Christopher Neale

Christopher Neale

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Contact Information

TitleDirector of Research, Daugherty Water for Food Institute
Faculty RankProfessor
Address Innovation Commons Conference Center
2021 Transformation Drive
Suite 3220
Lincoln NE

Nebraska Innovation Campus
  • office: 402-472-5145
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Selected Publications

Becker, S.M., Franz, T.E., Abimbola, O., Steele, D.D., Flores, J.P., Jia, X., Scherer, T.F., Rudnick, D., Neale, C.M.U. 2022. Feasibility assessment on use of proximal geophysical sensors to support precision management. Vadose Zone J. 2022;e20228. DOI: 10.1002/vzj2.20228Online
Singh, J., G. Yufeng, D. M. Hereen, E. Walter-Shea, C. M. U. Neale, S. Irmak, and M. S. Maguire. 2022. Unmanned aerial system-based data ferrying over a sensor node station network in maize. Sensors, 22, 1863, Online
Singh, J., G. Yufeng, D. M. Heeren, E. Walter-Shea, C. M. U. Neale, S. Irmak, W. E. Woldt, G. Bai, S. Bhatti, and M. S. Maguire. 2021. Inter-relationships between water depletion and temperature differential in row crop canopies in a sub-humid climate. Agricultural Water Management, 256, Online
Bhatti, S., Heeren, D., Barker, J. B., Neale, C., Woldt, W., Maguire, M., Rudnick, D. 2019. Site-specific irrigation management in a sub-humid climate using a spatial evapotranspiration model with satellite and airborne imagery. Agricultural Water ManagemOnline
Barker, J., Neale, C., Heeren, D., Suyker, A. (2018). Evaluation of a hybrid reflectance-based crop coefficient and energy balance evapotranspiration model for irrigation management. Transactions of the ASABE, 61(2), 533-548.
Campos, I., Neale, C., Arkebauer, T., Suyker, A., Goncalves, I. Z. (2018). Water productivity and crop yield: A simplified remote sensing driven operational approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 249, 501-511.
Barker, J., Franz, T., Heeren, D., Neale, C., Luck, J. (2017). Soil Water Content Monitoring for Irrigation Management: A Geostatistical Analysis. Agricultural water management. 188, 36-49.Online
Campos, I., Neale, C., Suyker, A., Arkebauer, T., Gonçalves, I. V. (2017). Reflectance-based crop coefficient redux: for operational evapotranspiration estimates in the age of high producing hybrid varieties. Agricultural Water Management, 187, 140-153. 2Online






TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Royce J. Tipton AwardAmerican Society of Civil Engineers anization2022


SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science


Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleUSAID MENAdrought
Starting Date06/03/2019


Ending Date09/30/2021
Funding Level$1,222,118.00
Funding AgencyIWMI


Grant TitleMENA Regional Drought Management
Starting Date01/01/2016


Ending Date03/31/2017
Funding Level$1,025,440.00
Funding AgencyICBA



Graduate Programs

Master of Applied Science

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Hydrological Sciences

Doctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences
including specializations in

  • Hydrological Sciences