Below are research interests of some of the faculty involved in the Environmental Science Program.
Is phosphorus stored in deep sediments along losing streams?
What forms of phosphorus occur? Can the P be re-released into streams from oxidation changes?
Gully erosion studies
How fast do gullies erode here? Are there differences related to geologic substrate, soil type?
How do soil characteristics change with geologic setting of wetland? What are the geomorphic controls on Texas bogs? Does peat accumulation change over time? What are the downcore changes in soil characteristics and quality?
How much water moves off a site versus infiltration? How is this affected by differences in vegetation? How will this changes with changes in climate?
Plant uptake of antibiotics
Environmental fate of pharmaceuticals in terrestrial environment.