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research assistant professor
Plant and Soil Science
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Public Relations:Joshua Brown; 802-656-3039;
Specialty:Constructed wetlands for pollution control.
Biography:Drizo is a leading researcher on constructed wetland systems for water pollution control. In particular, she studies their potential for nutrient removal from rural and agricultural effluents; natural and industrial by-products as phosphorus removing filters; the impact of aquatic plants (Phragmites sp., Typha sp., Iris versicolor and Scirpus fluviatilis) on pollutants removal and systems hydraulic design; flow distribution patterns; optimal design parameters and systems longevity in northern climates. She is research director at the Constructed Wetland Research Center at UVM's Paul Miller Dairy Farm. Visit to learn more about her research program.