Anastasia E. M. Chirnside

Assistant Professor
University of Delaware

Anastasia E. M. Chirnside, Ph.D., CpAg (University of Delaware): Dr. Chirnside is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioresources Engineering and the Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware (UD). She has worked for the UD Bioresources Engineering Department for 36 years. Dr. Chirnside’s research has focused on water quality and waste management in agriculture; bioremediation of recalcitrant compounds and pathogens in soil, water and wastewater; and stormwater bioretention basins. Dr. Chirnside received her degrees in Plant and Soil Science (BS with Distinction, MS; UD) and in Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD, UD). Dr. Chirnside is also director of the Soil and Water Quality Research Laboratory housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. As director, she establishes research methodology, protocols and procedures for all laboratory activity. She also establishes and maintains the Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs required by funding agencies. Dr. Chirnside’s research has been supported by the Wetlands and Waterways Program, Maryland Department of the Environment; NIH; USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Initiative (AFRI); Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, NPS 319 Grant; UD Sustainability Grant; Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability - University Transportation Center, and Terrasolve LLC.


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