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School of Environment and Natural Resources

Our People: Elizabeth Toman

Elizabeth Toman
Elizabeth Toman
Visiting Assistant Professor
Address:
414E Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 
614.688.1057

 

Curriculum Vita


Course Information

ENR 3300 Spring Semester, Introduction to Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife

CIVILEN 3130 Spring Semester, Fluid Mechanics

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the broad areas of forestry, hydrology, and transportation. More specifically I am interested in what occurs when and where these spheres meet. I study the influence of land management activities such as road construction and use, forest harvesting or vegetation removal, and oil and gas exploration, on stream water quality. Topics include:

  • Sediment production from heavy use of low-volume roads
  • Unbound aggregate road design for improved environmental performance
  • Open channel hydraulics and stream crossing design
  • Water quality impacts from urban streamside vegetation removal
  • Implementation of best management practices for forest roads

Selected Publications and Presentations

Webinar: Erosion and Sediment Control for Native and Aggregate Surfaced Roads. Steve Bloser, Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, co-presenter. Moderator: Mike Long, Oregon Department of Transportation. Sponsored by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. April 4, 2012. Estimated participants: 306.

Toman, E. M. and A. E. Skaugset. 2011. Reducing sediment production from forest roads during wet-weather hauling. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2203(1):13-19.

Toman, E. M., A. E. Skaugset, and G. E. Murphy. 2007. An Analysis of the Opportunity Costs with Wet Weather Timber Hauling. International Journal of Forest Engineering 18(1):17-23.