Lameck O. Odhiambo

Lameck O. Odhiambo

Contact Information:
237 L. W. Chase Hall
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-0023
lodhiambo2@unl.edu
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Research Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • Doctor of Tech. Science, Irrigation Engineering and Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  • M.S., Soil and Water Engineering, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  • B.Sc., Agriculture, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Appointment
  • 100% Research
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Evapotranspiration measurements and modeling
  • Deficit irrigation strategies
  • Impact of tillage practices on crop water-yield relationships

Selected Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2015. Surface energy balance, evapotranspiration, and surface coefficients during non-growing season in a maize-soybean cropping system. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3): 667-684.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2015. Relative evaporative losses and water balance in subsurface drip- and center pivot-irrigated soybean fields.  Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, DOI: 10.1061 /(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000907. © 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Irmak, S., J. E. Specht, L. O. Odhiambo, J. M. Rees, and K. G. Cassman. 2014. Soybean yield, evapotranspiration, water productivity, and soil water extraction response to subsurface drip irrigation and fertigation. Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 57(3): 729-748.
  • Irmak, S., J.O. Payero, A. Kilic, L.O. Odhiambo, D. Rudnick, V. Sharma, and D. Billesbach. 2014. On the magnitude and dynamics of eddy covariance system residual energy (energy balance closure error) in subsurface drip‑irrigated maize field during growing and non‑growing (dormant) seasons. Irrig. Sci., 32:471–483.
  • Irmak, S., L. O. Odhiambo, J. E. Specht, and K. Djaman. 2013. Hourly and daily single and basal evapotranspiration crop coefficients as a function of growing degree days, days after emergence, leaf area index, fractional green canopy cover, and plant phenology for soybean. Transactions of the ASABE, Vol. 56(5): 1785-1803.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2012. Evaluation of the impact of surface residue cover on single and dual crop coefficient for estimating soybean actual evapotranspiration. Agricultural Water Management, 104(February 2012), 221-234.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and Irmak S. 2011. Performance of extended Shuttleworth-Wallace model for estimating and partitioning of evapotranspiration in partial residue-covered subsurface drip-irrigated soybean field. Trans. of the ASABE, 54(3): 915-930.
  • Irmak S., L. O. Odhiambo, and D. Mutiibwa. 2010. Evaluating the impact of daily net radiation models on grass and alfalfa-reference evapotranspiration using Penman-Monteith equation in a sub-humid and semi-arid climate. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137(2): 59-72.
  • Irmak S., and L. O. Odhiambo. 2009. Impact of microclimatic data measured above maize and grass canopies on Penman-Monteith reference evapotranspiration calculations. Transactions of the ASABE, 52(4): 1155-1169.
  • Freeland, R. S., and L. O. Odhiambo.  2007.  Subsurface characterization using textural features extracted from GPR.  Transactions of the ASABE, 50(1): 287-293.
  • Freeland R. S., L. O. Odhiambo, J. S. Tyner, J. T. Ammons, and W. C. Wright. 2006. Noninversive mapping of near-subsurface preferential flow. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 22(2): 315-319.
  • F. R. Miranda, R. E. Yoder, J. B. Wilkerson, and L. O. Odhiambo. 2005. An autonomous controller for site-specific management of fixed irrigation systems. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 48(3): 183 – 197.
  • Yoder, R. E., L. O. Odhiambo, and W. Wright. 2005. Evaluation of methods of estimating reference evapotranspiration in the humid Southeast USA. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 21(2): 197-202.
  • Yoder, R. E., L. O. Odhiambo, and W. C. Wright. 2005. Effects of vapor-pressure deficit and net-irradiance calculation methods on standardized Penman-Monteith estimated reference evapotranspiration. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 131(3): 228–237.
  • Li, J., R. E. Yoder, L. O. Odhiambo, and J. Zhang. 2004. Simulation of nitrate distribution under drip irrigation using neural networks. Irrigation Science, 23(1): 29-37. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. S. Freeland, R. E. Yoder, and J. W. Hines. 2004. Investigation of a fuzzy-neural network application in classification of soils using ground-penetrating radar data. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 20(1) 109-117. ASAE.
  • Odhiambo L. O., R. E. Yoder, D. C. Yoder and J. W. Hines. 2001. Optimization of fuzzy evapotranspiration model through neural training with input-output examples. Transactions of ASAE, 44(6): 1625-1633.
  • Odhiambo L. O, R. E. Yoder, and D. C. Yoder. 2001. Estimation of reference crop evapotranspiration using fuzzy state models. Transactions of ASAE, 44(3): 543-550.
  • Odhiambo L. O. and V. V. N. Murty. 1996. Modeling water balance components in relation to field layout in lowland paddy fields. II: Model application. Journal of Agricultural Water Management, 30(2), 201-216. Elsevier Science B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Odhiambo L. O., and V. V. N. Murty. 1996. Modeling water balance components in relation to field layout in lowland paddy fields. I: Model development. Journal of Agricultural Water Management, 30(2), 185-199. Elsevier Science B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. K. Kwun. 1988. Evaluating field application efficiency for flooded irrigation systems. Journal of the Korean Society of Agricultural Engineering, 30(4), 71–84.

Recent Presentations

Conference Presentations

  • Diotto, A.V., S. Irmak, and L. Odhiambo. 2015. Irrigation energy use efficiency in maize-soybean cropping system in the Republican River basin, southwest Nebraska. Presented at the 2015 ASAE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Paper Number: 152182011. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Sandhu, R.K., L. Odhiambo, S. Irmak. 2015.  Effect of soybean plant population on evapotranspiration, transpiration, soil-water, crop coefficients, yield and water-use efficiency under deficit irrigation. Presented at the 2015 ASAE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Paper Number: 152187459. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Zhu, Y., S. Irmak, A. Diotto, L. Odhiambo, and A. Jhala. 2015. Performance of soil moisture sensors in coarse and fine-textured soils. Presented at the 2015 ASAE Annual International Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Paper Number: 152189255. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Odhiambo, L.O., and S. Irmak. 2014. Estimating maize transpiration using the Penman-Monteith equation in conjunction with fractional green canopy cover. Presented at the 2014 ASAE and CSBE / SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Paper Number: 141913990. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Odhiambo, L.O., and S. Irmak. 2014. Development of Centralized Irrigation Water Use Database: A Case Study at the Middle Republican Natural Resource District (MRNRD), Nebraska, USA. Presented at the 2013 ASAE and CSBE / SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Paper Number: 141913961. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Volkmer, A., J. Deck, D. Eisenhauer, S. Irmak, J. Gates, D. Martin, and L.O. Odhiambo. 2014. Hydraulic Conductivity Land Use Coefficients for No-Till and Tilled Row Crops. Presented at the 2014 ASAE and CSBE / SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Paper Number: 141913882. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Volkmer, A. D. Eisenhauer, J. Deck, S. Irmak, J. Gates, D. Martin, and L.O. Odhiambo. 2014. Curve Numbers of Hydrologic Soil Groups B and C for Long-Term No-Till Agriculture. Presented at the 2014 ASAE and CSBE / SCGAB Annual International Meeting, Montreal, Quebec Canada. Paper Number: 141913816. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2013. Partitioning evapotranspiration between transpiration and soil evaporation in no-till and tilled maize fields. Presented at the 2013 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. Paper Number: 131607629. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph
  • Odhiambo L. O., and S. Irmak. 2012. Spatial redistribution of irrigation and rainfall water by crop canopies: The implications on placement of soil moisture based sensors for effective irrigation scheduling. Presented at the 2012 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, TX. Paper Number: 121337764. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2010. Extended Shuttleworth-Wallace evapotranspiration model to partition plant transpiration and soil evaporation:  Application to a Soybean Fields. Presented at the 2009 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paper Number: 1009195. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and S. Irmak. 2009. Comparison of microclimatic data measured above grass and corn surfaces and their effects on the calculated crop evapotranspiration using the Penman-Monteith method. Presented at the 2009 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Reno, Nevada. Paper Number: ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. S. Freeland, D. C. Yoder, and W. C. Wright. 2005.  Using Time-Lapse GPR Scans to Monitor Subsurface Water Fluxes at Field Scale. Presented at the 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Tampa, Florida. Paper Number: 052120. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., D. C. Yoder, and W. C. Wright. 2005. Evaluation of Atmometers for Reference Crop Evapotranapiration Estimation in the Humid Southeastern USA. Presented at the 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Tampa, Florida. Paper Number: 052185. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. S. Freeland, and R. E. Yoder. 2004. Soil characterization using extracted textural features from GPR data. Presented at the 2004 ASAE Annual International Meeting and CIGR World Congress, Ottawa, Canada. Paper number 04-2108. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. S. Freeland, R. E. Yoder, and J. Dai. 2003. A decision support system for GPR soil investigation and mapping. Presented at the 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. Paper number 03-32271. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. S. Freeland, R. E. Yoder, and J. W. Hines. 2002. Application of Fuzzy-Neural network in Classification of Soils using Ground-Penetrating Radar Imagery. Presented at the 2002, ASAE Annual International Meeting and CIGR World Congress, Chicago, Illinois. Paper number 02-3097. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., R. E. Yoder, and D. C. Yoder. 2000. Estimation of Evapotranspiration Using Fuzzy State Models. Presented at the 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Paper No. 002031. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and J. Nozaka. 1998. Soil and Water Management in Paddy-to-Upland Crop Rotations. A Case Study of Mwea Irrigation Scheme in Kenya. In Proceedings of the 13th International Congress on Agricultural Engineering (CIGR), Vol. 1, pages 293-300. Rabat, Morocco.
  • Muramara, G. W., and L. O. Odhiambo. 1996. Effects of Different Soil Management Practices on Soil Physical Properties and Soil Productivity in Lowland Paddy Field. In Proceedings of the 1996 KSAE International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, pages 61-67. Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Ngotho, W. E., and L. O. Odhiambo. 1996. Desalination of Water Using Solar Stills. In Proceedings of the 1996 KSAE International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, pages 42-46. Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Ochola, O. Q., and L. O. Odhiambo. 1996. Microlysimeter Studies to Determine the Most Accurate FAO-24 Model for Estimation of Evapotranspiration Under Semi-Arid Conditions at Jomo Kenyatta University, Juja, Kenya. In Proceedings of the 1996 KSAE International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, pages 32-37. Kenya Society of Agricultural Engineers, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Murty, V. V. N., K. Koga, and L. O. Odhiambo. 1993. Water Management in Lowland Rice Cultivation. In Proceedings of ILT Seminar on Problems of Lowland Development (ILT’92 ON POLD), pages 141-146, Saga University, Saga, Japan.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and V. V. N. Murty. 1992. Surface Flow Management in Paddy Fields. In Proceedings of International Conference in Agricultural Engineering, Volume III, pages 999-1005. Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Odhiambo, L. O., and V. V. N. Murty. 1991. Optimum Field Layout in Paddy Fields. In Soil and Water Engineering for Paddy Field Management, Proceedings of International Workshop on Soil and Water Engineering in Paddy Fields, pages 377-384.  Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Invited Talks

  • Odhiambo, L.O. Development of a centralized irrigation water use database for the Republican River basin. 27th Annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference, March 1, 2013, Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community, McCook, NE.
  • Odhiambo, L.O. Progress report on the development of a centralized irrigation water use database for the Republican River basin. 28th Annual Southwest Nebraska Water Conference, March 7, 2014, Red Willow County Fairgrounds Community, McCook, NE.
  • Odhiambo, L.O. A centralized irrigation water use database for the Republican River basin.  The 20th annual Holdrege Water Conference, February 4, 2014, Phelps County Ag Center, Holdrege, NE.