|2008||Ph.D., Auburn University (School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences)|
|1995||M.S., Clemson University (Forest Resources)|
|1993||B.S., Berry College (Biology)|
|2014 – present||Associate Professor, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Water Resources Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System|
|2009-14||Assistant Professor, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, Water Resources Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System|
|2002-09||Agriculture Program Associate, Alabama Cooperative Extension System Water Program|
|2000-02||Agriculture Program Associate, Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center & Alabama Sea Grant|
Honors and awards
|2016||Cahaba River Society Watershed Conservation Development Award, ‘Trussville Civitan Park Restoration Project’|
|2015||Auburn University College of Agriculture Dean’s Grantsmanship Award|
|2015||Auburn University Spirit of Sustainability Faculty Award|
|2014||Auburn University College of Agriculture Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, Auburn University|
|2014||Governor’s Conservation Award, Water Conservationist of the Year, Alabama Wildlife Federation|
|2014||National Finalist, Communication Award, Bound Book, National Association of County Agricultural Agents|
|2014||National Extension Education poster finalist, National Association of County Agricultural Agents|
|2012||Director’s Award for Extension Excellence, Alabama Cooperative Extension System|
|2012||Auburn University College of Agriculture Dean’s Grantsmanship Award, Auburn University|
|Alabama Section, American Water Resource Association, Incoming President|
|Soil and Water Conservation Society|
|Alabama Association of County Agriculture Agents and Specialists|
Applied research to support needs of Alabama and the southern region includes riparian buffer systems, stream enhancement assessment, and innovative stormwater management.
Extension water resources covers a broad area of interest that includes agricultural, urban, personal, and community wide concerns. We coordinate watershed restoration and management workshops in Alabama and southern region. More than 200 workshops have been conducted on watershed restoration, innovative stormwater management practices, and watershed management. An estimated 3,000 natural resource professionals have participated in these hands-on trainings. In partnership with the ACES Water Program, over 30 demonstration stormwater practices have been implemented and more than 10,000 linear feet of stream have been enhanced or restored.
CSES 5080/6080 Soil Resources and Conservation
- Helms, B., J. Zink, D. Werneke, T. Hess, Z. Price, G. Jennings and E. Brantley. 2016. Development of Ecogeomorphological (EGM) Tools for the Piedmont of Alabama, USA. Water Special Issue: Stream Ecosystems and Restoration: Linking Bioassessments to Improved Planning and Design Strategies. Water, Vol. 8, Issue 4, 161.
- Turner, I., E. Brantley, C. Anderson, J. Shaw, and B. Helms. 2015. Floristic composition of Alabama Piedmont floodplains across a gradient of stream channel incision. American Midland Naturalist. Vol. 174, Issue 2, pp. 238-253.
- Simpson, A., I. Turner, E.F. Brantley, and B. Helms. 2014. Bank erosion hazard index as an indicator of near-bank aquatic habitat and community structure in a southeastern Piedmont stream. Ecological Indicators. Vol. 43, pp. 19-28.
- Hunolt, A., E.F. Brantley, J.A. Howe, A.N. Wright, C.W. Wood. 2013. Comparison of native woody species as live stakes in streambank stabilization in the southeastern USA. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. Sept/Oct Vol. 68, No. 5, pages 384-391.
- Christian, K., A. Wright, J. Sibley, E.F. Brantley, J. Howe, M. Dougherty, and C. LeBleu. 2012. Phosphorus uptake by Muhlenbergia capillaris, a rain garden plant, under flooded and non-flooded conditions. Journal of Environmental Horticulture Dec 2012
- Mitchell, J, B.G. Lockaby, and E.F. Brantley. 2011. Influence of Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) on Decomposition and Nutrient Availability in Riparian Forests. Invasive Plant Science and Management: October-December 2011, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 437-447.
- Conner, W.H.; Inabinette, L.W.; Brantley, E. F. 2000. The use of tree shelters in restoring forest species to a floodplain delta: 5-year results. Ecological Engineering 15 (2000) S47-S56.