Felipe Montes

Felipe Montes

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Cropping Systems Modeling
245 ASI Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Micrometeorological Measurements and Instrumentation
  • Physically Distributed Hydrological Modeling
  • Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture


  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina
  • MSc, Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University
  • BSc, Agronomic Engineering, National University of Colombia

Felipe Montes has expertise in micrometeorological instrumentation, mathematical modeling, and applications to agricultural air and water quality pollution. Current projects range from modeling water quality in the Chesapeake Bay to estimating the carbon footprint of bioenergy and organic systems.


Making soil particle size analysis by laser diffraction compatible with standard soil texture determination methods
Soil Science Society of America Journal, Faé, Giovani Stefani, Montes, Felipe, Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina, Añó, Rodrigo Masip, Kemanian, Armen R., 2019

Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient reveal hot spots and hot moments for nitrous oxide emissions
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Saha, Debasish, Kemanian, Armen Ricardo, Montes, Felipe, Gall, Heather Elise, Adler, Paul R., Rau, Benjamin M., 2018

Contributions of environment and genotype to variation in shrub willow biomass composition
Industrial Crops and Products, Fabio, Eric S., Volk, Timothy A., Miller, Raymond O., Serapiglia, Michelle J., Kemanian, Armen R., Montes, Felipe, Kuzovkina, Yulia A., Kling, Gary J., Smart, Lawrence B., 2017

Landscape control of nitrous oxide emissions during the transition from conservation reserve program to perennial grasses for bioenergy
GCB Bioenergy, Saha, Debasish, Rau, Benjamin M., Kaye, Jason P., Montes, Felipe, Adler, Paul R., Kemanian, Armen R., 2017

A mixed model approach for evaluating yield improvements in interspecific hybrids of shrub willow, a dedicated bioenergy crop
Industrial Crops and Products, Fabio, Eric S., Kemanian, Armen R., Montes, Felipe, Miller, Raymond O., Smart, Lawrence B., 2017

A process-based emission model of volatile organic compounds from silage sources on farms
Atmospheric Environment, Bonifacio, H. F., Rotz, Clarence Alan, Hafner, S. D., Montes, Felipe, Cohen, M., Mitloehner, F. M., 2017

Designing efficient nitrous oxide sampling strategies in agroecosystems using simulation models
Atmospheric Environment, Saha, Debasish, Kemanian, Armen Ricardo, Rau, Benjamin M., Adler, Paul R., Montes, Felipe, 2017

Ammonia emission model for whole farm evaluation of dairy production systems
Journal of Environmental Quality, Rotz, Clarence Alan, Montes, Felipe, Hafner, Sasha D., Heber, Albert J., Grant, Richard H., 2014

Mitigation of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from animal operations: II. A review of manure management mitigation options.
Journal of animal science, Montes, Felipe, Meinen, R, Dell, C, Rotz, A, Hristov, A, Oh, J, Waghorn, G, Gerber, P, Henderson, B, Makkar, H, Dijkstra, J, 2013

The role of carbon dioxide in emission of ammonia from manure
Atmospheric Environment, Hafner, Sasha D., Montes, Felipe, Rotz, Clarence Alan, 2013

A mass transfer model for VOC emission from silage
Atmospheric Environment, Hafner, Sasha D., Montes, Felipe, Rotz, C. Alan, 2012