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Landon Marston

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
220C Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Professional Registration : P.E. (KY)
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Area of Interest

Dr. Marston's research aims to provide new understanding and solutions towards sustainable water resources management. He is particularly interested in investigating the complex ways in which society depends on and manages water through infrastructure, trade, and policy. Dr. Marston's research is driven by questions such as, How does climate and socio-economic change impact water resources? How and where is water used within the economy? What are the environmental consequences associated with our patterns of economic production and consumption? To answer these questions, his research group draws on approaches and concepts from engineering, hydrology, computer science, and economics.

  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.Eng. in Civil Engineering
    Texas A & M University
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
    University of Kentucky
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering
    University of Kentucky
  • Virginia Tech, 2020-present
    Assistant Professor in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Kansas State University, 2017-2020
    Peggy & Edwards Cornerstone Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), 2009-2013
    - Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer, Louisville District
    - Water Resources Engineer, International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM)
    - Hydraulic Engineer, Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC)
  • Jones & Carter, Inc., 2008-2009
    - Graduate Engineer
  • CEE 3314: Water Resources Engineering
  • CEE 4304 : Hydrology
  • CEE 4344: Water Resources Planning
  • CEE 5334 : Quantitative Hydrology
  • National Sciene Foundation: DISES: Toward resilient and adaptive community-driven management of groundwater dependent agricultural systems, 2022-2026 (PI)
  • United States Department of Agriculture: Targeted Conservation: A coupled hydro-economic modeling approach to maxmizing water availability across the Mississippi River Basin, 2022-2026 (Co-PI; PI Kyle Davis)
  • Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research: Achieving sustainable groundwater management through innovative governance and optimal agricultural water use under conflicting objectives, 2020-2022 (PI)
  • United States Geological Survey: Mapping and modeling of interbasin water transfers within the United States, 2020-2022 (PI)
  • United States Geological Survey: Reanalyzing and predicting U.S. water use using economic history and forecast data; an experiment in short-range national hydro-economic data synthesis, 2020-2021 (Co-PI; PI Benjamin L. Ruddell)
  • Garrison Diversion Conservancy District: Inventory of interbasin water transfers within and traversing Canadian borders, 2020 (PI)
  • National Science Foundation: Collaborative Research: An interdisciplinary approach to prepare undergraduates for data science using real-world data from high frequency monitoring systems, 2019-2023 (Co-PI; PI Xia)
  • National Science Foundation: INFEWS/Track 1: Mesoscale Data Fusion to Map and Model the U.S. FEW system (INFEWSion), 2016-2021 (Co-PI; PI Benjamin L. Ruddell)