Michael Burchell

Professor and Department Extension Leader

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Education

Ph.D. 2003

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

NC State University

M.S. 1996

Civil Engineering

University of Mississippi

B.S. 1992

Biology

NC State University

Research Description

Wetland restoration, Effects of grassed/forested riparian buffers on reducing nutrient/sediment loads to streams, Constructed wetlands for stormwater and wastewater treatment, Innovative stormwater BMPs in coastal areas, Agricultural drainage water management, and Golf course BMPs,

Honors and Awards

  • NC Soil and Water Conservation Society, Professional Achievement Water Quality, 2014
  • NC State/Nancy G. Pollock Dissertation Award, 2003

Publications

Carbon storage potential in a recently created brackish marsh in eastern North Carolina, USA
Shiau, Y.-J., Burchell, M., Krauss, K. W., Broome, S. W., & Birgand, F. (2019), ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 127, 579–588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.09.007
Diel fluctuations of high level nitrate and dissolved organic carbon concentrations in constructed wetland mesocosms
Messer, T. L., Birgand, F., & Burchell, M. R. (2019), ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 133, 76–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.04.027
Natural and Constructed Wetlands in North Carolina: An Overview for Citizens
Burchell, M., & Hunt, B. (2019). , (NC State Extension Publications No. AG-856). Retrieved from North Carolina Cooperative Extension Publication website: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/natural-and-constructed-wetlands-in-north-carolina
The Potential Long-Term Impacts of Climate Change on the Hydrologic Regimes of North Carolina’s Coastal Plain Non-Riverine Wetlands
Kurki-Fox, J. J., Burchell, M. R., & Kamrath, B. J. (2019), Transactions of the ASABE, 62(6), 1591–1606. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13437
The Potential Resiliency of a Created Tidal Marsh to Sea Level Rise
Kamrath, B. J. W., Burchell, M. R., Cormier, N., Krauss, K. W., & Johnson, D. J. (2019), Transactions of the ASABE, 62(6), 1567–1577. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.13438
Tidal Marsh Creation
Broome, S. W., Craft, C. B., & Burchell, M. R. (2019), COASTAL WETLANDS: AN INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM APPROACH, 2ND EDITION, pp. 789–816. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63893-9.00022-8
Controlled Drainage – an important practice to protect water quality that can enhance crop yields
Poole, C., Burchell, M. R., & Youssef, M. (2018). , (NC State Extension Publications No. AG-851). Retrieved from NC Cooperative Extension Publication website: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/controlled-drainage
Options for backyard stream repair
Hartup, W., Woodward, M., Lord, W., Burchell, M. R., & Doll, B. (2018). , (NC State Extension Publications No. AG-846). Retrieved from North Carolina Cooperative Extension Publication website: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/options-for-backyard-stream-repair
Adapting the relaxed tanks-in-series model for stormwater wetland water quality performance
Merriman, L. S., Hathaway, J. M., Burchell, M. R., & Hunt, W. F. (2017), Water, 9(9).
Agricultural riparian buffers
Osmond, D. L., & Burchell, M. R. (2017). , (NC State Extension Publications No. AG-439-38). Retrieved from North Carolina Cooperative Extension Publication website: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/agricultural-riparian-buffers

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Grants

North Carolina Volunteer Wetland Monitoring Pilot Program
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(10/01/19 - 9/01/21)
A feasibility study to examine expansion of infiltration systems to reduce direct ocean stormwater discharge in Kure Beach NC
NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund(12/17/18 - 5/31/19)
Detritus Removal and Enhanced Aeration to Improve Water Quality Treatment and Extend the Useful Life of Constructed Wetlands in NC
NCSU Sea Grant Program(3/01/19 - 11/30/20)
Developing and Testing Wetland Hydrology Performance Criteria for Restoration Sites
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(10/01/18 - 9/30/21)
Improving performance and examining expansion of constructed wetlands for tertiary treatment of nitrogen from domestic and municipal wastewater
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(6/01/18 - 12/31/20)
Restored wetlands to improve water quality in agricultural watersheds – a pilot-scale study
North Carolina Coastal Federation(3/01/17 - 9/28/18)
Field Testing of Mesocosm-Scale Derived Nitrate Removal Models to Verify Water Quality Improvement Potential of Restored Coastal Forested Wetlands
NCSU Water Resources Research Institute(9/01/16 - 12/31/18)
Efficacy of linear wetlands to treat agricultural drainage water in the Little River watershed
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(3/01/16 - 12/31/18)
In-stream wetlands as part of the Little River watershed restoration project
NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund(1/01/16 - 6/30/19)
Development and promotion of drainage water management systems adapted to maximize crop production in response to climate variability
US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture(1/01/16 - 9/30/18)