radcliffe, D.E., E.W. Tollner, W.L. Hargrove, R.L. Clark, and M.H. Golabi. 1988.  Effect of tillage practice on infiltration and soil strength of Typical Hapludult soil after ten years. Soil Science Soc. of Amer. J. Vol 52 No 3, pp 797.

Book Chapters

Golabi, M.H.  Soils. In:  Danko Taborosi (ed.), 2013. ‘Environment of Guam’- Island Environments Series.  Island Research and Education Institute.  www.islandresearch.org

Golabi, M.H., Kirk. Johnson, Takeshi Fujiwara, and Eri Ito.  2012. Transforming the Island’s Municipal Waste into a Valuable Soil Conditioner via Knowledge based Resource Recovery Management System. Published In: Human Migration and the 21st Century Global Society Project.  Publication of the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.  In Japanese

Golabi, M.H., 2012.  Using Vetiver Technology (VGT) for the Management of Water Runoff from Construction site in southern Guam. In:   Human Migration and the 21st Century Global Society Project. Publication of the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. In Japanese

Golabi, M.H., Dwayne Minton, Clancy Iyekar, C.L. Raulerson, and J. Chargualaf Drake.  2011.    Using Vetiver System as an Effective Watershed Management Strategy to control Soil Erosion and prevent Sediment Loading downstream for improving Water Quality and protecting the Coral Reef in southern Guam. In:   Human Migration and the 21st Century Global Society Project. Publication of the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.

Savabi, M.R., M.H., Golabi, A.A., Abou-Arab, and E.J., Kladivko. 2008. Infiltration Characteristics of No-Till vs. Conventional Tillage in Indiana and Illinois Farm Fields. In: Goddard T., M. A. Zoebisch, Y. Ellis, A. Watson, and S. Sombatpanit (editors).  ‘No-Till Farming Systems’, A publication of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation. (Special Publ., No. 3).  

Golabi, M.H., C. Iyekar, M. J. Denney and D. Minton. 2006.  Ecosystem Approach to Soil and Water Conservation for Sustainable Land Management Systems: Case Studies from Severely Eroded Soils of southern Guam.  In:  UNESCO Ecological Book Series on Land Resource Management and Ecological Restoration.  UNESCO, China

Golabi, M.H. 2002.  Environmental Impact of Soil Erosion and Land Degradation in Moghan (Northern) and Behbahaan (Southern) Regions of Iran:  Report from TOKTEN-UNDP Mission to Iran.  In: ‘Sustainable Utilization of Global Soil and Water Resources’. Selected Papers from the 12th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference.  Tsinghua University Press (pp 379-383). May 26-31, 2002.  Beijing, China.

Golabi, M. H., M.L. Cabrera, W.P. Miller, L.A. Morris, and M.E. Sumner. 1997. Bioremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils by Using Pulp and Paper Residues - A Resource Recovery Management.  In: Contaminated Soils, Volume 2, Kostecki, P.T., E. J. Calabrese, and M. Bonazountas (editors).  Published by Amherst Scientific Publishers (ASP), Amherst, Massachusetts.  I am using this book as one of the sources for my AG 481 (Environmental Soil Science) course.

Kladivko, E.J.,  N. Akhoori,  G. Willoughby, M.R. Savabi, and M.H. Golabi. 1994.  ‘Infiltration Rates and Earthworm Populations under No-Till and Conventional Tillage in Indiana’.   In: Jenson, H.E., P. Schjenning, S.A. Mikkelson, K.B. Madsen (editors) - Soil Tillage for Crop Production and Protection of the Environment, Volume I.  A Publication of the 13th International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO). Published by The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University and The Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science, Aalborg, Denmark.  pp. 447-451.

International Bulletins

Golabi, Mohammad H., and Manuel Duguies. 2013.  Application of the Vetiver System for Wastewater Treatment: An Innovative Nutrient Removal Technology for Sewage Water treatment in southern Guam. Technical Bulletin No. 2013/1.  Publication of the: Pacific Rim Vetiver Network, Office of the Royal Development Projects Board.  Bangkok, Thailand, April 2013.

Proceedings/Abstract Books/Annual Reports

Golabi, M. H., Kirk Johnson. 2013.  Innovative Zero Waste Technology for Sustainable Solid Waste Management. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste-Innovation in Technology and Management.  May 5-9, 2013.  Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China.

Golabi, M. H., Kirk Johnson, Takeshi Fujiwara, and Eri Ito.  2011.  ‘Waste Generation in the island of Guam-A cooperative research project with UOG and the Okayama University in Japan-‘Phase I’: The Survey’. In: The Annual Reports – ‘Practical Research and Education of Solid Waste Management Based on Partnership among Universities and Governments in Asia and Pacific Countries’.  March 3, 2012. Okayama, Japan.

Golabi, M.H., Samir A. El-Swaify. 2012. Effect of long-term conservation practices on soil carbón dynamics and soil quality for agricultural sustainability and natural resources preservation in the Micronesian island of Guam. In: Special publication (No. 7) by: The world Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC). www.waswac.org

Golabi, M.H., and M. Duguies. 2010.  Using Vetiver Grass System (VGS) for Local Wastewater Treatment. In: Proceedings of the 2nd CNAS Conference.  January 13, 2010.  University of Guam.

Golabi, M.H., Manuel Duguies, Julie Shane, Leanne Obra, Gregorio Perez, Grace Ibanez, and Edwin Paulino.  2009.   Vetiver gras System for Inarajan Municipal Waste water Treatment. In: Proceedings of the National Water Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri,  Feb. 2009.

Golabi, M.H., G.R.W. Denton, H.R. Wood, Y.Wen, and C. Iyekar.  2006.   Soil Properties and its Impact on the Mobility of Contaminants Leached Down Gradient of Ordot Landfill in Central Guam.  In: Proceeding of the 2006 Annual International Conferences of the American Society of Agriculture and Biological Engineering (ASABE) in Portland, Oregon, USA.  July 2006

Golabi M.H., S.A. El-Swaify, C. Iyekar, and Edward Paulino.  2006.  An Ecosystem approach to restoring and conserving soil and water in degraded lands of the Pacific island of Guam. In:  The Proceedings of the 14th International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO) Conference:  Water Management and Soil Conservation in Semi-Arid Environment.  Marrakech, Morocco, May 14-19, 2006.  (The paper was submitted but did not attend the conference).

Golabi, M.H. 2006.  N-Mineralization via animal application as soil nutrient supply.  In: programs of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences Research Conference. Hilton Hotel, Tumon.  October 23, 2006.

Golabi, M. H., Dwayne Minton, and C. Iyekar. 2006. Using Vetiver Technology to reduce watershed sedimentation for water quality improvement downstream in southern Guam.  In: Presented of the: 4th International Conference on Vetiver (ICV-4). Caracas, Venezuela. October 22-26, 2006.

Golabi, M.H. C. Iyekar, and D. Minton.  Effect of Vetiver Technology on Sediment Loss and Water Quality in Southern Guam.  In:  Proceedings of the 3rd Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality standards and emerging TMDL.  Conference sponsored by ASAE. March 2005. Atlanta, Georgia

Golabi, M. H., Thomas E. Marler, Erica Smith, Frank Cruz, J.H. Lawrence. 2003.  Sustainable Soil Management Techniques for Crop Productivity and Environmental Quality for Guam.  In: Proceedings of the International Seminars on Farmer’s Use of Diagnostic Systems for Plant Nutrient Management.  Sponsored by the Food and Fertilizer Technology Center for the Asian and Pacific Regions (FFTC/ASPAC), and the Rural Development Administration (RDA) of the Republic of Korea.  August 11 – 15, 2003.  Suwon, south Korea

Golabi, M. H., M.J. Denney, and C. Iyekar.  2003.  Composting of disposal organic wastes for forest and agricultural land use as Resource Recovery Management.  In: Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Science Congress, “Science and Technology for Healthy Environment”.  Bangkok, Thailand.  March 17-21, 2003

Golabi, M.H., P. Denney, and C. Iyekar.  2005.  Management Solution for Improving Soil Organic Matter for Crop Productivity and Environmental Quality in the Tropical island of Guam.  In: Proceedings of International Symposium for Management of Tropical Sandy Soils for Sustainable Agriculture.   Sponsored by IRD, IWMI, UNCCD, ISRIC and FAO.  November 27 – December 2, 2005, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Golabi, M.H., C. Iyekar, and M.J. Denney.  2004.  ‘Soil and Water management for Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Integrity - Case studies from degraded soils of northern Iran and severely Eroded Soils of southern Guam’. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Land Resource Management and Ecological Restoration in Loess Plateau.  Sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education and UNESCO. Published by the Northwest Sci-Tech University of Agriculture and Forestry. Yangling, China.  September 2004.

Golabi, M.H., M.J. Denney, and C. Iyekar.  2004.  Use of Green Manure and Composted Organic Wastes as an Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers for Enhancing Crop Productivity and Agricultural Sustainability on the Tropical island of Guam.  In: Proceedings of the 13th International Soil Conservation Organization Conference - Conserving Soil and Water for Society: Sharing Solutions.  Brisbane, Queens land, Australia.  July, 2004.  www.isco2004.org

Golabi, M.H., C. Iyekar, G. Denton, R. Wood, and M. Ventura.  2003.  Impact of Ordot Dump on Water quality of Lonfit River basin in Central Guam.  In:  Proceedings of the 20th Pacific Science Congress, “Science and Technology for Healthy Environment”.  Bangkok, Thailand.  March 17-21, 2003

Golabi, M.H, Jenifer Coleson, Leah Juarros, and Clancy Iyekar, 2002.  Composting: A Resource Recovery Concept and an Alternative to land filling.  In: Proceeding of the 21st Annual Pacific Islands Environmental Conference. June 24-28, 2002. Koror, Palau.

Golabi, M.H., E.J. Kladivko, R.E. Knighton. 1995.  Real-Time In-Situ measurement of soil and solute fluxes with Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) to estimate Solute Transport Parameters under field conditions.  In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Water Quality Modeling.  Sponsored by ASAE. April 2-5, 1995, Orlando, Florida

Radcliffe, D.E., M.H. Golabi, W.L. Hargrove. 1991. Chemical leaching in large conventional and no-tillage soil columns. In: K.J. Hatcher (ed.) - Proceedings of the 1991 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, Georgia.

Ford P.F, W.L. Hargrove, M.H. Golabi. 1988. Sustaining soil productivity through use of legume cover crops and no-till management.  In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture.  1988, Columbus, Ohio.

Technical Reports

Golabi, M. H., Pavlina Fojtikova, Kawika Davis, and Robert Mendi (2014).  Soil Carbon Sequestration. Brochure supported by the USDA/NIFA grant no. 61-1F-243018-R-5200510.

Manibusan Sydonia N. C., S. Khosrowpanah, M.A. Lander, and M.H. Golabi. 2102. The Hydrologic Response of the Piti-Asan Watershed to Development. A Publication of Water and Environmental Research Institute (WERI) of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) of the University of Guam.  In Progress

Maria Kottermair, M.H. Golabi, Shahram Khosrowpanah, Yuming Wen. 2011. Spatio-Temporal dynamics of Badlands in southern Guam: A Case Study of selected sites. Publication of Water and Environmental Research Institute (WERI) and College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) of the University of Guam. Technical report No. 133,  September 2011

Denton, G.R.W., H. R. Wood, Y. Wen, M.H., Golabi, Clancy Iyekar. 2005.  Contaminant Scan of Leachate Streams from Ordot Landfill and Levels of Primary Pollutants in Surface Waters and Soil Pore Waters Down gradient.  Publication of Water and Environmental Research Institute (WERI) and College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) of the University of Guam.  Technical Report No. 108, November 2005

Minton, Dwayne, M. H. Golabi, and C. Iyekar.  2005.  Erosion Flumes.  In: Fire, Erosion, and Sedimentation in the Asan – Piti Watershed and War in the Pacific NHP, Guam.  Technical Report for the National Park Service.  August 3, 2005

Rongo, Teina, R.H. Richmond, M.H. Golabi, P. Schupp, and L. Raymundo.  Coral Community Change along a Gradient in Founa Bay, Guam.  Marin Lab, UOG.  Master Thesis submitted to the Marine lab for publication (technical Report).  August 2005

Denton, G., and M.H. Golabi.  2002.  Impact of Ordot Dump on Water Quality of Lonfit River Basin in Central Guam.  In: Annual Report of The Water and Environmental Research Institute (WERI) of the western Pacific, University of Guam.  October 2002

Scheman, Nicole D., S Khosrowpanah, M.H. Golabi, and L. Heitz.  2002.  Identification of Erosion Process and Sources of Exposed patches in Lasa Fua Watershed of Southern Guam. Submitted to the Water and Environmental Research Institute of the University of Guam.  Technical report No 99.  December 2002.

Teina Rongo, R.H. Richmond, M.H. Golabi, P. Schupp, and L. Raymundo.  Coral Community Change along a Gradient in Founa Bay, Guam.  Marin Lab, UOG.  Master Thesis submitted to the Marine lab for publication (technical Report).  August 2005

Nicole D. Scheman, S Khosrowpanah, M.H. Golabi, and L. Heitz.  2002.  Identification of Erosion Process and Sources of Exposed patches in Lasa Fua Watershed of Southern Guam. Submitted to the Water and Environmental Research Institute of the University of Guam.  Technical report No 99.  December 2002.

Morris L.A., M.H. Golabi, W.P. Miller, M.E. Sumner. 1995. Mill Residues and Byproducts Utilization Project.  Submitted to the Department of Forest Resources, University of Georgia and Participating pulp and Paper industry’s management.

Morris L.A., M.H. Golabi, W.P. Miller, M.E. Sumner. 1996. Mill Residues and Byproducts Utilization Project.  Submitted to the Department of Forestry Resources, University of Georgia and Participating pulp and Paper industry’s management.

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