Felipe Montes, Ph.D

Felipe Montes, Ph.D

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Physically Distributed Hydrological Modeling
  • Agricultural Systems Modeling
  • Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture
  • Micrometeorological Measurements and Eddy Covariance Systems
  • Laser Diffraction Soil Particle Size Analysis
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Instrumentation


  • 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.


Cycles-L: A Coupled, 3-D, Land Surface, Hydrologic, and Agroecosystem Landscape Model
Water Resources Research, Shi, Yuning, Montes, Felipe, Kemanian, Armen R., 2023

A semi-commercial case study of willow biomass production in the northeastern United States
Journal of Production Agriculture, Montes, Felipe, Fabio, Eric S., Smart, Lawrence B., Richard, Tom L., Rodrigo Masip, A., Kemanian, Armen R., 2021

Making soil particle size analysis by laser diffraction compatible with standard soil texture determination methods
Soil Science Society of America Journal, Stefani Fae, Giovani, Faé, Giovani, Montes, Felipe, Montes, F, Stefani Fae, Giovani, Masip-Añó, Rodrigo, Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina, Bazilevskaya, Ekaterina, Masip Ano, Rdodrigo, Añó, Rodrigo, 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 R., Montes, Felipe, Gall, Heather, 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

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

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

Landscape control of nitrous oxide emissions during the transition from conservation reserve program to perennial grasses for bioenergy.
Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Saha, D., Rau, B., Kaye, Jason, Montes, F., Adler, P., Kemanian, A., 2016

Agricultural waste biomass, Sommer, Sven G., Hamelin, Lorie, Olesen, Jørgen E., Montes, Felipe, Jia, Wei, Chen, Qing, Triolo, Jin M., 2015

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