Name:John J. Ramirez-Avila (John)
Associated Centers:Geosystems Research Institute
Position:Postdoctoral Associate
Email: jjr149@gri.msstate.edu
Office:High Performance Computing Building, 224
Office Phone:(662) 325-2681
Address:Box 9546
235 Walker Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Biography:John J. Ramirez-Avila is an Agricultural Engineer holding a Masterís degree in Soil Sciences and a Doctoratal degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in Water Resources Engineering.

John is an Assistant Research Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MSU performing investigation designed to test, validate and improve analytic tools for the prediction of nutrient loads from watersheds, with a particular focus on the Mississippi Delta. He also pursues research focused on the determination of sediment sources and development of a regional sediment management plan, and on streambank erosion and sediment transport monitoring and modeling at reach and watershed scales.

His past work experience involves research in the evaluation, enhancement, and conservation of environmental and water quality and nutrient management. He was engaged in studies pertaining to the assessment of soil erosion and nutrient losses at plot, field and watershed scale. He also participated in the development, evaluation and implementation of BMPs and management plans to reduce non-point pollution of surface waters, and in the evaluation of the costs imposed by water pollution and soil degradation.

Research Interest: Soil and water quality, soil and water management and conservation, soil erosion, nutrient transport from soils and watersheds, nutrient management, streambank erosion, suspended sediment transport, channel evolution, channel and watershed modeling.

Publications: Littlejohn, A., Poganski, B., Kroger, R., & Ramirez-Avila, J. J. (2014). Effectiveness of Low-grade Weirs for Nutrient Removal in an Agricultural Landscape in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Agricultural Water Management. Elsevier. 131(1), 79-86. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Oldham, J. L., Oliveras, M., Ortega-Achury, S. L., & Martin, James L. (2013). Phosphorus Risk Assessment in Agricultural Fields of the Mississippi Delta. 2013 ASA-CSA-SSA International Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Oldham, L. J., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Kingery, W., & Jackson, W. (2013). Risk Assessment for Phosphorus Movement in Nutrient Management Planning in Mississippi. 2013 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS: MWRRI. [Abstract]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Oldham, J. L., Kingery, W., Crouse, K., & Ortega-Achury, S. L. (2013). Potential Environmental Risk of the Phosphorus Status in Soils Receiving Poultry Manure Applications in Mississippi. 2013 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS. [Abstract]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Poganski, B., & Kroger, R. (2013). Effectiveness of Low Grade Weirs to Reduce Sediment and Nutrients Loads in Agricultural Ditches of the Mississippi Delta. 2013 Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS. [Abstract]

Total Publications by this Author: 60