Name:John J. Ramirez-Avila (John)
Associated Centers:Geosystems Research Institute
Email: jjr149@gri.msstate.edu
Office:Walker Engineering Building, 224
Office Phone:(662) 325-9885
Alternate 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: Baker, B. H., Kroger, R., Prevost, J. D., Pierce, T., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Faust, D., & Flora, C. (2016). A Field-scale Investigation of Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Efficiencies of a Low-technology Best Management Practice: Low-grade Weirs. Ecological Engineering. 91, 240-248. DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.02.038.

Perez-Gutierrez, J., Martin, James L., & Ramirez-Avila, J. J. (2015). A Review of the Technical Approaches Used for TMDLs Development in Mississippi. 2011 ASABE Annual International Meeting Proceedings. New Orleans, LA: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

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]

Total Publications by this Author: 71