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Steven Starrett

Contact Information

Steven K. Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
2132 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Ph: 785 532 1583; E-mail: steveks@ksu.eduWebsite


Dr. Starrett's research focuses on surface water hydrology, urban non-point source pollution, artificial neural networks, and the application of geographical information systems (GIS) to water resources and environmental engineering.

Recent Water-Related Publications

Starrett, Steven, K.; Starrett, Shelli, K.; Heier, T.; Su, Y.; Bandurraga, M. Tuan, D. 'Filling in missing peakflow data using artificial neural networks.' ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 5:1, 2010.

Starrett, S.K.; Klein, J.M. 'Glyphosate runoff when applied to Zoyziagrass under golf course fairway conditions.' In The Fate of Nutrients and Pesticides in the Urban Environment. Eds M.T. Nett, M.J. Carroll, B.P. Horgan, M.A. Petrovic. American Chemical Society, Chapter 14, pp 237-253, 2008.

Starrett, S.K.; Su, Y.; Heier, T.; Klein, J.; Holste, J.; Palomo, M. 'Long-term monitoring of nutrient loss in runoff from a golf course.' USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online, 7:18:1-9, 2008.

Starrett, S.K.; Su, Y.; Heier, T.; Klein, J.; Holste, J. 'Nutrient runoff from three phases of a golf course project.' USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online, 5:8:1-8, 2008.

Starrett, S.K. 'Erosion control for construction sites.' In Case Studies in Environmental Engineering and Science. Eds A. Bhandari, M.A. Butkus. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, Champaign, IL, pp 52-57, 2007.

Ongoing and Recent Water-Related Projects

Comparing Nutrient Losses Via Runoff from a New Golf Course and the Golf Course's Previous Native Condition. S.K. Starrett. United States Golf Association. 1997-2006.

Fate of Pesticides and Their Partitioning Among Water, Soil, and Biomass Elements in a Turfgrass Ecosystem. S.K. Starrett. United States Golf Association. 2001-2005.

Preliminary Environmental Assessment of Lateral Field Used for Liquid Disposal from Various Kansas National Guard Maintenance Facilities. S.K. Starrett, A. Bhandari. Kansas National Guard. 2001-2003.

KTURF - Pesticide Leaching Model for Turfgrass Environments using Artificial Neural Networks. Steven K. Starrett, Shelli K. Starrett. United States Golf Association. 1996.

Honors and Recognitions

2011 Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, 2011
Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE)