Dr. Karen Wayland

Current Positions

Environmental Scholar, SPI
Adjunct Professor of Biology
Policy Advisor, Speaker of the House

Areas of Concentration

Environment and Energy

Education

Dual PhD, Geology and Resource Development, Michigan State University, 2001

Publications & Commentary

Dr. Wayland has done research and consulting in the fields of watershed management, water quality monitoring, and hydrologic modeling with a focus on the impact of land use on surface and groundwater. Since coming to Washington, she has begun lecturing at universities and professional societies on the role of scientists in public policy.

Wayland, K.G., D.T. Long, D.H. Hyndman, B.C. Pijanowski, and S.K. Haack. 2003. Identifying relationships between baseflow geochemistry and land use with synoptic sampling and R-mode factor analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality 32(1):180-191.

Wayland, K.G., D.W. Hyndman, D. Boutt, B.C. Pijanowski, and D.T. Long. 2002. Modelling the impact of historical land uses on surface-water quality using groundwater flow and solute-transport models. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 7(3):189-201.

Bruhn, L., K. Wayland, J. Bartholic, S. Witter, and C. Fridgen. 2002. Michigan State University’s Virtual Watershed Program: Development and delivery of an Internet-based academic credit or professional certificate program in watershed management. Environmental Practice 4(4):236-243.

Bartholic, J., K.G. Wayland, L. Bruhn, S.G.Witter, and C. Fridgen. 2001. MSU’s Virtual Watershed Program: An Internet-based academic credit or professional certificate program in watershed management. Proceedings of National Association of Environmental Professionals, June 24-28, 2001, Washington, DC.

Campbell, E., K.Wayland, K. Pelikan, E.Ditschman, and P. Lindemann. 2001. Pollutant removal efficiency of an urban stormwater wetland in Lansing Township, Michigan. AWRA Water Resources Impact 3(1):7-10.

Wayland, K.G., D.T. Long, D.W. Hyndman, B. Pijanowski, and S. Woodhams. 2001. Biogeochemical fingerprinting of a rapidly urbanizing watershed. In J.C. Clausen (ed.), Proceedings of 8th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop, September 10-14, 2000. Environmental Protection Agency.

Wayland, K.G., S.G. Witter, and C. Purdy. 1999. Rural wastewater management: Challenges and strategies for a Michigan county. In S.G. Witter and S. Whiteford (eds.), International Review of Comparative Public Policy; Water Policy: Security Issues. JAI Press, Inc., Stamford, CT.

Lindemann, P.E. and K.G. Wayland. 1999. A non-traditional approach to urban watershed management: The Tollgate Drainage District Project. In S.G. Witter and S. Whiteford (eds.), International Review of Comparative Public Policy; Water Policy: Security Issues. JAI Press, Inc., Stamford, CT.

Witter, S.G., K.G. Wayland, and R. Godbold. 1999. Combined sewer overflows impact on the Grand River. Pipeline 8(2):5.

Witter, S.G. and K.G. Wayland. 1998. Watershed management plan for high priority/demand areas and wastewater treatment priorities in Gladwin County. Prepared for East Central Michigan Planning and Development Regional Commission.

Clausen, J.C., K. Guillard, K. Martin, K. Saldi, C. Sigmund, and K.Wayland. 1998. Riparian zone restoration to treat nonpoint pollutants. Final Report to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

Clausen, J.C., K.G. Wayland, K.A. Saldi, and K. Guillard. 1993. Movement of nitrogen through an agricultural riparian zone: I. Field Studies. Water Science and Technology 28:3-5.

Distinctions

Congressional Science Fellowship, American Geophysical Union

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University

Milton E. Steinmuller Award for Excellence in Teaching, Michigan State University

Warren Wood Fellowship, Michigan State University

Lucille Drake Pringle Endowed Fellowship in Geology, Michigan State University

Outstanding Ph.D. Scholar, Resource Development, Michigan State University

Who's Who Among American Graduate Students

Distinguished Service Award, Resource Development, Michigan State University

USDA International Travel Fellowship

USDA National Needs Water Science Fellowship

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society