Watershed Science Research Group 

Department of Forestry

 

Research Grants

Total funding awarded from P.I. and co-P.I. grant proposals at SIUC:  $9,665,416

 

Young, B., K.W.J. Williard, J.E. Schoonover, M. Lydy, J. Bond, and A. Fakhoury .  Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2017.  Field scale research for sustainable crop production.  Howard G. Buffett Foundation. ($5,283,980). ($1,790,680 to Williard/Schoonover Research group)

 

Williard, K.W.J., J.E. Schoonover, and E. Holzmueller.  Sept. 2010 – Aug. 2012.  Building better buffers: variable width riparian buffers for concentrated flow.  USDA NRCS State Conservation Innovation Grants. ($75,000).

 

Young, B., K.W.J. Williard, J.E. Schoonover, M. Lydy, and T. Winters.  Nov. 2009 – Oct. 2015.  Field and watershed scale research for sustainable crop production.  Howard G. Buffett Foundation. ($1,751,182).

 

Schoonover, J.E., K.W.J. Williard, and J. Hernandez.  May 2008 – May 2011.  Sustainable fertilizer use and the protection of water quality using riparian buffers in southern Illinois.  Illinois Department of Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program. ($154,649). 

 

Davenport, M.A., J.E. Schoonover, K.W.J. Williard, E.L. Seekamp, and J.M. Brehm.  October 2007 – September 2010.  Evaluating watershed health risks through integrated water quality analyses, community capacity assessments, and outreach appraisals. USDA CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program.  ($575,000)

 

Williard, K.W.J., J.E. Schoonover, J.W. Groninger, J.J. Zaczek, and C.M. Ruffner.  May 2007 – May 2010.  Evaluation and management of surface hydrology, erosion, and sedimentation associated with tracked and wheeled vehicle training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky – phase I.  US Department of Defense.  ($409,724)

 

Schoonover, J.E. and K.W.J. Williard.  August 2006 – August 2009.  A watershed-scale assessment of the water quality impacts of riparian buffers in southern Illinois.  Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR).  ($75,870)

 

Williard, K.W.J. and J.E. Schoonover.  July 2006 – December 2010. Quantifying erosion associated with gas well development in the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia.  USDA Forest Service.  ($102,000)

 

Schoonover, J.E. and K.W.J. Williard.  July 2006 – August 2009.  Harvesting impacts on sediment particle size and channel morphology in two central Appalachian streams of West Virginia.  USDA Forest Service.  ($69,525)

 

Williard, K.W.J.  August 2004 – July 2009.  Riparian nutrient cycling in headwater watersheds in southern Illinois.  USDA McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program ($111,467).

 

Whiles, M.R., S.G. Baer, L. Battaglia, E.C. Hellgren, J.E. Garvey, G. Whitledge, K.W.J. Williard.  May 2006 – May 2008.  Development of a hydrologic monitoring network and experimental design for the Middle Mississippi River Wetlands Field Station.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale Office of Research and Development and Administration (ORDA) Interdisciplinary Research program. ($53,090).

 

Williard, K.W.J. and J.E. Schoonover.  January 2006 – January 2007.  Analysis of water quality and quantity in the Kaskaskia River watershed.  Illinois Southwest RC&D ($30,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J. and C.L. Goldstein.  August 2005 – August 2007.  Nitrogen dynamics associated with autumn-olive stands at field and watershed scales.  United States Environmental Protection Agency, GRO Graduate Fellowship.  ($66,330).

 

 

Zaczek, J.J., C.M. Ruffner, S.G. Baer, K.W.J. Williard, J.W. Groninger.  September 2005 –August 2006.  Monitoring the effect of disturbance on the growth and development of planted giant cane to improve success of canebrake restoration. Illinois Department of Conservation, Resources Conservation Division. ($9,940).

 

Williard, K.W.J.  September 2004 – December 2006.  Erosion dynamics associated withroad construction in mid-Appalachian forested watersheds.  USDA Forest Service ($35,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J., J.C. Mangun, S.G. Baer, and J.J. Zaczek.  January 2004 – December 2005.  Watershed management planning for Rayse Creek.  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program ($50,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J., S.G. Baer, J.J. Zaczek, J.C. Mangun, and C.M. Ruffner.  October 2003 – September 2005.  Bottomland forest health in the lower Kaskaskia River region.  Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation 2000 Program ($156,105).

 

Williard, K.W.J. March 2003 – December 2005.  Channel morphology responses to streamflow increases following harvesting and road construction in forested watersheds.  USDA Forest Service ($24,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J.  May 2002 – July 2003.  Assessing agricultural best management

practices in the Rayse Creek watershed.  Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District ($9,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J. and J.J. Zaczek.  June 2002 – August 2003.  Quantifying the water

quality benefits of riparian buffer zone restoration on the Southern Illinois University farms.  Illinois Buffer Partnership ($2,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J., J.C. Mangun, J.J. Zaczek, A.D. Carver, and B.P. Klubek.  October 1999 – June 2003.  Enhancement of water quality and farm income: Decision support for riparian management systems.  Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) Water Quality Strategic Research Initiative – Modeling Team ($224,961).

 

Williard, K.W.J., J.J. Zaczek, A.D. Carver, and J.C. Mangun.  January 2001 – December 2002.  Integrating management and outreach for bottomland forest regeneration in the Lower Kaskaskia River region.  Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation 2000 Program ($117,936).

 

Williard, K.W.J.  October 1999 – June 2002.  The role of in-stream processes in the cycling of dissolved nitrogen.  Illinois Council on Food and Agricultural Research (C-FAR) Water Quality Strategic Research Initiative – Mass Balance Team ($39,000).

 

Zaczek, J.J., A.D. Carver, J. Preece, K.W.J. Williard, and J.C. Mangun.  January 2001 – December 2003.  How sweet it is: Developing maple syrup as a sustainable agricultural commodity for Illinois farms.  Illinois Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program ($134,507).

 

Williard, K.W.J.  August 2000 – July 2004.  Effectiveness of riparian buffer zones in attenuating nutrients and sediment from adjacent agricultural fields in southern Illinois.  USDA McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program ($80,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J. and M.R. Whiles.  August 2000 – August 2001.  The influence of riparian forests on water quality, in-stream habitat, and biotic integrity in agriculturally impacted southern Illinois streams.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale Office of Research and Development and Administration (ORDA) Faculty Research Creative Grant Program ($20,000).

 

Williard, K.W.J.  December 1999.  Isco automatic water samplers.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale Graduate School/Office of Research and Development and Administration (ORDA) Pilot Equipment Grant Program ($5,150).

 

DeWalle, D.R., W.E. Sharpe, and K.W.J. Williard.  September 1997 – August 1999. Evaluating contributions of atmospheric deposition to nitrate in mid-Appalachian streams by isotopic separation.  United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Research Grant Program ($47,304).

 

DeWalle, D.R., and K.W.J. Williard.  January 1997 – December 1998.  Factors affecting stream nitrate concentrations on forested watersheds in the Appalachian mountains.  USDA Forest Service ($20,000).