Barbara Doll

Extension Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

Professional Engineer

Dr. Barbara Doll is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in ecological restoration. She teaches professional development workshops and academic courses in fluvial geomorphology and ecological restoration. She has secured and managed more than $7 million in external funding to implement water quality and restoration demonstration projects and conduct research at NC State University. She has conducted design, permitting, bidding and construction oversight for several restoration projects in this role. She obtained and managed $8.5 in funding between 1998 and 2011 for restoration of 6000 feet of highly degraded urban channel.



P.h.D. 2013

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.C.E. 1998

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 1992

Civil Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Nonpoint source pollution prevention and treatment • Restoration ecology • Stormwater management • Stream assessment •Sustainable landscaping


A Framework for Planning and Evaluating the Role of Urban Stream Restoration for Improving Transportation Resilience to Extreme Rainfall Events
Doll, B., Kurki-Fox, J. J., & Line, D. E. (2020), Water.
Can the Stream Quantification Tool (SQT) Protocol Predict the Biotic Condition of Streams in the Southeast Piedmont (USA)?
Donatich, S., Doll, B., Page, J., & Nelson, N. (2020), Water.
Flood Flow Frequency Analysis to Estimate Potential Floodplain Nitrogen Treatment during Overbank Flow Events in Urban Stream Restoration Projects
, (2020). Water.
Can rapid assessments predict the biotic condition of restored streams?
Doll, B., Jennings, G., Spooner, J., Penrose, D., Usset, J., Blackwell, J., & Fernandez, M. (2016), Water, 8(4).
Identifying watershed, landscape, and engineering design factors that influence the biotic condition of restored streams
Doll, B., Jennings, G., Spooner, J., Penrose, D., Usset, J., Blackwell, J., & Fernandez, M. (2016), Water, 8(4).
Evaluating the Eco-Geomorphological Condition of Restored Streams Using Visual Assessment and Macroinvertebrate Metrics
Doll, B., Jennings, G. D., Spooner, J., Penrose, D. L., & Usset, J. L. (2015), JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51(1), 68–83.
Doll, B., Wise-Frederick, D. E., Buckner, C. M., Wilkerson, S. D., Harman, W. A., Smith, R. E., & Spooner, J. (2002), Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 38(3), 641–651.
Sea grant and invasive aquatic plants: A national outreach initiative
Crawford, H. M., Jensen, D. A., Peichel, B., Charlebois, P. M., Doll, B. A., Kay, S. H., … O'Leary, M. B. (2001), Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 39(2001 Jan), 8–11.
Constructed wetlands treatment of high nitrogen landfill leachate
Liehr, S. K., Kozub, D. D., Rash, J. K., Sloop, G. M., Doll, B., Rubin, A. R., … Burks, D. (2000). , . Alexandria, VA : Water Environment Research Foundation.
Jump Run Creek Shellfish Restoration Project
White, N. M., Line, D. E., Potts, J. D., Kirby-Smith, W., Doll, B., & Hunt, W. F. (2000), Journal of Shellfish Research, 19(1), 473–476.

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Validating Positive Openness Raster Data for Indicating Locations of Streambed Incision and Streambank Erosion in the Mine Creek Watershed, Raleigh, N.C.
(3/01/21 - 2/28/22)
Engaging Partners to Evaluate Plastics Loading to the Pamlico Sound from Urban and Rural Lands via the Neuse River in North Carolina
(5/01/20 - 4/30/22)
Characterizing Water Quality Status, Trends and Potential Watershed Management Opportunities from NPDES Stormwater Data
(9/16/20 - 5/31/22)
Predicting Roadway Washout Locations During Extreme Rainfall Events
(1/01/21 - 12/31/22)
Quantifying and Predicting Streambank Erosion in the Ridge and Valley and Blue Ridge Physiographic Regions of Virginia to Benefit Eastern Hellbender Populations
(10/25/19 - 7/31/22)
Designing Toward Implementation: Lumberton Floodprint Phase 2
(7/25/19 - 4/25/21)
Evaluating the Capacity of Natural Infrastructure for Flood Abatement at the Watershed Scale
(5/20/19 - 2/19/20)
Phase II School Campus Stormwater Assessment and Implementation
(5/01/18 - 12/31/20)
Jaycee Park Forested Stormwater Wetland Retrofit
(1/17/18 - 9/30/19)
Upper Durant Lake Retrofit Alternatives Analysis
(1/19/18 - 12/31/19)