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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Matthew T Moore




Dr. Moore is a Research Ecologist with the Water Quality and Ecology Research Unit located in Oxford, Mississippi.  His research focuses on using aquatic vegetation to mitigate concentrations of pesticides and nutrients in agricultural runoff.  He works with a diverse group of scientists examining the chemical, microbiological, and physical processes involved in contaminant transfer and transformation within the soil and water environment.



1994    BS       Biology          Arkansas State University

1996    MS      Biology           Arkansas State University

1999    PhD     Biology          University of Mississippi



1984-1994       Summer Farm Laborer and Rice Scout, T&J Farms, Inc., Corning, AR

1994-1996       Field Chief, Ecotoxicology Research Facility, Arkansas State University,                                           Jonesboro, AR

1996-1999       Graduate Research Assistant, Aquatic Toxicology and Water Quality                                                Laboratory, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

1999-2000       Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Ecotoxicology Research Facility,                                                    Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

2000-Current    Research Ecologist, USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory,                                                Water Quality and Ecology Research Unit, Oxford, MS


Research Interests


Phytoremediation                  Denitrification                    Vegetated Drainage Ditches

Water Quality/Quantity          Nutrients                           Aquatic Plants

Soil Enzymes                        Pesticides                         Tailwater Recovery Systems



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Collaborative Research Projects

Tailwater Recovery Systems

Vegetated Agricultural Drainage Ditches (VADD)

Conservation Effects Assessment Program (CEAP)



Outreach Activities

Future Scientist Program

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