Environmental

Active Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Update of Storm Water Management – Best Practices Manual (from 2009)N/AErickson
Evaluation of Conditions that Cause Negative Environmental Impacts When Using Recycled Concrete AggregateN/ADai
Assessing Effectiveness of Pond Sediment Removal for Phosphorus Management in Stormwater PondsN/AGulliver
Investigating Real Storms and the Impact of Potential Climate Change AdaptationsN/AErickson
Assessment of Efficacy and Environmental Effects of Sodium Chloride AlternativesN/AHu
Wet Pond Modeling for Contaminant Retention and Maintenance2023N/AGulliver
Development of Biochar Specification Criteria as Soil Amendment for Slopes, Conveyances and Stormwater Treatment Systems2023N/ABarry
Roadside Vegetation Management2023N/AMarti
Arts + Culture for Construction Mitigation: Hwy 250 in Lanesboro, MN2023N/ADouma
TRS: Culture Building and Behavior Change Strategies for VMT Reduction2023N/ABrodie
Update of Storm Water Management – Best Practices Manual (from 2009)2022N/AErickson
Boulevard Tree Selection - Best Practice2022N/AMiller
Best Practices for Dust Control/Issues with CaCl2022N/AMarti
Phase 3: Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures2022N/AWatkins
Assessing a New Tool for Early Detection of Endangered Turtles on Proposed Transportation Projects2022N/ADavis
Statistical and Process-Based Models of Stormwater Treatment Basin “Aging” to Quantify Infiltration Rate Sustainability and Maintenance Intervals2022N/AParolari
Development of Erosion Control Product Longevity Test Methodology2022N/AChapman
Re-Use of Minnesota Waste Material in Sustainably Design Soils: Part 22022N/ASaftner
Addressing the research needs for the sustainable application of TDA in stormwater infiltration/treatment2022N/AGulliver
Assessing a New Tool for Early Detection of Endangered Turtles on Proposed Transportation Projects2021N/ADavis
Comparison of Compost and Proprietary Soil Amendments for Vegetation Establishment2021N/ACetin
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Effect of Increased Precipitation (Heavy Rain Events) on Minnesota Pavement Foundations20242024-08
Ceylan
Climate Change Adaptation of Urban Stormwater Infrastructure20232023-21
Gulliver
Stormwater Pond Maintenance and Wetland Management for Phosphorus Retention20232023-25
Gulliver
TRS: Transportation Options and VMT Reduction Field Scan2023TRS2305
McCahill
Phase 2: Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures: Regional Field Trials and Economic Analysis20232022-16S
2022-16
Watkins
Turfgrass Seed Variety Evaluation Process20232023-20
Watkins
Wet Pond Maintenance for Phosphorus Retention20222022-20
Gulliver
Re-use of Regional Waste in Sustainably Designed Soils: Part 120222022-10
Saftner
Environmental Impacts of Potassium Acetate as a Road Salt Alternative (Iowa State University)20222022-27B
Rehmann
Cost-Effective Roadside Vegetation Methods to Support Insect Pollinators20222022-30
Snell-Rood
Phase 1: Have Minnesota's Warmer Winters Increased the Number of Freeze Thaw Cycles?20222022-04
Ceylan
Environmental Impacts of Potassium Acetate as a Road Salt Alternative (University of Minnesota)20222022-27A
Gulliver
Reduce Vehicle-Animal Collisions with Installation of Small Animal Exclusion Fencing20222022-19
Stapleton
TRS: Developing Transportation System Climate Resilience Performance Measures2022TRS2202
Linsenmayer
Assessing Culverts in Minnesota: Fish Passage and Storm Vulnerability20212021-29
Kozarek
Design and Construction of Infiltration Facilities20212021-14
Gulliver
Harnessing Solar Energy Through Noise Barriers and Structural Snow Fencing20212021-20
Yang
Continued Monitoring of Stormwater Effluents from Filter Media in Two Bioslope Sites20212021-15
Cai
Use of Innovative Technology to Deter Bat Bridge Use Prior To and During Construction20212020-26
Bektas
Identifying Deer-Vehicle Collision Concentrations in Minnesota2021N/AStern
Assessment of Field Infiltration Performance of Swales in Comparison to Minnesota Swales Calculator Estimates2021N/AWeis
Expanding the Success of Salt-Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses Through Innovation and Education20202020-03
Watkins
Putting Research Into Practice: Guidance for Working With Potentially Acid-Generating Materials20202019-40
Swanson
Monitoring and Performance Analysis of the TH610 Iron-Enhanced Filtration System20202020-23
Mohseni
Permeable Pavement for Road Salt Reduction20202020-15
Gulliver
Characterization of Runoff Quality from Paved Low-Volume Roads and Optimization of Treatment Methods20202020-27
Gulliver
Iron-Enhanced Swale Ditch Checks for Phosphorus Retention20192019-27
Gulliver
Minnesota Guide for Stream Connectivity and Aquatic Organism Passage Through Culverts20192019-02
Hernick
Phase 1: Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures20192019-01
Watkins
Performance Testing of Regional Roadside Turfgrass20192019-38
Watkins
Investigating Wastewater Reuse at MnDOT Truck Stations20192019-22
Heger
Monitoring and Habitat Assessment of Declining Bumble Bees in Roadsides in the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota20192019-25
Cariveau
Development and Regionalization of in Situ Bioslopes and Bioswales20192019-31
Saftner
Concrete Grinding Residue: Its Effect on Roadside Vegetation and Soil Properties20192019-06
Ceylan
Sediment Control Log Guidance for Field Applications20192019-23
Wilson
TRS: Infiltration Basins: Standards and Procedures to Ensure Performance2018TRS1801
Casey
Improvements to the Infrastructure Carbon Estimator (ICE)2018N/AAng-Olson
Use of Mussel Spat Rope for Fish Passage in Culverts20182018-13
Kozarek
Best Management Practices for Establishment of Salt-Tolerant Grasses on Roadsides20172017-31
Watkins
Culvert Length and Interior Lighting Impacts to Topeka Shiner Passage20172017-44
Kozarek
Study of De-icing Salt Accumulation and Transport Through A Watershed20172017-50
Herb
Tailgate Test Kit for Determining Appropriate Sediment Reducing Chemicals and Dose Rates20172017-32
Toso
Slope Stabilization Guide for Minnesota Local Government Engineers20172017-17
2017-17G
Saftner
Validation of Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Borrow Areas - Phase II20162016-11
Johnson
Enhancement and Application of the Minnesota Dry Swale Calculator20162016-15
Gulliver
TRS: Partnerships for Promoting Pollinator Habitat2016TRS1601
Casey
Web-Based Preventative Blowing and Drifting Snow Control Calculator Decision Tool20152015-21
Wyatt
Sediment Transport through Recessed Culverts: Laboratory Experiments20152015-08
Kozarek
New Method for Determining Impervious Areas Saves Time and Money20152015-41
Gulliver
Assessing the Use of Shrub-Willows for Living Snow Fences in Minnesota20152015-46
Zamora
Evaluating an Herbicide-Applying Mower for Invasive Species Controls20142014-08
Tarasoff
Assessing and Improving Pollution Prevention by Swales20142014-30
Gulliver
Implementation of Floating Weir System for Surface Skimming of Temporary Stormwater Ponds20142014-18
Toso
Flocculation Treatment BMPs for Construction Water Discharges20142014-25
Druschel
Development and Evaluation of Effective Turbidity Monitoring Methods for Construction Projects20142014-24
Wilson
Developing Salt-Tolerant Sod Mixtures for Use as Roadside Turf in Minnesota20142014-46
Watkins
TRS: Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics for River Simulation: State of the Practice2013TRS1311
Assessment and Recommendations for the Operation of Standard Sumps as Best Management Practices for Stormwater Treatment - Vol 220122012-13
Mohseni
Evaluating the Cost and Benefits of Living Snow Fences20122012-03
Wyatt
Concrete Slurry, Wash, and Loss Water Mitigation20122012-21
Druschel
The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan20112011TREE01
Johnson
Selecting Stormwater BMPs - Identifying the Best Options20112011RIC01
Assessment and Recommendations for the Operation of Standard Sumps as Best Management Practice for Stormwater Treatment (Vol. I)20112011-08
Mohseni
Evaluation of Buffer Width on Hydrologic Function, Water Quality, and Ecological Integrity of Wetlands20112011-06
Nieber
Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Gravel Pits20102010-11
Johnson
Assessment of Underground Stormwater Management Devices Under High Flow Conditions20102010-10
Mohseni
Improved Automatic Sampling for Suspended Solids20102010-38
Gulliver
Designing Site-Specific Roadside Prairie or Grassland Seed Mixes20102010-20
MacDonagh
Measuring Soil Contaminants Caused by Land Use20102010-22
Cherkassky
Stormwater Maintenance BMPs20092009RIC12
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Tire Shreds Used Below the Water Table in Road Base Fills20092009-02
Edstrom
TRS: Issues of Concern Related to Underground Infiltration Systems for Stormwater Management & Treatment2009TRS0903
Edgerton
TRS: Methods and Practices for Control of Canada Thistle2009TRS0901
Gorrill
Improved Methodologies for the Inoculation of Prairie Legumes in Roadside/Revegetation Settings20082008-48
Graham
Wet Meadow Revegetation Following Invasive Plant Control20082008-04
Galatowitsch
Compaction Remediation for Construction Sites20082008-01
Chaplin
The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan20082008-32
Johnson
Investigating the Effects on Wildlife of Reed Canarygrass Infestation of Minnesota Wetlands20082008-49
McMillan
Design Tool for Controlling Runoff and Sediment from Highway Construction20082008-35
Wilson
Environmental Effects of Deicing Salt on Water Quality in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area20082008-42
Stefan
Methods to Incorporate Historic Surface Hydrology Layer in Mn/Model [Phase 4] Using Existing Geographic Information System Data20082008-13
Stark
Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management20082008-20
Krenz
Perceptions of the View from the Road AIMS II: A Statewide Web Survey Aesthetic Initiative Measurement System Phase II20082008-34
Nassauer
Performance Assessment of Underground Stormwater Treatment Devices20072007-46
Gulliver
Surveying Noxious Weeds in Roadway Rights-of-Way20072007-42
Wyse
Biological Control of Canada Thistle20072007-38
Wyse
Assessment of AFLP-based Genetic Variation in Three Native Plant Species Across the State of Minnesota20052005-46
Ehlke
Environmental Hazard Assessment For Transportation Related Chemicals: Development of a Decision Support Tool20042004-14
Archbold
Environmental Hazard Assessment For Transportation Related Chemicals: Development of a Decision Support Tool - USERS GUIDE20042004-14G
Archbold
Best Management Practices for the Invasive Phalaris arundinacea L. (Reed canary grass) in Wetland Restorations20042004-36
Galatowitsch
Erosion Control Handbook For Local Roads20032003-08
Johnson
Site/Environmental Correlations in Northeastern Minnesota20022002-10
Rapp
Establishment, Protection, and Reestablishment of Urban Roadside Vegetation Against Salt and Ice20002000-33
Johnson
Best Practices Handbook on Roadside Vegetation Management20002000-19
Johnson