Ph.D., 1985, Texas A&M University
Major: Range Science and Agronomy
Dissertation: Revegetation Strategies on Surface Mines in Texas.
M.S., 1982, Brigham Young University
Major: Range and Wildlife Science
Thesis: Restoring Big-Game Range in Utah.
B.S., 1981, Brigham Young University
Major: Range Science and Ecology
Professor and Reclamation Specialist, Division of Plant and Soil Sciences
West Virginia University
July 1985 – Present
Reclamation of Disturbed Soils
Elements of Environmental Protection
Principles of Soil Science
Ecology and Management
Range Watershed Management
Technologies for Predicting and Controlling Acid Mine Drainage
Chemical Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage
Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage
Revegetation of Disturbed Lands
Reforestation of Mined Lands
Reclamation with Native Plants
Switchgrass Production for Biofuel
Amendments for Reclaiming Mine Soils
Post-mining Development of Reclaimed Lands
American Society of Agronomy
American Society for Mining and Reclamation
Mine Drainage Task Force
Soil Science Society of America
Soil and Water Conservation Society
West Virginia Association of Professional Soil Scientists
Publications can be viewed by going to http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/land_reclamation
Skousen, J., J.E. Yang, J.S. Lee, and P. Ziemkiewicz. 2013. Review of fly ash as a soil amendment. Geosystem Eng. 16:
Mack, B., J. Skousen and L.M. McDonald. 2013. Effect of flow rate on acidity concentration from above-drainage underground mines. Mine Water Environ. 32:
Wilson, Kokes, L., C. DeLong, C. Thomas, K. O’Dell, and J. Skousen. 2013. Hardwood tree growth on amended mine soils in West Virginia. J. Env. Qual. 43:
Wilson-Kokes, L., P. Emerson, C. DeLong, C. Thomas, and J. Skousen. 2013. Hardwood tree growth after eight years on brown and gray mine soils in West Virginia. J. Env. Qual. 43:
Zipper, C., J. Burger, C. Barton, and J. Skousen. 2013. Rebuilding soils for forest restoration on Appalachian mined lands. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77: 337-349.
Marra, M., T. Keene, J. Skousen, and T. Griggs. 2013. Switchgrass yield on reclaimed surface mines for bioenergy production. J. Env. Qual. 42: 696-703.
Skousen, J., T. Cook, and E. Pena-Yewtukhiw. 2013. Survival and growth of chestnut backcross seeds and seedling on surface mines. J. Env. Qual. 42: 690-695.
DeLong, C., J. Skousen, and E. Pena-Yewtukhiw. 2012. Bulk density of rocky mine soils in forestry reclamation. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76: 1810-1815.
Skousen, J. and D. Barnhisel. 2012. A brief history of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. J. Am. Soc. Mining Recl. 1: 123-128.
Skousen, J., P. Ziemkiewicz, and J.E. Yang. 2012. Use of coal combustion by-products in mine reclamation: review of case studies in the USA. Geosystem Eng. 15: 71-83.
Chaudhuri, S., E. Pena-Yewtukhiw, L.M. McDonald, J. Skousen, and M. Sperow. 2012. Early C sequestration rate changes for reclaimed minesoils. Soil Sci. 177: 443-450.
Franklin, J., C. Zipper, J. Burger, J. Skousen, and D. Jacobs. 2012. Influence of planted ground cover on forest establishment and growth on eastern US coal surface mines. New Forests 43: 905-924.
Cheong, Y.W., G. Yim, S. Ji, S. Kang, and J. Skousen. 2012. Water quality changes of a closed underground coal mine in Korea. Environ. Monit. Assess. 184: 503-513.
Chaudhuri, S., E. Pena-Yewtukhiw, L. McDonald, J. Skousen, and M. Sperow. 2011. Land use effects on sample size requirements for soil organic carbon stock estimation. Soil Sci. 176: 110-114.
Zipper, C., J. Burger, J. Skousen, P. Angel, C. Barton, V. Davis, and J. Franklin. 2011. Restoring forests and associated ecosystem services on Appalachian coal surface mines. Environ. Management 47: 751-765.
Kim, S.C., J. Yang, D.K. Kim, Y.W. Cheong, J. Skousen, and Y.S. Jung. 2011. Screening of extraction methods for Cd and As bioavailability prediction in rhizospheric soil using multivariate analyses. Environ. Monit. Assess. 183: on line.
Ok, Y.S., S.C. Kim, D.K. Kim, J.G. Skousen, J.S. Lee, and J.E. Yang. 2011. Ameliorants to immobilize Cd in rice paddy soils contaminated from abandoned metal mines in Korea. Environ. Geochem. Health 33: 23-30.
Zipper, C.E., and J. Skousen. 2010. Influent water quality affects performance of passive treatment systems for acid mine drainage. Mine Water Environ. 29: 135-143.
Mack, B., L.M. McDonald, and J. Skousen. 2010. Acidity decay of above-drainage underground mines in West Virginia. J. Environ. Qual. 39: 1043-1050.
Emerson, P., J. Skousen, and P. Ziemkiewicz. 2009. Survival and growth of hardwoods in brown vs gray sandstone on a surface mine in West Virginia. J. Environ. Qual. 38: 1821-1829.
Skousen, J., J. Gorman, E. Pena-Yewtukhiw, J. King, J. Stewart, P. Emerson, and C. DeLong. 2009. Hardwood tree survival in heavy ground cover on reclaimed land in West Virginia: mowing and ripping effects. J. Environ. Qual. 38: 1400-1409.
Yang, J., W. Lee, Y. Ok, and J. Skousen. 2009. Soil nutrient bioavailability and nutrient content of pine trees (Pinus thunbergii) in areas impacted by acid deposition in Korea. Environ. Monit. Assess. 157: 43-50.
Farr, C., J. Skousen, P. Edwards, S. Connolly, and J. Sencindiver. 2009. Acid soil indicators in forest soils of the Cherry River Watershed, West Virginia. Environ. Monit. Assess. 158: 343-353.
Cook, T., Skousen, J., and T. Hilton. 2008. Covering pre-existing, acid-producing fills with alkaline sandstone to control acid mine drainage. Mine Water Environ. 27: 259-264.
Skousen, J., and C. Venable. 2008. Establishing native plants on newly-constructed and older-reclaimed sites along West Virginia highways. Land Degradation and Development 19: 388-396.