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Contact Information:
Department of
Natural Resources Science
University of Rhode Island
105 Coastal Institute
1 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881.
Phone: (401)874-2026.
Fax: (401)874-4561.
Arthur J. Gold
 
Job Title: Professor and Chair, Co-director of the CELS Master of Environmental Science and Management Graduate Program
Address: Room 107,
Phone: 401-874-2903
Email: agold@uri.edu
Research: Watershed Hydrology
Education:
  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1983
Courses:
  • NRS 200, Seminar In Natural Resources (1), offered each Fall
  • NRS 461, Watershed Hydrology and Management (4), offered each Fall
  • NRS 518, Ecohydrology (3), offered each Spring


Research Interests

  • Dr. Gold’s research addresses the effects of land use and natural features on water quality and river flow regimes, with particular focus on sources and sinks of nitrogen in mixed-use watersheds. He has published more than 90 refereed journal articles and attracted more than $22 million in external funding from federal and state agencies. He participates in outreach and extension activities targeted at local efforts to restore and protect watershed quality. Dr. Gold founded the URI Coastal Fellows program and seeks opportunities to bring undergraduates into research and extension labs. He mentors graduate students at the Ph.D. level and through the Master of Environmental Science and Management program. His teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in Watershed Hydrology and a graduate course in Ecohydrology.
  • Dr. Gold serves as a senior research advisor for a United Nations watershed research coordination project and is Director of the Northeast States and Caribbean Islands Regional Water Program, a Land Grant project that includes both extension and research. In 2001 Dr. Gold received the University-wide Scholarly Excellence Award.
Related Links

  1. McNally. C. G., E. Uchida and A.J. Gold. 2011. Sustaining Mangrove Ecosystem Services through a Protected Area: Can giving up short-run gains from natural resources avoid a long-run poverty trap? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 108:13945-13950.  
  2. Watson T. K., D.Q. Kellogg, K. Addy, A.J. Gold, M.H. Stolt, S.W. Donohue and P.M. Groffman 2010. Ground-water denitrification capacity of riparian zones in suburban and agricultural watersheds. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(2):237-245.   
  3. Pelletier, M. C., A. J. Gold, J. F. Heltshe, AND H. W. Buffum. 2010. A Method to Identify Estuarine Macroinvertebrate Pollution Indicator Species in the Virginian Biogeogarphic Province. Ecological Indicators. 10:1037-1048.  
  4. Schipper, L.A., W.D. Robertson, A.J. Gold, D.B. Jaynes, S.C. Cameron, 2010. Denitrifying bioreactors—An approach for reducing nitrate loads to receiving waters. Ecol. Eng. 36:1532-1543.  
  5. Kellogg, D.Q., Gold, A.J., Cox, S., Addy, K., August, P.V., 2010. A geospatial approach for assessing denitrification sinks within lower-order catchments. Ecological Engineering. 36:1596-160.  
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