Dr. John H. Rodgers, Jr.

Professor


John RodgerEmail: jrodger@clemson.edu
Office: (864) 656-0492

Department:
Department Forestry and Natural Resources


Education:
Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Aquatic Toxicology/Biology - 1977
M.S. Clemson University, Botany/Plant Ecology - 1974
B.S. Clemson University, Botany - 1972

Research interest:
Research Areas Include: Current research includes strategies for accurate risk characterization and ecologically sound, economically feasible and socially acceptable risk mitigation approaches. Specific projects focus on invasive species (particularly freshwater algae), threatened species (e.g. herbicides and amphibian decline in North America) and energy and environment (e.g. exploration and production, constructed wetlands, flue gas desulfurization, etc.). Some current funding: 1) Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Energy Funding ($300,000) 2005-2008. Innovative Techniques for Remediation of Nontraditional Waters for Reuse in Coal-Fired Power Plants. 2) Principal Investigator, Duke Energy Corporation and ENTRIX Funding ($100,000) 2006-2007. Further Evaluations of Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Flue Gas Desulfurization Waters. 3) Co-Principal Investigator, Chevron-Texaco Funding ($50,000) 2006-2007. Evaluation of Boron Biogeochemistry in Constructed Wetlands. 4) Co-Principal Investigator, Monsanto Company Funding ($300,000) 2006-2008. Potential Effects of Glyphosate Formulations on Amphibians. 5) Principal Investigator, Florida Department of Environmental Protection Funding ($60,000) Effects of Invasive Algae in Crystal River, FL and Potential Control Strategies to Protect the Florida Manatee. 6) Co-Principal Investigator, Chevron-Texaco Funding ($50,000) Specifically Designed Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Produced Water in Chad. 7) Principal Investigator, Duke Energy Corporation and ENTRIX Funding ($30,000) 2007-2008. Additional Evaluations of Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Flue Gas Desulfurization Waters. 8) Co-Principal Investigator, Clemson University Funding ($50,000) 2006-2008. Evaluation of Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Parking Lot Stormwater (with Dr. Rockie English). 9) Principal Investigator, Applied Biochemists, Inc. Funding ($36,000) 2008. Approaches for Mitigation of Risks from Harmful Algal Blooms. 10) Co-Principal Investigator, Chevron-Texaco Funding ($50,000) Specifically Designed Constructed Wetland Treatment Systems for Specific Produced Water (San Ardo, CA).

Publications:
Murray-Gulde, C., William Bridges and J.H. Rodgers, Jr. 2008. Evaluating performance of a constructed wetland treatment system designed to decrease bioavailable copper in a waste stream. Environmental Geosciences 15(1): 21-38
Eggert, D.A., J.H. Rodgers, Jr., G.M. Huddleston, and C.E. Hensman. 2008. Performance of Pilot-Scale Constructed Wetalnd Treatment Systems for Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Waters. Environmental Geosciences 15: 115-129.
Johnson, B.M., M.M. Chao, O.R. Tedrow, A.D. McQueen, and J.H. Rodgers, Jr. (In press). Responses of Lepomis macrochris, Pimephales promelas, Hyalella azteca, Ceriodaphinia dubia, and Daphnia magna to Exposures of Algimycin PWF and Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management.
Johnson, B.M., L.E. Kanagy, J.H. Rodgers Jr., J.W. Castle. 2008 Feasiblity of a pilot-scale hybrid constructed wetland treatment sysytem for simulated natural gas storage produced waters. Environmental Geoscience 15: 91-104
Kenagy, L.E., B.M. Johnson, J.W. Castle and J.H. Rodgers, Jr. 2008. Hydrosoil conditions in a pilot scale constructed wetland treatment system for simulated natural gas storage produced waters. Environmental Geosciences 15: 105-113.

Honors and awards:
Member, Science Advisory Panel, U.S. EPA – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Panel.
Instructor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station – Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement PROSPECT Course
Chair, Expert Advisory Committee, Canadian Network of Toxicology Centres, Environment Canada and Health and Welfare, 1996-1999; Member, 1992-2003.
Board of Directors, Aquatic Plant Management Society, 2002-2005. Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 2005 – present.
Board of Directors, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1989-1991; Executive Committee 1997-2002; Vice President 1998-1999; President 1999-2000, World Council 2000-2002.
Distinguished Southerner, Editors of Southern Living, Water Watchdogs, April 1994.
Member, Science Advisory Panel, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Long-term Receiving Study, 1999 – present.

Courses:
ENTOX – Ecological Risk Assessment
FOR 893 – Aquatic Ecotoxicology
FOR 893 – Sediment Toxicology
FOR 893 – Limnology
FOR 893 – Professional Development

Websites:
cafls/departments/forestry/faculty_staff/aquatic_tox/index