Interim Dean, SNRAS, Interim Director, AFES, & Professor of Agronomy
Phone: (907) 474-7620
Fax: (907) 474-6184
Location: 315 O'Neill Bldng.
B.S., 1969, North Carolina State University
M.S., 1974, Colorado State University
PhD, 1981, University of Minnesota
Research Interests: Soil management, forage crops, biomass crops for fuel
Current Research Programs:
1) Potential of Perennial Lignocellulosic Engergy Crops for Alaska,
2) Soil fertility requirements for Alaska crops in Interior Alaska,
3) Use of native sedges for revegetating decommisioned gravel pads on Alaska's North Slope
Examples of Publications:
Holloway, P. Willison, M.S., and Sparrow, S.D. 2012 Germination of water sedge, Carex aquatilis, and cotton sedge, Eriophorum angustifolium, from Arctic coastal wetlands, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. AFES Publication MP 2012-02.
Anthony, P., Malzer, G., Zhang, M, and Sparrow, S.D. 2012. Soil nitrogen and phosphorus behavior in a long-term fertilization experiment. Agronomy Journal 104: 1223- 1237.
Gerber-Slaght, Robin; Sparrow, S.D., masiak, darleen, and Holdmann, Gwen. 2009. Opportunities for Woody Biomass Fuel Crops in Interior Alaska. Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. Miscellaneous Publication 2009-09.
Sparrow, S.D. and masiak, D.T. 2008. Second Harvest Timing and Cut Height of Forage Crops in Alaska. Agronomy Journal 100:1615-1621.
Zhang, M.; Sparrow, S.D.; Lewis, C.; and Knight C. 2007. Soil Properties and Barley Yield Under a Twenty-Years Experiment of Tillage, Straw Management and Nitrogen Application in the sub-arctic area of Alaska. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B-Soil and Plan Science 57:374-382