Robert W. Nairn, PhD
Director, Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds
Sam K. Viersen Family Presidential Professor
School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science
The University of Oklahoma
202 W. Boyd St., Room 334
Norman, OK 73019-1024
Office: (405) 325-3354
The Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds
The University of Oklahoma Center for Restoration of Ecosystems and Watersheds (CREW) conducts research focusing on watershed biogeochemistry and ecological engineering.
The faculty, staff and students of CREW seek to understand:
- The biogeochemical transport and fate of materials and energy in all environmental media on the watershed-scale, with a focus on water quality in drastically disturbed catchments.
- The opportunities and challenges presented by ecological engineering, the design of sustainable ecosystems integrating society and the natural environment for mutual benefit, with emphasis on mine water passive treatment systems, stream and wetland restoration, and similar ecotechnologies.
Latest CREW News
Miami News-Record November 6, 2016 "Excavation completed at Commerce Passive Treatment System"
Miami News-Record September 19, 2016 "Commerce Passive Treatment System proves successful"
Bay Journal November 23, 2015 "Grass really is ‘greener’ on other side of street in community experiment"
KTUL November 16, 2015 "New life to Tar Creek"
OU Nightly October 19, 2015 "OU researchers working to clean up Commerce’s contaminated water"