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Randhir, Timothy O.

Professor and Graduate Program DirectorRandhir

 

413-545-3969
326 Holdsworth

Email: randhir
curriculum vitae

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Websites:   Web/Mobile spatial decision support systems ;
UMass Yoro Sustainability Project

Primary interests

Dr. Randhir’s primary interests include: watershed management, water quality, ecological economics, complex systems, dynamic modeling and optimization, spatial analysis and simulation, Institutional economics, GIS-Internet-Simulation interfacing, systems modeling, climate change, land use policy, international trade and development, common pool resource management, nonpoint source pollution, and natural resources policy and management.

Current/ Recent Projects

Spatio-temporal modeling of watershed dynamics (Blackstone Watershed); Sediment loading and aquatic ecosystem response (Connecticut River Watershed); Deliberative group decisions (Chicopee Watershed); Climate change and glacier-fed watersheds of the tropics; Modeling multiple contaminants and Land dynamics (Blackstone Watershed); Coliform contamination and chlorine by-products (Kampala, Uganda); Multi-attribute watershed classification for restoration (Chicopee Watershed); Performance measures for Watershed systems (Chicopee Watershed); Impact of climatic change on watershed systems (Connecticut River Watershed); Water harvesting in urbanizing watershed systems (Taunton Watershed); Watershed dimensions and biodiversity (Westfield River Watershed); Institutional solutions to water resources (Honduras); Urbanization in Watersheds (Blackstone Watershed); Urban Modeling of Pervious cover (Mill River Watershed, Springfield); Modeling Land use – Land cover change (Connecticut Watershed); Structure and performance of watershed organizations (Nationwide); Watershed impacts of animal feed operations (Middle Connecticut Watershed); Internet-based, watershed information site for Watershed Communities (Comprehensive site for watershed information); Watershed education (website with resources for teaching)

Courses Taught

NRC 578-Watershed Science and Management
NRC 576 – Water Resources Management and Policy
NRC 577 – Ecosystem Modeling and Simulation
ECO 675 – Ecological Economics and Sustainability
ECO 678 – Advanced Watershed Science
NRC 597O – Watershed Management – Online
HONORS 391 – Blue Gold and World Water Wars

Selected Recent Publications

Books:

Randhir, T.O. 2006. Watershed Management: Issues and Approaches. International Water Association Publishing, London , UK .

Articles:

Mello, K.D., T. O. Randhir, R. A. Valente, and C. A. Vettorazzi. 2017. Riparian restoration for pro-tecting water quality in tropical agricultural watersheds, Ecological Engineering (Accepted).

Randhir, T.O., E. Wright†, and J. Ahern. 2017. Modeling Suburban Phosphorus Runoff and BMPs: Downscaling from watershed systems to site-specific scales, ASCE’s Jl. of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, 3(4): 1-12. doi:10.1061/JSWBAY.0000829

Talib, A. and T.O. Randhir. 2017. Climate change and land use impacts on hydrologic processes of watershed systems, Journal of Water and Climate Change, doi: 10.2166/wcc.2017.064

Han, L. T.O. Randhir, M. Huang. 2017. Design and assessment of stream–wetland systems for nutrient removal in an urban watershed of China, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 228:139. doi:10.1007/s11270-017-3312-x

Pamukcu, P., N. Erdem, Y. Serengil, and T.O. Randhir. 2016. Ecohydrologic modeling of water resources and land use for watershed conservation, Ecological Informatics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2016.09.005

Dudula, J. and T. O. Randhir. 2016. Modeling the influence of Climate Change on Watershed Systems: Adaptation through Targeted Practices. Journal of Hydrology. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.07.020.

Talib, A., and T.O. Randhir. 2016. Managing Emerging Contaminants in Watersheds: Need for Comprehensive, Systems-Based Strategies, Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology, doi:10.1016/j.swaqe.

Randhir, T.O. 2016. Globalization impacts on local commons: multiscale strategies for socioeconomic and ecological resilience. Int. Journal of Commons. 10(1). DOI: 10.18352/ijc.517.

Talib, A., and T.O. Randhir. 2016. Managing emerging contaminants: Status, impacts, and watershed-wide strategies. Exposure and Health. 10.1007/s12403-015-0192-4.

Ekness, P., and T.O. Randhir. 2015. Effect of climate and land cover changes on watershed runoff: A multivariate assessment for stormwater management, Jl. of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences. 120(9):1785-1796. DOI: 10.1002/

Zhang, C., and O. Randhir. 2015. Comparative analysis of accounting principles in trading carbon emissions for alternative mechanism design, Jl. of Env. Accounting and Management, 3(1): 1-11.

Randhir, T.O. and S. Raposa. 2014. Urbanization and watershed sustainability: Collaborative simulation modeling of alternative landscape states, Journal of Hydrology. 519: 1526-1536.

Sekar, I. and O. Randhir. 2014. Spatial Risk Assessment of Farming on Wetland Habitats in Watershed System.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 225. DOI 10.1007/s11270-014-2116-5.

Randhir, T.O. The resilience of watershed systems to climate change. J. of Earth Science and Climatic Change, 5:6. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.1000e109

Oluka, S., A. L. Steigen,O. Randhir. 2014. Managing coliform contamination and chlorine by-products in urban water supply system in Uganda, Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.swaqe.2014.04.001.

Randhir, T.O. and P. Ekness†, 2013. Water quality change and habitat potential in riparian ecosystems. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecohyd.2013.09.001.

Erol, A., and T.O. Randhir. 2013. Watershed ecosystem modeling of land-use impacts on water quality, Ecological Modeling. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.09.005.

Randhir, T.O., and A. Erol. 2013. Emerging Threats to Forests: Resilience and Strategies at System Scale,” American Journal of Plant Sciences, 4(3A):739-748. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2013.43A093

Other Articles (1996-2012):

Book Chapters:

Randhir, T.O., and A.G. Hawes. 2010. Ecology and Poverty in Watershed Management. Invited chapter, DeClerck, F., J.C. Ingram, and C.R. Del Rio. Integrating Ecology into Poverty Alleviation and International Development Efforts: a practical guide. Springer Verlag Publication.

Randhir, T.O., P. Ekness, and O. Tsvetkova. 2010. Climatic change impacts on hydrologic dynamics of watershed systems. In Jeremy C. Vaughn. Watershed: Management, Restoration, and Environmental Impact. Nova Science Publishers, USA.

Randhir, T.O. 2003. Land Use Planning. In: Water: Science and Issues , ed. E. Julius Dasch. New York : Macmillan Reference USA . Pages: 7-11.

Randhir, T.O. 2003. Global Warming: Policy Making. In: Water: Science and Issues , ed. E. Julius Dasch. New York : Macmillan Reference USA . pages: 134-137.

Randhir, T.O. and S. R. Subramanian. 1999. Hill Agriculture Development: Environmental Issues. In: Kainth, G.S. Developing Hill Agriculture . (Ed.). Vedams Press., Delhi , India .

Conference Abstracts:

 

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