Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi Ph.D.

Amirpouyan Nejadhashemi

pouyan@msu.edu
Telephone: 517-432-7653

Associate Professor - Sustainable decision-making using watershed/water quality models

Study sustainable decision-making using watershed/water quality models


Location:

Farrall Agriculture Engineering Hall
524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 225
East Lansing, MI 48824-1323

Education:

Ph.D., University of Maryland, Biological Resources Engineering (Bioenvironmental and Water    Resources Engineering)

 

General areas of expertise:

  • Sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of water quality mitigation approaches to address climate change
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Soft computing applications in water resources
  • Development of Decision Support System (DSS) for human impact evaluation on ecosystem sustainability
  • Evaluation and development of watershed/water quality models
  • Description, analysis and prevention of non-point source pollution at laboratory, field, watershed and regional scales

 

Publications:

Sommerlot A. R., A. P. Nejadhashemi, S.A. Woznicki, and M.D. Prohaska. 2013. Evaluating the Impact of Field-scale Management Strategies at the Watershed Outlet, Journal of Environmental Management, in press.

Smith, C., J. Williams, A.P. Nejadhashemi, S.A. Woznicki, J.C. Leatherman, 2013, Cropland Management versus Dredging: An Economic Analysis of Reservoir Sediment Management. Lake and Reservoir Management, in press.

Sommerlot A. R., A. P. Nejadhashemi, S.A. Woznicki, S. Giri, and M.D. Prohaska. 2013. Evaluating the Capabilities of Watershed-Scale Models in Estimating Sediment Yield at Field-Scale, Journal of Environmental Management, 127(2013): 228-236.

Parsinejad, M., A. BemaniYazdi, S. Araghinejad, A.P. Nejadhashemi, and M. Sarai Tabrizi, 2013. Optimal Water Allocation in Irrigation Networks Based on Real Time Climatic Data, Agricultural Water Management, 117: 1-8.

Woznicki S. A. and A. P. Nejadhashemi, 2013. Spatial and Temporal Variabilities of Sediment Delivery Ratio, Water Resources Management, 27: 2483-2499.

Woznicki S. A. and A. P. Nejadhashemi, 2013. Assessing Uncertainty in Best Management Practice Effectiveness under Future Climate Scenarios. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9804.

Hamaamin, Y.A., A.P. Nejadhashemi, and M.D. Einheuser, 2013, Application of Fuzzy Logic Techniques in Estimating the Regional Index Flow for Michigan, Transactions of the ASABE, 56(1): 103-115

Einheuser, M., A.P. Nejadhashemi, L. Wang, S.P. Sowa, and S. Woznicki, 2013, Linking Biological Integrity and Watershed Models to Assess the Impacts of Historical Land Use and Climate Changes on Stream Health, Environmental Management,  51(6): 1147-1163.

Giri, S., A.P. Nejadhashemi, S. Woznicki, and Z. Zhang, 2012. Analysis of Best Management Practice Effectiveness and Spatiotemporal Variability Based on Different Targeting Strategies, Hydrological Process, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9577.

Einheuser, M., A.P. Nejadhashemi, S.P. Sowa, L. Wang, Y. A. Hamaamin, S. A. Woznicki, 2012, Model the Effects of Conservation Practices on Stream Health, Science of the Total Environment, 435-436 (2012): 380-391.

Giri, S., A.P. Nejadhashemi, and S.A. Woznicki, 2012, Evaluation of Targeting Methods for Implementation of Best Management Practices in the Saginaw River Watershed, Journal of Environmental Management, 103: 24-40.

Woznicki S. A. and A. P. Nejadhashemi, 2012. Best Management Practice Sensitivity Analysis under Climate Change Scenarios. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 48(1): 90-112.

Nejadhashemi, A.P, B. J. Wardynski, and J. D. Munoz, 2012. Large-Scale Hydrologic Modeling of the Michigan and Wisconsin Agricultural Regions to Study Impacts of Land Use Changes. Transactions of the ASABE, 55(3): 821-838.

Love, B. J., M. D. Einheuser and A. P. Nejadhashemi, 2011, Effects on Aquatic and Human Health due to Large Scale Bioenergy Crop Expansion, Science of the Total Environment, 409: 3215-3229.

Love, B. J. and A. P. Nejadhashemi, 2011, Water Quality Impact Assessment of Large Scale Biofuel Crops Expansion in Agricultural Regions of Michigan, Journal of Biomass & Bioenergy, 35(5): 2200-2216.

 

Courses taught: 

BE 481: Water Resources Systems Analysis and Modeling
BE 881: Ecohydrology

 

Webites of Interest:

Global center for Food Systems Innovation

US EPA Climate Change

USGS Environmental Flow

UNESCO Ecohydrology for Sustainability

 

Former Students:  

Atiq Syed, Ph.D. Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Effects of Hydraulic and Hydrologic Flow Routing Methods on Runoff Estimation. co advised with Dr. Steve Safferman. Graduated November 2012.

Andrew Sommerlot, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Developing New Modeling Techniques to Evaluate the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Individual Management Practices at the Field and Watershed Scales. Graduated July 2012.

Matthew Einheuser, M.Sc. Student, Crop and Soil Sciences. Project: Exploring Relationships between In-Stream Conditions and Ecological Health under Landuse and Climate Scenarios Using a Watershed Model. Graduated December 2011.

Sean Woznicki, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Best Management Practice Implementation Strategies Graduated December 2010.

Brad Love, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Environmental Impact Assessment of Biofuel Crops Expansion in Michigan. Graduated December 2010.

 

Current Students:

Shuai Zhang, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Modeling and Monitoring Microbial Mediated Metal Transport from Low Redox Land Treatment Technologies. Anticipated graduating date: Summer 2013.

Melissa Rojas-Downing, M.Sc. student in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering | Michigan State University, co advised with Dr. Tim Harrigan. Project: Feasibility study for a research grade anaerobic digester at the KBS dairy. Anticipated graduating date: Summer 2013.

Subhasis Giri, Ph.D. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Assessing Best Management Practice and Implementation Strategies to Improve Water Quality. Anticipated graduating date: Summer 2013.

Yaseen Hamaamin, Ph.D. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Fuzzy Logic Application in Water Resources Engineering. Anticipated graduating date: December 2013.

Edwin Martinez, Ph.D. Student, Crop and Soil Sciences. Project: The Functional Assessment of Wetlands. Anticipated graduating date: December 2013.

Georgina Sanchez, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: System Dynamics Simulation Model for Assessing Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Climate Change. Anticipated graduating date: December 2013.

Matthew Herman, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Optimization of environmental flow to preserve ecological conditions in Saginaw River Watershed. Anticipated graduating date: Summer 2014.

Sean Woznicki, Ph.D. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Uncertainty and Risk Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies. Anticipated graduating date: December 2014.

Valerie Novaes, M.Sc. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Bioretention Design and Modeling for Ultra-Urban Area. Anticipated graduating date: December 2014.

Fariborz Daneshvar, Ph.D. Student, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Project: Integrating Key Ecological Health and Social Dimensions in Sustainable Water Resources Management. Anticipated graduating date: December 2016

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