Mauricio Arias

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Studies the linkages between hydrology, ecology, development and climate in watersheds around the globe, but primarily in the (sub-)tropics. To that end, he combines hydro-ecological observations with mathematical models, Geographical Information Systems, and remote sensing technology.

Subject Areas:
Climate, Data Analysis/Modeling, Ecology, Geography/Land Use, Hydrology, Sustainability, Water Quality, Water Resource Management

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
Characterization of current velocities, net community production & net community calcification among nursery-reared coral communities in the Fla. Keys USF New Researcher Program 2018 - 2019 2019
Cost-Effective Hybrid Constructed Wetlands for Landfill Leachate Reclamation Hinkley Center for Solid Hazardous Waste Management 2020 - 2020 2020
Effective Energy Recovery in Desalination and Water Reclamation Utilities through Pressure-Retarded Osmosis Bureau of Reclamation 2019 - 2020 2020
Investigation of Stormwater BMPs in the City of Tampa City of Tampa 2020 - 2021 2021
Temporal and Spatial Optimization of Existing and Emerging Nutrient Management Technologies and Practices for Control of Harmful Algal Blooms U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2020 - 2023 2023
  • Tarabih, O., & Arias, M.E. (2021). Hydrological and Water Quality Trends through the Lenses of Historical Operation Schedules in Lake Okeechobee. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, . doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001395
  • Haberstroh, C.J., Arias, M.E., Yin, Z., & Wang, M. C. (2020). Effects of hydrodynamics on the cross-sectional distribution and transport of plastic in an urban coastal river. Water Environment Research, 93(2), 186-200. doi: 10.1002/wer.1386
  • Platz, M., Takeshita, Y., Bartels, E., & Arias, M.E. (2020). Evaluating the potential for autonomous measurements of net community production and calcification as a tool for monitoring coral restoration. Ecological Engineering, . doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2020.106042
  • Benjamin, J., Arias, M.E., & Zhang, Q. (2020). A Techno-Economic Process Model for Pressure Retarded Osmosis based Energy Recovery in Desalination Plants. Desalination, 476. doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2019.114218

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