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Research interests

My research focuses on ecological engineering with specialisations in: water sensitive urban design, mine drainage treatment, municipal wastewater constructed wetlands, novel passive treatment systems, plant functional ecology, ecosystem services, and systems ecology. My most recent projects have focused on the roles of plants and fungi in stormwater biofilters, plant health in green roofs, and maintenance of water senstive urban design assets. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science and Technology, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

Award Date: 20 Dec 2012

Environmental Engineering, MS, Stanford University

Award Date: 20 Jun 2007

Environmental Engineering, BS, University of Oklahoma

Award Date: 20 May 2006

Research area keywords

  • ecological engineering
  • water sensitive urban design
  • integrated urban water management
  • urban ecology
  • plant ecology
  • Stormwater biofiltration
  • Stormwater Treatment and Harvesting
  • ecosystem services
  • functional ecology
  • mine water pollution
  • mine drainage treatment

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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