Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D.

Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D.

Professor

School of Science & Engineering

Education & Affiliations

B.S., Zagazig University, Egypt (1987)
M.S., University of Iowa (1991)
Ph.D., University of Iowa (1994)

Biography

Ehab Meselhe, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor in the Department of River-Coastal Science and Engineering at Tulane University. His research is focused on computer modeling of coastal wetland, estuarine, and riverine systems. He is particularly interested in integrating physical, ecological and social processes for inland watersheds riverine, deltaic and coastal systems.

He worked as an educator, researcher, and practitioner with extensive experience working with academic institutions, government agencies, and the private sector. Dr. Meselhe served as Louisiana’s technical lead for the Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study and helped build the numerical models that provided a foundation for Louisiana’s 2012 and 2017 Coastal Master Plans. Dr. Meselhe is a registered Professional Engineer in the sates of Iowa and Louisiana. He also served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hydrology (Elsevier), and the Journal of Hydraulic Research (International Association of Hydraulic Research).

For a list of publications and more information, please visit https://meselhe.tulane.edu/

Barbara A. Kleiss, Ph.D.

Barbara A. Kleiss, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Coordinator, River Science and Engineering Certificate Program
School of Science & Engineering
CV

Education & Affiliations

B.S., Spring Hill College, 1979
M.S., University of Southern Mississippi, 1983
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1995

Biography

While I have worked throughout the United States, my career has focused on the rivers and wetlands in the lower Mississippi River valley. These efforts have been as varied as studies to understand sediment deposition and nitrogen dynamics in bottomland hardwood wetlands in Mississippi River tributaries, to sampling the water chemistry, ecology and groundwater to over forty rivers in the Mississippi Embayment, helping to develop Level IV ecoregions for the lower Mississippi Valley, and coordinating studies to assess the efficacy of river diversions.

In the most recent couple of decades, I have been involved in creating, developing and directing large interdisciplinary research programs associated with the Mississippi River and its delta, including serving as the Chief of the US Geological Survey’s National Water Quality Assessment Program’s Mississippi Embayment project, and the Director of both the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology program and the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Mississippi River Geomorphology and Potamology program.

My current interests include developing an improved understanding of the values of the residual Mississippi River floodplains, further understanding sediment dynamics in the river and how they should be measured and developing programs by which principles of river science and engineering can be more readily conveyed to river management professionals across the country.

Selected Publications

Brown, G.L., McAlpin, J.N., Pevey, K.C., Luong, P.V., Price, C.R., and Kleiss, B.A. 2019. Mississippi River Hydrodynamic and Delta Management Study: Delta Management Modeling: AdH/SEDLIB Multi-Dimensional Model Validation and Scenario Analysis Report. 2019. ERDC/CHL Report TR-19-2. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. 172 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/32446

Kolker, A.S., Dausman, A.M., Allison, M.A. Brown, G.L., Chu, P.Y., de Mutsert, K., Fitzpatrick, C.E., Henkel, J.R., Justic, D., Kleiss, B.A., McCoy, E, Meselhe, E., and Richards, C.P. 2018. Rethinking the River: The Mississippi River and its delta and plume provide insight into research-informed approaches to managing river-dominated coastal zones. EOS, 99. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO101169

Biedenharn, D.S., Killgore, K.J., Little, C.D. Jr., Murphy, C.E. and Kleiss, B.A. 2018. Attributes of the Lower Mississippi River Batture. MRG&P Tech Note No. 4. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 14 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/26582

Kleiss, B.A. and Gambrell, T.S. 2017. Part 8. “Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins. Chapter 109. The Mississippi River Basin”. In: Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Vijay Singh, ed. McGraw–Hill Education.

Killgore, K.J., Hartfield, P., Slack, T., Fischer, R., Biedenharn, D., Kleiss, B., Hoover, J., and Harrison, A. 2014. Conservation Plan for the Interior Least Tern, Pallid Sturgeon, and Fat Pocketbook Mussel in the Lower Mississippi River (Endangered Species Act, Section 7(a)(1)). MRG&P Report No. 4 Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3190

Allison, M.A., Demas, C.R., Ebersole, B.A., Kleiss, B.A., Little, C.D., Meselhe, E.A., Powell, N.J., Pratt, T.C., and Vosberg, B.M. 2012. A water and sediment budget for the lower Mississippi-Atchafalaya River in flood years 2008-2010: Implications for sediment discharge to the oceans and coastal restoration in Louisiana. Journal of Hydrology, Vols. 432-433, pp. 84-97.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.02.020

Smith, R.D., Klimas, C.V. and Kleiss, B.A. 2005. A watershed assessment tool for evaluating ecological condition, proposed impacts, and restoration potential at multiple scales. SWRRP Technical Notes Collection, ERDC TN-SWWRP-05-3, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Chapman, S.S., Kleiss, B.A. Omernik, J.M., Foti, T.L. and Murray, E.O. 2004. Ecoregions of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain (color poster with map, descriptive text, summary tables and photographs): Reston, Virginia, (US Geological Survey (map scale 1_150,000).

Kleiss, B.A., Coupe, R.H., Gonthier, G.J. and Justus, B.G. 2001. Water Quality in the Mississippi Embayment: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky, 1995- 98. U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1208. 36 p.

Kleiss, B.A. 1996. Suspended sediment retention in an eastern Arkansas bottomland hardwood wetland. Wetlands, 16:321-333.

DeLaune R.D., Boar, R.R., Lindau, C.R. and Kleiss, B.A. 1996. Denitrification in bottomland hardwood soils of the Cache River, Arkansas. Wetlands, 16:309-320.

Scott, M.L., Kleiss, B.A., Patrick, W.H., and Segelquist, C.A. 1990. "The Effect of Developmental Activities on Water Quality Functions of Bottomland Hardwood Ecosystems: The Report of the Water Quality Workgroup," Ecological Processes and Cumulative Impacts: Illustrated by Bottomland Hardwood Wetland Ecosystems, Lewis Publishers, Chelsea, Michigan, pp. 411-454.

Courses

RCSE 6800 – Introduction to River Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Water chemistry of aquatic systems, wetlands biogeochemistry, restoration of rivers and wetlands, and interdisciplinary studies of the Mississippi River and its floodplains.

K. Jack Killgore, Ph.D.

K. Jack Killgore, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Research Fisheries Biologist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
601-634-3397
School of Science & Engineering
CV

Education & Affiliations

B.A. University of Arkansas, 1975
M.S., Sam Houston State University, 1980
Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1995

Biography

I began my professional career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, National Reservoir Research Program as a biological technician. A few years later, I began working for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (formerly Waterways Experiment Station) in Vicksburg, MS where I continue today as a technical team leader in the Environmental Laboratory. Working for USACE in the 1980’s and 90’s allowed me to witness major changes in the environmental ethics of this organization. Our research supported these changes by quantifying environmental impacts of federal water resource projects (e.g., flood control, commercial navigation) on aquatic resources as required by the National Environmental Policy Act. We essentially completed sections of Environmental Impact Statements for USACE Districts. Also in the 1990’s, we began developing field protocols and statistical models to determine the benefits of ecosystem restoration as part of the Water Resource Development Acts. Our research resulted in both mitigation and restoration techniques to either offset negative impacts or provide ecosystem benefits.

In the early 2000’s, the Team began studying Pallid Sturgeon, a federally endangered species living in the Mississippi River. We were now assisting USACE Districts and Divisions in compliance with the Federal Endangered Species Act. We branched out to include research projects on seven other species of sturgeon that live in our navigable rivers across the United States. About this time, Asian Carp were rapidly colonizing the Mississippi River and tributaries. We assisted USACE and other federal and state agencies in monitoring population expansion, evaluating impacts to native species, and conducting laboratory studies on deterrents to expansion including electrical and hydraulic barriers.

We now have an interdisciplinary research team in the fields of ichthyology, fisheries biology, aquatic entomology, malacology, and watershed assessment. I continue to collect field data and develop products on fishery resources of the Mississippi River and tributaries. As an adjunct professor at Tulane University, I will continue to share these experiences in an applied approach to our river science and engineering courses.

Selected Publications

Dr. Killgore has authored or co-authored more than 100 professional publications in peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, technical reports/notes, and chapters in books. Selected publications are listed below.

Miranda, L. E., J. A. Martinez-Lanfranco, and K. J. Killgore. 2019. Wetlands and development influence fish diversity in a species-rich small river. Environmental Biology of Fishes. Published online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-019-00876-5

Biedenharn, D.S., Killgore, K.J., Little, C.D. Jr., Murphy, C.E. and Kleiss, B.A. 2018. Attributes of the Lower Mississippi River Batture. MRG&P Tech Note No. 4. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 14 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/26582

Benjamin, G. L., Angeline. J. Rodgers, and K. Jack Killgore. 2016. Mississippi River Ecosystem Restoration: The Past Forty-Plus Years. Pages 311-350 in Y. Chen, D. C. Chapman, J. R. Jackson, D. Chen, Z. Li, K. J. Killgore, Q. Phelps, and M. A. Eggleton, editors. Fisheries resources, environment, and conservation in the Mississippi and Yangtze (Changjiang) River basins. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 84, Bethesda, Maryland.

Oliver, A. J., C. E. Murphy, C. D. Little, and K. Jack Killgore. 2016. Measuring connectivity of floodplain waterbodies to the Lower Mississippi River. Mississippi River Geomorphology and Potamology Program, MRG&P Tech Note 1.

Tripp, S., K. J. Killgore, and J. E. Garvey. 2015. Fish movements and passage through a water control structure: River stage and floodplain connectivity. River Research and Applications. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/rra.2901

Killgore, K.J., Hartfield, P., Slack, T., Fischer, R., Biedenharn, D., Kleiss, B., Hoover, J., and Harrison, A. 2014. Conservation Plan for the Interior Least Tern, Pallid Sturgeon, and Fat Pocketbook Mussel in the Lower Mississippi River (Endangered Species Act, Section 7(a)(1)). MRG&P Report No. 4 Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3190.

Harrison, A. B., W. T. Slack, and K. J. Killgore. 2014. Feeding Habitats of Young-of-year River Sturgeon Scaphirhynchusspp. in the Lower Mississippi River. The American Midland Naturalist, 171(1):54-67. 2014.

Miranda, L.E., K.J. Killgore, and J.J. Hoover. 2013. Fish Assemblages in Borrow-pit lakes of the Lower Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142 (3): 596-605. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2012.760486

Miranda, L. E., J. N. Aycock, and K. J. Killgore. 2012. A direct-gradient multivariate index of biotic condition. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141: 1637-1648.

Killgore, K.J., L.E. Miranda, C.E. Murphy, D. M. Wolff, J. J. Hoover, T. M. Keevin, S. T. Maynord, and M. A. Cornish. 2011. Fish entrainment rate through towboat propellers in the upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:570-581.

Killgore, K. J., Kirk, J., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, Br. R. Lewis, and C. E. Murphy. 2007. Age and growth of Pallid Sturgeon in the Free-Flowing Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23, 452-456.

Killgore, K. J., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, Br. R. Lewis, C. E. Murphy, and W. E. Lancaster. 2007. Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Movements of Pallid Sturgeon in the Free-Flowing Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23, 476-483.

Killgore, K. J., and J. J. Hoover. 2001. Effects of hypoxia on fish assemblages in a vegetated waterbody. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 39: 40-44.

Killgore, K. J., S. T. Maynord, M. D. Chan, and R. P. Morgan II. 2001. Evaluation of propellerinduced mortality on early life stages of selected fish species. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21: 521-529.

Kirk, J. P., J. V. Morrow, K. J. Killgore, S. J. DeKozlowski, and J. W. Preacher. 2000. Population response of triploid grass carp to declining levels of hydrilla in the Santee Cooper reservoirs, South Carolina. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 38: 14-17.

Adams, S.R., J.J. Hoover, and K.J. Killgore. 2000. Swimming performance of the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), an imperiled Midwestern minnow. American Midland Naturalist 144:178- 186.

Courses

RCSE 6800 – Introduction to River Science and Engineering

Research Interests

My current research interests are habitat assessment of large river fishes, conservation of endangered species, aquatic habitat restoration, invasive species management, and environmental impact analysis.

David S. Biedenharn, Ph.D.

David S. Biedenharn, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Research Hydraulic Engineer, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
School of Science & Engineering
CV

Education & Affiliations

BS, 1978 Wood Science, Mississippi State University
BS, 1979, Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
MS, 1983, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
PhD, 1995, Civil Engineering, Colorado State University

Biography

Dr. Biedenharn is a professional engineer with over forty years of experience in hydraulics, river engineering, sedimentation, channel restoration, and fluvial geomorphology. He is presently a Research Hydraulic Engineer with the USACE Engineer Research Development Center (ERDC).

His work experience includes the planning and hydraulic design of flood control and navigation channels, levees, bank stabilization measures, grade control structures, channel restoration projects, as well as numerous geomorphology and regional sediment management investigations. While at Corps’ Mississippi Valley Division office, he conducted river engineering and geomorphic studies on the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and served as Channel Improvement Coordinator for the Mississippi River Channel Improvement Project, a comprehensive water resources project with an annual budget of over $100,000,000.

Dr. Biedenharn has served as the Principal Investigator on numerous Corps research efforts involving the development of design guidance and tools for grade control and streambank stabilization structures, regional sediment management, and channel restoration geomorphic assessments. He was the Corps’ lead for the development of the Sediment Impact Analysis Method (SIAM) model, which is a rapid assessment and design tool that allows the user to incorporate sediment continuity into the channel design process. He is currently leading the development of an innovative new geomorphic model that will have the ability to capture long-term morphologic trends in a probabilistic manner.

Dr. Biedenharn has developed and taught numerous workshops, seminars and Corps training courses on streambank erosion, and stabilization, channel restoration, river engineering, geomorphology and regional sediment management. In Dr. Biedenharn’s current position he is leading a team of young and mid-career engineers and scientists within the Corps on numerous research projects related to river engineering channel restoration, regional sediment management, geomorphology, and channel stabilization.

Experience

U.S. Air Force – 1969-1973
USACE, Vicksburg District – 1979-1989
USACE, Lower Mississippi Valley Division – 1989-1996
USACE, ERDC – 1996-2007 (retired from federal service)
Biedenharn Group, LLC – 2007-2015
USACE, ERDC – 2015-present

Selected Publications

Dr. Biedenharn has authored more than 100 professional publications in peer reviewed
journals, conference proceedings, handbooks, manuals, textbooks and chapters in
books. Selected publications are listed below.

Biedenharn, D.S., Killgore, K.J., Little, C.D. Jr., Murphy, C.E. and Kleiss, B.A. 2018.
Attributes of the Lower Mississippi River Batture. MRG&P Tech Note No. 4. U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 14 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/26582

Biedenharn, D.S., C.D. Little, J.B. Dunbar, and R.A. Gaines, 2018, “The Influence of
Geology on the Morphologic Response of the Lower Mississippi River,” MRG&P
Tech Note No. 17. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 55 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/26566

Thorne, C. R., D. S. Biedenharn, C.D. Little, Jr., K. Wofford, T. McCullough, C.C.
Watson, 2017, “Bed Material Sizes, Variability, and Trends in the Lower
Mississippi River and their Significance to Calculated Bed Material Loads,”
MRG&P Tech Note No. 16. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 31 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/25809

May, D.P., and D.S. Biedenharn, 2017, “Mississippi River 2016 Winter Stage Trends,”
MRG&P Tech Note No. 15. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 31 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/25604

Allison, M.A., D.S. Biedenharn, and C.D. Little, 2017, “Suspended Sediment Loads and
Tributary Inputs into the Mississippi River below St. Louis, MO, 1990–2013: A
Comparison with the Keown et al. (1981) Report,” MRG&P Tech Note No. 12.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 120 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/22782

Little, C.D., D.S. Biedenharn, M.A. Allison, T. McCollough, and K. Wolford, 2017,
“Channel Geometry Trends of the Mississippi River, Old River Control Complex
to St. Louis, Missouri,” MRG&P Tech Note No. 11. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 120 p. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/22801

Biedenharn, D.S., M.A. Allison C.D. Little, C.R. Thorne, and C.C. Watson, 2017, “Largescale Geomorphic Change in the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO, to
Donaldsonville, LA, as Revealed by Specific Gage Records,” MRG&P Tech Note
No. 10. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 53 p.
http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/22744

Killgore, K.J., Hartfield, P., Slack, T., Fischer, R., Biedenharn, D., Kleiss, B., Hoover, J.,
and Harrison, A. 2014. Conservation Plan for the Interior Least Tern, Pallid
Sturgeon, and Fat Pocketbook Mussel in the Lower Mississippi River
(Endangered Species Act, Section 7(a)(1)). MRG&P Tech Note No. 4. U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 101 p. http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3190

Biedenharn, D.S., W.A. Stroupe, and J.H. Brooks, 2014, “A Review of the Lower
Mississippi River Potamology Program,” MRG&P Tech Note No. 1. U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. 53 p. http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3192

Watson, C. C., D.S. Biedenharn, and C.R. Thorne, 2013, “Analysis of the Impacts of
Dikes on Flood Stages in the Middle Mississippi River,” Journal of Hydraulic
Engineering, 139(10), 1071-1078.

Watson, C.C., R.R. Holmes, and D.S Biedenharn, (2013), “Mississippi River Streamflow
Measurement Techniques at St. Louis, Missouri,” Journal of Hydraulic
Engineering, 139(10), 1062-1070.

Biedenharn, D. S., C.C. Watson, and C.R. Thorne, (2008) Fundamentals of Fluvial
Geomorphology, Chapter 6 in Sedimentation Engineering, Processes,
Measurements, and Practice, ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering
Practice No.110, M. Garcia (ed.), ASCE, New York.

Biedenharn, D.S., and C.C. Watson, 2007 “Grade Stabilization Techniques” Technical
Supplement 14G, USDA-NRCS Stream Restoration Design Handbook, Part 654
National Engineering Handbook.

Soar, P. J., C.R. Thorne, O.P. Harmar, D.S. Biedenharn,and F. Pinkard F, 2007,
“Channel Geometry Analysis of the Lower Mississippi River,” In: Gupta, A. (ed.),
Large Rivers: Geomorphology and Management. John Wiley and Sons,
Chichester ,UK, 553-570.

Biedenharn, D. S., L.J. Hubbard, C.R. Thorne, and C.C. Watson, 2006, “Understanding
Sediment Sources, Pathways and Sinks in Regional Sediment Management:
Application of Wash Load and Bed-Material Load Concept,” ERDC TN SWWRP06-04, Vicksburg, Mississippi: Waterways Experiment Station.
http://libweb.wes.army.mil/uhtbin/hyperion/TN-SWWRP-06-4.pdf

Harmar, O P, N.J. Clifford, C.R. Thorne, and D.S Biedenharn, 2005 “Morphological
Changes of the Lower Mississippi River: Geomorphological Response to
Engineering Intervention”, River Research and Applications, Volume 21, Issue
10, 1107 – 1131.

Bledsoe, B.P., C.C. Watson, and D.S. Biedenharn, 2002, “Quantification of Incised
Channel Evolution and Equilibrium,” Journal of the American Water Resources
Association. 38:861-870.

Watson, C. C., D.S. Biedenharn, and B.P. Bledsoe, 2002. “Hydrologic Response in
Incised Channels,” Journal of American Water Resources Association, 38:151-
160.

Skinner, K.S., D.S. Biedenharn, and C.R. Thorne, 2002, “Regional Sediment
Management: a Review of Contemporary Practice”, Ecohydrology and
Hydrobiology, vol. 2(1-4), 233-240.

Biedenharn, D.S., C.R. Thorne, P.J. Soar, R.D. Hey, and C.C. Watson, 2001, “Effective
Discharge Calculation Guide,” International Journal of Sediment Research, Vol.
16, No. 4, pp 445-459.

Biedenharn, D.S., C.R. Thorne, and C.C. Watson, 2000, “Recent Morphological
Evolution of the Lower Mississippi River,” Geomorphology, 34:227-249.

Watson, C.C., and D.S. Biedenharn, 2000, “Comparison of Flood Management
Strategies,” Chapter 14, Inland Flood Hazards Human, Riparian, and Aquatic
Communities, Ellen Wohl, Editor, Cambridge University Press.

Biedenharn, D.S., R. R. Copeland ,C.R. Thorne, P.J. Soar, R.D. Hey, and C.C. Watson,
2000, “Effective Discharge Calculation: A Practical Guide,” ERDC Technical
Report, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, ERDC/CHL TR00-15, Vicksburg, MS.

Copeland, R.R., D.S. Biedenharn, and J.C. Fischenich, 2000, “Channel Forming
Discharge,” Hydraulic Engineering Technical Note, ERDC/CHL CHETN-VIII-5,
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Fripp, J.D., C.R. Fischenich, and D.S. Biedenharn, 2000, “Low Head Stone Weirs,”
ERDC Technical Note, EMRRP-SR-16, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways
Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.

Biedenharn, D.S., and R.R. Copeland, 2000, “Effective Discharge Calculation,” ERDC
Technical Note, ERDC/CHL CHETN-VIII-4, U.S. Army Engineer Research and
Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Watson, C.C., and D.S. Biedenharn, 1999, “Design and Effectiveness of Grade Control
Structures in Incised River Channels of North Mississippi, USA,” Chapter 17,
Incised River Channels: Processes, Forms, Engineering, and Management,
(Darby, S.E. and Simon, A., Eds.), John Wiley & Sons.

Biedenharn, D.S., C.D. Little, and C.R. Thorne, 1998, “Magnitude-Frequency Analysis
of Sediment Transport in the Lower Mississippi River,” U.S. Army Engineer
Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, Miscellaneous Paper CHL-99-2.

Watson, C.C., and D.S. Biedenharn, 1998, Discussion of “Characterization of Stream
Meanders for Stream Restoration,” ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering,
125(2):216.

Biedenharn, D.S., and C.C. Watson, 1997, “Stage Adjustments in the Lower Mississippi
River,” Regulated Rivers: Research & Management, 13:517-536.

Biedenharn, D.S., and C.R. Thorne, 1994, “Magnitude-Frequency Analysis of Sediment
Transport in the Lower Mississippi River,” Regulated Rivers: Research &
Management, 9:237-251.

Biedenharn, D.S., and T.N. Waller, 1991, “Hydraulic Aspects of Grade Control
Structures,” Proceedings of the 1991 National Conference on Hydraulic
Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nashville, TN.

Biedenharn, D.S., P.G. Combs, G.J. Hill, C.F. Pinkard, and C.B. Pinkston, 1989,
“Relationship Between Channel Migration and Radius of Curvature on the Red
River,” International Symposium on Sediment Transport Modeling, American
Society of Civil Engineers, New Orleans, LA.

Biedenharn, D.S., C.D. Little, and C.R. Thorne, 1987, “Magnitude and Frequency
Analysis in Large Rivers,” Proceedings of the 1987 National Conference on
Hydraulic Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Williamsburg, VA.

Biedenharn, D.S., 1983, “Channel Response on the Little Tallahatchie River
Downstream of Sardis Dam,” Proceedings, RIVERS '83, American Society of
Civil Engineers, New Orleans, LA.

Courses

RCSE 6800 – Introduction to River Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Hydraulics, river mechanics, engineering and management, sediment transport, regional sediment management, channel restoration, and fluvial geomorphology.

Catherine E. Murphy, Ph.D.

Catherine E. Murphy, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Research Ecologist, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center
601-634-3246
School of Science & Engineering
CV

Education & Affiliations

Louisiana State University, 2017

Biography

I am a quantitative ecologist with the Environmental Laboratory at the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. My career with the Corps of Engineers began in the 1990’s as a student contractor, a position that provided mentoring and technical training in fisheries-related ecological research and field data collection, as well as an immersive introduction to our civil works and water resources missions. After earning a B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas, I gained valuable experience assessing aquatic impacts from navigation and flood control projects on the Arkansas and White Rivers, Grand Prairie region of Arkansas, Yazoo River Basin tributary streams, and San Antonio River, among others. Additionally, our team devoted a large portion of its research efforts to the life history and conservation of the endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) throughout the Lower Mississippi River, culminating in a comprehensive conservation plan and a non-jeopardy biological opinion from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013.
 
I left ERDC to pursue a Master of Applied Statistics and Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science at Louisiana State University. My research at the School of Renewable Natural Resources focused primarily on evaluation of habitat impairment in low-gradient, coastal plain streams. While there, however, I was privileged to assist with projects throughout the state, including the Atchafalaya Basin and the lower Pearl River.
 
My recent work and current research interests back at ERDC include: freshwater habitat restoration assessment using empirical models, river-floodplain connectivity and ecological services within the Lower Mississippi River batture, and management of invasive Asian carps and other aquatic nuisance species. Support from the Mississippi River Geomorphology and Potamology program at the USACE Mississippi Valley Division has provided the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with many enthusiastic and dedicated river scientists and engineers. Thus, I am grateful that my education and professional development continue daily.
 

Selected Publications

Biedenharn, D. S., K. J. Killgore, C. D. Little, Jr., C. E. Murphy, and B. A. Kleiss. 2018. Attributes of the Lower Mississippi River Batture. MRG&P Technical Note No. 4. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.21079/11681/26582

Hoover, J. J. and C. E. Murphy. 2018. Maximum swim speed of migrating Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus): reanalysis of data from a prior study. ERDC/TN ANSRP-18-1. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/ansrp/ansrp.html

Oliver, A. J. M., C. E. Murphy, C. D. Little, Jr., and K. J. Killgore. 2016. Measuring Connectivity of Floodplain Waterbodies to the Lower Mississippi River. MRG&P Tech Note No. 1. Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://hdl.handle.net/11681/20368

Bonvillain, C. P., D. A. Rutherford, W. E. Kelso, and C. E. Murphy. 2013. Biotic and abiotic influences on population characteristics of Procambarus clarkii in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Freshwater Crayfish. 19(2), 125-136.

Kaller, M.D., C.E. Murphy, W.E. Kelso, and M.R. Stead. 2013. Basins for fish and ecoregions for macroinvertebrates: Different spatial scales are needed to assess Louisiana wadeable streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 142(3), 767-782.

Killgore, K. J., L. E. Miranda, C. E. Murphy, D. M. Wolff, J. J. Hoover, T. M. Keevin, S. T. Maynord and M. A. Cornish. 2011. Fish entrainment rates through towboat propellers in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 140(3), 570-581.

Garvey, J. E., E. J. Heist, R. C. Brooks, D. P. Herzog, R. A. Hrabik, K. J. Killgore, J. J. Hoover, and C. E. Murphy. 2009. Current status of the pallid sturgeon in the Middle Mississippi River: habitat, movement and demographics. St. Louis District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. http://fishdata.siu.edu/pallid

Hoover, J. J., K. A. Boysen, C. E. Murphy, and S. G. George. 2009. Morphological Variation in Juvenile Paddlefish. Pages 157-171 in C. P. Paukert and G. D. Scholten, editors. Paddlefish management, propagation, and conservation in the 21st century: building from 20 years of research and management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 66, Bethesda, Maryland.

Hernandez-Divers, S. J., S. S. Boone, J. J. Hoover, K. A. Boysen, K. J. Killgore, C. E. Murphy, S. G. George, and A. C. Camus. 2008. Field endoscopy for identifying gender, reproductive stage and gonadal anomalies in free-ranging sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus) from the Lower Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 25(0), 68-74.

Killgore, K. J., J. J. Hoover, J. P. Kirk, S. G. George, B. R. Lewis, and C. E. Murphy. 2007. Age and growth of pallid sturgeon in the free-flowing Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23(4), 452-456.

Killgore, K. J., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, B. R. Lewis, C. E. Murphy, and W. E. Lancaster. 2007. Distribution, relative abundance, and movements of pallid sturgeon in the free-flowing Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23(4), 476-483.

Killgore, K. J., J. J. Hoover, C. E. Murphy, K. D. Parrish, D. R. Johnson, and K. F. Myers. 2007. Restoration of Delta Streams: A case history and conceptual model. EMRRP Technical Notes Collection (ERDC TN-EMRRP-ER-08). Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/elpubs/pdf/er08.pdf

Murphy, C. E., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, and K. J. Killgore. 2007. Morphometric variation among river sturgeons (Scaphirhynchus spp.) of the middle and lower Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23(4), 313-323.

Murphy, C. E., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, B. R. Lewis, and K. J. Killgore. 2007. Types and occurrence of morphological anomalies in Scaphirhynchus spp. of the middle and lower Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23(4), 354-358.

Varble, K. A., J. J. Hoover, S. G. George, C. E. Murphy, and K. J. Killgore. 2007. Floodplain wetlands as nurseries for silver carp, Hypopthalmichthys molitrix: A conceptual model for use in managing local populations. ANSRP Technical Notes Collection (ERDC/TN ANSRP-07-4). Vicksburg, MS: U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/elpubs/pdf/ansrp07-4.pdf

Killgore, K. J., C. E. Murphy, J. J. Hoover, and J. McLean. 2005. Aquatic Habitat Evaluation Procedures. Appendix C, Part 4 in Arkansas River Navigation Study Final Environmental Impact Statement, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock and Tulsa Districts. http://www.swl.usace.army.mil/projmgt/ArkNavFinalEIS.htm

Hoover, J.J., K.J. Killgore, C.E. Murphy. 2004. Habitat Evaluation Procedure for San Antonio River, Texas: Baseline Conditions. U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS.

Killgore, K. J., C. E. Murphy, D. Wolff, T. M. Keevin. 2004. Evaluation of towboat propellerinduced mortality of juvenile and adult fishes in the Upper Mississippi River system. Upper Mississippi River - Illinois Waterway Navigation Feasibility Study Environmental Report 56. Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island, St. Louis and St. Paul Districts. http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/UMRS/NESP/Documents/ENV56.pdf

Courses

RCSE 6810 – River and Stream Restoration

Research Interests

Assessment of freshwater habitat restoration; large river-floodplain connectivity; evaluation of habitat impairment in low-gradient, warm-water streams; life history and conservation of endangered sturgeons; management of aquatic nuisance species.

Jihun Hamm

Jihun Hamm

Associate Professor

(504) 865-5782
School of Science & Engineering
Jihun Hamm

Dr. Hamm's Website
 

 

Office

402B Stanley Thomas Hall

Courses Taught

3240/6240 – Intro to Machine Learning

4720/6720 – Machine Learning

4660/6660 – Deep Learning

Introductory AI, Intermediate AI, Machine Learning and Statistical Pattern Recognition, Introduction to Neural Networks

Education & Affiliations

PhD 2008, University of Pennsylvania

Biography

Jihun Hamm is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008. His research interests are in algorithms, theories, and applications of Machine Learning. He is currently focusing on optimization problems in adversarial learning such as GAN to better understand their nature and implication in security/privacy applications. In the past he has also worked on developing nonlinear dimensionality reduction algorithms and applying them to medical image analysis to address high-dimensionality/small-sample problems of medical data.

Research Interests

•    Adversarial Learning and Optimization
•    Privacy and Security of Machine Learning
•    Medical Image Analysis and Computational Anatomy
•    Nonlinear Dimensionality Reduction and Manifold Learning

Publications

Google Scholar Profile
 

Marie Dahleh

Marie Dahleh

Senior Professor of Practice

Associate Dean for EDI, Strategic Innovation, and Master's Program
504-314-2913
Office Address
Boggs Center, Room 224
School of Science & Engineering
Marie Daleh

Aaron Maus

Aaron Maus

Professor of Practice

(504) 865-5782
School of Science & Engineering
Aaron Maus

Office

305C Stanley Thomas Hall

Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2019, University of New Orleans

Biography

Aaron Maus is a Professor of Practice in Computer Science at Tulane University. His research area is in computational structural biology, with a focus on protein folding and structure comparison and analysis. He has worked on protein structure refinement using statistical energy functions and developed a novel technique for the identification of regions of similarity within protein structures. Areas of interest include computational simulations, immersive 3D visualizations, computational tractability, and the pedagogy of computer science and technical education.

 

Mark Mondrinos

Mark Mondrinos

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

(504) 865-5854
School of Science & Engineering

Office

Uptown: 536 Lindy Boggs Center
Downtown: 413 J. Bennett Johnston Building
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

Fall
BMEN 3400/6400: Biomaterials & Tissue Engr

BMEN 3401/6401: Biomaterials & Tissue Engr Lab

Spring
BMEN 3070/6070: Quantitative Physiology

Education & Affiliations

Center for Engineering Mechanobiology at Penn; Inaugural Fellow, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania (with Prof. Dan Huh); Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, 2014-2016
Temple University School of Medicine (with Prof. Laurie Kilpatrick); Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Inflammation and Lung Research, 2012-2014
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. 2011. Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 2002. B.Sc. Chemical Engineering; B.Sc. Biological Chemistry

Biography

Research Interests

Our laboratory engineers biologically-inspired microphysiological systems and organoid-based models of human tissues and organs including the lungs, skeletal muscle and organ-specific interstitial tissues. We utilize confocal microscopy and rigorous biochemical analysis to study normal physiological functions and disease states in these models, with a strong emphasis on filling the translational gap to accelerate preclinical screening of novel therapeutic paradigms. Currently, we are working to build models of respiratory exposure injury (i.e. smoking, vaping, environmental exposures), inflammatory and fibrotic disorders of the interstitium in various organ contexts, and muscle tissue injury. An exciting area of focus is engineering multi-organ microfluidic models to study the systemic effects of malignancy (i.e. Cachexia) and screen palliative therapies that will improve quality of life in patients with incurable disease.

Honors and Awards

Jeanette Piperno Memorial Award, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 2013.
Best PhD Dissertation in the Physical and Life Sciences, Drexel University, 2011.

Journal Articles

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=mondrinos

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