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Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Our People: Jonathan Witter

Jonathan D. Witter
Research Assistant Professor
Address:
218 Agricultural Engineering
590 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus
Phone: 
614-292-6538

Works

Chapters

Jayakaran, A., Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A. and G. Powell. "Fluvial processes in agricultural ditches in the North Central region of the United States and implications for their management." In Agricultural drainage ditches: mitigation wetlands of the 21st century. Edited by Moore, M. and R. Kroger. Trivandrum, Kerala: Research Signpost, January 2010. [View]

Ward, A., Witter, J., Jayakaran, A., Mecklenburg, D. and Powell, G.. "Two-stage channel geometry: active floodplain requirements." In Encyclopedia of Water Science. Second ed. Edited by Trimble, S., Stewart, B. and T. Howell. London: Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, January 2008. [View]

Conferences

D'Ambrosio, J., Ward, A., Witter,J. and L. Williams. "Consideration of hydrology, hydraulics, and stream morphology to effectively meet state and national water quality standards." 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference and Workshop - ASABE. (May 2012)

D'Ambrosio, J., Ward, A., Witter, J. and J. Tank. "Ecological services of constructed two-stage agricultural ditches." 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference and Workshop - ASABE. (May 2012)

Witter, J., Ward, A., D’Ambrosio, J., Tank, J., Roley, S., Kallio, S. and R. Kallio. "The sustainability and nitrate reduction potential of two-stage agricultural ditches." ASABE International Meeting. (August 2011)

Ward, A., Mecklenburg, D., D'Ambrosio, J. and J. Witter. "Spreadsheet Tools for River Evaluation, Assessment, and Monitoring (STREAM)." World Environment and Water Resource Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability. (May 2011)

Kallio, R., Ward, A., D'Ambrosio, J. and J. Witter. "A decade later: the establishment, channel evolution, and stability of innovative two-stage agricultural ditches in the midwest region of the United States." CIGR 2010 World Congress. (June 2010)

Witter, J., Ward, A. and J. D'Ambrosio. "Predicting dymanic equilibrium in streams in the Olentangy River watershed, Ohio, USA." CIGR 2010 World Congress. (June 2010)

Kallio, S., Ward, A., D'Ambrosio, J. and J. Witter. "Beyond the field: a look at agricultural ditch floodplains as a water quality BMP." CIGR 2010 World Congress. (June 2010) [View]

Nair, S., Sohngen, B., King, K., Fausey, N., Witter, J. and D. Southgate. "Integrated watershed economic model for non-point source pollution management in Upper Big Walnut Creek watershed, OH." AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association), CAES (Canadian Agricultural Economics Society), and WAEA (Western Agricultural Economics Association) Joint Annual Meeting. (March 2010) [View]

Ward. A., Mecklenburg, D., Farver, D., Witter, J. and A. Jayakaran. "Insight on the variable nature of channel and bank-forming discharges." American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting. (June 2003)

Journal Articles

D'Ambrosio, J. and J. Witter. "Another innovative drainage management channel design: the self-forming channel."; Ohio Country Journal.. Vol. July (July 2012): 31-.

D'Ambrosio, J.L., J.D. Witter, and A.D. Ward. "When good ditches go bad: Is your agricultural drainage ditch working for you?."; Ohio Country Journal.. Vol. 20 (January 2012): 34-.

Roley, S.R., Tank, J.L., Stephen, M.L., Johnson, L.T., Beaulieu, J.J., and J.D. Witter.. "Floodplain restoration enhances denitrification and reach-scale nitrogen removal in an agricultural stream."; Ecological Applications.. Vol. 22 (January 2012): 281-297. [View]

Witter, J.D., J.L. D'Ambrosio, and A.D. Ward. "Considerations for implementing two-stage channels."; Ohio Country Journal.. Vol. August (August 2011): 36-.

Surendran-Nair, S., K. King, J. Witter, B. Sohngen and N. Fausey.. "Importance of crop yield for calibrating watershed water quality simulation tools."; Journal of the American Water Resources Association.. Vol. 47, no. 6. (January 2011): 1285-1297.

Witter, J.D., Ward, A.D., and J.L. D'Ambrosio.. "Predicting stream dynamic equilibrium in a central Ohio watershed."; Journal of Natural and Environmental Sciences.. Vol. 2, no. 1. (January 2011): 25-33. [View]

D'Ambrosio, J., L. Williams, J. Witter and A. Ward. "Effects of geomorphology, habitat, and spatial location on fish assemblages in a watershed in Ohio, USA."; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.. Vol. 148, no. 1-4. (January 2009): 325-341. [View]

Witter, J., J. Lyon and B. Puskas. "Differential GPS Geometric Rectification on Fine-Resolution Aircraft Scanner Data."; Journal of Surveying Engineering.. Vol. 2, no. 127. (January 2001): 52-58.

Kroger, R., Prince Czarnecki, J.M., Tank, J.L., Christopher, S.F., and J.D. Witter.. "Innovative drainage management practices in Mississippi River Basin: lessons from te low and upper Basin for enhancing nutrient reductions."; Journal of the American Water Resources Association.. (December ): -.

D'Ambrosio, J.L., Ward, A.D., and J.D. Witter.. "Evaluating Geomorphic Change in Constructed Two-Stage Ditches."; Journal of the American Water Resources Association.. (December ): -.

Presentations

"Two-Stage Survey and Design Concepts" Presented at Two-Stage Ditch Design Workshop, Findlay, OH, US|USA (November 2013)

"Two-Stage Ditches: History, Benefits, and How It can be an Effective BMP" Presented at Two-Stage Ditch Design Workshop, Findlay, OH, US|USA (November 2013)

"Introducing Alternative Designs and Tools for Drainage Ditches" Presented at 2013 National Non-Point Source Monitoring Conference and Workshops, Cleveland, OH, US|USA (October 2013) [View]

"Key Stream Geomorphology Factors and Applications of the STREAM Modules" Presented at STREAMS Workshop, Berea, OH, US|USA (September 2013)

"An integrated approach to foster science-based management of agricultural drainage channels in the Wester Lake Erie Basin" Presented at 68th International Annual Conference, Reno, OH, US|USA (July 2013) [View]

"Ecosystem Services of Constructed Two-Stage Agricultural Ditches" Presented at Proceedings of the 13th American Ecological Engineering Society Conference: Ecosystems for Water and Energy, East Lansing, MI, US|USA (June 2013) [View]

"Re-evaluating the role of modified channels in supporting fish and macroinvertebrate communities." Presented at Proceedings of the 13th American Ecological Engineering Society Conference: Ecosystems for Water and Energy, East Lansing, MI, US|USA (June 2013) [View]

"Enhanced Channel Design/Two-Stage" Presented at Ohio NRCS State Technical Committee Meeting, London, OH, US|USA (June 2013)

"Research and Science" Presented at Two-Stage Ditch Workshop, Kokomo, OH, US|USA (March 2013)

"Overview of two-stage ditch spreadsheet." Presented at Two-Stage Ditch Workshop, Kokomo, OH, US|USA (March 2013)

Technical Reports

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Honey Run." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Clover Groff Run." Madison, UT: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Ward, A., Witter, J., D'Ambrosio, J., Mecklenburg, D., Magner, J., and K. Wamsley.. "Tri-state hydraulic geometry relationships for sizing two-stage ditches.." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Heckman Creek." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Columbia Street Ditch." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., D'Ambrosio, J., Witter, J., and A. Ward.. "Building better ditches: the self-forming channel." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Beem Ditch." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Bagley Ditch." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Fisher Run.." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]

Mecklenburg, D., Witter, J., Ward, A., and J. D'Ambrosio.. "Self-forming channel case study: Turkey Run." Madison, WI: Great Lakes Regional Water Program (August 2013) [View]