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.
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
Fate of synthetic organic compounds in the natural aquatic environment, especially reactions involving dissolved organic matter
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.