I am an Assistant Scientist in Forest Hydrology at The University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC). I support the NFREC’s research mission by developing new knowledge for management and conservation of forest resources in an environmentally-sound, socially-acceptable, and economically-sustainable manner. I also taught fundamental principles and cutting-edge technologies in School of Forest Resources and Conservation's core undergraduate forestry program.
I have managed large, long-term, multi-disciplinary studies (such as EPA 319 Silviculture BMPs project and long-term watershed study). Current involved study evaluates the effect of intensive forest fertilization practice for pine straw production on ground water quality and stand biomass productivity, pine straw production, and nutrient budgets.
My research has focused on hydrological and ecological assessment of various forested wetlands and headwater systems, physical and chemical characterization of wetland soils, evaluation of silvicultural operations and forestry BMP effectiveness, and assessment of hardwood regeneration on wetland mitigation sites. My primary research interests include:
- Land management effects on surface and ground water quantity, quality, and riparian/aquatic biological communities of low-order streams (small-scale process studies)
- Long-term cumulative effects of land use on large watershed hydrology, water quality, and riparian/aquatic ecosystem functions (large-scale metadata analysis).
- Dendroremediation of tertiary treated wastewater and biomass production using short rotation woody crops for bioenergy .
Keywords: Ecohydrology; Wetland soil; Best Management Practices; Watershed Management; Silviculture; Phytoremediation; Stream restoration
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