John J. Ramirez-Avila (John)

Office: Walker 224
Phone: (662) 325-9885
Alt. Phone: (662) 325-2681

Box 9546
235 Walker Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

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.

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by John J. Ramirez-Avila (John):  86 
Bolster, C. H., Forsberg, A., Mittelstet, A., Radcliffe, D. E., Storm, D., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Sharpley, A. N., & Osmond, D. (2017). Comparing an Annual and a Daily Time-Step Model for Predicting Field-Scale Phosphorus Loss. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI:10.2134/jeq2016.04.0159. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

Osmond, D., Bolster, C., Sharpley, A., Cabrera, M., Feagley, S., Forsberg, A., Mitchell, C., Mylavarapu, R., Oldham, L., Radcliffe, D., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Storm, D., Walker, F., & Zhang, H. (2017). Southern P Indices, Water Quality Data, and Modeling (APEX, APLE, and TBET) Results: A Comparison. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI:10.2134/jeq2016.05.0200. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Osmond, D., Radcliffe, D., Bolster, C., Ortega-Achury, S. L., Oldham, L., & Sharpley, A. (2017). Using a Continuous Model for Refinement of Nutrient Risk Assessment Tools. Proceedings of the 1st World Conference on Soil and Water Conservation under Global Change-CONSOWA. Lleida, Spain. 298-302. [Abstract] [Document]

Wilson, L. E., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., & Hawkins, R. H. (2017). Runoff Curve Number Estimation for Agricultural Systems in the Southern Region of USA. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2017. Sacramento, CA. DOI:10.1061/9780784480601.031. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Bolster, C., Locke, M., McAnally, W. H., Oldham, L., Ortega-Achury, S. L., Osmond, D., & Radcliffe, D. (2017). Modeling Runoff Water Quality to Improve Phosphorus Loss Assessment in the Mississippi Delta. 2017 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. Sacramento, CA. [Abstract]

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