Karl Williard, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Universities Council on Water Resources, Forestry
Karl W.J. Williard is a Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management in the Department of Forestry at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU). He received a B.A. in Biology from Lehigh University, an M.S. in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology from Penn State University under the direction of David DeWalle. Dr. Williard teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Watershed Management and Hydrology at SIUC. His current research interests include nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment attenuation in riparian buffers; and agricultural land management impacts on soil and water quality. Since 1999, he has been awarded over $9.8 million in federal, state, and foundation grants to support his research program. This research has been disseminated in 33 journal articles. Since July 2014, Dr. Williard has served as Executive Director of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR), a national professional water organization with its home office at SIU. UCOWR publishes the Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education and hosts an annual national conference in June each year.
- Water quality
- Watershed management
- FOR 402 Wildland Hydrology
- FOR 429 Watershed Management Field Lab
- FOR 430 Wildland Watershed Management
- FOR 502 Advanced Watershed Hydrology Management
Descriptions are available for each of these classes in the course listing for Forestry [FOR].
- Pennsylvania State University [Ph.D. 1999]
- Pennsylvania State University [M.S. 1996]
- Lehigh University [B.A. 1994]
Research and Outreach
- "Researchers Tackle Run-Off, Soil Issues at Fort Knox" [SIUC Press Release 12/04/2007]
- "Project Explores Autumn Olive's Impact on Streams"[The Saluki Times, 05/20/2008]
- "SIUC Developing Nation's First Cane Nursery"[The Saluki Times, 06/25/2008]
- "Williard Elected to Association's Board of Directors"[The Saluki Times, 08/28/2008]
- "Research Focuses on Protecting Water Quality"[The Saluki Times, 04/30/2009]
- "Water Resources Association Honors Student Group"[Saluki Times, 09/06/2011]
- Watershed Science and Management Unit