Research Competitive Grant Publications

The peer-reviewed publications below were partly supported through the Virginia Water Resources Research Center Competitive Grants Program.


Bock, E.M., Coleman, B., & Easton, Z. M. (2016). Effect of biochar on nitrate removal in a pilot-scale denitrifying bioreactor,  Journal of Environmental Quality, 45(3): 762-771, doi: 10.2134/jeq2015.04.0179.

Brown, K.R., McGuire, K.J., Hession, W.C., & Aust, W.M. (2016). Can the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model be used to evaluate BMP effectiveness from forest roads? Journal of Forestry, 114(1): 17-26, doi: 10.5849/jof.14-101.


Bock, E., Smith, N., Rogers, M., Coleman, B., Reiter, M., Benham, B., & Easton, Z. M. (2015). Enhanced Nitrate and Phosphate Removal in a Denitrifying Bioreactor with Biochar, Journal of Environmental Quality, 44(2): 605-613, doi: 10.2134/jeq2014.03.0111.

Brown, K.R., McGuire, K.J., Aust, W.M., Hession, W.C., & Dolloff, C.A. (2015). The effect of increasing gravel cover on forest roads for reduced sediment delivery to stream crossings, Hydrological Processes, 29(6): 1129–1140, doi: 10.1002/hyp.10232.

Pieper, K.J., Krometis, L.A., Gallagher, D., Benham, B., & Edwards, M. (2015). Profiling private water systems to identify patterns of waterborne lead exposure. Environmental Science and Technology, 49(21): 12697-12704, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03174.


Jones, C. N., Scott, D. T., Edwards, B. L., & Keim, R. F. (2014). Perirheic mixing and biogeochemical processing in flow‐through and backwater floodplain wetlands. Water Resources Research50(9), 7394-7405. 


Brown, K. R., Michael Aust, W., & McGuire, K. J. (2013). Sediment delivery from bare and graveled forest road stream crossing approaches in the Virginia Piedmont. Forest Ecology and Management310, 836-846.


Mobley, J. T., & Culver, T. B. (2012). Design of outlet control structures for ecological detention ponds. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management140(2), 250-257.

Oyewumi, O., & Schreiber, M. E. (2012). Release of arsenic and other trace elements from poultry litter: Insights from a field experiment on the Delmarva Peninsula, Delaware. Applied Geochemistry27(10), 1979-1990.


Gauthier, D. T., Reece, K. S., Xiao, J., Rhodes, M. W., Kator, H. I., Latour, R. J., … & Vogelbein, W. K. (2010). Quantitative PCR assay for Mycobacterium pseudoshottsii and Mycobacterium shottsii and application to environmental samples and fishes from the Chesapeake Bay. Applied and Environmental Microbiology76(18), 6171-6179.


Schwartz, B. F., & Schreiber, M. E. (2009). Quantifying potential recharge in mantled sinkholes using ERT. Groundwater47(3), 370-381.

Zhao, Z., Fang, Y., Love, N. G., & Knowlton, K. F. (2009). Biochemical and biological assays of endocrine disrupting compounds in various manure matrices. Chemosphere74(4), 551-555.


Schwartz, B. F., Schreiber, M. E., & Yan, T. (2008). Quantifying field-scale soil moisture using electrical resistivity imaging. Journal of Hydrology362(3), 234-246.

Zhang, Y., Triantafyllidou, S., & Edwards, M. (2008). Effect of nitrification and GAC filtration on copper and lead leaching in home plumbing systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 134(7), 521-530.


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