John J. Ramirez-Avila (John)

Office: Walker 224
Phone: (662) 325-9885
Alt. Phone: (662) 325-2681

Box 9546
235 Walker Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

John J. Ramirez-Avila is an Agricultural Engineer holding a Master’s degree in Soil Sciences and a Doctoratal degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering with emphasis in Water Resources Engineering.

John is an Assistant Research Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at MSU performing investigation designed to test, validate and improve analytic tools for the prediction of nutrient loads from watersheds, with a particular focus on the Mississippi Delta. He also pursues research focused on the determination of sediment sources and development of a regional sediment management plan, and on streambank erosion and sediment transport monitoring and modeling at reach and watershed scales.

His past work experience involves research in the evaluation, enhancement, and conservation of environmental and water quality and nutrient management. He was engaged in studies pertaining to the assessment of soil erosion and nutrient losses at plot, field and watershed scale. He also participated in the development, evaluation and implementation of BMPs and management plans to reduce non-point pollution of surface waters, and in the evaluation of the costs imposed by water pollution and soil degradation.
Research Interest:
Soil and water quality, soil and water management and conservation, soil erosion, nutrient transport from soils and watersheds, nutrient management, streambank erosion, suspended sediment transport, channel evolution, channel and watershed modeling.

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by John J. Ramirez-Avila (John):  97 
Prince Czarnecki, J. M., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., & Hathcock, L. A. (2018). Structure from Motion with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Best Practices Guide for New Users. Mississippi State University: Geosystems Research Institute. [Document]

Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Schauwecker, T., Martin, James L., Ortega-Achury, S. L., & Prince Czarnecki, J. M. (2018). A Project Based Learning Study Oriented to Develop a Natural Stream Restoration Design. Proceeedings Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Grafe, J., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., Schauwecker, T., Ortega-Achury, S. L., Prince Czarnecki, J. M., & Langendoen, E. (2018). Understanding Relations Between Streamflow, Turbidity, and Suspended-Sediment Concentration in an Impaired Mississippian Stream. Proceedings Mississippi Water Resources Research institute. Jackson, MS. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Wilson, L. E., Ramirez-Avila, J. J., & Almansa-Manrique, E. F. (2018). Predicting the Effects of Conservation Practices in Tropical Soils. Proceedings MWRRI. Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Ly, P., & Ramirez-Avila, J. J. (2018). Hydrologic and Nutrient Removal Performance of Rain Gardens: A Review. Proceedings Mississippi Water Resources Conference. Jackson, MS. [Abstract] [Document Site]

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