Education & Experience:
Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, 1988, University of Washington, Seattle.
M.S. in Hydrogeology & Ecology, 1980, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
B.A. in Geology, magma cum laude, 1976, Carleton College, Minnesota.
Professor of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 2001-now
Visiting Professor, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, U.K., 2004-2005
Faculty Research Associate, BGSU Center for Policy Analysis & Public Service, 1999-2003
Associate Professor of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 1994-2001
Assistant Professor of Geology, Bowling Green State University, 1988-1994
Legislative Assistant for the Honorable Michael Lowry, 7th District of Washington State, United States House of Representatives, 1987-1988
Specialty Areas of Interest:
Sedimentary Geology: interpretation of depositional environments, facies analysis, stratigraphy, interpretation of sedimentary structures, tectonics and sedimentation.
Surface water hydrology: sediment transport, physical flow conditions, removals of dams, river restoration, contaminated sediment, public policy.
Environmental geology: geological hazards such as coastal erosion, mass wasting, flooding; geological resource analysis, human impacts on soil erosion and reservoir sedimentation rates.
Paleoclimatic analysis: interpretation of paleosols, tufas and travertines, loessites.
Current BGSU Courses:
GEOL 100 Introductory Geology
GEOL 104 Earth Environments
GEOL 316 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 445/545 Surface Water Hydrology
GEOL 480 Seminar in Geology and Public Policy
GEOL 493/494/693 Geology Field Camp (summer—Colorado and New Mexico)
GEOL 623 Sedimentary Environments
GEOL 645 Sedimentary Basin Analysis
Continuing Education or Service Activities:
- Committee on Public Policy, American Geophysical Union (2008-2011).
- Committee on Research Grants, Geological Society of America (2008-2011).
- Project Team Member, Ballville Dam removal, Sandusky River (2008-2011).
- Executive Board (Vice Chair), Ohio Dam Safety Organization (2007-2008).
- Lake Erie Shoreline Erosion Management Plan External Workgroup, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (2007-2010).
- Convener, Theme Session, Geological Society of America (2007).
- Editor, special issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research about the impact of dam removals in Ohio on the geology and ecology of Lake Erie (2006-2007).
- Panel Reviewer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2006-2008).
- Symposium organizer of a special session on dam removals at the North-Central Section Meeting of the Geological Society of America (2006).
- Field Trip Leader, Geological Society of America conference (2006).
- Invited Member, Ottawa River Remedial Action Plan Committee, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (2004-present).
- Field Trip Leader, Geological Society of America conference (2003)
- Project Team Member, Secor Dam removal, Ottawa River (2002-2008).
- Geology & Public Policy Committee, Geological Society of America (Chair 1999-2000, Member 1989-1992, 1997-2001).
- Ongoing Professional Service:
- Grant Reviews (National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society): 15.
- Journal Article Reviews (various journals): 28.
- Textbook Reviews (various geology textbooks): 5.
- Paid Consultantships:
- Boeing Aerospace Company
- Shell Oil Company
- Atlantic-Richfield Oil Company.
- Collaborative Research Partners: University of Toledo, Ohio Geological Survey, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (NOAA), Badlands National Park (NPS), Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources.
- Professional Recognitions:
- Vice Chair, Ohio Dam Safety Organization (2007-2008).
- Distinguished Service Award, Geological Society of America (2001).
- Honorary Fellow, Ohio Academy of Sciences (1998).
- Honorary Fellow, Geological Society of America (1997).
- Best Paper Award, the Ohio Journal of Science (1997).
- Chair, Committee on Geology & Public Policy, Geological Society of America (1999-2000).
- Distinguished Service Award, Geological Society of America (1992).
- Congressional Science Fellow, Geological Society of America (1987-1988).
- Congressional Liaison to the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Marine Science Board, Panel on Contaminated Marine Sediments (1987-1988).
- Distinguished Service Award, American Association for Advancement of Science (1988).
- University Recognitions:
- BGSU Faculty Distinguished Service Award (2008).
- Chair of the BGSU Faculty Senate (2001-2002).
- Nominated for BGSU Master Teacher Award (1990).
Recent and Current Research or Grants:
Dam Removals in Northern Ohio. Projects include feasibility study for the removal of Ballville Dam (Sandusky River), feasibility study for the removal of dams on the Maumee River, feasibility study for the removal of Secor Dam (Ottawa River) and follow-up studies on the impact of its removal, and follow-up studies on the impact of removal of Coho Dam (Huron River).
- Evans, J.E.(2007-2008) Field testing sediment transport models for dam removals. BGSU Faculty Research Committee ($13,300).
- Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (Evans, J.E., co-PI) (2006-2008) Ottawa River dam removal and stream restoration, Lucas County, Ohio. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Section 319(h) Non-point Source Program Grant ($204,970).
- Evans, J.E. (2005-2006) Ohio Board of Regents Instructional Equipment Grant ($30,300).
- J.F. Gottgens and J.E. Evans (co-PI), (2002-2004), Dam removal in the Ottawa River, Ohio: A feasibility study needed for comprehensive regional planning. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Management Assistance Grant, ($39,990).
Coastal Evolution of the Lake Erie shoreline. The emphasis is on strandline development near the Portage River delta and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.
Subsurface Geology of the Rose Run Formation, Eastern Ohio. The work is based on microfacies analysis from cores and geophysical log data from the Appalachian Basin.Depositional Environments of Paleozoic Rocks in Southwestern Colorado. The research is based upon surface outcrop studies on several stratigraphic units.
Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions:
Evans, J.E. and N. Harris, 2008, Preliminary study of the sediment impacts of the 2007 removal of Secor Dam (Ottawa River, Ohio). Conference Proceedings, 16th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop, U.S. Environmental protection Agency, Ohio Environmental protection Agency, and Ohio State University Extension (Columbus, Ohio), p. 57-58.
Evans, J.E., 2007. Sediment impacts of the 1994 failure of IVEX Dam (Chagrin River, Northeastern Ohio), as a case study in dam removals. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(2): 90-102.
Evans, J.E. and J.F. Gottgens, 2007. Contaminant stratigraphy of the Ballville Reservoir, Sandusky River, northwestern Ohio. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(2):182-193.
Murphy, R.P.*, E. Gomezdelcampo, and J.E. Evans, 2007. Using pre-existing channel substrates to determine the effectiveness of best management practices, Sandusky River, Ohio. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(2):167-181.
Gottgens, J.F. and J.E. Evans, 2007, Dam removals and river channel changes in northern Ohio: Implications for Lake Erie sediment budgets and water quality. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 33(2):87-89.
Evans, J.E., J.M. Huxley*, and R.K. Vincent, 2007. Upstream channel changes following dam construction and removal, using a GIS/remote sensing approach. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43(3): 683-697. DOI 10.1111/j.1752-1688.2007.00055.
Roberts, S.J., J.F. Gottgens, A.L. Sprongberg, J.E. Evans, and N.S. Levine, 2007. Integrated approach to assessing potential dam removals: An example from the Ottawa River, NW Ohio. Environmental Management, 39(1): 113-124.
Evans, J.E. and J.M. Reed*, 2006. Integrated loessite-paleokarst depositional system, early Pennsylvanian Molas Formation, Paradox Basin, southwestern Colorado, U.S.A. Sedimentary Geology, 195(3-4): 161-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.07.010.
Evans, J.E. and J.M. Reed*, 2006. Pennsylvanian fluvial cave sediments in the Mississippian Leadville Limestone, southwestern Colorado, U.S.A. The Mountain Geologist, 43(4): 283-297.