Environmental Management Research

Maud Walsh, Swoope, Elizabeth A.  |  11/2/2011 3:02:22 AM

Professor Jim Wang taking field samples to investigate emission of methane, a greenhouse gas, from swamp soils.

Syam Dodla, a PhD student, sets up a reaction system to study transformation of soil organic carbon under different factors.

Hashem Stietiya, a PhD student, taking water samples to study heavy metal contamination in Lake Pontchartrain.

Environmental management research in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences focuses on science-based stewardship of natural resources, particularly soil and water. Areas of particular emphasis are listed below. Please contact any of the faculty for more information about research in environmental management.

To learn more about graduate studies, see Education - Graduate.

For information about the undergraduate major in Environmental Management Systems, see Education - Undergraduate.

Current Research in Environmental Management

  • Agricultural and environmental benefits and liabilities of alternative management practices
  • Alternative feedstocks for bioenergy production
  • Behavior of heavy metals in soils
  • Best management practices for chemical applications to soil
  • Biomonitoring technology
  • Carbon sequestration in wetlands soils
  • Emerging technological approaches to soil surveying
  • Fate and effect of agricultural chemicals in and on soil
  • Human and ecological health risk assessment
  • Identification of sources of pollutants at the watershed scale
  • Life and environments on the early Earth
  • Phytoremediation of metal-contaminated soil
  • Safe and sustainable use of waste materials in agriculture and forestry
  • Validation of digital soils data

Environmental Management Faculty

Lewis Gaston, Associate Professor

Magdi Selim, Caldwell Endowed Professors of Soils

Maud Walsh, Professor & Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor

Jim Wang, Professor

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