Contact Information:

4502 Avenue I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361 (PHREC)
wei-zhen.liang@unl.edu

4502 Avenue I,

Scottsbluff, NE 69361


Research Assistant Professor, Panhandle Research & Extension Center

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. 2015, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. 2011, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • B.S. 2008, Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University

Certifications

  • Ph.D.

Appointment

  • 100% research

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

Application of image analysis in crop and livestock management

Advanced crop and livestock modeling

Internet of Things (IoT)

Precision Agriculture

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Selected Publications

Liang, W.-Z., X. Qiao, I. Possignolo, K. DeJonge, S. Irmak, D. Heeren, and D. Rudnick. (2021). Utilizing digital image processing and two source energy balance model for the estimation of evapotranspiration of dry edible beans in western Nebraska. Irrigation Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-021-00721-7

Rudnick, D.R., M. Stockton, S. Taghvaeian, J. Warren, M.D. Dukes, A. Kremen, C.G. Henry, J. Aguilar, B. Ortiz, A. Andales, C.A. Burr, X. Qiao, W.-Z. Liang, S. Walthour, and S.H. Amosson. (2020). Innovative extension methods in the US to promote irrigation water management. Transaction of ASABE, 63(5): 1549-1558.

Liu, S, J.-Q. Ni, A.J. Heber, and W.-Z. Liang. (2019). Modeling of dynamic ammonia concentrations in two commercial layer hen houses. Environmental Informatics, 33(1):56-67.

Liang, W.-Z., K.R. Kirk, and J.K. Greene. (2018). Soybean leaf area, edge, and defoliation estimation using color image analysis. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 150:41-51.

Li, B., A.R. Pales, H.M. Clifford, S. Kupis, S. Hennessy, W.-Z. Liang, S. Moysey, B. Powell, K.T. Finneran, and C.J.G. Darnault. (2017). Preferential flow in the vadose zone and interface dynamics: impact of microbial exudates. Journal of Hydrology, 558:72-89.

Pales, A.R., B. Li, H.M. Clifford, S. Kupis, N. Edayilam, D. Montgometry, W.-Z. Liang, M. Dogan, N. Tharayil, N. Martinez, S. Moysey, B. Powell, and C.J.G. Darnault. (2017). Preferential flow systems amended with biogeochemical components: Imaging of a two-dimensional study. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22:2487-2509.

Bai, L., C. Li, C. Korte, B.M.J. Huibers, A.R. Pales, L. Mu, W.-Z. Liang, D. Ladner, H. Daigle, and C.J.G. Darnult. (2017). Effects of silica-based nanofluids and surfactant on the interfacial befavior of light, medium, and heavy cuide oils at oil-aqueous interfaces. Applied Nanoscience, 7(8):947-972.

Li, B., W.-Z. Liang, L. Mu, W.C. Bridges, A.R. Jacobson, and C.J.G. Darnault. (2017). Influence of cerium oxide nanoparticles on the soil enzyme activities in a soil-grass microcosm system. Geoderma, 299:54-62.

Wang, K.-Y., Q.-F. Li, L. Wang-Li, E. Cortus, B.W. Bogan, I. Kilic, W.-Z. Liang, C.-H. Xiao, L.-L. Chai, J.-Q. Ni, , and A. J. Heber. (2016). National air emission monitoring study’s southeast layer site: part V. Hydrogen sulfide and volatile organic compounds. Transactions of ASABE, 59(2):681-693.

Liang, W.-Z., S.B. Shah, J.J. Classen, and R.R. Sharma-Shivappa. (2014). Drying temperature-duration impacts on moisture, carbon, and nitrogen losses from broiler litter. CIGR Journal, 16(4).

Liang, W.-Z., J.J. Classen, S.B. Shah, and R.R. Sharma-Shivappa. (2013). Ammonia fate and transport mechanisms in broiler litter. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 225:1812.

Liang, W.-Z., S.B. Shah, J.J. Classen, and R.R. Sharma-Shivappa. (2013). Modeling ammonium adsorption on broiler litter and cake. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 224:1405.