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NCSU Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering

Michael R. Burchell II, Ph. D.

Associate Professor &
Extension Specialist

Biological and Agricultural
Engineering 
Ecosystem Restoration Engineering

Photo Mike Burchell

Mike Burchell

210 Weaver Labs Admin.
Box 7625, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695-7625

Voice: (919) 513-7372
Fax: (919) 515-6772
email: mike_burchell@ncsu.edu

New Publications

AG-765
Stormwater Wetlands
for Golf Courses

AG-781
Dune Infiltration Systems for Reducing Stormwater Discharge to Coastal Recreational Beaches

Latest News

Wetland Restoration Project from the Outer Banks Voice

land restoration

Dr. Burchell works in the area of ecosystem restoration and water quality protection. See the YouTube video North River Farms Salt Marsh Restoration Project courtesy: UNC-TV

Research Interests

  • Restoration techniques for prior converted wetlands and tidal marshes
  • Effects of grassed/forested riparian buffers on reducing nutrient/sediment loads to streams
  • Design and monitoring of stormwater constructed wetlands (Stormwater Wetland Construction Guidance)
  • Innovative stormwater BMPs in coastal areas
  • Stability of restored coastal streams
  • Golf course BMPs

Current Projects

Cover photo from Perspectives magazine showing the Kure Beach stormwater solutionIn the News

Courses Taught

  • BAE 200 - Computer Methods in Biological Engineering
  • BAE 474 - Principles and Applications of Ecological Engineering
  • BAE 590 - Wetlands Design and Restoration - DE Course

Extension Training

Water quality sustainability training videos for agents.
Agents can find these videos at: http://intranet.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php/BAE_Water_Quality_Training_Videos

  • Training Introduction – Dr.Mike Burchell
  • Drainage presenter – Dr.Robert Evans
  • Nutrient Management – Dr.Deanna Osmond
  • Stormwater Systems – Dr.Bill Hunt
  • Stream Restoration – Dr.Greg Jennings
  • Wetland Construction – Dr.Mike Burchell
  • Community Raingarden Instalation – Mr.Mitch Woodward
  • Community Wetland Installation – Mr.Bill Lord
  • Water Quality Sustainable Resources – Dr.Mike Burchell

Useful Environmental Resource Links for Agents

Student Advising

Adviser - Student branch of ASABE

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