Blackland scientists are developing new technologies and management strategies to improve water, soil, and other natural resources on agricultural, urban, and military lands in central Texas and around the world. The EPIC (Erosion Productivity Impact Calculator, APEX (Agricultural Policy Environment Extender), SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool), and PHYGROW (for a forage production-run-off) models are deployed world-wide as people seek to: increase agriculture production and water supply; improve the environment and the economic well-being of people; and increase the sustainability of land.
Ph.D. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Jaehak Jeong develops APEX and SWAT and provides technical supports on these models. He has interests in development and application of models for cropland, rangeland, and urban watersheds to evaluate environmental impacts of management practices. Dr. Jeong is a member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).