Emily E Woodward


My research is focused on the fate and transport of organic contaminants in the environment, with a special interest in agricultural systems. In graduate school (MS and PhD from Penn State University), my research focused on estrogen hormones in Pennsylvania soils, surface water, and groundwater at a site where wastewater was used to irrigate forested and cropped lands. During my post-doc at the USGS California Water Science Center (CAWSC), I studied the fate and transport of the nitrification inhibitor nitrapyrin and herbicide safeners in agricultural soils and associated drainage streams. I spent one year after my post-doc at the University of California, Davis working at the Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility where I studied nitrate leaching in different California cropping systems and soil health in processing tomato systems throughout California's Central Valley. I'm excited to be back at the CAWSC working on a wide range of studies related to pesticide fate and transport, water quality, agriculture, and the environment!