Environmental

Active Projects
TitleYearProj/Rpt #Researcher
Update of Storm Water Management – Best Practices Manual (from 2009)N/AErickson
Addressing the research needs for the sustainable application of TDA in stormwater infiltration/treatmentN/AGulliver
Re-Use of Minnesota Waste Material in Sustainably Design Soils: Part 2N/ASaftner
Boulevard Tree Selection - Best PracticeN/AMiller
Statistical and Process-Based Models of Stormwater Treatment Basin “Aging” to Quantify Infiltration Rate Sustainability and Maintenance IntervalsN/AParolari
Assessing a New Tool for Early Detection of Endangered Turtles on Proposed Transportation ProjectsN/ADavis
Best Practices for Dust Control/Issues with CaClN/AMarti
Development of Erosion Control Product Longevity Test MethodologyN/AChapman
Effect of Increased Precipitation (Heavy Rain Events) on Minnesota Pavement Foundations2022N/ACeylan
Assessment of Field Infiltration Performance of Swales in Comparison to Minnesota Swales Calculator Estimates2021N/AWeis
Comparison of Compost and Proprietary Soil Amendments for Vegetation Establishment2021N/ACetin
Identifying Deer-Vehicle Collision Concentrations in Minnesota2021N/AStern
Turfgrass Seed Variety Evaluation Process2021N/AWatkins
Stormwater Pond Maintenance, and Wetland Management for Phosphorus Retention2020N/AGulliver
Cost-Effective Roadside Vegetation Methods to Support Insect Pollinators2020N/ASnell-Rood
Climate Change Adaptation of Urban Stormwater Infrastructure2020N/AGulliver
Wet Pond Maintenance for Phosphorus Retention2019N/AGulliver
Environmental Field Evaluation of Potassium Acetate (Iowa State University)2019N/ARehmann
Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Potassium Acetate Used as a Road Salt Alternative (University of Minnesota)2019N/AGulliver
Improvements to the Infrastructure Carbon Estimator (ICE)2018N/AAng-Olson
Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures Phase 2: Regional Field Trials and Economic Analysis2018N/AWatkins
Reduce Vehicle-Animal Collisions with Installation of Small Animal Exclusion Fencing2017N/AStapleton
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Re-use of Regional Waste in Sustainably Designed Soils: Part 120222022-10
Saftner
Use of Innovative Technology to Deter Bat Bridge Use Prior To and During Construction20212020-26
Bektas
Continued Monitoring of Stormwater Effluents from Filter Media in Two Bioslope Sites20212021-15
Cai
Design and Construction of Infiltration Facilities20212021-14
Gulliver
Harnessing Solar Energy Through Noise Barriers and Structural Snow Fencing20212021-20
Yang
Assessing Culverts in Minnesota: Fish Passage and Storm Vulnerability20212021-29
Kozarek
Putting Research Into Practice: Guidance for Working With Potentially Acid-Generating Materials20202019-40
Swanson
Expanding the Success of Salt-Tolerant Roadside Turfgrasses Through Innovation and Education20202020-03
Watkins
Characterization of Runoff Quality from Paved Low-Volume Roads and Optimization of Treatment Methods20202020-27
Gulliver
Monitoring and Performance Analysis of the TH610 Iron-Enhanced Filtration System20202020-23
Mohseni
Have Minnesota's Warmer Winters Increased the Number of Freeze Thaw Cycles?2020N/ACeylan
Permeable Pavement for Road Salt Reduction20202020-15
Gulliver
Concrete Grinding Residue: Its Effect on Roadside Vegetation and Soil Properties20192019-06
Ceylan
Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures (Phase 1)20192019-01
Watkins
Minnesota Guide for Stream Connectivity and Aquatic Organism Passage Through Culverts20192019-02
Hernick
Iron-Enhanced Swale Ditch Checks for Phosphorus Retention20192019-27
Gulliver
Performance Testing of Regional Roadside Turfgrass20192019-38
Watkins
Sediment Control Log Guidance for Field Applications20192019-23
Wilson
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
Use of Mussel Spat Rope for Fish Passage in Culverts20182018-13
Kozarek
Infiltration Basins: Standards and Procedures to Ensure Performance2018TRS1801
Casey
Best Management Practices for Establishment of Salt-Tolerant Grasses on Roadsides20172017-31
Watkins
Study of De-icing Salt Accumulation and Transport Through A Watershed20172017-50
Herb
Culvert Length and Interior Lighting Impacts to Topeka Shiner Passage20172017-44
Kozarek
Slope Stabilization Guide for Minnesota Local Government Engineers20172017-17
2017-17G
Saftner
Tailgate Test Kit for Determining Appropriate Sediment Reducing Chemicals and Dose Rates20172017-32
Toso
Enhancement and Application of the Minnesota Dry Swale Calculator20162016-15
Gulliver
Partnerships for Promoting Pollinator Habitat2016TRS1601
Casey
Validation of Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Borrow Areas - Phase II20162016-11
Johnson
Web-Based Preventative Blowing and Drifting Snow Control Calculator Decision Tool20152015-21
Wyatt
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
Sediment Transport through Recessed Culverts: Laboratory Experiments20152015-08
Kozarek
Assessing and Improving Pollution Prevention by Swales20142014-30
Gulliver
Developing Salt-Tolerant Sod Mixtures for Use as Roadside Turf in Minnesota20142014-46
Watkins
Development and Evaluation of Effective Turbidity Monitoring Methods for Construction Projects20142014-24
Wilson
Flocculation Treatment BMPs for Construction Water Discharges20142014-25
Druschel
Evaluating an Herbicide-Applying Mower for Invasive Species Controls20142014-08
Tarasoff
Implementation of Floating Weir System for Surface Skimming of Temporary Stormwater Ponds20142014-18
Toso
Culvert Designs for Aquatic Organism Passage: Culvert Design Practices Incorporating Sediment Transport2013TRS1302
Kozarek
Concrete Slurry, Wash, and Loss Water Mitigation20122012-21
Druschel
Assessment and Recommendations for the Operation of Standard Sumps as Best Management Practice for Stormwater Treatment (Volumes 1 and 2)20122011-08
2012-13
Mohseni
Evaluating the Cost and Benefits of Living Snow Fences20122012-03
Wyatt
Evaluation of Buffer Width on Hydrologic Function, Water Quality, and Ecological Integrity of Wetlands20112011-06
Nieber
BMP's for Stormwater Management RIC 2009-2011 Task 120112011RIC01
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
Wetland Mitigation in Abandoned Gravel Pits20102010-11
Johnson
Measuring Soil Contaminants Caused by Land Use20102010-22
Cherkassky
TRS: Stormwater Infiltration Systems2009TRS0903
Edgerton
Methods and Practices for Control of Canada Thistle2009TRS0901
Gorrill
Stormwater Maintenance BMPs20092009RIC12
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Tire Shreds Used Below the Water Table in Road Base Fills20092009-02
Edstrom
Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management20082008-20
Krenz
Design Tool for Controlling Runoff and Sediment from Highway Construction20082008-35
Wilson
The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan20082008-32
Johnson
Compaction Remediation for Construction Sites20082008-01
Chaplin
Methods to Incorporate Historic Surface Hydrology Layer in Mn/Model [Phase 4] Using Existing Geographic Information System Data20082008-13
Stark
Wet Meadow Revegetation Following Invasive Plant Control20082008-04
Galatowitsch
Improved Methodologies for the Inoculation of Prairie Legumes in Roadside/Revegetation Settings20082008-48
Graham
Environmental Effects of Deicing Salt on Water Quality in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area20082008-42
Stefan
Investigating the Effects on Wildlife of Reed Canarygrass Infestation of Minnesota Wetlands20082008-49
McMillan
Surveying Noxious Weeds in Roadway Rights-of-Way20072007-42
Wyse
Biological Control of Canada Thistle20072007-38
Wyse
Performance Assessment of Underground Stormwater Treatment Devices20072007-46
Gulliver
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
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
Best Practices Handbook on Roadside Vegetation Management20002000-19
Johnson
Establishment, Protection, and Reestablishment of Urban Roadside Vegetation Against Salt and Ice (Task 7)20002000-33
Johnson