James Wendell Gilliam
|Soil Science||North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC|
Area:effects of agriculture, forestry on the quality of water draining from watersheds
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JAMES WENDELL GILLIAM is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Soil Science at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. at Mississippi State University. His research interests include the effects of agriculture, forestry, and various best management practices on the quality of water draining from watersheds; water management to increase yields and minimize nonpoint-source pollution; and the effectiveness of riparian wetlands and other vegetative filters for improving the quality of agricultural drainage waters. He was the 1999 recipient of the Soil Science Society of America's Applied Research Award. In 1996 he received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Award for Superior Service for Research on Riparian Buffers. Dr. Gilliam also served as a member of the National Research Council's Committee on Long-Range Soil and Water Conservation.