Office: 429 Shantz Building
Ph.D., Hydrology, 1968, The University of Arizona
M.S., Meteorology, 1963, The University of Arizona
B.S., Mathematics, 1959, The University of Arizona
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
I have spent the greater part of my professional career in the administration of international agricultural research and development programs outside the United States. I have served as Director of the Arid Lands Research Center in Abu Dhabi, Associate Director of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center in Taiwan, Senior Advisor to the Director General for Agriculture Research in Sudan, and Representative of the University of Arizona on Halophyte Research in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
I have a keen interest in teaching, particularly in conveying some of the lessons learned in my diverse international experience to students interested in international agriculture.
My current research focuses on improving water management and conservation in aridlands. In particular I am working on rainwater harvesting as an important source of water and halophyte irrigation as a means of utilizing brine streams from power plants and desalting plants.
Bart Cardon Teaching Academy Fellow, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2010 till present
Provost’s General Education Teaching Award, 2010
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Faculty Teaching Award, 2007-2008
Teach or have taught courses in: Water Harvesting, Water Resources in the Tucson Basin, Teaching Workshop, Careers in Environmental Science, Environmental Physics, and Introduction to Environmental Science.
Associate Professor, Soil, Water and Environmental Science Department, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, July 1998- present
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Research Laboratory (ERL), The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, July 1990-2008
Resident consultant on seawater agriculture to the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail, SAUDI ARABIA, May-June & Sept.-Dec. 1991
Halophyte Consultant, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (on assignment with ERL) Kuwait City, KUWAIT, August 1988-June 1990
Representative, ERL, Kalba, Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, October 1987-July 1988
Coordinator of International Programs, Environmental Research Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1986-July 1988
Special Water Resources Consultant, Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project, Khartoum, SUDAN, April 1985-August 1985
Senior Advisor to the Director General, Agricultural Research Corporation, Khartoum, SUDAN, July 1980-April 1985
Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, July 1980- August 1985
Associate Director (Research) Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center,
Shanhua, Taiwan, CHINA, July 1974-June 1980
Project Leader, Aquaculture Program, Environmental Research Laboratory, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1972-1974
Director, Arid Lands Research Center, ABU DHABI, 1970-1972
Assistant Director, Arizona Water Resources Research Center, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1968-1969
PUBLICATIONS (peer reviewed)
Battan, L. J. and J. J. Riley, 1960, Ice-crystal nuclei and maritime air. J. Meteor. 17:675-676.
Riley, J. J., 1966, The heat balance of class A. evaporation pan. Water Resources Research, 2:223-226.
Goh, B. S., W. Y. Peng, T. L. Vincent, J. J. Riley, 1975, Optimal management of greenhouse crops, HortScience, Volume 10, No. 1 (February).
Riley, J. J. and M. R. Menegay, 1978, Intensive Agricultural Practices in Asia, J. of Food Processing and Preservation, 2:197-203, Food & Nutrition Press Inc., Westport, Conn.
Riley, J.J., N.G. Hicks and T.L. Thompson, 1992, Effect of Kuwait oil field fires on human comfort and environment in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Int. J. of Bio-Meteorology, 36: 36-38
Riley, J.J., N.G. Hicks and T.L. Thompson, 1992, Response of solar radiation in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, to smoke from oil field fires in Kuwait. Int. J. of Bio-Meteorology, 36: 176-177
Riley, James J. and Mahdi Abdal, 1992 Preliminary evaluation of Salicornia production and utilization in Kuwait. Published IN: Towards Rational Use of High Salinity Tolerant Plants" v 1 Deliberations about high salinity tolerant plants and ecosystems. H. Lieth & A. Al Massoum, (Eds.). Kluwer Acad. Publ., Dordrecht, The Netherlands.
Watson, M.C., G.S. Banuelos, J.W. O'Leary, and J.J. Riley, 1994, Trace element composition of Atriplex grown with saline drainage water. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 48 (1994) 157-162.
Riley, J.J., E.P. Glenn and C. Mota U., 1994, Small ruminant feeding trials on the Arabian Peninsula with Salicornia bigelovii Torr. IN: Halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded lands. pp273-276. V.R. Squires & A.T. Ayoub (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Glenn, E.P., R.S. Swingle, J.J. Riley, C.U. Mota, M.C. Watson & V.R. Squires, 1994, North American halophytes: Potential use in animal husbandry. IN: Halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded lands. pp165-174. V.R. Squires & A.T. Ayoub (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Swingle, R.S., E.P. Glenn & J.J. Riley, 1994, Halophytes in mixed feeds for livestock. IN: Halophytes as a Resource for Livestock and for Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands. pp97-100. V.R. Squires & A.T. Ayoub (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers
Glenn, E., T.L. Thompson, R. Frye, J. Riley and D. Baumgartner, 1995, Effect of salinity on growth and evapotranspiration of Typha domingensis Pers., Aquatic Botany 52 (1995) 75-91
Glenn, E., N. Hicks, J. Riley and S. Swingle, 1995, Seawater Irrigation of Halophytes for Animal Feed. Chapter 11 IN: Halophytes and Biosaline Agriculture (R. Choukr-Allah, C.V. Malcolm, and A. Hamdy, Eds) Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York.
Riley, J., 1997, Revitalizing an Introductory Laboratory Course in Environmental Science -- Taking Student Opinion Into Account., NACTA Journal, March 1997, pp24-29.
Riley, J.J., K.M. Fitzsimmons, and E.P. Glenn, 1997, Halophyte irrigation: an overlooked strategy for management of membrane filtration concentrate, Desalination, 110, pp 197-211.
Hartstone, L.C., J. Knight, and J.J. Riley, 2006. Water in Tanzania: A role for Extension submitted to Journal of the Association for International Agricultural Extension and Education.
Riley, J.J. et al. 2008. Viewpoints, Experts (12) address the question, "What are the most important constraints to achieving food security in various parts of Africa?" Natural Resources Forum 32 (2008) 163-166
Jordan, F.L., R. Seaman, J.J. Riley, and M.R. Yoklic, 2008. Effective Removal of Microbial Contamination from Harvested Rainwater Using a Simple Point of Use Filtration and UV-Disinfection Device. Accepted for Publication in Urban Water.
INVITED PAPERS AND REVIEWS
Riley, J. J., 1969, Physiological response of plants to salinity: Plant-water relations, IN: Physiological Systems in Semi-arid Environments, eds. C. C. Hoff and M. L. Riedesel, University of New Mexico Press, pp. 249-254.
Sarikaphuti, Yookti and J. J. Riley, 1976, Extension of research to the village farmer - Symposium, IN: Expanding the Use of Soybeans, R. M. Goodman, ed., pp. 211-216, Proceedings of a Conference for Asia and Oceania, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, February, 1976. INTSOY Series No. 10, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.
Riley, J. J. Contributor to conference/workshop on "Seed bearing halophytes as food plants" held June 10-11, 1974 at the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
Riley, J. J., 1974, More water for Arid Lands: Promising technologies and research opportunities (contributor), (U.S.) National Academy of Sciences.
Riley, J. J., 1977, Program implementation of the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center, IN: Proceedings of National Agricultural Research Management Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Riley, J. J., 1977, Research and Training at AVRDC, IN: Summary Report of the 13th Asia-Pacific (IMC) Food Production Conference, Seoul, Korea.
Riley, J. J., 1978, Land, water and man as determinants of tropical cropping systems. Prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation's International Conference on "Integrated Crop and Animal Production to Optimize Resource Utilization on Small Farms in Developing Countries", Oct. 18-23, 1978, Bellagio, Italy.
Riley, J. J. and J. C. Moomaw, 1979, Vegetable Production in Tropical Asia, Paper prepared for "Conference of Tropical Foods: Chemistry and Nutrition", March 28-30, 1979, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Riley, J. J., 1982, The Possible Dream - The Promise of Agricultural Research in Sudan. Monograph 1. Sudan Chapter, Society for International Development, Khartoum, Sudan. (Slide-tape on same subject also prepared).
Musselman, L. J. and J. J. Riley, (Eds.), 1984, Striga in Sudan - Summaries of papers presented at The Sudan Striga Day, 28 November 1983, hosted by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan. Published by the Sudanese/German Plant Protection Program.
Riley, James J., 1989, Halophytes: A New Dimension for Oman's Agriculture. Presented at the International Symposium on Agriculture & Fisheries Development in Oman. Held at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 15-19 October 1989.
Riley, James J., 1990, Halophyte and Aquaculture Program of the Environmental Research Laboratory. Presented at the Kraft General Foods Luncheon of the Food Marketing Institute's Consumer Affair Council Conference. Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 11, 1990
Riley, J.J., M. Aldossary, A. Magboul, and A. Al Saeedi, 1994, Desert Development with Halophytes- High Productivity with Saline Water. Presented to Symposium on Desert Studies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--"Extant & Implementation". King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 2-4, 1994. 8p.
Other Non-Journal Publications
Riley, J. J., 1963, Simultaneous heat balance and soil moisture measurements in Walnut Gulch, M.S. Thesis, University of Arizona, 118 pp.
Riley, J. J., 1968, Physiological response of plants to salinity, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Arizona, 134 pp.
Riley, J. J., and J. W. O'Leary, 1968, Effect of humidity on plant growth inhibition induced by brackish water. Paper presented to the 12th Annual Meeting of the Arizona Academy of Science.
O'Leary, J. W., J. J. Riley and J. B. G. Oliveira, 1968, Salinity effects on roots and leaf resistances in kidney beans. Paper presented to the Western Section, American Association of Plant Physiologists in Logan, Utah.
Riley, J. J. and C. N. Hodges, 1969, Plant response to carbon dioxide enrichment: A function of the microenvironment. Paper presented at the Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Riley, J. J., 1973, Power/water/food systems as nuclei for desert development. The Abu Dhabi Example. Paper for Conference on Science and Man in the Americas, American Association for the Advancement of Science in Mexico City.
Riley, J. J., K. S. Hanks, K. T. Dorsey and C. V. Supplee, 1974, The aquaculture program of the Environmental Research Laboratory of the University of Arizona. Proceedings of 5th Annual Meeting of the World Mariculture Society, Charleston, S.C., Louisiana State University Press.
Luh, C.L., J. C. Moomaw and Riley, 1977, Vegetable production in Asia, IN: Proceedings of the Conference on Food and Agriculture Malaysia 2000, July 25-29, 1977, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Riley, J. J., 1979, Evaluation of Environmental Parameters in the Humid Tropics for Crop Scheduling Purposes, AVRDC Technical Bulletin #12 (78-104), Shanhua, Taiwan, ROC. (Revised December 1979.)
Tsou, C. S. and J. J. Riley, 1979, Incorporating nutritional considerations into a vegetable crop improvement program. Presented by senior author at the Second Symposium of the Federation of Asian and Oceania Biochemists, Oct. 10-12, 1979, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Riley J. J., 1980, Crop weather analysis based on minimum meteorological data for multiple cropping in humid lowland tropics IN: Proceedings of a symposium on Agrometeorology of the Rice Crop, World Meteor. Org/IRRI Dec. 3-9, 1979, Los Baños, Philippines. pp. 157-171.
Riley, J. J., et al., 1982, The Horticultural Resources of the Kordofan Region of Sudan, Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project Publication No. 6. Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Obeidalla, A. A. and J. J. Riley, 1983, Development of the Horticultural Potential of Kordofan Region of Sudan. Presented at I.S.H.S. Eighth Africa Symposium on Horticultural Crops, March 20-24, Wad Medani, Sudan.
Riley, J. J., (Ed.), 1983, Summary of the Main Points - WSARP/ARC Regional Planning Workshops Held in El Obeid, Kordofan and El Fasher, Darfur, April 19-23, 1983. WSARP Publication No. 21, Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Riley, J. J., 1984, Research strategy for Darfur Region, WSARP Publication No. , Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Riley, J. J., 1985, Final Report of the Senior Advisor, Western Sudan Agricultural Research Project, Agricultural Research Corporation, WSARP Publication No. 44, Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Riley, J. J., 1985, Increasing Crop Productivity in Western Sudan -Results of Selected Agronomic Trials. WSARP Publication No. 37, Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Riley, J. J., 1985, Recommended water conservation/utilization interventions and research directions in Kordofan Region of Sudan. WSARP Publication No. 38. Khartoum, Sudan and Pullman, Washington, USA.
Arya, L.M., T. Woldetatios and J.J. Riley, 1988, Potentials for Increasing Crop Productivity through Soil and Water Conservation in the Sahelian and Savannah Zones of Sudan. IN: Arid Lands Today and Tomorrow. Proceedings of an International Research and Development Conference held in Tucson, Arizona, October 20-25, 1985. Published by Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado.
Riley, J. J., 1990. Contribution of the University of Arizona to the Selection of Productive Halophytic Crops for the San Joaquin Valley of California. ERL Information Sheet, 2pp, August 20, 1990.
Riley, J. J., 1990. University of Arizona's Monitoring and Control of Potentially Weedy and/or Host Plants for Curly Top Virus Halophyte Species in their Cooperative Trials conducted in the San Joaquin Valley. ERL Information Sheet, 2 pp, August 20, 1990.
Riley, James J., 1990. Salicornia Information Sheet. Environmental Research Laboratory. 5pp. September 26, 1990
Baumgartner, D.J., E.L. Smith, R.J. Frye, J.J. Riley, and K. A. Smith-Otero, 1993. Rationale for a program of research to develop water quality criteria for effluent-dependent ephemeral streams and riparian habitats in the arid west. Report to Pima County Wastewater Management. ERL Report # 93-1. Univ. of Ariz., Tucson, AZ. 54 pp.
Austin, D, C. Bender and J.J. Riley, 2001. Community Environmental Leadership Program-a program in formation to stimulate grassroots to develop solutions to their own problems. Poster/slide show at National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA.
Riley, JJ, J.W. Walworth and E. Holler, 2001. Salt is with us-now what should we do? Water Words, v10, n1, Spring 2001, Southern Arizona Water Resources Association.
Phillips, A, J.J. Riley, C.P. Gerba, R. Brittain, and M.R. Yoklic, 2005. Final Report of EPA funded project, entitled: “Demonstration of the Sustainability of Harvested Rainwater in Aridlands to Meet Water Requirements and to Improve Quality of Runoff.”
Brill Duisberg, E., G. McCormick, J. Riley, and P. Virdee, 2006. Presentation: “Collaborative Water Harvesting at the University of Arizona”. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference on: The Role of Higher Education in Creating a Sustainable World, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, October 4-6, 2006
Brittain, R. and J. Riley, 2006. “Relative Cistern Water Quality at 12 Sites Capturing Rainwater in Tucson, Arizona”. Presentation at ‘Looking Ahead: Managing Stormwater and Harvesting Rainwater for Conservation”, Tucson, AZ, October 27-28, 2006.
Yoklic, M.R., J.J. Riley, D. Confer, J. Robinson, B. Lancaster, A. Phillips, and K. Kroesen., 2006. "Water Harvesting Potential in an Arid City: A quantity Assessment for Tucson, Arizona" Presentation at ‘Looking Ahead: Managing Stormwater and Harvesting Rainwater for Conservation”, Tucson, AZ, October 27-28, 2006.
Brosnihan, D.W., J. J. Riley, and G. C. Woodard. 2006. "Supporting Community Water Harvesting Efforts Impact of Water Harvesting on Street Runoff Volume and Quality" Poster at ‘Looking Ahead: Managing Stormwater and Harvesting Rainwater for Conservation”, Tucson, AZ, October 27-28, 2006.
Riley, J.J., E. Casey, C. Phillips, S. Lippel, E.Brill Duisberg, E. Feirstein, and R. Bark. 2006. A University of Arizona Rainwater Harvesting Project: Integrating Student Initiative with Campus Cooperation. 2006. Poster at ‘Looking Ahead: Managing Stormwater and Harvesting Rainwater for Conservation”, Tucson, AZ, October 27-28, 2006.
Riley, J.J., B. Lancaster, A. Audrey, G. McCormick, E. Scharf, and Chester Phillips, 2008. Rainwater, an important source of water for arid lands Catch it! Symposium on Rainwater Harvesting at annual conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, July 26-30, 2008, Tucson Arizona.
Ela, Wendell, 2008. Salinity Management and Desalination Technology for Brackish Water Resources in the Arid West, Workshop held on 6 August 2007 in Tempe, AZ. (JJRiley made presentation on irrigation of halophytes for RO concentrate management)
Riley, J.J., B.G. McCormick, and D. Confer, 2010. Defining a New Paradigm for Management of Site-Generated Water Resources, with Emphasis on Rainwater Harvesting. Presented at the 23rd Annual Symposium of the Arizona Hydrological Society, Tucson, AZ, 30 August 2010.