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Deidra D Davis

(2017)

Deidra D Davis

Dissertation:

Investigation Public Participation in the Environmental Decision Making Process:  A Case Study of Northeast Carbondale, Illinois


Amanda Marshall

(2017)

Amanda Marshall

Dissertation:

Factors Affecting Stakeholder Perceptions and Influence on Management Agendas Within the Tiza (Central Europe) and Mississippi River Basins (U.S.A.)


Santosh Rijal

(2017)

Santosh Rijal

Dissertation:

Monitoring and Assessment of Military Installation Land Condition Under Training Disturbance Using Remote Sensing


Paul Behum Jr.

(2016)

Paul Behum Jr.

Dissertation:

Laboratory and Field Investigations of Coal and Coal Processing Waste-Simulation of Practices that Minimize Sulfate and Chloride Discharges

Currently:  Office of Surface Mining, Alton, IL


Mukesh Bhattarai

(2016)

Mukesh Bhattarai

Dissertation:

Life Cycle Assessment of Select Agricultural Practices: Assessing the Potential for Climate Mitigation

Currently:  Researcher and Independent Consultant, Environment and Climate Change, Carbondale IL


Shanna McClain

(2016)

Shanna McClain

Dissertation:

Multilevel Governance in European River Basins:  Challenges in the Integration of Adaptation, Disaster Response, and Resilience

Currently:  Visiting Policy Analyst at Environmental Law Institute 


Ross Guida

(2016)

Ross Guida

Dissertation:

Hydraulic, Geospatial, and Socioeconomic Modeling of Strategic Floodplain Reconnection Tradeoffs along the Lower Tisza River and Lower Illinois River

Currently:

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville TX


Awoke Teshager

(2016)

Awoke Teshager

Dissertation:

Modeling Impacts of Agricultural Scenarios, Climate Change and Best Management Practices on Watershed Water Quantity and Quality, and Crop Production in Midwestern USA

Currently:  Research Fellow, Graham Sustainability Institute, University of Michigan


Justin Kozak

(2015)

Justin Kozak

Dissertation:

Restoration and Water Management in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana

Currently:  Researcher, Water Resources and Environmental Management, Baton Rouge, LA 


Thomas Shaw

(2015)

Thomas Shaw

Dissertation:

Fuel Switch to Biomass for the Continued Use of an Otherwise Stranded Coal Fired Steam Electric Asset

Currently: Team Leader Environmental, Western Kentucky Energy


Roger Wiebusch

(2015)

Roger Wiebusch

Dissertation:

Causes of the Decline in the Loss of Palustrine Wetlands in the U.S., 1955-2004

Currently: US Coast Guard, St. Louis, MO


Kristen Bouska

(2014)

Kristen Bouska

Dissertation:

Impacts of climate and land use change on fish species distributions in the central United States

Currently:  Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Missouri


Plaxedes Chitiyo

(2014)

Plaxdes Chitiyo

Dissertation:

Policy and Institutional Changes in the Zimbabwe Agricultural Sector and the Emergence of Alternative Agriculture

Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University


Mohammad Wahid Rahman

(2014)

Mohammad Wahid Rahman

Dissertation:

Geochemistry of Thermally Altered Coals: The Impact of Rapid Heating on Physical and Chemical Properties of Coal Macerals

Currently:  Geochemist, Devon Energy, Oklahoma City, OK


Donald Rehmer

(2014)

Donald Rehmer

Dissertation:

Mathematical Programming (MP) Model to Determine Optimal Transportation Infrastructure for Geologic CO2 Storage in the Illinois Basin 

Currently: Geologist, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, New Orleans, LA


Timothy Stoebner

(2014)

Timothy Stoebner

Dissertation:

Geographic Effects of Climate Change on Major Rural Land Covers on the Central United States

Currently:  Instructor, ERSI, San Antonio, TX


Sarah Varble

(2014)

Sarah Varble

Dissertation:

The Role of Adaptation and Information in Agricultural Sustainability and Resilience

Currently:  Product Manager, Fall Creek Farm and Nursery, Lowell, OR


Samuel Adu-Prah

(2013)

Samuel Adu-Prah

Dissertation:

Geographic Data Mining and Geovisualization for Understanding Environmental and Public Health Data

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography and Geology, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX


Bruce Hall

(2013)

Bruce Hall

Dissertation:

The Legitimacy of Selected Watersheds in the Midwestern United States

Currently:  Instructional Staff, University of Wisconsin, Stevens-Point


Farhat Chowdhury

(2012)

Farhat Chowdhury

Dissertation:

The Choice of Water Supply Sources for U.S. Cities

Currently:  Environment Specialist, The World Bank - Bangladesh Environmental Services


Michael Most

(2012)

Michael Most

Dissertation:

Privatizing Agricultural Genetics: An Analysis of the Process and Implicatons of Creating Property from a Once Res Nullius Public Good

Currently:  Associate Professor, Salina Aviation, Kansas State University


Jacob Wayne Griffith

(2011)

Jacob Wane Griffith

Dissertation:

Measuring Public Preferencess for and the Economic Value of the Multifunctionality of Agriculture in the United States

Currently:  Marion High School, Marion, Illinois


Brendan Lutz

(2011)

Brendan Lutz

Dissertation:

Late Miocene & Pliocene Paleoceanography of the Low Latitude Northern Hemisphere & Its Implications for Future Climate change

Currently:  Exploration Geoscientist at Brunei Shell Petroleum, Brunei Darussalam


Stanley Mubako

(2011)

Stanley Mubako

Dissertation:

Frameworks for Estimating Virtual Water Flows Among U.S. States

Currently:  Research Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental Resources Management (CERM), University of Texas at El Paso


Mark Carlos

(2010)

Mark Carlos

Dissertation:

An Analysis of Wind Power Plant Site Prospecting in the Central United States


John Keller

(2009)

John Keller

Dissertation:

Accurate Cylindrical-Coordinate Numerical Models for the Analysis of Hydrologic Tests

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences, University of Southern Nevada


Qing Bai

(2008)

Qing Bai

Dissertation:

Urban-Fringe Landowners' Preferences for Particular Farmland Preservation Programs


Michael Pease

(2008)

Michael Pease

Dissertation:

Analysis of Constraints to Water Marketing; Evaluation of Select Techniques to Facilitate Market-Based Reallocations

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Geography, Central Washington University


Jonathan Remo

(2008)

Jonathan Remo

Dissertation:

Utilizing Archival Data to Assess Historic Changes in Flood Flow Conveyance of the Mississippi River

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Resources, SIUC


Sethuram Soman

(2008)

Sethuram Soman

Dissertation:

Trade offs among Environmental Benefits provided by Riparian Buffers & Agricultural Production - Implication for the Bid Creek Watershed

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University


Terri Thomas

(2008)

Terri Thomas

Dissertation:

Spatial & Temporal Land Use Change in Southern Illinois' Clear Springs & Bald Knob Wilderness Areas

Currently:  Environmental Coordinator, Superior Natonal Forest - LaCroix Ranger District, Cook, MN


Bichard Boniak

(2007)

Richard Boniak

Dissertation:

Nitrogen & Phosphorous Transport; Turfgrass Response on Golf Greens constructed of Sand Mixes Amended With Various Organic Materials

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Environmental & General Science, George Washington College, Aurora University


Dajun Dai

(2007)

Dajun Dai

Dissertation:

Exploring the Computational & Implementation Characteristics of an Improved Genetic Algorithm for Cluster Detection

Currently:  Associate Professor, Geosciences, Georgia State University


Abani Samal

(2007)

Abani Samal

Dissertation:

Genetic and Exploration Models for the Florida Canyon Au Deposit, Nevada; Integrating Geological; Geochemical; GIS; Remote Sensing; Geostatistical & Statistical Data Analysis

Currently:  Principal Advisor, Geology (Geostatistics, Resource Modeling), Rio Tinto - Technology & Innovations, Greater Salt Lake City area


Salahuddin Jaber

(2006)

Salahuddin Jaber

Dissertation:

Monitoring Spatial Variations in Soil Organic Carbon Using Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Department of Water Management & Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources & Environment, Hashemite University, Jordan


Mykola Shcherbaniuk

(2006)

Mykola Shcherbaniuk

Dissertation:

Modeling Land Use & Land Cover Change; Predicting Re-Enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program Using GIS & Data Mining Procedures


Reuben Heine

(2005)

Reuben Heine

Dissertation:

Modeling Incision of Tributaries from Missouri River Degradation: Gavins Point Dam to Platte River Confluence

Currently:  Associate Professor, Geography, Augustana College


Yong Huang

(2005)

Dissertation:

A comparative Study of Downstream Flows and Ecological Impacts of Hydropower Dams


Xiaoying Yang

(2004)

Dissertation:

Analysis of Thermoelectric Water Use in the United States

Currently:  Assistant Professor, Fudan University, China