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.
M.S., Natural Resources Management, University of Alaska
Water Quality Monitoring
Rehanon has specialized experience in restoration and conservation efforts on federal land; field data collection (to include GPS field data collection using TerraSync and GIS post processing); invasive plant management, research, and planning; agricultural pest and beneficial insect research; and web design using WordPress. Rehanon monitors storm water for nutrient and bacteria runoff from Central Texas hog farms. She also collects data relevant to evaluating various mechanisms to improve on-farm decision-making related to conservation practices and their effects on water quantity and quality by enhancing field-scale predictive tools.