Team Leads

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Soil Management
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Scientist II, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Soil and Water Conservation, Remote Sensing, GIS

Active Team Members

Dennis Flanagan
Agricultural Engineer, USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP), soil erosion mechanics, erosion prediction technology
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Systems Analyst III
Computational Meteorology
Geographic Information Specialist, USDA ARS
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Assistant Scientist III, GIS Database Development
Conservation GIS

Project Administrators

Hanna Bates
Program Coordinator, Iowa Water Center
Qualitative and Quantitative Social Research, Project Management, Marketing and Communication
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Associate Director, Iowa Water Center
community-based natural resource management, branding and communications, interdisciplinary team building


Graduate-Research Assistant
Graduate Assistant
Soil and Water Conservation, GIS, Remote Sensing
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Graduate Assistant-Research
crop modeling, agroecology, user-centered design