My research interests are at the often-ignored intersection of agricultural engineering, ecology, and chemistry of emerging contaminants. We live in a culture that imagines water as an unlimited and invincible natural resource. However, the impacts of drought and increased pollutant (e.g., pesticides, nutrients, antibiotics, metals) loads from non-point source pollution from both agricultural and urban landscapes continue to threaten important aquatic dependent industries, drinking water, and recreational water-based ecosystems. Because over 80% of water use is in agriculture (in the US and worldwide), transforming water management in a meaningful way means changing how it is used and managed – and engineered.
Currently Recruiting Graduate Student