I use applied research to address issues in the natural resources community, particularly in the field of ecosystem restoration as it applies to streams impacted by urban, agricultural, and mining activities; stormwater management; mined land reclamation; and riparian zone management. Currently, my students and I are examining methods to improve instream water quality through novel stream restoration techniques; investigating the influence of bulk density on runoff in urban landscapes; exploring alternative uses of stormwater; and evaluating the influence of the Forestry Reclamation Approach on water quality and hydrology on mined lands. My extension efforts are centered on sharing research findings with stakeholders. I use methods such as the use of outdoor classrooms to enhance STEM and environmental education. I teach courses on stream restoration, low impact development, and mined land reclamation, and I direct the Stream and Watershed Science Graduate Certificate.

Keywords: Stream Restoration, Stormwater Management, Mined Land Reclamation, STEM/Environmental Education, Best Management Practices, Conservation, Water Quality





Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E.

Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P.

Extension Associate Professor
Bioenvironmental Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
207 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4344
Fax: (859) 257-5671
Ecosystem Protection and Restoration

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