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., Rangeland Ecology and Management, Oregon State University
Center for Natural Resources Information Technology
Ed joined the CNRIT team in October 2007. He has 10 years field sampling experience in 7 states. He has expertise in plant identification, field sampling, Phygrow modeling, and ArcMap. He has worked on the BRASS, FRAMS, Phygrow, Ft Hood, Afghanistan PEACE, and Forest Service projects at CNRIT. Ed has been a member of the Society for Range Management since 1997, and has served as co-chair of the Student Conclave sub-committee within the society since 2007. He is also a member of the Ecological Society of America, Soil & Water Conservation Society, and International Association of Wildland Fire. He has specialized training in ArcView, ArcPad, SAS, SigmaPlot, Microsoft Office, and Photoshop.