Adjunct Assistant Professor

Joshua Faulkner is a Research Assistant Professor and also coordinates the Farming and Climate Change Program in the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He does applied research and outreach on soil, water, and nutrient related issues across the state and provides technical assistance to farmers on practices and innovative solutions to improve the management of these resources. His work spans from the farmstead to the watershed scale.


  • Christianson, L., D. DeVallance, J.W. Faulkner, T. Basden. 2017. Scientifically advanced woody media for improved water quality from livestock woodchip heavy-use areas. Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering 11(3):1-9.
  • Faulkner, J.W., J.L. Miller, T.J. Basden, D.B. DeVallance. 2015. Woodchip heavy-use area effluent quality, quantity, and hydrologic design considerations. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 31(5):783-790.
  • Faulkner, J.W., W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Tracer movement through paired vegetative treatment areas receiving silage bunker runoff. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 66(1):18-28.
  • Faulkner, J.W., W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, T.S. Steenhuis. 2011. Nutrient transport within three vegetative treatment areas receiving silage bunker runoff. J Env Mngmt. 92(3):587-595.
  • Faulkner, J.W., Z.M. Easton, W. Zhang, L.D. Geohring, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Design and risk assessment tool for vegetative treatment areas receiving agricultural wastewater: Preliminary results. Journal of Environmental Management. 91(8):1794-1801.
  • Faulkner, J.W., T.S. Steenhuis, N. van de Giessen, M. Andreini, and J.R. Liebe. 2008. Water use and productivity of two small reservoir irrigation schemes in Ghana's Upper East Region. Irrigation and Drainage. 57(2):151-163.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Agricultural hydrology
  • Soil and water resource engineering
  • Nutrient fate and transport
  • Climate change adaptation


  • PhD, Cornell University


  • 802-656-3495
Office Location:

264 Jeffords Hall

  1. Joshua's website

Courses Taught

  • PSS 269: Soil/Water Pollution/Bioremediation