|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: ||Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Langendoen, E. J., McAnally, W. H., Martin, James L., & Ortega-Achury, S. L. (2015). Quantifying and Modeling Sediment Loads from Streambank Erosion along the Headwaters of Town Creek in Mississippi. Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conferences (FISC). Reno, NV. [Abstract] [Document Site]|
Ramirez-Avila, J. J., McAnally, W. H., & Ortega-Achury, S. L. (2015). An Approximation of the Sediment Budget for the Tombigbee River and the Mobile River Basins. Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conferences (FISC). Reno, NV. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Oldham, L., Ortega-Achury, S. L., Gallardo, R., Baker, B., Alexander, K., Locke, M., & Read, J. (2015). Evaluating Analytic and Risk Assessment Tools in Agricultural Fields of Mississippi. Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Osmond, D., Fosberg, A., Radcliffe, D., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Storm, D., Mittelstet, A., & Bolster, C. (2015). Estimation of Phosphorus Loss From Agricultural Land in the Southern Region of the USA Using the APEX, TBET, and APLE Models. 2015 Waste to Worth Conference. Seattle, WA. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Radcliffe, D. E., Reid, D. K., Blomback, K., Bolster, C. H., Collick, A. S., Easton, Z. M., Francesconi, W., Fuka, D. R., Johnsson, H., King, K., Larsbo, M., Youssef, M. A., Mulkey, A. S., Nelson, N. O., Persson, K., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Schmieder, F., & Smith, D. R. (2015). Applicability of Models to Predict Phosphorus Losses in Drained Fields: A Review. Journal of Environmental Quality. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. 44(2), 614-628.
|Total Publications by this Author: 68|