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Dominique Bachelet
Research Associate
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  • Science communication
  • Art and Science
  • Climate Change Impacts on Terrestrial systems
  • Century Farms Resilience
  • Prognostic Fire Modeling
  • Ecosystems Ecology
John Bolte
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  • Mathematical modeling and simulation coupled human/natural systems, with applications scenario analysis, agricultural systems, water supply and water use;
  • Community wildfire planning;
  • Climate adaptation;
  • Coastal processes; and
  • Influence...
Frank Chaplen
  • Biological Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Soil Nitrification Processes
Jennifer Cohen
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Derek Godwin
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  • Community engagement to solve complex water and watershed concerns
  • Assessment of land management impacts on riparian, surface water and shallow groundwater quality
  • Implementation of restoration practices using a social, economic and ecological systems approach...
Stephen Good
Associate Professor
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  • Ecohydrology
  • Remote sensing
  • Isotope biogeochemistry
  • Hydrologic tracers
  • Biogeography and biodiversity.

Major Research Projects: 

2021-2024: “Coupling ecosystem structure to habitat...

Margaret Graham
Faculty Research Assistant
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Marja Haagsma
Postdoctoral Scholar
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Chad Higgins
Associate Professor
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  • Agrivoltaics
  • Optimum water management in agriculture
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics with special interest in applications to atmospheric flows and hydrology
  • Measurement and modeling of fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum...
Gerrad Jones
Assistant Professor
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  • Environmental chemistry
  • Water quality
  • Geochemical cycling
  • Statistical and machine learning modeling
  • Geo/spatial analyses
Hong Liu
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  • Sustainable bioenergy production
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Microbial fuel cell technology
  • Biohydrogen production
    Catherine Mullins
    Administrative Program Assist
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    Salini Sasidharan
    Assistant Professor
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    • Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management

    • Groundwater Monitoring Well, Groundwater Recharge, Managed Aquifer Recharge, Drywell, ASR/ASTR, Subsurface Characterization 

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    John Selker
    Univ Distinguished Professor
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    • Hydrologic Instrumentation;
    • Vadose Zone Hydrology;
    • Groundwater Hydrology;
    • Stochastic Hydrology; and
    • Contaminant Transport.
    Gurpreet Singh
    Faculty Research Assistant
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    Instrumentation and Testing manager for the OPEnS Lab

    • Electronic Equipment Design for Environmental Sensing
    • 3-D Printing
    Randy Thorp
    Oper Systems-Network Analyst
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    Desiree Tullos
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    • Ecohydraulics
    • River engineering and restoration
    • Systems analysis in water resources management
    • Hydrodynamic modeling
    • Sustainable flood management
    • Sediment management in reservoirs
    • Control of Harmful Algal...
    Chet Udell
    Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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    • Wireless sensor technology and data protocols
    • Swarm sensing
    • Music Composition and Electrical Engineering
    Kellie Vache
    Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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    • Watershed hydrology and modeling
    • Implications of evolving land use patterns and climate change
    • Alternative futures analyses for land use planning and sustainability
    • Geographic Information Systems and simulation of environmental processes
    Cara Walter
    Senior Faculty Research Asst I
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    • Distributed temperature sensing using fiber optics
    • Environmental sensing
    • Surface water hydrology
    • GIS
    Luguang Wang
    Research Associate

    Wastewater treatment; machine learning; bioelectrosynthesis, biochemistry, and  biohydrogen

    Dr. Adam Ward Adam Ward
    Department Head
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    • Environmental science
    • Hydrology
    • Watershed management
    • Civil engineering
    • Water quality

    Maria Zamora Re
    Assistant Professor
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    Best management practices (BMPs) and precision agriculture (e.g. use of soil moisture sensors and real-time data) for irrigation scheduling in agriculture production.