Current Projects

Engineering a cost-effective biochar-surfactant system for sorption and degradation of PFAs in drinking water and groundwater in Alabama
Funding: AWRRI USGS section 104 program - $25,000
September 2021 - August 2022
Dengjun Wang (PI, Auburn University) and Jim Stoeckel (co-PI, Auburn University)

Past Projects

Do toxic cyanobacteria threaten Alabama's drinking water reservoirs?
Funding: AAES AgR-SEED program - $50,000
October 2016 - September 2018
Dennis Harrison (co-PI, Alabama Department of Environmental Management)


  1. Fernandez-Figueroa, E. G., R. P. Buley, M. U.G. Barros, M. F. Gladfelter, W. D. McClimans, and A. E. Wilson. 2021. Carlson’s trophic state index is a poor predictor of cyanobacterial dominance in drinking water reservoirs. AWWA Water Science 3(2):e1219. - Dowload Publication (PDF)
  2. Barros, M. U.G., J. I.R. Leitão, T. R.B.T. Aranha, S. Simsek, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, M. F. Gladfelter, A. E. Wilson, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2020. Icyano: A cyanobacterial bloom vulnerability index for drinking water treatment plants. Water Supply 20(8):3517-3530.  - Dowload Publication (PDF)
  3. Barros, M. U. G., A. E. Wilson, J. I. R. Leitão, S. P. Pereira, R. P. Buley, E. G. Fernandez-Figueroa, and J. Capelo-Neto. 2019. Environmental factors associated with toxic cyanobacterial blooms across 20 drinking water reservoirs in a semi-arid region of Brazil. Harmful Algae 86:128-137. - Dowload Publication (PDF)
  4. Olsen, B. K., M. F. Chislock, A. Rebelein, and A. E. Wilson. 2017. Nutrient enrichment and vertical mixing mediate 2-methylisoborneol and geosmin concentrations in a drinking water reservoir. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 17(2):500-507. - Dowload Publication (PDF)
  5. Olsen, B. K., M. F. Chislock, and A. E. Wilson. 2016. Eutrophication mediates a common off-flavor compound, 2-methylisoborneol, in a drinking water reservoir. Water Research 92:228-234.  - Dowload Publication (PDF)
  6. Chislock, M. F. 2015. Ecology and management of off-flavors and cyanotoxins. LakeLine. Winter 2015:43-46