Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Gabriel LaHue

Gabriel LaHue
Clinical/Research Assistant Professor of Soil Science

Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


Phone: (360) 848-6146

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


  • Ph.D. 2018 Soils and Biogeochemistry, University of California, Davis
  • M.S. 2015 International Agricultural Development, University of California, Davis
  • B.S. 2010 Plant Science, Cornell University

Research Interests

My research program focuses on soil-water relations, soil fertility, and water-nutrient interactions. Key questions include: How can we manage soils to improve water relations, and how can we manage water to optimize soil processes and plant productivity? In western Washington where my research program is based, infiltration and hydraulic conductivity are central considerations for farmers wanting to get excess water off the field during the wet winters, but dry summers and limitations on irrigation mean that the soil’s water-holding capacity quickly becomes a key factor. Soil fertility is also an active area of research, especially the nutrient requirements of understudied crops and the relationship between soil properties and nutrient management. Lastly, the interactions between water and nutrients are an area of particular interest to me, such as the application of fertilizers or pesticides through irrigation systems and soil moisture effects on nutrient availability and losses.

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

LaHue, G.T. and B.A. Linquist. 2019. The magnitude and variability of lateral seepage in California rice fields. Journal of Hydrology. 574:202-210.

Dahlke, H.E., G.T. LaHue, M.R.L. Mautner, N.P. Murphy, N.K. Patterson, H. Waterhouse, F. Yang, and L. Foglia. 2018. Aquifer Recharge as a tool to enhance sustainable groundwater management in California: examples from field and modeling studies. In: J. Friesen and L. Rodriguez Sinobas (Eds.), Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection: Advanced Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management, Volume 3. 215 pp.

Chirinda, N., L. Arenas, M. Katto, S. Loaiza, F. Correa, M. Ishitani, A.M. Loboguerrero, D. Martinez-Baron, E. Graterol, S. Jaramillo, C.F. Torres, M. Arango, M. Guzmán, I. Avila, S. Hube, D.B. Kurtz, G. Zorrilla, J. Terra, P. Irisarri, S. Tarlera, G.T. LaHue, W.B. Scivittaro, A. Noguera, and C. Bayer. 2018. Sustainable and low greenhouse gas emitting rice production in Latin America and the Caribbean: A review on the transition from ideality to reality. Sustainability. 10:671. doi: 10.3390/su10030671

Chirinda, N., L. Arenas, S. Loaiza, C. Trujillo, M. Katto, P. Chaparro, J. Nuñez, J. Arango, D. Martinez-Baron, A.M. Loboguerrero, L.A.B. Lopez-Lavalle, I. Avila, M. Guzmán, M. Peters, J. Twyman, M. García, L. Serna, D. Escobar, D. Arora, J. Tapasco, L. Maazbel, F. Correa, M. Ishitani, M. Da Silva, E. Graterol, S. Jaramillo, A. Pinto, A. Zuluaga, N. Lozano, R. Byrnes, G.T. LaHue, C. Alvarez, I. Rao, and R. Barahona. 2017. Novel technological and management options for accelerating transformational changes in rice and livestock systems. Sustainability. 9:1891. doi:10.3390/su9111891

LaHue, G.T., R.L. Chaney, M.A. Adviento-Borbe, and B.A. Linquist. 2016. Alternate wetting and drying in high yielding direct-seeded rice systems accomplishes multiple environmental and agronomic objectives. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 229:30-39.

LaHue G.T., M.A. Adviento-Borbe, B.A. Linquist, C. van Kessel, and S.J. Fonte. 2016. Fertilizer memory effects increase nitrous oxide emissions from zero N controls: implications for estimating fertilizer-induced emission factors. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45:1501-1508.

Technical Publications

Linquist, B.A., and G.T. LaHue. 2018. Managing rice with limited water. Agronomy Fact Sheet. University of California Cooperative Extension, Davis, California, USA. 2 p. (In Press)

García, M.A., M.C. Katto, J. Twyman, G.T. LaHue, and N. Chirinda. 2016. How might the gender roles affect the implementation of a new water-saving technique for Colombian rice production? Report of gender dimensions in Colombian rice production. Working Paper. CIAT Publication No. 437. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia. 37 p.

Related Sites

Google Scholar profile

ResearchGate profile


PDF Accessibility

If you require an alternative format for any of the content provided on this website, please contact:

Samantha Crow
Administrative Assistant