Lucas Gregory

Research Scientist and Quality Assurance Officer

(979) 845-7869 - lfgregory@ag.tamu.edu

Lucas Gregory

Dr. Lucas Gregory currently serves as a resesarch scientist for the institutes. In this role, he develops effective and efficient projects and provides leadership for multiple watershed assessment, planning and implementation projects, focusing on water quality impairments in rural Texas water bodies.

Gregory’s research Interests include: 1) bacteria fate and transport in aquatic and soil environments, 2) watershed assessment, planning and management, 3) watershed assessment tool application and development, 4) water quality monitoring, 5) efficient water resource utilization, 6) implications of water policy on local watershed decision making, and 7) groundwater hydrology.

Education

Ph.D. – Water Management and Hydrological Sciences (2016). Texas A&M University
M.S. – Water Management and Hydrological Sciences (2006). Texas A&M University
B.S. – Agricultural Systems Management (2003). Texas A&M University

Professional Experience

  • Research Scientist & Quality Assurance Officer, Texas Water Resources Institute, 2016-present
  • Project Specialist & Quality Assurance Officer, Texas Water Resources Institute, 2012-2016
  • Project Manager & Quality Assurance Officer, Texas Water Resources Institute, 2009-2012
  • Project Manager, Texas Water Resources Institute, 2006-2009
  • Research Assistant, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Department, 2003-2006

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications

Gregory, L.F., B. Blumenthal, K.L. Wagner, K.E., Borel, and R. Karthikeyan. 2013. Estimating on-site sewage facility density and distribution using geo-spatial analyses. Journal of Natural and Environmental Science. 4(1):14-21.

Borel, K.E., R. Karthikeyan, P.K. Smith, L.F. Gregory, andR.Srinivasan. 2012. Estimating daily potential E. coli loads in Rural Texas Watersheds Using Spatially Explicit Load Enrichment Calculation Tool (SELECT). Texas Water Journal. 3: 42-58.

Gregory, L.F., B.P. Wilcox, B. Shade, C. Munster, M.K. Owens, and G. Veni. 2009 Large-Scale Rainfall Simulation Experiments over Shallow Caves on Karst Shrublands. Ecohydrology. 2(1):72-80. 

Recent Technical Publications

Gregory, L., K. Barella, T. Berthold, K. Borel, E. Casarez, P. DeLaune, G. DiGiovanni, P. Dyer, K. Govil, A. Hoff, R. Karthikeyan, J. Sij, J. Truesdale, B. VanDelist, and K. Wagner. Awaiting publication. Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-420. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

DeLaune, P., B. Scanlon, R. Reedy, R. Schwartz, L. Baumhardt, and L. Gregory. 2013. Groundwater Nitrogen Source Identification and Remediation in the Texas High Plains and Rolling Plains Regions. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-451. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L., A. Porter, A. Knutson, and M. Muegge. 2013. Implementing the Pecos River WPP through Invasive Species Control and by Providing Technical and Financial Assistance to Reduce Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-449. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Di Giovanni, G., E. Casarez, T. Gentry, E. Martin, L. Gregory, and K. Wagner. 2013. Support Analytical Infrastructure and Further Development of a Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Library. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-448. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L., L. Hauck, B. Blumenthal, M. Brown, and A. Porter. 2013. Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan Update. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-447.

Gregory, L., P. Dyer, K. Wagner, and P. DeLaune. 2013. Water Quality Monitoring in the Buck Creek Watershed and Facilitation of Buck Creek Watershed Partnership: Final Report. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-444. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L., E. Casarez, J. Truesdale, G. Di Giovanni, R. Owen, and J. Wolfe. 2013. Bacterial Source Tracking to Support the Development and Implementation of Watershed Protection Plans for the Lampasas and Leon Rivers: Leon River Watershed Final Report. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-442. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L., E. Casarez, J. Truesdale, G. Di Giovanni, R. Owen, and J. Wolfe. 2013. Bacterial Source Tracking to Support the Development and Implementation of Watershed Protection Plans for the Lampasas and Leon Rivers: Lampasas River Watershed Final Report. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-441. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Fuller, S., S. Schwab, A. Castilaw, and L. Gregory. 2012. Attoyac Bayou Recreational Use Attainability Analysis. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-445. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Karthikeyan, R., S. Mukhtar, R. Lopez, I. Parker, L. Gregory, D.Harmel, R. Padia, M. Gallagher, and K. Borel. 2012. Fate and Transport of E. coli in Rural Texas Landscapes and Streams. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-434. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L., C. Smith, and L. Warrick. 2012. Conference Proceedings for the 2012 Bacterial Source Tracking – State of the Science Conference. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-427. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Mukhtar, S., K. Wagner, and L. Gregory. 2009. Field Demonstration of an Electrocoagulation System to Reduce Phosphorus and Other Substances from Dairy Lagoon Effluent. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-346. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Mukhtar, S., K. Wagner, and L. Gregory. 2009. Field Demonstration of the Performance of a Geotube® Dewatering System to Reduce Phosphorus and Other Substances from Dairy Lagoon Effluent. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-345. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Mukhtar, S., S. Rahman, and L. Gregory. 2009. Field Demonstration of the Performance of the L4DB® Microbial Treatment System to Reduce Phosphorus and Other Substances from Dairy Lagoon Effluent. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-344. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Mukhtar, S., S. Rahman, and L. Gregory. 2009. Field Demonstration of the Performance of Wastewater Treatment Solution (WTS®) to Reduce Phosphorus and Other Substances from Dairy Lagoon Effluent. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-342. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Jones, C.A. and L.F. Gregory. 2008. Effects of Brush Management on Water Resources. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-338. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L.F. and P.M. Dyer. 2008. Bacterial Monitoring for the Buck Creek Watershed. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-318. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Gregory, L.F. and W. Hatler. 2008. A Watershed Protection Plan for the Pecos River in Texas. Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University. Available online at: http://pecosbasin.tamu.edu/media/5734/pecosriverwpp.pdf

Gregory, L.F. and M. Meier. 2008. Descriptions and Expectations of Recommended BMPs for Improving the Bosque River Watershed. Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-309. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University.

Mukhtar, S., K.L. Wagner, and L.F. Gregory. 2007. Technologies for reducing nutrients in dairy effluent. Texas Cooperative Extension Publication B-6196.

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