Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, 1986
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1979
B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1978
July 1992 - present – Assoc. Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Jan - April 1996 -- Visiting Professor, Computational Sciences Dept,, Lincoln University, New Zealand
July 1986 - June 1992 - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
The issues of climate change, sustainability, biodiversity protection are global in scope, but often local in implementation and impact. Water management and soil conservation are fundamental to maximizing the sustainable use of the land. Research focuses on the development and application of geospatial analysis tools for mapping, analysis and modeling of watershed hydrology and pollutant fate and transport from field to watershed scales. Basic research questions focus on issues of process representation, spatial scaling, spatial variability, and parameter uncertainty. The goal is to provide analysis tools for assessment and planning that can help guide cost-effective land use management to meet water quantity and quality goals.
Support outreach programs related to watershed management and practices to support sustainable land use and agriculture while improving water quality.
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