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Kevin Fermanich
Assistant Professor (Earth/Environmental Sciences)
Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Wisconsin Green Bay


EDUCATION: 

B.S., Soil Science and Resource Management, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1985.

M.S., Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988.

Ph.D., Soil Science (soil physics; water resources minor), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995.

POSITIONS HELD: 

Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Department of Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, August 1998 to present.

Water Quality Specialist/Outreach Program Manager, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, July 1995 to July 1998.

Lecturer, Department of Plant and Earth Sciences, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, August 1994 to May 1995.

Associate Researcher, July 1991 to August 1994; Assistant Researcher, December 1988 to June 1991, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 1985 to November 1988.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to Environmental Science (UW-Green Bay)

  • Introduction to Earth Science (UWGB)

  • Hydrogeology (UWGB and UW-River Falls)

  • The Soil Environment / Soil Laboratory (UWGB)

  • Environmental Systems (UWGB)

  • Groundwater: Resources and Regulations (UWGB; w/ Dr. Ron Stieglitz)

  • Introduction to Natural Resources (UWRF)

  • Hydrology and Water Quality / Hydrology Laboratory (UWRF)

  •  PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

    Soil Science Society of America
    American Society of Agronomy
    Wisconsin Section-American Water Resources Association

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

    Lowery, B., R.C. Hartwig, D.E. Stoltenberg, K.J. Fermanich, and K. McSweeney. 1998. Groundwater quality and crop yield responses to tillage management on a Sparta sand.  Soils and Tillage Research 48:225-237.

    Fermanich, K.J., W.L. Bland, B. Lowery, and K. McSweeney. 1996. Irrigation and tillage effects on atrazine and metabolite leaching from a sandy soil. J. Environ. Qual. 25:1291-1299.

    Fermanich, K.J., 1995. Management impacts on atrazine residue movement to groundwater in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley. Doctoral dissertation, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison.

    Hart, G.L., B. Lowery, K. McSweeney, and K.J. Fermanich.  1994.  In situ characterization of hydrologic properties of Sparta sand.  Geoderma 64:41-55.

    Wietersen, R.C., T.C. Daniel, K.J. Fermanich, B.D. Girard, K. McSweeney, and B. Lowery.  1993.  Atrazine, alachlor, and metolachlor mobility through two sandy Wisconsin soils.  J. Environ. Qual.  22:811-818.

    Wietersen, R.C., T.C. Daniel, K.J. Fermanich, B. Lowery, and K. McSweeney.  1993.  Irrigation and polymer effects on herbicide transport through the unsaturated zone of a Sparta sand.  J. Environ. Qual.  22:819-824.

    Fermanich K.J. and T.C. Daniel. 1991.  Pesticide mobility and persistence in microlysimeter soil columns from a tilled and no-tilled plot.  J. Environ. Qual. 20:195‑202.

    Fermanich K.J., T.C. Daniel, and B. Lowery. 1991.  Microlysimeter soil columns for evaluating pesticide movement through the root zone.  J. Environ. Qual. 20:189-195.

    Sauer, T.J., K.J. Fermanich, and T.C. Daniel. 1990.  Comparison of the Pesticide Root Zone Model simulated and measured pesticide mobility under two tillage systems.  J. Environ. Qual. 19:727-734.

    Fermanich, K.J., 1988. The effect of tillage on pesticide movement through the root zone. M.S. thesis, Univ. Wisconsin-Madison.

    Published Proceedings (non-refereed):

    Lowery, B., R.C. Hartwig, D.E. Stoltenberg, K. McSweeney, and K.J. Fermanich.  1998.  Atrazine and nitrate loadings from three tillage systems on a Sparta sand.  In Proc. Wis., Fertilizer, Aglime and Pest Mgmt. Conf. 37:297-300.

    Lowery, B., K.J., Fermanich, K. McSweeney, and R.C. Hartwig.  1997.  Groundwater quality as influenced by three tillage systems in a sandy soil.  p. 431-434.  In Bibliotheca Fragmenta Agronomica. 2A Proc. 14th ISTRO Conf., 27 July-1 Aug., Pulawy, Poland.

    Dolan, P., B. Lowery, and K. Fermanich.  1993.  Nitrogen placement and leaching in a ridge-tillage system. pp. 176-183.  In "Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality" conf. proc., Feb. 21-24, Minneapolis, MN.  Soil and Water Conserv. Society, Ankeny, IA.

    *Fermanich, K.J., B. Lowery, W.L. Bland, and K. McSweeney.  1993.  Water, atrazine, and nitrate flux below the root zone of a sandy soil. pp. 92-99.  In "Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality" conf. proc., Feb. 21-24, Minneapolis, MN.  Soil and Water Conserv. Society, Ankeny, IA.

    Lowery, B., K.J. Fermanich, and K. McSweeney.  1993.  Herbicide and nitrate movement in a sandy soil under three tillage systems. pp. 448-454.  In "Agricultural Research to Protect Water Quality" conf. proc., Feb. 21-24, Minneapolis, MN.  Soil and Water Conserv. Society, Ankeny, IA.

    Selected Scientific Abstracts:

    Fermanich, K.J. and S.E. Humpal. 2001.  Hydrology of Point au Sable Coastal Wetland of Green Bay.  p. 38.  In International Association of Great Lakes Research: Abstracts, 44th Conference on Great Lakes Research, June 10-14, Green Bay, WI. (poster).

    Humpal, S.E. and K.J. Fermanich. 2001. Influences on the Hydrology of the Point au Sable Coastal Wetland of Green Bay.  p. 13. In American Water Resources Association Wis. Section 25th annual meeting-Abstracts, March 29 and 30, Green Lake, WI.

    *Fermanich, K.J., J.M. Lyon, and M.D. Morgan. 2000. Design of an Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Program at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  In Agronomy abstracts.  ASA, Madison, WI.  Presented at 2000 ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.

    Fermanich, K.  1998.  Citizen volunteer monitoring in the Pigeon River watershed. p. 36. In Wis. Section AWRA 22nd annual meeting-Abstracts March 5 and 6, Green Lake, WI.

    *Fermanich, K.  1997.  Citizen stream and river monitoring in Wisconsin.  Citizen Science: Monitoring Aquatic Habitats in the Great Lakes Region, Conf., 6 November, Michigan City, IN.

    *Fermanich, K., W. Bland, and B. Lowery.  1996. Atrazine and deethylatrazine flux to groundwater in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley. p. 45. In Wis. Section AWRA 20th annual meeting-Abstracts February 29 and March 1, Minocqua, WI.

    Fermanich, K., M. Pelech, and B. Lowery.  1995. Demonstration of runoff, erosion, and water quality the bottle hydrology way. p. 238.  In Agronomy abstracts.  ASA, Madison, WI.

    Lowery, B., K.J. Fermanich, K. McSweeney and D.E. Stoltenberg.  1993.  Parent and atrazine metabolite movement in a sandy soil. p. 221.  In Agronomy abstracts.  ASA, Madison, WI.

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