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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Room 242
Phone: (208) 885-6274
Fax: (208) 885-7760
pses@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, ID 83844-2339

Rocky Briones

Rocky Briones


Office: Agricultural Science
Room 239

Phone: (208) 885-0136
Email: abriones@uidaho.edu

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
Assistant Professor



  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Microbial Physiology
  • Selected Publications
    • Briones, A.M. (2012). The secrets of El Dorado viewed through a microbial perspective. Front. Microbio. 3:239. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00239.
    • Brown, M.N., Briones, A.M., Diana, J. and Raskin, L. (2013) Ammonia oxidizing archaea and nitrite oxidizing nitrospiras in the biofilter of a shrimp recirculating aquaculture system. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 83:1, 17-25.
    • Coats, E., Ibrahim, I., Briones, A. and Brinkman, C.K. (2012). Methane production in thickened, pre-fermented manure. Bioresource Technol. 107, 205-212.
    • Briones, A.M., Daugherty, B.J., Angenent, L.T., Rausch, K., Tumbleson, M., and Raskin, L. (2009). Characterization of microbial trophic structures of two anaerobic bioreactors processing sulfate-rich waste streams. Water Research 43, 4451-4460.
    • Briones, A.M., Shililu, J., Githure, J., Novak, R., and Raskin, L. (2008). Thorsellia anophelis is the dominant bacterium in a Kenyan population of adult Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes. ISME J 2, 74-82.
    • Briones, A.M., Daugherty, B.J., Angenent, L.T., Rausch, K.D., Tumbleson, M.E., and Raskin, L. (2007). Microbial diversity and dynamics in multi- and single-compartment anaerobic bioreactors processing sulfate-rich waste streams. Environmental Microbiology 9, 93-106.
    • Briones, A.M., Okabe, S., Umemiya, Y., Ramsing, N.B., Reichardt, W., and Okuyama, H. (2003). Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria on root biofilms and their possible contribution to N use efficiency of different rice cultivars. Plant and Soil 250, 335-348.
    • Briones, A., and Raskin, L. (2003). Diversity and dynamics of microbial communities in engineered environments and their implications for process stability. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 14, 270-276.
    • Briones, A.M., Okabe, S., Umemiya, Y., Ramsing, N.B., Reichardt, W., and Okuyama, H. (2002). Influence of different cultivars on populations of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in the root environment of rice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68, 3067-3075.
    • Briones, A.M. (2002). Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in the root environment: studies on their ecology and possible contribution to N uptake of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Root Research 11, 203-204.
  • Research Projects
    Studies the roles, interactions and management of microbes in agricultural and engineered systems.  These environments/systems include: animal waste management systems (e.g., manure, anaerobic digesters, lagoons, compost); aquaculture systems (e.g., biofilters and bioflocs); animal guts; and plant rhizosphere.

  • Awards and Honors
    • Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society for Root Research, November 2002
    • International Publications Award, University of the Philippines at Los Baños. Awarded Jan. 28, 2000
    • Excellence Award, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines, 1999
    • Monbusho Scholarship, Government of Japan, at Graduate School of EES, Hokkaido University, Japan, 1998-2002