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Past Awards- Statewide Competitive Research Program


2016

  • “The Influence of Poultry Rearing Facilities on Nutrient Concentrations, Fecal Indicator Bacteria, and Stream Fish in the Upper Savannah River Basin” with Gregory Lewis (Furman University) as principal investigator and Dennis Haney, Min-Ken Liao (Furman University) and Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as co-principal investigators  
  • “Monitoring of Organic Pollutants in the Savannah, Edisto and Ogeechee Rivers Using Passive Samplers in Combination with a Real-time Water Quality Data Collection Network” with Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Oscar Flight (Phinizy Center for Water Sciences) as co-principal investigator  

2015

  • “Effect of Climate and Land Use Change on Water Availability for the Savannah River Basin” with Ashok Mishra (Clemson University) as principal investigator  
  • “A Preliminary Investigation into the Ecology, Hydrodynamics, and Limnological Parameters of Oxbow Lakes in the Middle and Lower Savannah River Basin” with John Haines (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Oscar Flight (Phinizy Center for Water Sciences) as co-principal investigator  

2014

  • “Low impact development (LID) stormwater management techniques as a tool for mitigating climate change induced increases in rainfall intensity and frequency" with Nigel Kaye (Clemson University) as principal investigator and William Martin III (Clemson University) as co-principal investigator  
  • “Monitoring of organic pollutants in the Savannah River, using a buoy-deployed data collection network" with Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Cindy Lee (Clemson University) as co-principal investigator

2013

  • “Enhancing satellite measurements of water surface temperature using a thermal model of the lake surface for improved evaporation estimates” with John Saylor (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Nigel Kaye (Clemson University) as co-principal investigator
  • “Effects of Pharmaceutical Photodegradation Products in Freshwater On Local Amphibians” with Allison Welch (College of Charleston) as principal investigator and Wendy Cory (College of Charleston) as co-principal investigator.

2012

  • “Effects of water pollution on fish health in the Savannah River " with Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Michael Paller (Augusta State University) as Co-Principal Investigator
  • “A Modeling Study of Water Shortages in the Savannah River Basin: Sensitivity of Water Availability to Evaporative Loss and Climate Change” with Nigel Kaye (Clemson University) as principal investigator and John Saylor (Clemson University) as co-principal investigator.

2011

  • “Sediment Pollution Assessment and Verification of Abandoned Developments Using Volunteered Geographic Information in a Web Mapping Interface" with Elena Mikhailova (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Christopher Post (Clemson University) as co-principal investigator
  • "The Influence of Legacy and Current Land Use on Stream Systems in the South Carolina Piedmont" with Dennis C. Haney (Furman University) as principal investigator and Gregory P. Lewis (Furman University) and Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as co-principal investigators

2010

  • “Sediment Phosphorus Flux Measurement in Lake Wateree, SC" with Daniel Tufford (University of South Carolina) as principal investigator and Dwayne Porter (University of South Carolina) as co-principal investigator
  • “Effects of Water Pollution on Fish Health in the Saluda River " with Peter van den Hurk (Clemson University) as principal investigator and Dennis Haney (Furman University) as co-principal investigator

2009

  • “Sediment Pollution Potential Assessment of Abandoned Developments Using Remote Sensing and GIS"
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Elena Mikhailova and Christopher Post - Clemson University
  • “Developing a Theoretical Framework for Water Quality Trading in the Saluda-Reedy Watershed, South Carolina"
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Michael Mikota and Jeffrey Parkey - Clemson University

2008

  • “A Statewide Biomarker Approach to Investigate Pollution Effects on Sunfish (Lepomis sp.) in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University  
  • “A Statewide Sediment and Water Quality Approach to Characterize Pollution in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina (Phase 2)”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Elizabeth Carroway - Clemson University
  • “Improved Early Detection Methods for Microcystin-Producing Cyanobacteria”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Alan R. Johnson and Dr. Yanru Yang - Clemson University
  • “Assessing Suspended Sediment Transport Potential and Supply in an Urbanizing Coastal Plains Stream”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Anand Jayakaran and Dr. Susan Libes - Clemson University and Coastal Carolina University

2007

  • “A Statewide Biomarker Approach to Investigate Pollution Effects on Sunfish (Lepomis sp.) in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University  
  • “A Statewide Sediment and Water Quality Approach to Characterize Pollution in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina” (Phase 2)
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Elizabeth Carroway - Clemson University

2006

  • “A Statewide Biomarker Approach to Investigate Pollution Effects on fish in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University  
  • “A Statewide Sediment and Water Quality Approach to Characterize Pollution in Wadeable Streams of South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Elizabeth Carroway - Clemson University

2005

  • “Toxicological Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Lake Conestee and the Reedy River”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University
  • “Environmental Predictors of Mercury Methylation Potential and Fish Tissue Concentrations in aBlackwater River”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Alan Johnson - Clemson University
  • “Contaminant Transfer among Sediments, Water Column, and Atmosphere in Reservoirs”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University

2004

  • “Application of Emerging Technologies for Water Quality Monitoring and Data Transfer in the Saluda-Reedy Watershed”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Christopher Post - Clemson University
  • “Modeling the Impact of Reservoir Management Regimes on Important Ecosystems in the Santee River Basin”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. John M. Grego - University of South Carolina

2003

  • “Real-time Water Quality Monitoring for Education and Stakeholder Feedback in the Saluda-Reedy Watershed”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Christopher Post - Clemson University
  • “Toxicological Effects of Environmental Pollutants in Lake Conestee”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Peter van den Hurk - Clemson University

2002

  • “Renovating Water for Conservation and Reuse: Developing Design Parameters for Constructed Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Mitigation”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. John Rodgers - Clemson University
  • “Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology to Assess the Relationship of Land Cover to Watershed Impairment for the Saluda River Basin in South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Kang Shou Lu-Clemson University

2001

  • “Initiating Effective Algae Reduction on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Grant Cunningham and Sean Blacklocke - Clemson University
  • “Reestablishment of an Estuarine Marsh and Waterway after Causeway Removal”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Carla Curran and Dr. Randall Cross - University of South Carolina at Beaufort

2000

  • “Initiating Effective Algae Reduction on Lake Greenwood, South Carolina”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Grant Cunningham and Sean Blacklocke - Clemson University
  • “Reestablishment of an Estuarine Marsh and Waterway after Causeway Removal”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Carla Curran and Dr. Randall Cross - University of South Carolina at Beaufort

1999

  • “Assessment of Conditions and Public Attitudes Concerning Marine Sanitation of the Lakes Encompassed by the Savannah River Watershed Region: Policy Projections for the Future”
    PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Kenneth Backman and Dr. Sheila Backman - Clemson University