Dean Eisenhauer

Dean Eisenhauer , Ph.D., P.E.

Contact Information:
238 L. W. Chase Hall
Lincoln: East Campus
(402) 472-1637
deisenhauer1@unl.edu
Email   

Professor - Graduate Chair Biological Systems Engineering
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D. Agricultural Engineering, Colorado State University - Fort Collins
  • M.S. Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University - Manhattan
  • B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Kansas State University - Manhattan
Appointment
  • 50% Teaching
  • 50% Research
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Hydrologic impacts of land and water use practices in agricultural regions
  • Engineering of vegetative buffers for riparian and upland ecosystems
  • Infiltration and overland flow
  • Water flow in the intermediate vadose zone
  • Water measurement technology for irrigation
Teaching Interests
  • Water Science and Mechanized Systems Management:
  • Soil conservation and watershed management
  • Irrigation systems management
Engineering
  • Soil and water resources engineering
  • Hydrologic modeling of small watersheds
  • Modeling vadose zone hydrology

Honors and Awards

  • Young Engineer of the Year, Mid-Central Region, 1988, American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • Extension Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, November, 1990.
  • Recognition Award for Contributions to Students presented by the Parents Association and Teaching Council of the UNL (1993, 1994, 1998, 2000, and 2002).
  • Research and Education Award, Chemigation Division, The Irrigation Association, 1997.
  • IANR Team Effort Award, MSEA Water Quality Team, 1998.
  • Senior Faculty Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence, 1999.
  • Person of the Year, Irrigation Association, 1999.
  • Commendation Award, Nebraska Chapter, Soil & Water Conservation Society, 2001.
  • The Commendation Award, Soil and Water Conservation Society, 2002
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Distinguished Teaching Award, 2003.
  • Holling Family Distinguished Senior Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering, UNL 2008.
  • Award for the Advancement of Surface Irrigation, ASABE, 2008.
  • Outstanding Contributions to Agriculture in Nebraska, Nebraska Section ASABE, 2008

Selected Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Irmak, S., D. Mutiibwa, A. Irmak, T.J. Arkenbauer, A. Weiss, D.L. Martin, D.E. Eisenhauer. 2008. On the scaling up leaf stomatal resistance to canopy resistance using photosynthetic photon flux density.Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,148:1034-1044.

Dosskey, M.G., M.J. Helmers, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2008. A design aid for determining width of filter strips. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 63(4):232-241.

Tomer, M.D., M.G. Dosskey, M.E. Burkart, D.E. James, M.J. Helmers, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2008. Methods to prioritize placement of riparian buffers for improved water quality. Agroforestry Systems. DOI 10.1007/s10457-008-9134-5.

Zlotnik, V.A., D.E. Eisenhauer, D.J. Schlautman, B.R. Zurbuchen, and D. Van Peursem. 2007. Entrapped air effects on dipole flow test in sand tank experiments: Hydraulic conductivity and head distribution. Journal of Hydrology.339:193-205.

Helmers, M.J., and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2006. Overland flow modeling in a vegetative filter considering non-planar topography and spatial variability of soil hydraulic properties and vegetation density. Journal of Hydrology. 328:267-282.

Dosskey, M.G., M.J. Helmers, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2006. An approach for using soil surveys to guide the placement of water quality buffers. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 61(6):344-354.

Siefken, R.J., V.I. Adamchuck, D.E. Eisenhauer, and L.L. Bashford. 2005. Mapping soil mechanical resistance with a multiple blade system. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 21(1):15-23.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and M.G. Dosskey. 2005. Modeling sediment trapping in a vegetative filter accounting for converging overland flow.Trans. of the ASAE 48(2): 541-555.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.G. Dosskey, T.G. Franti, J.M. Brothers, and M.C. McCullough. 2005. Flow pathways and sediment trapping in a field-scale vegetative filter. Trans. of the ASAE48(3):955-968.

Dosskey, M.G., D.E. Eisenhauer, and M.J. Helmers. 2005. Establishing conservation buffers using precision information. J. Soil and Water Conservation. 60(6): 349-354.

Dosskey, M.G., M.J. Helmers, D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and K.D. Hoagland. 2002. Assessment of concentrated flow through riparian buffers.Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 57(6): 336-343.

BOOK CHAPTERS

van der Guilek, T.W., R.G. Evans, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2007. Chemigation. Chapter 19. In G.J. Hoffman, R.G. Evans, M.E. Jensen, D.L. Martin, and R.L. Elliot (eds.).Design and Operation of Farm Irrigation Systems, 2nd edition. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. St. Joseph, Michigan.

Eisenhauer, D.E., D. Bjorneberg, and D. Westermann. 2006. Water management practices, irrigated cropland. Chapter 3. In: M. Schnepf and C. Cox (eds.).Environmental Benefits of Conservation on Cropland, The Status of Our Knowledge.Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny Iowa.

SYMPOSIUM OR WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

McCullough, M.C., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.G. Dosskey, and D.M. Admiraal. 2006. Hydraulic characteristics and dynamics of beaver dams in a Midwestern U.S. agricultural watershed. In: Randall Graham (ed). Examining the Confluence of Environmental and Water Concerns. Proceedings of the 2006 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress. ASCE. Omaha, Nebraska, May 21-25.

Tomer, M.D., M.G. Dosskey, M.R. Burkart, D.E. James, M. J. Helmers, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2005. Placement of riparian forest buffers to improve water quality. In: Proceedings of the 9th North American Agroforestry Conference, June 12-15, Rochester, MN.

McCullough, M.C., J.L Harper, D.E. Eisenhauer, and M.G. Dosskey, 2004. Channel aggradation by beaver dams on a small agricultural stream in Eastern Nebraska. In: Self-Sustaining Solutions for Streams, Wetlands, and Watersheds, Proceedings of the 12-15 September 2004 Conference sponsored by the ASAE in St. Paul, Minnesota, ASAE, St. Joseph, Michigan, US.

Franti, T.G., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.C. McCullough, L.M. Stahr, M.G. Dosskey, D.D. Snow, R.G. Spalding, A.L. Boldt. 2004. Watershed scale impacts of buffers and upland conservation practices on agrochemical delivery to streams. In: Self-Sustaining Solutions for Streams, Wetlands, and Watersheds, Proceedings of the 12-15 September 2004 Conference sponsored by the ASAE in St. Paul, Minnesota, ASAE, St. Joseph, Michigan, US.

Dosskey, M.G., M. Helmers, D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and K. Hoagland. 2003. Hydrologic routing of farm runoff and implications for riparian buffers. American Water Resources Spring Specialty Conference, May 12-14, Kansas City, MO.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY PAPERS

McCullough, M.C., D.E. Eisenhauer, and M.G. Dosskey. 2008. Modeling runoff and sediment yield from a terraced watershed using WEPP. Paper No. MC09-118 presented at the 2008 ASABE Mid-Central Conference, Lincoln, NE, April 4-5.

Twombly, B., D. Eisenhauer, and D. Martin. 2008. Field scale water balance modeling of conservation terrace systems in the Republican River Basin. Paper No. 085160 presented at the 2008 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Providence, RI, June 29-July 2.

Kraenzel, J.P. and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2007. Prediction and validation of the hydraulic conductivity of compacted soil liners. Paper No. 072217 presented at the 2007 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 17-20.

McCullough, M.C., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.G. Dosskey, and D.M. Admiraal. 2007. Modeling beaver dam effects on ecohydraulics and sedimentation in an agricultural watershed. Paper No. 07088 presented at the 2007 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 17-20.

Irmak, S. D. Mutilbwa, A. Irmak, T.J. Arkebauer, A. Weiss, D.L. Martin, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2007. Scaling up of leaf stomatal resistance to canopy resistance. ASABE Paper No. 07-2297. 2007 ASABEAnnual International Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 17-20 June 2007.

Irmak, A., D.L. Martin, J.K. Koelliker, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2006. Modeling the effects of terracing on water supplies in the Medicine Creek. Paper No. 062291 presented at the ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 9-12, Portland, Oregon.

Yonts, T.D. 2005. Hydrologic modeling of conservation terrace systems. Paper No. MC05-106 presented at the 2005 Mid-Central ASAE Meeting, April 1-2, St. Joseph, MO.

Fox, A.L., D.E. Eisenhauer, and M.G. Dosskey. 2005. Modeling water and sediment trapping by vegetated filters using VFSMOD: Comparing methods for estimating infiltration parameters. Paper No. 052118, presented at the ASAE Annual International Meeting, July 18, Tampa, FL.

Stahr, L.M., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.J. Helmers, M.G. Dosskey, T.G. Franti. 2004. Green-ampt infiltration parameters in riparian buffers. Paper No. 042223, presented at the ASAE/CSAE Annual International Meeting, August 1-4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and M.G. Dosskey. 2003. Two-dimensional overland flow and sediment trapping in a vegetative filter. Paper No. MC03-304, presented at the 2003 Mid-Central Conference of ASAE, April 4-5, St. Joseph, MO.

Stahr, L.M., S.M. Anderson, and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2003. Measuring discharge in shallow streams using doppler flowmeters. Paper No. 032019, presented at the ASAE Annual International Meeting, July 27-30, Las Vegas, NV.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, M.G. Dosskey, and T.G. Franti.  2002.  Modeling vegetative filter performance with VFSMOD.  Paper No. MC02-308, presented at the 2002 Mid-Central ASAE Meeting, April 12-13, St. Joseph, MO.

Eisenhauer, D., M. Helmers, J. Brothers, M. Dosskey, T. Franti. A. Boldt, and B. Strahm.  2002.  An overland flow sampler for use in vegetative filters.  Paper No. 022050, presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting/CIGR XVth World Congress, July 28-July 31, Chicago, IL.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and M.G. Dosskey.  2002.  Modeling of two-dimensional overland flow in a vegetative filter.  Paper No. 022165, presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting/CIGR XVth World Congress, July 28-July 31, Chicago, IL.

Helmers, M.J., D.E. Eisenhauer, T.G. Franti, and M.G. Dosskey.  2002.  Modeling of two-dimensional overland flow in a vegetative filter.  Paper No. 032309, presented at the ASAE Annual International Meeting, July 27-30, Las Vegas, NV.

NebGuides

Yonts, C.D. and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2007. Firming irrigation furrows to improve irrigation performance. NebGuide G1720, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, IANR, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Yonts, C.D. and D.E. Eisenhauer. 2007. Management recommendation for blocked-end furrow irrigation. NebGuide G1721, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, IANR, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Yonts, C.D., D.E. Eisenhauer, and D.L. Varner. 2007. Managing furrow irrigation systems. NebGuide G1338 (revised), Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, IANR, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Benham, B.L. and D.E. Eisenhauer.  2001.  Using ultrasonic flow meters in irrigation applications.  NebGuide G01-1426-A, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, IANR, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

NebFacts

Yonts, C.D., J.E. Cahoon, D.E. Eisenhauer, and K. Wertz. 1994. Surge irrigation field layouts.NebFact NF94-178, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Yonts, C.D., J.E. Cahoon, D.E. Eisenhauer, and K. Wertz. 1994. Surge irrigation. NebFact NF94-176, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Yonts, C.D., J.E. Cahoon, D.E. Eisenhauer, and K. Wertz. 1994. Nebraska surge irrigation trials. NebFact NF94-177, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Klocke, N.L., J.E. Cahoon, D.E. Eisenhauer, D.R. Hay, G.J. Hoffman, W.L. Kranz, D.L. Martin, D.G. Watts, and C.D. Yonts. 1994. Water management for irrigation in Nebraska. NebFact NF93-140, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Cahoon, J.E. and D.E. Eisenhauer.  1993.  Fine tuning furrow irrigation systems. NebFact NF93-118, Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service, IANR, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.