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John Bolte
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Mathematical modeling and simulation of agricultural, aquacultural and environmental systems. Geographic Information Systems-based spatial modeling.  Artificial intelligence applications in bioresource management.

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John Selker
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  • Hydrologic Instrumentation
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Contaminant Transport

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Lab experiments are conducted in three facilities, including many column and...

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Frank Chaplen
Associate Professor
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  • Biological Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering

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Soil Nitrification Processes

Given that most of Earth’s terrestrial environments are being perturbed by humans, it is essential that we gain a better understanding carbon (C) and nitrogen...

Roger Ely
Associate Professor
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  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Modeling of Biological Systems

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Metabolic responses in nitrifying bacteria:  Nitrifying bacteria play a...

Hong Liu
Associate Professor
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  • Sustainable bioenergy production
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Microbial fuel cell technology
  • Biohydrogen production

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  • Investigate high current-producing biofilms...
Ganti Murthy
Associate Professor
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  • Cellulosic and algal biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Control of dynamic systems.
  • Systems analysis process modeling and simulation.
  • Processing of biobased feedstocks into fuels and chemicals

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  • Rational...
Assistant Professor
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Stephen Good
Assistant Professor
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  • Ecohydrology
  • Modeling ecosystems structure & function
  • Isotope biogeochemistry
  • Water resource (re)distribution
  • Biogeography and biodiversity

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  • Global evapotranspiration partitioning...
Chad Higgins
Assistant Professor
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  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics with special interest in applications to atmospheric flows and hydrology
  • Measurement and modelling of fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
  • Optimum water management in agriculture
  • Spatial...
Desiree Tullos
Associate Professor
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  • Ecohydraulics
  • River engineering and restoration
  • Systems analysis in water resources management
  • Hydrodynamic modeling

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  • Responses...
Chet Udell
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Kellie Vache
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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  • Watershed hydrology and modeling
  • Implications of evolving landuse patterns and climate change
  • Alternative futures analyses for land use planning and sustainability>
  • Geographic Information Systems and simulation of environmental processes

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Dominique Bachelet
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  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Potential vegetation
  • Dynamic Fire Modeling
  • Simulation modeling
  • Ecosystems Research
  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • Methane Emissions (agricultural and natural wetlands)
Yutaka Hagimoto
Research Associate
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Water Resources

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Richard Cuenca
Emeritus Appointment
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  • system analysis
  • Irrigation system design
  • Evapotranspiration analysis
  • Soil water and physical property analysis.

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  • Measurement and simulation of soil water...
Adjunct Faculty
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Marshall English
Emeritus Appointment
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  • Formulation of an analytical framework for optimal irrigation management and deficit irrigation
  • Prototype development of a web-based decision support systems for economically optimum irrigation management
  • Phytoremediation by land applications of wastewater in spatially...

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Jennifer Cohen
Office Manager
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Randy Thorp
Oper Systems-Network Analyst
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Amy Zimmerman
Administrative Program Assist
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Rebecca Hochreutener
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Karthik Rajendran
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Cynthia Schwartz
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Cara Walter
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Chadi Sayde
Research Associate (Post Doc)
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