Adam S. Ward
O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Environmental scientist Adam Ward joined the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2014 following three years with the University of Iowa Department of Earth and Environmental Science. He specializes in quantifying the transport of water, energy and pollutants through hydrological landscapes, and the ecological implications of these fluxes.
Ward’s research focuses on hydrological connections between streams, their landscapes and their aquifers as a control on biogeochemical processes and ecosystem function, particularly the transport and fate of compounds in the environment. Specific interests include transport of nutrients in agricultural landscapes, contaminants of emerging concern in streams and wetlands, and carbon export from catchments.
Areas of Expertise
Environmental science, hydrology, watershed management, civil engineering, water quality.