faculty is engaged in various types of research, including the following:
Research projects address landowner decision
making, forest lands stewardship, and private sector management of natural
Hazardous Waste Management
Research projects address the management of
hazardous wastes and remediation of sites contaminated with explosives, heavy
metals, and hydrocarbons.
and Soil Conservation
In addition to local watershed studies, research also examines the effects of pharmaceuticals on water quality; soil conservation; water quality and treatment in developing countries; and historical aspects of water and wastewater treatment systems.
Research stresses the interface between environment and society, with an underlying theme of sustainability; examples are materials flow analysis, renewable energy systems, and local food movements.
and Recreation Management
Research projects include local and statewide park
planning and human dimensions of resource management. Students' environmental
interpretation projects are used as outreach materials to engage the Ball State and
See a listing of our faculty members.