Tiffany Messer

Tiffany Messer

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants
  • Advising
  • Courses Taught

Contact Information

TitleWater Quality Engineer/Scientist
Faculty RankAdjunct Assistant Professor
Address Off Campus
NE
Phone
  • office: 402-472-2232
E-mailtiffany.messer@unl.edu

 

My Story

Dr. Messer will join the BSE Department beginning January 2017. She holds degrees in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (University of Kentucky, B.S., 2008) and Biological and Agricultural Engineering (North Carolina State University, M.S. 2010, PhD, 2015). Messer will complete her postdoctoral appointment in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University in December 2016, where her research has focused on nutrient and insecticide fate and transport in stream systems. Her research interests reside at the intersection of engineering, ecology, and agriculture with an emphasis on environmental biogeochemistry and water resources in agricultural landscapes. Her research focuses on

  1. Emerging technologies such as nutrient recovery from animal manures
  2. Arising issues in water quality associated with the fate, transport and remediation of emerging contaminants in stream, wetland, and agricultural ecosystems
  3. Assessing risk management and/or mitigation of water-borne contaminants.

She will be teaching courses in water quality, environmental engineering, and related areas. Messer received an EPA STAR Fellowship in 2012 that supported majority of her doctoral research and the North Carolina State University Certificate in Teaching in 2014. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES).

Selected Publications

Hansen, S., Messer, T., Mittelstet, A. 2019. Mitigating the risk of atrazine exposure: Identifying hot spots and hot times in surface waters across Nebraska, USA. Journal of Environmental Management, 250, 109424.Online
Keilhauer, M., Messer, T., Mittelstet, A., Corman, J., Franti, T. 2019. Nitrate Removal Potential of Floating Treatment Wetlands Amended with Spent Coffee: A Mesocosm Scale Evaluation. Transactions of the ASABE. 62(6): 1619-1630.Online
Messer, T., Birgand, F., Burchell, M. R. 2019. Diel fluctuations of high level nitrate and dissolved organic carbon concentrations in constructed wetland mesocosms. Ecological Engineering, 133, 76-87.Online
Messer, T., Douglas-Mankin, K. R., Nelson, N. G., Etheridge, J. R. 2019. Wetland Ecosystem Resiliency: Protecting and Restoring Value Ecosystems. Wetland Ecosystem Resiliency: Protecting and Restoring Value Ecosystems.Online
Mittelstet, A., Gilmore, T., Messer, T., Rudnick, D., Heatherly, T. 2019. Evaluation of selected watershed characteristics to identify best management practices to reduce Nebraskan nitrate loads from Nebraska to the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River basin. AgOnline
Mittelstet, A., Gilmore, T., Messer, T., Rudnick, D., Heatherly, T. 2019. Evaluation of Selected Watershed Characteristics to Identify Best Management Practices to Reduce Nebraskan Nitrate Loads from Nebraska to the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin. AgOnline
Wiseman, J., M.R. Burchell, G.L. Grabow, D.L. Osmond, and T.L. Messer (2014) Groundwater nitrate concentration reductions in a riparian buffer enrolled in the NC Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Journal of American Water Resources Association 5Online
Messer, T. L., M.R. Burchell, D.L. Osmond, and G.L. Grabow (2012) Groundwater Nitrate Reductions within Upstream and Downstream Sections of a Riparian Buffer. Ecological Engineering 47: 397-407.Online

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Doctorate of PhilosophyBiological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State University2015
Master of ScienceBiological and Agricultural EngineeringNorth Carolina State University2010
Bachelor of ScienceBiosystems and Agricultural EngineeringUniversity of Kentucky2008

 

Affiliations

 

Awards

TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
Parent's Recognition AwardUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Council and Parents Association2019
USDA AFRI NIFA FellowUSDA2016
EPA STAR FellowEnvironmental Protection Agency2012

 

Professional Organizations

NamePosition
American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers
American Society of Ecological Engineers

 

Websites

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Emerging Sensor Technologies

Grants

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleSurvey of Groundwater Transit Times and Nitrate Delivery to Bazile Creek (Additional Funding)
Starting Date04/08/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/31/2021
Funding Level$15,000.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environment and Energy

 

Grant TitleSurvey of Groundwater Transit Times and Nitrate Delivery to Bazile Creek
Starting Date07/13/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/31/2020
Funding Level$15,000.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Economic Quality

 

Advising

Graduate Programs

Courses Taught

Course NumberCourse TitleFall Even YearsFall Odd YearsSpring Even YearsSpring Odd YearsSummer SessionCross Listing
NRES 468/868WetlandsXXBIOS 458; BSEN 468/868; WATS 468