Sustainable Ecosystems


Active Research Projects:

Water Quantity and Water Quality Effects of BMPs Implementation in Urban Areas (Nejadhashemi, A.; Reinhold, D.)

Developing decision support system for analyzing sedimentation reduction strategies for Tuttle Creek Lake. (Nejadhashemi, A.)

Coupled anaerobic digester: wetland system for dairy waste and storm water treatment with biogas production. (Reinhold, D.)

Wetlands for wastewater treatment and green manure production. (Michigan Animal Agricultural Initiative Coalition)

Occurrence fate and transport of hormones resulting from land-applied dairy manure. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Evaluation of production practice impacts on air emissions from laying hen facilities. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Development of matrix tool for livestock emissions mitigation. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Source reduction and mitigation strategies for air emissions from turkeys, laying hens, and growing cattle. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Modeling the source of gaseous emissions from animal feeding operations. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Development of a national air quality self-assessment tool (AQSAT) for livestock producers. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Development of an air quality self-assessment tool (AQSAT) for swine producers. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Oxygen consumption and energy digestibility of soybean meal and corn or corn co-product diets fed to grow-finish swine. (Powers-Schilling, W.)

Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, Private Foundation (Safferman, S.)

Educational Collaborative on Sustainable Environmental and Agricultural Management, USDA Higher Education Challenge Program (Safferman, S.)

Strategies to Optimize Spray Irrigation by Monitoring the Soil Environment, MI Department of Agriculture (Safferman, S.)

Comprehensive Small-Farm Manure Runoff and Milking Parlor Wastewater Management, Michigan Milk Producers Association (Safferman, S.)

Bark Filter Mound Treatment Technology to Treat Milking Facility Waste Water, Animal Agriculture Initiative (Safferman, S.)

Animal Agricultural Runoff Control using Intensive Management and Treatment Channels, Animal Initiative Coalition (Safferman, S.)

Treatment of Food Processor's Wastewater in a Centralized Digester: Feasibility Determination, Project GREEEN (Safferman, S.)

Treatment of Agricultural Runoff Using Filter Strip, North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (Safferman, S.)

Physical/Chemical Phosphorous Removal from Onsite Generated Wastewater and Agricultural Manure, MetaMateria Partners (Safferman, S.)


Sustainable Ecosystems


Water Quality/Quantity


Sustainable Ecosystems Water