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Thushara Gunda

Thushara Gunda

Grad Office: Jacobs 262

PMB 407702
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone: 703-598-0352
Fax: 615-322-7012

Recent Resume / CV

Title

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

Education

B.S., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
B.A., Environmental Thought and Practice (Interdisciplinary Policy Major), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Research Interests

  • Water and Food Security
  • Impacts of irrigation on water quality
  • Natural resource planning, development, and resolution
  • Integration of physical and social science research

Publications

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.

Manuscripts in Review

Gunda, T., L. Benneyworth, and E. Burchfield (2014). Exploring water indices and associated parameters: a case study in two South Asian countries. Water Policy. In review.

Presentations

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, California.

Gunda, T., A. Converse, A. Riscassi, and T. Scanlon (2010, January). Topographical and Hydrological Influences on the Spatial Distribution of Mercury at the Catchment Scale. Department of Environmental Sciences Envirodays, Charlottesville, VA, January 2010. Recipient of Overall Best Undergraduate Presentation.

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

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