Heather Preisendanz

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Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests center around the fate, transport, and impacts of emerging contaminants. These compounds can cause adverse impacts to fish and other sensitive aquatic species at trace concentrations as low as 1 ng/L. We seek to understand how the coupling of hydrology, biogeochemistry, and human activities affects the export of these compounds from agricultural fields to surface water bodies.

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Recent Publications

Comparison of POCIS and grab sampling techniques for monitoring PPCPs in vernal pools in central Pennsylvania

Hayden, K. R., Preisendanz, H. E., Elkin, K. R., Saleh, L. B., Weikel, J., Veith, T. L., Elliott, H. A. & Watson, J. E., Feb 1 2022, In: Science of the Total Environment. 806, 150607.

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Cover cropping and interseeding management practices to improve runoff quality from dairy farms in central Pennsylvania

Barnes, R. G., Rotz, C. A., Preisendanz, H. E., Watson, J. E., Elliott, H. A., Veith, T. L., Williams, C. & Brasier, K. J., 2021, In: Transactions of the ASABE. 66, 4, p. 1403-1413 11 p.

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Role of concentrated flow pathways on the movement of pesticides through agricultural fields and riparian buffer zones

Chandler, J. W., Preisendanz, H. E., Veith, T. L., Elkin, K. R., Elliott, H. A., Watson, J. E. & Kleinman, P. J. A., 2021, In: Transactions of the ASABE. 64, 4, p. 975-986 12 p.

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Nevertheless, They Persisted: Can Hyporheic Zones Increase the Persistence of Estrogens in Streams?

Cheng, F. Y., Preisendanz, H. E., Mashtare, M. L., Lee, L. S. & Basu, N. B., Jun 2021, In: Water Resources Research. 57, 6, e2020WR028518.

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A Conceptual Framework for Social, Behavioral, and Environmental Change through Stakeholder Engagement in Water Resource Management

Eaton, W. M., Brasier, K. J., Burbach, M. E., Whitmer, W., Engle, E. W., Burnham, M., Quimby, B., Kumar Chaudhary, A., Whitley, H., Delozier, J., Fowler, L. B., Wutich, A., Bausch, J. C., Beresford, M., Hinrichs, C. C., Burkhart-Kriesel, C., Preisendanz, H. E., Williams, C., Watson, J. E. & Weigle, J., 2021, In: Society and Natural Resources. 34, 8, p. 1111-1132 22 p.

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Assessing surface and subsurface transport of neonicotinoid insecticides from no-till crop fields

Frame, S. T., Pearsons, K. A., Elkin, K. R., Saporito, L. S., Preisendanz, H. E., Karsten, H. D. & Tooker, J. F., Mar 1 2021, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 50, 2, p. 476-484 9 p.

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Integrating daily CO2 concentrations in SWAT-VSA to examine climate change impacts on hydrology in a karst watershed

Gunn, K. M., Buda, A. R., Preisendanz, H. E., Cibin, R., Kennedy, C. D. & Veith, T. L., 2021, In: Transactions of the ASABE. 66, 4, p. 1303-1318 16 p.

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Mitigating lake eutrophication through stakeholder-driven hydrologic modeling of agricultural conservation practices: A case study of Lake Macatawa, Michigan

Iavorivska, L., Veith, T. L., Cibin, R., Preisendanz, H. E. & Steinman, A. D., Dec 2021, In: Journal of Great Lakes Research. 47, 6, p. 1710-1725 16 p.

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Reallocating crop rotation patterns improves water quality and maintains crop yield

Jiang, F., Drohan, P. J., Cibin, R., Preisendanz, H. E., White, C. M. & Veith, T. L., Feb 2021, In: Agricultural Systems. 187, 103015.

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