Funding agency: 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.

EPA Office/Lab and LocationA research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling (CEMM), Watershed and Ecosystem Characterization Division (WECD) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Research Program is one of the EPA ORD’s national research programs. One of the important research areas under the SSWR is “Nutrients and Harmful Algal Blooms”. While EPA has made great efforts toward reducing nutrient pollution nationwide, we continue to be challenged to consider the appropriate spatial and temporal context for reductions and alternative practices for tracking interventions to meet nutrient reduction goals in a comprehensive manner. 

Research Project:  This research opportunity, Integrated Environmental Modeling, is comprised of two broad components: 1) Develop and application of state of the science for nutrient study, and 2) seek and evaluate effectiveness of various mitigation practices for water quality improvement.

Learning ObjectivesThe research participant will have the opportunity to learn model development and application to better understand nutrient source, fate and transport in the large river basins, as well as seeking the most effective alternative practices for minimizing the environmental impacts of different anthropogenic activities (e.g. land use/land management practices) leading to the sustainability of surface and subsurface water resources.

Mentor(s)The mentor for this opportunity is Dr. Yongping Yuan ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Thursday, September 30, 2021
Funding type: 
Graduate Students