I coordinate the Farming and Climate Change Program in the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. I do applied research and outreach on soil, water, and nutrient related issues across the state and provide technical assistance to farmers on practices and innovative solutions to improve the management of these resources. My work spans the farmstead to the watershed in scale.
Twombly, C.R., J.W. Faulkner, and S. Hurley. 2020. The effects of soil aeration prior to dairy manure application on edge-of-field hydrology and nutrient fluxes in cold climate hayland agroecosystems. Accepted in Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Mason, R., J. Gorres, S.C. Merrill, J.W. Faulkner, L. Doro, and M. T. Niles. 2020. Calibrating the APEX model for simulations of environmental and agronomic outcomes on dairy farms in the Northeast US: A step-by-step example. Accepted in Applied Engineering in Agriculture.
Shrestha, P, J.W. Faulkner, J. Kokkinos, and S. Hurley. 2020. Bioretention systems for stormwater treatment in dairy farm production area: influences of low-phosphorus compost and P. virgatum on nutrient and sediment retention. Ecological Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2020.105821
Porterfield, K.K., J.W. Faulkner, E.D. Roy. 2020. Nutrient Recovery from Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure Using Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF). ACS Sustainable Chemistry + Engineering. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b06419
Awards and Recognition
Outstanding Recent Alumnus, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, 2011
Associations and Affiliations
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Soil and Water Conservation Society
Soil Science Society of America
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Water management in agriculture, Climate change, Nutrient fate and transport, Alternative treatment for agricultural wastewaters
- Ph.D. Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2009.
- M.S. Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2005.
- B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2003
264 Jeffords Hall
PSS 212: Advanced Agroecology (Co-Instructor)
PSS 269: Soil and Water Pollution and Bioremediation
PSS 381: Hydrology Principles and Practice
PSS 381: Agricultural Runoff Treatment & Ecological Design