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James L. Martin

Professor and Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair, Civil and Evnironmental Engineering

E-mail address: jmartin@cee.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.cee.msstate.edu/james-l.-martin.html

James L. Martin is a Professor, Professional Engineer (PE), and the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair in Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering. Dr. Martin, whose area of expertise is water quality modeling and environmental software development, joined Mississippi State from the Water Quality and Contaminant Modeling Branch, Environmental Laboratory, Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center, Waterways Experiment Station (WES), Vicksburg, Mississippi. Previous to WES, he served as vice president and director of engineering with AScI Corporation, an international environmental firm headquartered in McLean, Virginia, and as an Environmental Scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Large Lakes Research Station, Grosse Ile, Michigan.

Dr. Martin received B.S. degrees in Wildlife Science and Civil Engineering from Texas A & M University, an M.S. in Biology/Marine Biology from Southwest Texas State University and Ph.D. in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Texas A & M. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mississippi, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Martin has over 30 years of experience in conducting and managing water quality modeling projects. He has authored/co-authored over 50 technical reports and publications, including EPA guidance documents and model user documentation. He has been involved in the development of a number of hydrodynamic and water quality models in common usage.

Hydro-Environmental Analysis: Freshwater Environment

Martin, James L.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482206074

Focusing on fundamental principles, Hydro-Environmental Analysis: Freshwater Environments presents in-depth information about freshwater environments and how they are influenced by regulation. It provides a holistic approach, exploring the factors that impact water quality and quantity, and the regulations, policy and management methods that are necessary to maintain this vital resource. It offers a historical viewpoint as well as an overview and foundation of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics affecting the management of freshwater environments.

The book concentrates on broad and general concepts, providing an interdisciplinary foundation. The author covers the methods of measurement and classification; chemical, physical, and biological characteristics; indicators of ecological health; and management and restoration. He also considers common indicators of environmental health; characteristics and operations of regulatory control structures; applicable laws and regulations; and restoration methods.

The text delves into rivers and streams in the first half and lakes and reservoirs in the second half. Each section centers on the characteristics of those systems and methods of classification, and then moves on to discuss the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of each. In the section on lakes and reservoirs, it examines the characteristics and operations of regulatory structures, and presents the methods commonly used to assess the environmental health or integrity of these water bodies. It also introduces considerations for restoration, and presents two unique aquatic environments: wetlands and reservoir tailwaters.

Written from an engineering perspective, the book is an ideal introduction to the aquatic and limnological sciences for students of environmental science, as well as students of environmental engineering. It also serves as a reference for engineers and scientists involved in the management, regulation, or restoration of freshwater environments.

The Rookery at Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

Martin, James L.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781430323563
Collaborators: Joyce Martin

Picture over 30,000 birds each year returning to a small island of cypress trees to breed and raise their young. This breeding place - called a rookery - is located in the north end of Bluff Lake at Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, located in central Mississippi. From early spring, when the first flocks arrive, through mid-fall when the last group departs for the winter, the trees and sky are full of birds. Breeders include Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons and White Ibises. This book provides a brief introduction to the rookery and its residents, followed by a pictorial essay of life at the rookery, from arrival to departure.

Energy Production and Reservoir Water Quality: A Guide to the Regulatory, Technical, and Theoretical Basis for Required Studies

Martin, James L.
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 0784408963
Collaborators: John Higgins, John Edinger, and John Gordon

The inextricable link between energy production and reservoir water quality poses an ongoing challenge for civil engineers. Energy production processes can influence reservoir water quality, and reservoir water quality can limit energy production. This book on energy production and reservoir water quality brings together the regulatory framework driving the need for technical evaluations and the details of tools presently available for assessing those issues. Along with six case studies, topics discussed in Energy Production and Reservoir Water Quality include: regulatory framework; fundamental water quality processes; numerical hydrodynamic and transport models for reservoirs; water quality modeling theory; and modeling systems and their applications. This report was created by the Environmental Effects Committee of ASCE's Energy Engineering Division.

Images of North American Big Game

Martin, James L.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781435700765
Collaborators: Joyce Martin

There are a large number of mammals found in North America, but none capture the imagination as much as the "Big Game" species. This is primarily a book of photographs of those big game animals. Fifteen species are presented in this book, which include many but not all North American big game species. For each big game species a brief discussion of their characteristics is provided followed by photographs illustrating those characteristics and their behavior.

Backyard Visions: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Martin, James L.
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781430317692
Collaborators: Joyce Martin

Backyard Visions: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is primarily a compilation of our photographs of one of the world's smallest and most beautiful birds. In the first three sections of the book, we use those photographs to illustrate some of the characteristics of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds as well to illustrate a brief discussion of their life history. In the fourth section, we provide a discussion of the care and feeding of hummingbirds and how to attract them to your backyard. The final section is devoted to a discussion of the techniques that we have found useful in creating the photographs contained in this book.

Hydraulic Design Handbook

Martin, James L.
Publisher: McGraw Hill
ISBN: 0070411522
Collaborators: Edited by Larry Mays

This handbook provides a comprehensive guide on hydraulic engineering and covers all aspects of the field, including subsurface flow and transport, hydraulics design for energy generation, water distribution system design, water and wastewater treatment plants, and the hydraulics of pressurized flow. The handbook looks at design information on hydraulics as applied to civil engineering. Design procedures are followed by examples for use by the professional needing examples to illustrate the procedures as well as classroom use. It includes all relevant regulations from the EPA, NOAA, Federal Highway Administration, and other public agencies. The handbook includes contributions by over 30 experts in the field in specific hydraulic design areas, and includes the section:
French, R, S.C. McCutcheon, and J.L. Martin. "Environmental Hydraulics," pp.5.1-5.31.

Hydrodynamics and Transport for Water Quality Modeling

Martin, James L.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0873716124
Collaborators: Steven McCutcheon

Hydrodynamics and Transport for Water Quality Modeling presents a complete overview of current methods used to describe or predict transport in aquatic systems, with special emphasis on water quality modeling. The book features detailed descriptions of each method, supported by sample applications and case studies drawn from the authors' years of experience in the field. Each chapter examines a variety of modeling approaches, from simple to complex. This unique text/reference offers a wealth of information previously unavailable from a single source.

The book begins with an overview of basic principles, and an introduction to the measurement and analysis of flow. The following section focuses on rivers and streams, including model complexity and data requirements, methods for estimating mixing, hydrologic routing methods, and unsteady flow modeling. The third section considers lakes and reservoirs, and discusses stratification and temperature modeling, mixing methods, reservoir routing and water balances, and dynamic modeling using one-, two-, and three-dimensional models. The book concludes with a section on estuaries, containing topics such as origins and classification, tides, mixing methods, tidally averaged estuary models, and dynamic modeling.

Handbook of Hydrology

Martin, James L.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0070397325
Collaborators: Edited by David R. Maidment

This handbook suggests some solutions to a variety of problems that hydrologists may encounter, including determining the magnitudes of floods and mitigating their effects; assessing the water supply for a city or farming area; characterizing the extent of surface or ground water pollution; developing solutions for cleaning up and preventing pollution or contamination of natural waters; learning reliable methods for urban drainage design; and protecting wildlife and preserving wetlands. Written by more than 50 experts from all over the world, this handbook covers various aspects of hydrology. It is divided into four sections. The first deals with phases of the hydrologic cycle; the second covers water transport of particulates and chemicals; the third section covers statistical methods applied to hydrology; and the final section deals with computer programs, remote sensing, forecasting, and design for surface and subsurface water quality and quantity.

The text includes McCutcheon, S.C., J.L. Martin and T.O. Barnwell, Jr. "Water Quality," pp. 11.1-11.73