David Stevens

Environmental

Professor


David K  Stevens

Contact Information

Office Location: UWRL 244
Phone: 435-797-3229
Email: david.stevens@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering (minor)), University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1983
BS, Civil Engineering, (Environmental Engineering), Tufts University, 1976

Teaching Interests

Environmental Process Modeling, Environmental Statistics

Research Interests

Watershed Water Quality Modeling, Monitoring, Mathematical Modeling of Surface Waters, Biological Treatment, Biological and Chemical Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Environmental Statistics Applicaitons

Awards

All Engineering Honorary

Tau Beta Pi

Researcher of the Year

Utah State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reserach Honorary

Sigma Xi

University Honorary

Phi Kappa Phi

Advisor of the Year, 2019

Utah State University, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lewis H. Kessler Sanitary Engineering Award for Academic Achievement in Sanitary Engineering, 1982

Civil and Environmental Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Acadmic Excellence Award, 1980

Central States Water Pollution Control Association

Honors in Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, 1976

Tufts University


Publications | Abstracts

  • Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman, A., Mesner, N., (2007). Little Bear River Test Bed: Tools for Environmental Observatory Design and Implementation. Eos Trans. AGU

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Books

  • Stevens, D.K, (1997). Environmental Management - Problems and Solutions. Gordon and Breach

    Publications | Book Chapters

  • Stevens, D.K, Meals, D.W, Mesner, N.O, Jackson-Smith, D., Horsburgh, J., Sorensen, D.L, Luloff, A.E, Osmond, D., (2012). Little Bear River Watershed, Utah: National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Conservation Effects Assessment Project: ow to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Conservation Effects Assessment Project Experience. Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Meals, D.W, Mesner, N., Jackson-Smith, D., Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Sorensen, D.L, Luloff, A.E, Osmond, D.L, (2012). Chapter 21. Little Bear River Watershed, Utah: National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project: How to Build Better Agricultural Conservation Programs to Protect Water Quality: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture–Conservation Effects Assessment Project Experience. Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, (2005). TMDL development approaches: Total Maximum Daily Load: Approaches and Challenges. PenWell Corporation

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Tarboton, D.G, Richards, C., McKee, M., Torres-Rua, A., Neilson, B.T, Tullis, B.P, Rosenberg, D.E, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, McLean, J.E, Johnson, M.C, Dupont, R.R, (2019). The Utah Water Research Laboratory: Empowering Water and Environmental Research in Utah and Around the World. Water Resources Impact, American Water Resources Association, 21:5, 13-15. *
  • Demitry, M., Hansen, C.L, Stevens, D.K, McFarland, M., (2016). Extension of the Applications of the ADM1 to Predict Performance of the Induced Bed Reactor (IBR) Co-digesting Municipal Sludge with Bakery Wastes. Environment and Pollution, 5:2, 41-56.
  • Zhong, J., Stevens, D.K, Hansen, C.L, (2015). Optimization of anaerobic hydrogen and methane production from dairy processing waste using a two-stage digestion in induced bed reactor (IBR). International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40.45 (2015): 15470-15476, 40:45, 15470-15476. doi: doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.09.085
  • Schmelter, M.L, Wilcock, P., Hooten, M.B, Stevens, D.K, Multifraction Bayesian bed load sediment transport model. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering/MDPI
  • Batt, H.A, Stevens, D.K, Can Suspended Fine Sediment Transport in Shallow Lakes Be Predicted Using MVRVM With Limited Observations?. J. Environmental Engineering, ASCE
  • Kang, G., Park, K., Cho, J., Stevens, D.K, Chung, N., (2015). Remediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil using hemoglobin-catalytic mechanism. American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Environmental Engineering, doi: DOI: 10.1061/ (ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000955
  • Wurtsbaugh, W.A, Heredia, N., Laub, B.G, Meredith, C., Mohn, H., Null, S., Pluth, D., Roper, B.B, Sanders, W.C, Stevens, D.K, Walker, R.H, Wheeler, K., Approaches for studying fish production: Do river and lake researchers have different perspectives?. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Nahm, C., Park, K., Kang, G., Stevens, D.K, (2014). Verification of Heme Catalytic Cycle with 5-Aminosalicylic Acid and Its Application to Soil Remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Environ. Eng. Res., 19:2, 139-143.
  • Batt, H.A, Stevens, D.K, (2013). Relevance Vector Machine Models of Suspended Fine Sediment Transport in a Shallow Lake - I -data Collection. Environmental Engineering Science/Mary Ann Liebert Publishers, 30:11, 681-688. doi: doi:10.1089/ees.2012.0487
  • Epstein, D., Neilson, B.T, Goodman, K., Stevens, D.K, Wurtsbaugh, W.A, (2013). A modeling approach for assessing the effect of multiple lakes in sequence on nutrient transport.. Aquatic Sciences, 75:2, 199-212. doi: DOI 10.1007/s00027-012-0267-2
  • Schmelter, M., Stevens, D.K, Traditional and Bayesian Statistical Models in Fluvial Sediment Transport. J. Hyd. Div., ASCE, doi: doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000672
  • Spackman Jones, A., Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., Ryel, R.J, Stevens, D.K, Influence of sampling frequency on estimation of annual total phosphorus and total suspended solids loads. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2012.00684.x
  • L, S.M, Hooten, M.B, Stevens, D.K, (2011). Bayesian sediment transport model for unisize bed load. Water Resources Research, 47, doi: doi:10.1029/2011WR010754
  • Spackman Jones, A., Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., (2011). Surrogate measures for providing high frequency estimates of total suspended solids and total phosphorus concentrations. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 47:2, 239-253. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00505.x
  • Neilson, B.T, Chapra, S.C, Stevens, D.K, Bandarogoda, C., (2010). Two-zone Transient Storage Zone Modeling Using Temperature and Solute Data with Multi-Objective Calibration: Part 1 –Temperature. Water Resources Research , 46, W12521. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2009WR008756
  • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, Chapra, S.C, Bandaragoda, C., (2010). Two-zone Transient Storage Zone Modeling Using Temperature and Solute Data with Multi-Objective Calibration: Part 2 – Temperature and Solute. Water Resources Research, 46, W12520. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2009WR008759
  • Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman Jones, A., Stevens, D.K, Tarboton, D.G, Mesner, N., (2010). A Sensor Network for High Frequency Estimation of Water Quality Constituent Fluxes Using Surrogates. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 1031-1044. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.012
  • Spackman, A.J, Stevens, D.K, Horsburgh, J.S, Mesner, N., (2010). Surrogate measures for providing high frequency estimates of total suspended solids and total phosphorus concentrations. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, doi: 10.1111/j.1752-1688:2010.00505.x
  • Schmadel, N.M, Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, (2010). Approaches to estimate uncertainty in longitudinal channel water balances. Journal of Hydrology, 394, 357-369. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.09.011
  • Horsburgh, J.S, Spackman, A., Stevens, D.K, Tarboton, D.G, Mesner, N., (2010). A Sensor Network for High Frequency Estimation of Water Quality Constituent Fluxes Using Surrogates. Environmental Modelling and Software, doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.10.012
  • Ames, D.P, Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, Lall, U.L, (2005). Using Bayesian networks to model watershed management decisions: an East Canyon Creek case study. Hydroinformatics , 7:4, 267-282.
  • Neilson, B.T, Stevens, D.K, (2002). Issues Related to the Success of the TMDL Program. The Unitverities Council on Water Resources, Water Resources Update, 122, 55-61.
  • Stevens, D.K, Chen, S., Kang, G., (1999). Pentachlorophenol (PCP) and crystal violet degradation using Heme and Peroxide-I. Proof of concept and screening tests. Water Research , 33:17, 3657-3665.
  • Zhu, H.C, Stevens, D.K, (1996). COD and BOD5 Removal Efficiencies in a Pilot Scale Constructed Reed Bed Receiving Cheese-Processing Wastewater. Chin. J. Environ. Sci, 17:5, 30-32.
  • Ossenbruggen, P.J, Stevens, D.K, (1996). Mechanistic model identification for Nitrification in activated sludge. Environmetrics, 7, 579-600.
  • Stevens, D.K, Badkoubi, A., Murarka, I.P, (1996). Pentachlorohpenol Mineralization by Phanerochaete chrysosporium in Liquid Culture in the Presence of Syringic Acid or Humic Acid. Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials, 13:4, 473-484.
  • Badkoubi, A., Stevens, D.K, Sims, R.C, Murarka, I., (1996). Quantification of Pentachlorophenol Transformation Product Distribution in the Presence of Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 30:1, 1-8.
  • Grenney, W.J, Stevens, D.K, Doucette, W.J, (1990). Decision Support Model for Hazardous-Waste Application Rates at Land Treatment Systems. Civil Engineering Systems, 7:4, 219-228.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

    Other Reports

    • Mesner, N., Jackson-Smith, D., Stevens, D.K, Budy, P., (2013). Review of Utah's 319 Nonpoint Source Program. . *
    • Neilson, B.T, Horsburgh, J.S, Stevens, D.K, Matassa, M.R, Brogdon, J.N, Spackman, A., (2004). Comparison of Complex Watershed Models’ Predictive Capabilities: EPRI’s Watershed Analysis Risk Management Framework (WARMF) vs. USEPA’s Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources (BASINS/WinHSPF). Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Publications | Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2020
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2020
    CEE 3640 - Drinking Water Engineering, Spring 2020
    BENG, CEE 3670 - Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems, Spring 2020
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2019
    CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2019
    BENG 3670 - Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems, Spring 2019
    CEE 3670 - Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems, Spring 2019
    CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2018
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2018
    CEE 3640 - Drinking Water Engineering, Spring 2018
    CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2018
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2017
    CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2017
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2016
    CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2016
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2015
    CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2015
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2015
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2015
    CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2015
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2014
    CEE 4200 - Engineering Economics, Fall 2014
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2014
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2014
    CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2014
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2013
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2013
    CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2013
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2013
    CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2013
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2012
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2012
    CEE 4930 - Independent Study, Fall 2012
    CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2012
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2012
    CEE 4890 - Environmental Engineering Design III, Spring 2012
    CEE 2890 - Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar, Spring 2012
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2011
    CEE 6660 - Environmental and Hydrologic Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2011
    CEE 4790 - Environmental Engineering Design II, Fall 2011
    CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2011
    CEE 4890 - ENV ENGR DESIGN III (CI), Spring 2011
    CEE 6800 - ENVIRON ENGR SEM, Spring 2011
    CEE 3890 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENG DESIGN I, Spring 2011
    CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2010
    CEE 6660 - Environmental Data Analysis and Experimentation, Fall 2010
    CEE 4790 - Environmental Engineering Design II, Fall 2010
    CEE 6630 - Process Dynamics in Environmental Engineering Systems, Fall 2010

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Jade Snyder Echard, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2020
    Tara Saley, August 2019
    Jinsu Choi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011
    Ali Salha, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - May 2020
    Maryana Azmi, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2013 - May 2018
    Tiana Hammer, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012 - May 2018
    Ahmed Bitar, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2012 - August 2017
    Zhong Jiming, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011 - May 2016
    Christine Rumsey, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 - January 2014
    Prajith Dev, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 2013
    Mark Schmelter, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2005 - August 2013
    Hussein Batt, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2009 2012
    Morris Demitry, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2009 - November 2011
    Ana Ovalle, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2008 - November 2010