North Carolina State University Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Biogeochemistry & Ecological Engineering

The purpose of this program led by Dr. François Birgand in the Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering is to conduct research and teaching to provide means to improve the quality of ground and surface waters in largely rural watersheds.

The Teaching component seeks to provide the in-depth knowledge in Biology, Water Chemistry and Hydrology necessary to understand natural dissipation processes and improve Ecological Treatment in man-made systems.


  • We have created some videos to better illustrate the highly dynamic nature of our restored tidal marsh. You may want to view the video here.

  • Many more animations and posts have been added to our blog. Come and check it out!
François Birgand


  • François Birgand
    Assistant Professor,

    Biogeochemistry &   Ecological Engineering
    Biological & Agricultural Engineering
    North Carolina State   University
    148 Weaver labs
    Campus Box 7625
    3110 Faucette Dr
    Raleigh, NC  27695-7625

    (919) 513-2499
    (919) 515-7760 (fax)