The following faculty are available to advise graduate students in the Water Science & Policy program:
Hydrology and biogeochemistry of watersheds; Climate and landuse change
impacts on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; Watershed management.
Joshua Duke. Land use, natural resource and environmental economics; law and economics; property rights.
Jeremy Firestone. Energy policy, International and domestic ocean, coastal, and environmental law governance.
Transport of fluids and contaminants in multiphase systems; mass
transfer processes in soil, groundwater, surface water, and in
landfills; mathematical modeling.
Gerald Kauffman. Water supply, water quality, policy, droughts and floods; watershed planning and management.
Delphis Levia. Ecohydrology, forest biogeochemistry, snow science, field methods and instrumentation.
Holly Michael. Groundwater-surface water interaction in dynamic coastal systems; water in developing countries; geostatistical modeling.
Amy Shober. Soil fertility and nutrient management; interactions between soil/water management and environmental quality.
Ecosystem processes, greenhouse gas fluxes, ecohydrology,
micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, data-mining, global environmental
Saleem Ali. Environmental conflict resolution.
Carmine Balascio. Hydrologic modeling; surface water quality; storm water management.
Jacob Bowman. Wildlife restoration techniques; biometry; conservation biology; habitat modeling and management.
Population dynamics of biological wastewater treatment processes;
biotransformation of environmental contaminants in natural and
Kinetics and mechanisms of pollutant degradation; chemical and
microbial transformation processes; zero-valent iron and black carbon
(biochar) for storm water and drinking water treatment
Tracy DiLiberty. Geographical information systems; climatology; remote sensing.
Water quality modeling; water quality and sediment quality criteria
models for organic chemicals, metals, mixtures; organic chemical and
metal sorption models; statistical models.
Industrial wastewater management; aquatic chemistry; soil and
groundwater remediation; environmental nanomaterials and processes.
Deb Jaisi. Environmental biogeochemistry of both pristine and contaminated environments.
Yan Jin. Contaminant fate and transport; water quality technology.
Daniel Leathers. Meteorology, hydrology, water resources, climate change and variation.
David Legates. Hydroclimatology, precipitation and climate change; computational methods.
Julia Maresca. Microbial responses to environmental inputs using high-throughput sequencing, bacterial genetics and physiology.
Kent Messer. Environmental conservation; provision of public goods; behavioral response to risk.
Leah Palm-Forster. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics; Agri-environmental policy; Experimental Economics.
James Pizzuto. Fluvial geomorphology.
Sara Rauscher. Climate change; climate variability; climate-vegetation interactions; global and regional climate modeling
Andrea Sarzynski. Carbon footprints;urban landuse and shrinking cities; urban governance; climate change policy; renewable energy policy
Donald Sparks. How metals and other contaminants bind to soils and move into water; remediation strategies for contaminated soils.
Groundwater biogeochemistry and water-rock interactions; tracer
applications of stable and radioactive isotopes; experimental studies
of mineral-fluid interface processes using synchroton radiation;
Contaminant and nutrient cycling at the plant-soil interface;
biogeochemistry; international agriculture; plant-uptake of
contaminants and nutrients.
Tara Trammell. Urban ecology and forestry.
Young-Doo Wang Energy and environmental policy; economic analysis of alternative energy options; econometric applications.
Christopher Williams Wildlife population ecology; wildlife-habitat interaction; upland game bird ecology; waterfowl ecology.
Eric Wommack. Viral processes within natural ecosystems; viral metagenomics.
Organic matter geochemistry; air-sea biogeochemistry;
anthropogenic impacts on air and water quality, carbon cycling and
climate; marine chemistry.