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Agricultural issues

Bernie Engel

Professor, agricultural engineering
(765) 494-1198
E-mail: Bernie_Engel@ecn.purdue.edu
Web: http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~engelb

Is researching the feasibility of developing "smart" chemical regulations to protect ground water that would allow for variable application rates of agrichemicals depending on a variety of factors, including soil type, weather models, pesticide types, tillage and other farming practices. Also researches soil and water engineering with emphasis in water quality, drainage and erosion control.

Jane Frankenberger

Assistant professor and Extension specialist, agricultural engineering
(765) 494-1194
E-mail: frankenb@ecn.purdue.edu
Web: http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~frankenb

Research interests are in hydrologic modeling, geographic information systems, nonpoint source pollution and whole-farm planning. Extension responsibilities include soil and water engineering and helping Cooperative Extension Service county educators and other local decision-makers to use geographic information systems and water quality assessment tools in land use planning. Spent three years in Zaire and five years in Senegal working on small-scale irrigation and other projects with women's cooperatives.

Stephen B. Lovejoy

Professor, environmental and agricultural policy
(765) 494-4245
E-mail: lovejoy@vm.cc.purdue.edu
Web: http://ingis.acn.purdue.edu/~lovejoy/

Is a national expert on water quality, sustainable agriculture, wetlands issues, agricultural production and environmental quality. Is associate research editor for Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Has published more than four dozen lay-oriented publications and has conducted more than 100 public meetings on a variety of policy issues related to the environment, taxes and agriculture. Has extensive media experience.

Dave E. Scott

Pesticide administrator, Office of the Indiana State Chemist
(765) 494-1583
E-mail: scottd@isco.purdue.edu

Is vice president of the national association of pesticide regulators. (Pesticide contamination is a major concern regarding ground water quality.) Chairman of the Indiana Ground Water Task Force subcommittee on agricultural chemicals. Past president of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials. Is member of National Subcommittee on Bulk Pesticide Repackaging. Is secretary for Indiana Pesticide Review Board.

Ronald F. Turco Jr.

Director, Environmental Sciences and Engineering Institute
Professor, environmental soil science
Associate director, Water Resource Research Center
(765) 494-8077
E-mail: rturco@dept.agry.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agry.purdue.edu/agronomy/water/ labsmb/micrsoil.htm

Studies how the application of chemicals may affect the microbial ecology of soils. Particularly interested in the following pesticides: imazaquin, carbofuran, Atrazine, propachlor, fluemetsulam, metalaxyl, picloram triadimefon and vinclozolin. Recent efforts have concentrated in two emerging areas: (1) turfgrass microbial ecology and (2) microbial ecology following the introduction of drainage tiles. Of note are recent efforts to isolate microorganisms that are capable of degrading xenobiotics, a class of herbicides.

Joseph E. Yahner

Professor and Extension specialist, agronomy
(765) 494-8049
E-mail: jyahner@dept.agry.purdue.edu

Expert in septic systems, water quality (including ground water quality) and environmental issues. Has expertise in rural land use planning, farmland valuation and water-quality issues in rural areas.

Energy resources

Otto C. Doering III

Professor, agricultural economics
Coordinator, environmental policy issues, School of Agriculture
(765) 494-4226
E-mail: doering@agecon.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/doering.htm

Is an expert in energy policy, resources and the environment, and agricultural policy. Directed programs on energy policy and forecasting for Indiana and national advisory boards. Has frequent experience with national media. Has testified before Congress on agricultural policy and environmental policy.

Wallace Tyner

Professor, agricultural economics
Head, Department of Agricultural Economics
(765) 494-4205
E-mail: tyner@agecon.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/tyner.htm

Has expertise in the economics of ethanol and ethanol policy. Specializes in natural-resource economics. Conducts research and programs on recycling and solid-waste management. Also studies economies changing from centralized to market economies (such as in Eastern Europe). Has expertise in international trade agreements such as GATT and NAFTA and in long-term macroeconomic issues. Has extensive international experience.

Environmental engineering

Jeff Wright

Professor, civil engineering
(765) 494-2175
E-mail: wrightje@ecn.purdue.edu
Web: http://ce.ecn.purdue.edu/people/wrightje.html

Has expertise in managing geographic information systems, applying systems analysis and operations research to public-sector engineering management problems and the design of computer-based decision support systems. Is director of the Indiana Water Resources Research Center, which develops and coordinates water resources research within the state and manages funding from the U.S. Geological Survey. Editor-in-Chief, American Society of Civil Engineering's Journal of Infrastructure Systems.

Ground water regulations

Bernie Engel

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

Dave E. Scott

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

Manufactures' compliance

Lynn Corson

Director, Indiana Clean Manufacturing Technology and Safe Materials Institute
(765) 494-6450
E-mail: corsonl@ce.ecn.purdue.edu

Has expertise in hazardous materials emergency response, spill prevention, environmental regulations, safety and health regulations, pollution prevention techniques and technologies. Administrator of federally required environmental, health and safety training and technical assistance programs for 16 years. Chaired federal agency task forces and participated in congressional hearings. Elected president of National Environmental Training Association 1995.

Natural resources

John G. Lee

Associate professor, agricultural economics
(765) 494-3285
E-mail: lee@agecon.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/lee.htm

Researches and teaches in the area of natural resource economics. Specializes in water resource economics, soil and water conservation policy, and assessment of agricultural and environmental risk. Has co-authored book chapters in "Water and Arid Lands of the Western United States" and "Conserving Soil: Insights from Socioeconomic Research."

Stephen B. Lovejoy

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

Gerald Shively

Assistant professor, agricultural economics
(765) 494-4218
E-mail: shively@agecon.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/shively.htm

Conducts research in environmental and natural resource economics, with an emphasis on land degradation and natural resource use. Interests also include the environmental and distributional implications of economic policies, and dynamic models of investment and portfolio choice.

Recycling

Wallace Tyner

For biography, see "Energy resources"

Risk analysis

Edna Loehman

Associate professor, agricultural economics
(765) 494-4303
E-mail: loehman@agecon.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/loehman.htm

Research focuses on methods for public discussion of environmental management. Interests include cost sharing and environmental resource economics, particularly in the areas of air quality policy, water pollution policy and cooperation in regional pollution reduction. Teaches courses in the area of applied welfare economics and common property resources. Has recently edited a book, "Designing Institutions for Environmental and Resource Management." Is one of the top 50 women economists in the United States as determined by the number of citations of her work in academic papers.

Solid waste management

Wallace Tyner

For biography, see "Energy resources"

Sustainable agriculture

Stephen B. Lovejoy

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

Ronald F. Turco Jr.

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

Urban development

Jon Harbor

Associate professor, earth and atmospheric sciences
(765) 494-9610
E-mail: jharbor@uval.eas.purdue.edu
Web: http://www.eas.purdue.edu/person/Harbor.html

Researches nonpoint source pollution in areas of urban development and the impact of land development on local hydrology. Is developing a new technique for land use planners to estimate the impact of land use change on runoff and recharge. Has written a manual for sedimentation basin design. Particularly interested in modeling, monitoring and managing nonpoint source pollution using field data collection, remote sensing and geographic information systems. Also studies ice flow mechanics in alpine glaciers and rates of glacial and nonglacial erosion in alpine areas.

Waste and septic systems

Joseph E. Yahner

For biography, see "Agricultural issues"

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