• My research focuses on the interaction between humans and water resources; I am interested in the discharge, fate and treatment of contaminates released to the environment, and the impact of water quality stressor on both human and biological systems. I have a strong interest in sustainable resource management, and am currently working with municipal and watershed organizations to develop adaptive management strategies for water resources threatened by land use and climate change. Additional research areas include environmental DNA and PAHs from sealcoat.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2012 Coal-tar-based pavement sealcoat and PAHs: implications for the environment, human health, and stormwater management.Environmental Science & Technology.  46:3039-3045. 2012
    2010 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in stormwater runoff from sealcoated pavements.Environmental Science & Technology.  44:8849-8854. 2010
    2008 Soil and atmospheric inputs to PAH concentrations in salt marsh plantsWater, Air, and Soil Pollution Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus.  189:253-263. 2008
    2006 Uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in salt marsh plants Spartina alterniflora grown in contaminated sediments.Chemosphere Chemosphere - Global Change Science.  62:1253-1260. 2006

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2010 Preliminary results of the examination of thermal impacts from stormwater BMPsWorld Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010. 3424-3451. 2010

    Teaching Activities

  • Spc Top/Water,Watershds & Soc Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Water,Watersheds,&Society Taught course 2017
  • Fund Aspect Environmental Eng Taught course 2015
  • Fund Aspect Environmental Eng Taught course 2015
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Planetary Astronomy & Science, Mount Holyoke College
  • M.S. Geology/Earth Science, University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Alison Watts