University of Vermont

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ALEKSANDRA DRIZO

research assistant professor
Plant and Soil Science
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone:(802)656-2717
Email Address:aleksandra.drizo@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Joshua Brown; 802-656-3039; joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
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 http://www.uvm.edu/~cwrc/ to learn more about her research program.