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Current Projects <Top>
  1. Volenec, J., R. Turco, S. Brouder, I. Chaubey, et al. Sustainable production and distribution of bioenergy for Central USA. USDA-NIFA. $3,686,569. Part of a $25 million project funded through Iowa State University. 2011-2016.
  2. uckmaster, D., A. Ault, I. Chaubey, B. Engel, J. Frankenberger, and J. Krogmeier. Mobile computing technologies to enable more efficient and in-field water management decisions.  USDA-NIFA. $395,000. 2011-2015.
  3. Bowling, L., I. Chaubey, J. Frankenberger, and R. Goforth. Demonstrating nitrogen treatment effectiveness through innovative bench wetland system. NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant. $217,778. 2011-2014.
  4. Chaubey, I., L. Bowling, S. Brouder, K. Cherkauer, B. Engel, J. Frankenberger, R. Goforth, B. Gramig, P. Murphy, and J. Volenec. Watershed Scale Optimization to Meet Sustainable Cellulosic Energy Crop Demand. DOE. $1,991,177. 2011-2014
  5. Chaubey, I., Rao S. Govindaraju, D. Niyogi, and C.X. Song.  Development of drought triggers of agricultural applications. USDA-NIFA. $492,797. 2011-2013.
  6. Frankenberger, J., I. Chaubey, and B. Engel. Adaptive management to increase adoption rates of emerging nutrient management and load reduction practices. NRC Conservation Innovation Grant. $118,357. 2010-2012.
  7. Chaubey, I., B. Engel., J. Frankenberger, and V. Merwade.  Cumulative impacts of BMP implementation in the Maumee River basin.  GLRI. $497,486. 2010-2013
  8. Cherkauer, K., I. Chaubey, and C. Troy.  Monitoring episodic river inflow plumes using in-situ and remote sensing data.  Indiana-Illinois Sea Grant Consortium.  $300,000. 2010-2012
  9. Engel, B., K. Cherkauer, and I. Chaubey.  Army Corps of Engineers 516(e): The Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program.  USACE $205,000. 2010-2012.
  10. Tyner, W.E., S.M. Brouder, and I. ChaubeyIntegrated economic, environmental, and technical analysis of sustainable biomass energy systems.  USDA-NIFA. $174,966.  2010-2012.
  11. Chaubey, I., Engel, B., P. Murphy, and D. Saraswat.  Impact of biofeedstock production on hydrology/water quality in Midwest and Southeast USA.  USDA-CSREES.  $300,000.  2009-2012. Project Website. Project Fact Sheet
  12. Song, X.C., J. Carlson, R. S. Govindaraju, C. Hoffman, D. Niyogi, I. Chaubey, and L. Zhao.  INTEROP: Developing community-based drought information network protocols and tools for multidisciplinary regional scale applications (DRInet).  NSF 750,000. 2008-2011. Project Website
Completed Projects <Top>

2009-2010

  1. Chaubey, I., L. Bowling, K. Cherkauer, R. Goforth, R. Mohtar, S. Hoffman.  Preparing tomorrow’s leaders to tackle complex water quality problems through enhanced field experiment capabilities at Purdue.  Instructional Innovation Grant.  Purdue University.  $27,500. 2010-2011.
  2. Goforth, R.R., L. Prokopy, and I. Chaubey.  Promoting sustainability within the context of maximizing Indiana’s competitive advantage in agriculturally derived energy.  Purdue University, ARP – Mission Oriented Grant Program. $24,969. 2010-2012.
  3. Engel, B., M. Arabi, J. Frankenberger, I. Chaubey, and J. Lee. Multiobjective watershed management support system for spatial allocation of agricultural management practices. USDA-CSREES. 2007-2010. $550,000.

2008-2009

  1. Engel, B. and I. Chaubey.  Web-based load-duration curve for TMDL.  USGS.  2008-2009. $95,160.
  2. Engel, B., I. Chaubey, R. Farnsworth, and J.G. Hunter.  Web-based low impact development decision support and planning tool.  USGS. 2008-2010. $76,472.
  3. Engel, B., D. Dodenhammer, N. Devadasan, and I. Chaubey.  Development of water quality decision support tools using service oriented architecture (SOA) and web 2.0 development approach.  Intercampus Applied Research Program. 2008-2009. $50,000.

 

2007

  1. Chaubey, I. and L. Bowling.  Quantification of sediment nutrient interactions as affected by drainage ditch management.  Indiana Water Resources Research Center.  2007-2008. $18,500. 
  2. Chaubey, I. and V. Merwade.  Ecohydrology: A new class and cyber-field trip module for DEEE students.  Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University.  2007. $6,000.

2006

  1. Chaubey, I., M. Gitau, and P. Tacker.  Identification of NPS pollution sources and BMP evaluation in 11-digit HUCs in the L’Anguille River watershed.  Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.  $81,034.  2006-2008. 

2005

  1. Chaubey, I., J.H. Popp, and B. Kurz.  Effectiveness and optimization of BMPs in improving water quality from an agricultural watershed.  USDA CSREES (CEAP).  2005 – 2008.  $650,000.
  2. Chaubey, I., S.G. Bajwa, and M.D. Matlock.  Environmental resource management to develop watershed technologies and management tools.  EPA, Region 6.  2005-2008.  $148,800.
  3. Chaubey, I. and M.D. Matlock.  Watershed Response Modeling in 11-digit Arkansas Priority Watersheds.  Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.  2005-2006.  $75,124.

2004

  1. Chaubey, I., M.D. Matlock, and R.A. Morgan.  GIS database development and watershed modeling in the Arkansas priority watersheds.  Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  2004 – 2005.  $60,671.
  2. Chaubey, I., M.D. Matlock, and R.A. Morgan.  SWAT modeling in the Illinois River watershed.  Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  2004 – 2005.  $30,500.
  3. Matlock, M.D., I. Chaubey, and R.A. Morgan.  Update of Arkansas Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program.  Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  2004 – 2005.  $151,906.

2003

  1. Chaubey, I., M.D. Matlock, E.D. Vories, and J. Popp.  Development of an integrated water quality – water conservation program in the Arkansas Delta.  USDA, National Integrated Water Quality Program.  2003 – 2006.  $550,000.
  2. Chaubey, I., M.D. Matlock, T.A. Costello, and B.E. Haggard.  Sustainable Agriculture and water resource in Arkansas: A bioenvironmental engineering solution.  EPA Region 6.  2003 – 2006.  $446,100.
  3. Chaubey, I., B.E. Haggard, and P. Srivastava.  Differentiating runoff contributing areas for effective water quality management.  USDA-NRI.  2003 – 2005.  $75,000.
  4. Chaubey, I., M.D. Matlock, T.A. Costello, and B.E. Haggard.  GIS database development and watershed modeling in Arkansas Priority Watersheds.  2003 – 2004.  Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  2003- 2004.  $85,184.
  5. Chaubey, I. and V. Garg.  Use of hyperspectral remote sensing in lake water quality modeling.  NASA/Arkansas Space Grant Consortium.  2003 – 2004.  $5,500.
  6. Bajwa, S.G., I. Chaubey, and D.R. Gardisser.  Pesticide pollution risk assessment and mitigation training in Arkansas Delta.  EPA Region 6.  2003- 2005.  $41,995.
  7. Chaubey, I., K. White, T.A. Costello, and B. Haggard..  Development of techniques for identifying and linking physical characteristics to surface runoff source areas.  USGS/AWRC.  2003-2004.  $14,838.

2002

  1. Chaubey, I., B.E. Haggard, M. Matlock, C.V. Maxwell, and P.A. Moore, Jr.  Quantification of pathogen losses from swine manure treated fields under chemical and dietary modification conditions.   USDA/National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management.  2002 – 2004.  $12,345.  Supplement to this grant. $22,842.
  2. Chaubey, I., M. Matlock, T.A. Costello, and B.E. Haggard.  Development of a Decision Support System and Data Needs for the Beaver Lake Watershed.  EPA/Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission.  2002 – 2005.  $269,973.
  3. Chaubey, I.  Differentiating Runoff Contributing Areas from Pastures for Phosphorus Management.  Research Incentive Grant.  D.B. College of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences.  2002 – 2003.  $9,997.   
  4. Matlock, M. (P.I.), I. Chaubey, B.E. Haggard, D. Storm, M. Smolen, and W. Focht.  A Nutrient Management Decision Support System for the Eucha Basin.  Nutrient Science for the Improved Watershed Management Program, USDA/EPA.  2002 – 2005.  $686,000.
  5. Haggard, B.E. (P.I.), M. Matlock, I. Chaubey, and P.A. Moore, Jr.  Phosphorus Concentrations and Flux in Streams and Reservoirs:  Effect of Chemical Amendments on Sediment Phosphorus Flux and Implications for Watershed Management Strategies.  USGS/Arkansas Water Resources Center. 2002 – 2003.  $24,812.
  6. Dillahunty, W., I. Chaubey and M. Matlock.  Quantification of Dissolved Oxygen, Nutrients and Other Water Quality Parameters as Affected by Agricultural and Urban Land Use.  Undergraduate Research program. DBCAFLS.  $450.

2001

  1. Chaubey, I., M.A. Nelson, T.A. Costello, and K. Teague, and K. VanDevender .  Optimizing BMPs, Water Quality and Sustained Agriculture in the Lincoln Lake Watershed.  EPA/Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission. 2001 – 2004.  $272,713.
  2. Chaubey, I., T.A. Costello, M.A. Nelson, and T.S. Soerens.  Critical evaluation of spatial and temporal data requirements for TMDL Development.  USGS/Arkansas Water Resources Center. 2001 – 2002.  $20,305.

1998

  1. Bonzongo, J.J., E.E. Roden, H.C. Bryan, W.B. Lyons, I. Chaubey, and G.M. Ward.  Social impact  assessment of human exposure to mercury related to land use and physicochemical settings in the Alabama-Mobile river basin. 1998 – 2001.  NSF/EPA/USDA. $804,534.
  2. Chaubey, I., L. Han, and S.N. Addy.  Environmental and economic impact assessment of animal waste pollution potential using geographic information system.  School of Mining and Energy Development, University of Alabama. 1998 – 1999.  $22,457.

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