Grad Office: Jacobs 271
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Fellow, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Program
Fellow, Vanderbilt University Graduate Program
Fellow, Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment
Fellow, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy
M.S., Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A., Environmental Thought and Practice (Interdisciplinary Policy Major), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- Water and food security
- Impacts of irrigation on water quality
- Natural resource planning, development, and resolution
- Integration of physical and social science research
Davis, K., J. Gephart, and T. Gunda (2015). Future environmental impacts of Sri Lanka’s policy on self-sufficiency in rice. AMBIO, DOI: 10.1007/s13280-015-0720-2.
Gunda, T., G.M. Hornberger, and J. Gilligan (2015). Spatiotemporal patterns of meteorological drought in Sri Lanka from 1880-2010. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4365.
Gunda, T., L. Benneyworth, and E. Burchfield (2015). Exploring water indices and associated parameters: a case study in two South Asian countries. Water Policy. DOI:10.2166/wp.2014.022.
Gunda, T. and T. Scanlon (2013). Topographical and Hydrological Influences on the Spatial Distribution of Mercury at the Catchment Scale. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution. DOI 10.1007/s11270-013-1511-7.
Gunda, T. and G.M. Hornberger (2014, November). "Effects of Climate Change on Irrigation Demand from Rice Fields in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka." Oral presentation. American Water Resources Association Annual Meeting, Tysons Corner, VA.
Gunda, T. and E.K. Burchfield (2014, August). "Patterns of meteorological and agricultural drought in Sri Lankan agricultural areas." Poster presentation. Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Science & Technology Policy: Systems Approaches to Research and Practice, Waterville Valley Resort, NH.
Gunda, T. and G.M. Hornberger (2013, December). "Comparative Assessment of Irrigation Water Quality in Sri Lanka’s Tank-Cascade and Mahaweli Irrigation Schemes." American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Gunda, T., A. Converse, A. Riscassi, and T. Scanlon (2009, December). "Topographical and Hydrological Influences on the Spatial Distribution of Mercury at the Catchment Scale." AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Gunda, T., A. Converse, A. Riscassi, and T. Scanlon (2009, October). "Topographical and Hydrological Influences on the Spatial Distribution of Mercury at the Catchment Scale." U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, Glasgow, Scotland.
Gunda, T. and M. Wise (2008, August). Geological Significance of Blue Quartz in the United States of America. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Gunda, T., Z. Liu, and P. G. Hatcher (2007, August). Lignin as an Indicator of Algal Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay? Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.
Hobbies and Interests
Hiking, rock climbing, dancing, cooking, and yoga