Heather Preisendanz

IEE Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Associate 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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Projects

Recent Publications

Prioritizing conservation practice locations for effective water quality improvement using the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) and the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)

Rohith, A. N., Karki, R., Veith, T. L., Preisendanz, H. E., Duncan, J. M., Kleinman, P. J. A. & Cibin, R., Jan 1 2024, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 349, 119514.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Incorporating the benefits of vegetative filter strips into risk assessment and risk management of pesticides

Chen, H., Carley, D. S., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Ferruzzi, G., Yuan, Y., Henry, E., Blankinship, A., Veith, T. L., Breckels, R., Fox, G., Luo, Y., Osmond, D., Preisendanz, H. E., Tang, Z., Armbrust, K., Costello, K., McConnell, L. L., Rice, P., Westgate, J. & Whiteside, M., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Optimization and reflexivity in interdisciplinary agri-environmental scholarship

Chiles, R. M., Drohan, P. J., Cibin, R., O'Sullivan, L., Doody, D., Schulte, R. P. O., Grady, C., Jiang, F., Preisendanz, H. E., Dingkuhn, E. L., Veith, T. L. & Anderson, A., 2023, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 7, 1083388.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A Review of Data Quality and Cost Considerations for Water Quality Monitoring at the Field Scale and in Small Watersheds

Harmel, R. D., Preisendanz, H. E., King, K. W., Busch, D., Birgand, F. & Sahoo, D., Sep 2023, In: Water (Switzerland). 15, 17, 3110.

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Fixed bed column experiments using cotton gin waste and walnut shells-derived biochar as low-cost solutions to removing pharmaceuticals from aqueous solutions

Ndoun, M. C., Knopf, A., Preisendanz, H. E., Vozenilek, N., Elliott, H. A., Mashtare, M. L., Velegol, S., Veith, T. L. & Williams, C. F., Jul 2023, In: Chemosphere. 330, 138591.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOCHAR DERIVED FROM THE PYROLYSIS OF COTTON GIN WASTE AND WALNUT SHELLS

Ndoun, M. C., Knopf, A., Preisendanz, H. E., Vozenilek, N., Elliott, H. A., Veith, T. L., Mashtare, M. L., Velegol, S. B. & Williams, C. F., 2023, In: Journal of the ASABE. 66, 5, p. 1163-1174 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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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Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on pharmaceuticals in wastewater treated for beneficial reuse: Two case studies in central Pennsylvania

Hayden, K. R., Jones, M., Elkin, K. R., Shreve, M. J., Clees, W. I., Clark, S., Mashtare, M. L., Veith, T. L., Elliott, H. A., Watson, J. E., Silverman, J., Richard, T. L., Read, A. F. & Preisendanz, H. E., Sep 1 2022, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 51, 5, p. 1066-1082 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Culturable antibiotic-resistant fecal coliform bacteria in soil and surface runoff after liquid dairy manure surface application and subsurface injection

Hilaire, S. S., Chen, C., Radolinski, J., Leventhal, T., Preisendanz, H., Kleinman, P. J. A., Maguire, R., Stewart, R. D., Saporito, L. S. & Xia, K., Mar 1 2022, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 51, 2, p. 288-300 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Spatiotemporal patterns of PFAS in water and crop tissue at a beneficial wastewater reuse site in central Pennsylvania

Mroczko, O., Preisendanz, H. E., Wilson, C., Mashtare, M. L., Elliott, H. A., Veith, T. L., Soder, K. J. & Watson, J. E., Nov 1 2022, In: Journal of Environmental Quality. 51, 6, p. 1282-1297 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Meeting the Moment: Leveraging Temporal Inequality for Temporal Targeting to Achieve Water-Quality Load-Reduction Goals

Opalinski, N., Schultz, D., Veith, T. L., Royer, M. & Preisendanz, H. E., Apr 1 2022, In: Water (Switzerland). 14, 7, 1003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Toward a Robust Land Suitability Framework for Manure Management: Modeling Impacts and Evaluating Biophysical Characteristics

Saha, G. K., Cibin, R., Elliott, H. A. & Preisendanz, H. E., Jun 2022, In: Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 58, 3, p. 435-452 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Development and Demonstration of an Endocrine-Disrupting Compound Footprint Calculator

Taylor, R., Hayden, K., Gluberman, M., Garcia, L., Gorucu, S., Swistock, B. & Preisendanz, H., May 1 2022, In: Water (Switzerland). 14, 10, 1587.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review