John J. Ramirez-Avila (John)
Faculty

jjr149@gri.msstate.edu

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

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.


Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by John J. Ramirez-Avila (John):  90 
Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Radcliffe, D., Osmond, D., Bolster, C., Sharpley, A., Ortega-Achury, S. L., Forsberg, A., & Oldham, J. L. (2017). Evaluation of the APEX Model to Simulate Runoff Quality from Agricultural Fields in the Southern Region of the US. Journal of Environmental Quality. ASA-CSA--SSSA. 7, 1-8. DOI:10.2134/jeq2017.07.0258. [Abstract]

Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Hathcock, L. A., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Linhoss, A., & Schauwecker, T. J. (2017). Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Structure from Motion Techniques and Their Use in Protecting Surface Water Quality. 2017 American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR. [Document] [Document Site]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Almansa-Manrique, E. F., Wilson, L. E., & Ortega-Achury, S. L. (2017). Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Expansion in Colombia. 2017 ASA-SSSA-CSA Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Langendoen, E. J., Ortega-Achury, S. L., McAnally, W. H., Martin, James L., Schauwecker, T., & Prince Czarnecki, J. M. (2017). Estimación Y Predicción De Descargas De Sedimentos Y Tasas De Erosión De Bancos Fluviales. 1st International Congress and 2nd National Congress of Rivers and Wetlands. Neiva, Colombia. [Abstract]

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]

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