Asmita Murumkar, Ph.D.

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Asmita Murumkar, Ph.D.
Ecosystems Services Field Specialist
590 Woody Hates Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 266-8567
Degree Information: 
Ph.D. - Hydrology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
M.Tech - Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
B. Tech - Agricultural Engineering, Marathwada Krishi (Agricultural) Vidyapeeth (University), Parbhani, India
Modeling of hydrology; water quality; soil health; agroecosystem resilience

Dr. Murumkar conducts applied research and outreach activities on 

  • Assessment of the impacts of different agricultural best managament practices (BMPs) on ecosystem services (such as carbon sequestration, soil health, and water quality) under current and future climate. 
  • Development and evaluation of Farm-to-watershed scale decision tools such as 
    • Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model for evaluating effects of Ag conservation practices on water quality and soil health
    • NOAA's Ohio Applicator Forecast tool for managing farm nutrient applications based on forecasted risk of runoff
    • USDA Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for locating in-field and edge-of-field conservation practices
    • NRCS Stewardship Tool for Environmental Performance (STEP) for informing payment for ecosystem services (soil carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, etc.) 

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