Research Assistant Professor and Farming and Climate Change Program Coordinator

Joshua Faulkner 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.

Publications

Ament, M.R., S.E. Hurley, M. Voorhees, E. Perkins, Y. Yuan, J.W. Faulkner, and E.D. Roy.  (In Review).  Balancing Hydraulic Control and Phosphorus Removal in Bioretention Media Amended with Drinking Water Treatment Residuals. Submitted to Environmental Science & Technology Water

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. In Press. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.

Twombly, C.R., J.W. Faulkner, Z.M. Easton, and A.S. Collick. (In Review). Identification of Phosphorus Index improvements through model comparisons across topographic regions in a small agricultural watershed in Vermont, U.S. Submitted to Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Mason, R., S.C. Merrill, J. Gorres, J.W. Faulkner, and M.T. Niles. 2020.  Agronomic and environmental performance of dairy farms in a warmer, wetter climate.  In Press. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.   

Mason, R., M.T. Niles, S.C. Merrill, J. Gorres, and J.W. Faulkner. 2020.  Using Agricultural Models to Inform Policy: Discussion Points for Researchers and Policymakers. In Press. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation.

Ruhl, L., M. Tuna, H. Darby, and J.W. Faulkner. (In Review). Three Cover Crop Establishment Studies to Assess Optimal Cover Crop Species, Planting Date, and Seeding Method.  Submitted to Journal of Agricultural Sciences.

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.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture.  36(3):281-301.

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

Porterfield, K.K., R. Joblin, D.A. Neher, M. Curtis, S. Dvorak, D.M. Rizzo, J.W. Faulkner, E.D. Roy. 2020. Upcycling Phosphorus Recovered from Anaerobically Digested Dairy Manure to Support Production of Vegetables and Flowers. Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031139

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.

Zhang, W, J.W. Faulkner, S.K. Giri, L.D. Geohring, T.S. Steenhuis. 2010. Effect of soil reduction on phosphorus sorption of an organic-rich silt loam. Soil Sci Soc Am J. 74(1):240-249.

Zhang, W, J.W. Faulkner, S.K. Giri, L.D. Geohring, T.S. Steenhuis. 2009. Evaluation of two Langmuir models for phosphorus sorption of P-enriched soils in New York for environmental applications. Soil Science. 174(10):523-530.

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.

Extension Publications (most recent)

Faulkner, J.W. and K. Williams. 2017. Field Testing Soil Moisture Sensors for Improved Pasture Management. University of Vermont Extension Factsheet SAFS-4.

Faulkner, J.W. 2017. Woodchip Pads for Livestock. University of Vermont Extension Factsheet SAFS-5.

Bjorkman, T., M. Cavigelli, D. Dostie, J.W. Faulkner, L. Knight, S. Mirsky, B. Smith. 2017. Cover Cropping to Improve Climate Resilience. USDA Northeast Climate Hub. https://www.climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/northeast/educational-materials/factsheets

Grubinger, V., C. Callahan, J.W. Faulkner, J. Buckley, and R. Achilles. 2016. Guidance on Wash Water Discharge from Vegetable Pack Sheds – Advice on System Design.  University of Vermont Extension. 

Graziosi, M. and J.W. Faulkner. 2016. Designing Variable-Width Filter Strips on Vermont Fields Using the AgBufferBuilder ArcGIS Tool. University of Vermont Extension Factsheet SAFS-3.

Easton, Z.M. and J.W. Faulkner. 2016. Communicating Climate Change to Agricultural Audiences. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication BSE-203P. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Virginia Tech.

Faulkner, J.W.  2014. Climate Change and Agriculture in Vermont.  University of Vermont Extension Factsheet SAFS-2. 

Faulkner, J.W. and Z.M. Easton. 2014. Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: Improving Resilience in Row Crop Production. University of Vermont Extension Factsheet SAFS-1.

Faulkner, J.W. 2014. Low-cost Irrigation Sand Filter. University of Vermont Extension Factsheet.

Easton, Z.M., and J.W. Faulkner. 2014. Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture: Mitigating Short- and Long-term Impacts of Climate on Crop Production. Virginia Cooperative Extension Factsheet BSE-109P. http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/BSE/BSE-109/BSE-109.html

Faulkner, J.W. 2013. Managing Silage Leachate. West Virginia University Extension Service Fact Sheet No. AG13-17.

Faulkner, J.W., T. Basden, and B. Broxterman. 2013. Setback Recommendations to Reduce Runoff Risk from Manure Applications. West Virginia University Extension Service Fact Sheet No. AG13-77.

Faulkner, J.W. 2013. The World’s Water. West Virginia University Extension Service 4-H Skill-a-thon. Publication No. 4H13-204.

Faulkner, J.W. 2011. How phosphorus is lost from farmland. Mid-Atlantic Regional Agronomist Quarterly Newsletter. December 2011.

Faulkner, J.W. 2011. Composting: good way to manage livestock carcasses. West Virginia Farm Bureau News. 19(9). 

Faulkner, J.W. 2011. How Phosphorus Is Lost from Farmland. West Virginia University Extension Service Fact Sheet No. AG11-166. http://anr.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/101822

Awards and Recognition

2011 Outstanding Recent Alumnus, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech

Associations and Affiliations

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Soil and Water Conservation Society

Soil Science Society of America

Joshua Faulkner

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Water management in agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Nutrient fate and transport
  • Agricultural hydrology
  • Soil and water resource engineering
  • Alternative treatment for agricultural wastewaters

Education

  • PhD, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2009.
  • MS, Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2005.
  • BS, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2003.

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-3495
Office Location:

264 Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Dr., Burlington VT, 05405

Courses Taught

PSS 269: Soil and Water Pollution and Bioremediation

PSS 381: Agricultural Runoff Treatment & Ecological Design