Funded Research Projects

Funded Research Projects

2019-2022, PI, Developing Wireless-based Sensor Network for Monitoring and Evaluating Salinity Status, Hydrological Interaction, and Vegetation Community,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  

2019-2020, PI, Enhance the Existing INSIGHT Framework with New Planning Tools for Integrated Water Resources Management,   Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2017-2020, PI, Integrating Wetland Conservation into Local Plans,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2017-2018, PI, Building Data-Driven Web for the INSIGHT,   Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2017-2018, PI, Improving Green Infrastructure Training and Assistance for Omaha’s Workforces, Students, and Residents,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2016-2019, PI, Innovative Technology (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2016-2018, CO-PI, Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States,   Funded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

2016-2018, PI, Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Map Sediment Vertical Profile for Restoration Decision Making,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2015-2016, CO-PI, Improving INSIGHT to Serve Broader Needs for Stakeholders,   Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2015-2016, PI, Incorporating User Experience to INSIGHT & Framing a Next-Generational Nebraska Geohydrologic Data Hub,   Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2015-2016, PI, Develop a Hydrological Geodatabase for WMAs and WPAs,   Funded by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

2015-2016, PI, Develop A Climate-Wetland Vulnerability Assessment Model to Evaluate Playa Wetland Response to Climate Variability ,   Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

2014-2017, Senior Personnel,  Influence of Climate and Agricultural Clustering On Groundwater Contamination by Trace Organics,  Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (A National Science Foundation/U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food Agriculture (NIFA) Joint Program)

2014-2015,  PI, Upgrade INSIGHT to an Advanced Web-GIS Platform, Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2014-2015, PI, Develop an Interactive Mobile Information Platform to Promote Wetland Education and Outreach,
Funded by U.S.   Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


2013-2014, PI, Use LiDAR to Assess the Effectiveness of Grass Plantings and Buffers on Playa Natural Inundation and Sedimentation Control in the Rainwater Basin, Funded by the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative (U.S. Department of Interior)

2012-2014, PI, Use RUSLE2 to Assess Sedimentation and Water Quality Conditions in the Rainwater Basin’s Playa Wetlands, Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  

2012-2014, PI, Building a Living Laboratory and an Evidence-Based Education Toolkit to Improve Omaha’s Urban Water Quality, Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  

2012-2013, PI, Using Social Media and Social Network to Promote Nebraskans’ Public Education and Behavior Changes in Litter Reduction and Recycling, Funded by Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

2012-2013, PI, Analysis of Basin Consumptive Water Use, Funded by Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

2011-2012, PI, Use Social Media to Promote Nebraska's Waste Recycling Programs Funded by Nebraska Environmental Trust  

2010-2011, PI, Developing LiDAR-Derived Wetland Maps To Assess Conservation Design Practices For Playa Wetlands In Rainwater Basin, Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)