Funded Projects

Title Sponsor Start Date End Date
57. “Cultivating” Conservation: Bridging Ecology, Economics, and Ethics Together Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 03/01/2013 02/28/2014
56. Development of a Subgrade Drainage Model for Unpaved Roads Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 01/01/2013 12/31/2014
55. Watershed Scale Water Cycle Dyanmics in Intensively Managed Landscape: Bridging the Knowledge Gap to Support Climate Mitigation Policies US Geological Survey – National Institute for Water Resources 09/01/2012 08/31/2014
54. The Effects of Hydrodynamic and Granular Controls on Bed Load Flux Intermittency: Application to Steep Mountain Streams National Science Foundation – Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics 09/01/2012 08/31/2014
53. Multi-Level Adaptive Remote Sensing System (MARSS) for Total Bridge Health Management US Department of Transporation – Research and Innovative Technology Administration 08/01/2012 07/31/2014
52. Movement of Sediment in the Elwha River,Trinity River Restoration Program, CA US Bureau of Reclamation 05/01/2012 05/01/2013
51. Prediction of Scour Depth in Gravel Bed Rivers Using Radio Frequency IDs US Bureau of Reclamation 02/01/2012 08/01/2012
50. Hydrologic Impacts of Drainage Systems Rebuild Iowa Office 07/01/2011 06/30/2014
49. Prediction of Scour Depth in Gravel Bed Rivers using Radio Frequency IDs: Application to the Skagit River Washington State Department of Transportation 06/01/2011 05/31/2013
48. Hydraulic Design of Streambank Protection Structures Along the Des Moines River Van Buren County, IA 06/01/2011 05/31/2012
47. The role of relative submergence on flow-obstacle interaction: Implications to sediment transport National Science Foundation – Fluid Dynamcis 04/01/2011 03/31/2014
46. Differentiating Flash Flood-Borne Sediments in a Small Agricultural Headwater System Using Isotopic Tracers National Science Foundation – RAPID 04/01/2011 03/31/2013
45. Monitoring the effects of knickpoint erosion on bridge pier structural damage and scour Mid-American Transportation Center 11/01/2010 12/31/2011
44. An integrated approach to bridge condition-based maintenance for structural deficiency Mid-American Transportation Center 11/01/2010 12/31/2011
43. Integration of vegetative practices, sediment basins and alternative tile intakes with risk assessment tools to manage and optimize nutrient loads in the Clear Creek, Iowa Watershed US Department of Agriculture – Conservation Innovation Grant 09/16/2010 09/16/2013
42. EPSCoR: Agricultural soil erosion and carbon cycle observations in Iowa: Gaps threaten climate mitigating policies National Aeronautics and Space Association 08/01/2010 07/31/2013
41. Quantifying Infilling Rates and Differentiating Sediment Sources Using Isotopic Tracers in the Alec River-Black Swan Lake System for Targeting Restoration Efforts US Department of Defense (Army) 07/01/2010 06/30/2010
40. Development of Prototype Instrumentation for Ultra-High Resolution Measurement of Land Surface Relief Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research 07/01/2010 06/30/2010
39. An adaptive field detection method for bridge scour monitoring using motion-sensing Radio Transponder (RFIDs) Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 06/01/2010 05/31/2013
38. Hungry Canyon Alliance – Stream Classification Project Hungry Canyons Alliance 05/01/2010 05/01/2012
37. Identifying the primary sources of sediment in an anthropogenically altered watershed US Geological Survey – Iowa Water Center 03/01/2010 02/28/2012
36. Exploring the role of multifunctional agriculture on the future of agriculture and rural development Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 03/01/2010 12/31/2012
35. Clear Creek Watershed Erosion and Flood Mitigation Project I-Jobs 09/01/2009 07/31/2010
34. Flint Creek NPS Watershed Hydrologic Study I-Jobs 09/01/2009 07/31/2010
33. Hoover Creek Watershed NPS and Flood Reduction Project I-Jobs 09/01/2009 07/31/2010
32. Ksat dynamics from remote sensing data and modeling for the State of Iowa US Department of Agriculture – National Soil Survey Center 07/01/2009 06/30/2012
31. The Effects of Climate Change on Soil Organic Matter and Soil Quality in Iowa Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research 07/01/2009 06/30/2010
30. Automated Bank Erosion System to Protect Highway Bridge Crossings Mid-American Transportation Center 07/01/2009 06/30/2010
29. Design Procedures and Numerical Modeling of a Combination of Submerged Barbs, Riprap Lining, and Iowa Vanes Used for Streambank Protection of the Raccoon River Krause 08/13/2008 08/01/2009
28. Autonomous Measurements of Bridge Pier and Abutment Scour Using Motion-Sensing Radio Transmitters Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 08/01/2008 07/31/2009
27. Iowa’s Multiscale Carbon and Nitrogen Studies (IMCANS): Combining remote and in-situ approaches in agricultural landscapes Iowa Space Grant Consortium 08/01/2008 07/31/2012
26. Transport of Sediments and Pollutants into the Terrestial Regions of a Small Urban-Industrial City: The June 2008 Flood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa National Science Foundation – RAPID 07/15/2008 01/31/2010
25. Hydropedological Investigations & Training on a Benchmark Catena: Performance of Semi-Automated Measurementsof Ksat, via Different Sensors and Under Different Hydrologic and Land Management Condition US Department of Agriculture – National Soil Survey Center 07/01/2008 06/30/2009
24. Impacts to the Land-Water-Human System of Rural Iowa from High-Intensity Continuous Maize Production Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture 05/01/2008 04/01/2010
23. Integration of National Research and Prog. Initiatives at LACMRERS Carver Institute 08/01/2007 07/31/2008
22. Observations on the Movement of Bedload Using Motion-Sensing Radio Transmitters Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research 07/01/2007 06/30/2008
21. Experimental/Feasibility Study of a Radio Frequency Tracers for Monitoring Sediment Transport and Scour Around Bridges Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 07/01/2007 06/30/2008
20. A Sediment Composite Fingerprinting Tool for the Clear Creek Watershed, IA Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research 12/01/2006 11/30/2007
19. Monitoring Subsurface Water Quality via the Use of Infiltrometer Sensor Technology Iowa Department of Natural Resources 11/15/2006 10/31/2008
18. Development of Stage-Discharge Relations for Ungaged Bridge Waterways in Western Iowa Hungry Canyons Alliance – Iowa Department of Transportation 10/01/2006 09/30/2010
17. Determination of sediment sources in ARS CEAP Benchmark Watersheds US Department of Agriculture – Conservation Effects Assessment Project 09/22/2006 09/21/2011
16. Large-Scale Environmental Research and Analysis Network of the Upper Mississippi River Basin(UMRB): Hydrology, Sediments, Nutrients and Emerging Chemical Contaminants National Science Foundation 08/01/2006 07/31/2007
15. Research Issues for Riverine Bank Stability Analysis in the 21st Century Obermann Center 07/01/2006 08/01/2006
14. Field and Laboratory Investigation of Infiltration on Different Geomorphic Surfaces in a Watershed and Under Different Land Uses US Department of Agriculture – National Soil Survey Center 05/01/2006 06/30/2008
13. First Estimation of the Runoff Curve Number in the State of Iowa via Direct Rainfall Simulator Measurements US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service 09/28/2005 09/30/2007
12. The Effects of Headcut and Knickpoint Propagationon Bridges in Iowa Hungry Canyons Alliance – Iowa Department of Transportation 09/01/2005 08/31/2007
11. Design Procedures and Field Monitoring of Submerged Barbs for Streambank Protection Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 05/01/2005 10/31/2006
10. The Use of Biogeochemical Fingerprinting for Sediment Source Identification in a Predominately Rural Catchment in Eastern Iowa VP’s Office 03/01/2005 02/28/2005
09. Field Investigation of the Shallow Habitat in the Fremont and Otoe Counties of the Missouri River in Iowa and Nebraska Iowa Department of Natural Resources 01/01/2005 12/31/2005
08. Sediment Identification and Origin in the Upper Mississippi River Watershed US Department of Defense (Army) 10/01/2004 9/30/2005
07. Field and Laboratory Investigation of Hydraulic Structures Facilitating Fish Abundance and Passage through Bridges in Western Iowa Streams Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 09/01/2004 12/31/2005
06. Hydraulic and Geomorphic Controls on the Evolution of Cluster Bedforms in Gravel-Bed Streams US Geological Survey – National Science Foundation 08/01/2004 07/31/2005
05. A Sediment Composite Fingerprinting Tool: A Field-Based Quantification Method of the Sediment Origin within a Water Environment – A Pilot Study Iowa Department of Natural Resources 07/01/2004 06/30/2005
04. A Guide for Monitoring and Protecting Bridge-Waterways against Scour Iowa Department of Transportation – Iowa Highway Research Board 04/01/2004 12/31/2005
03. Cause and Effect of Microventing in Under consolidated Sediment Beds Office of Naval Research 02/05/2004 01/30/2005
02. Coupling a Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic and Sediment Routing  Model to Predict the Environmental Impacts of the Alec River System on the Black Lake System, Alaska Chignik Regional Aquaculture Association 12/06/2003 12/05/2004
01. Tracing Sediment Sources in Eastern Iowa by Using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes: An Exploratory Research US Geological Survey – Iowa Water Center 03/01/2003 02/29/2004