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Dr. Chelsea Peters

Assistant Professor - Environmental Studies

Department: Environmental Studies
Office: 105 Annex- West




Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University
M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University
B.S. in Chemistry and Environmental Science from Rhodes College


Research & Teaching Interests

Water Resources

Environmental Science


Climate Change

Geographic Information Systems

Science Communication

Recent Publications

Hingst, M.**, McQuiggan, R., Peters, C. N., He, C., Andres, A. S., Michael, H. A. (2022), Seawater intrusion mechanisms affecting irrigation in the mid-Atlantic region, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.13274.

Peters, C. N. and Spaulding, C* (2022), On-campus stream restoration as interdisciplinary senior capstone, Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, doi: 10.1007/s13412-022-00804-7.

Peters, C. N., C. Kimsal*, R. Frederiks**, A. Paldor, R. McQuiggan, H. A. Michael (2021), Groundwater pumping causes salinization of coastal streams due to baseflow depletion: Analytical framework and application to Savannah River, GA, Journal of Hydrology, 127238, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.127238.

 Peters, C. N., G. M. Hornberger (2019), A Search for Freshwater in the Saline Aquifer of Coastal Bangladesh, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/gwat.12937.

 Peters, C. N., H. Baroud, G. M. Hornberger (2019), Multicriteria Decision Analysis of Drinking Water Source Selection in Southwestern Bangladesh, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 145, 05019004, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001029.

 Peters, C. N. (2018), “Health Implications of Watershed Management” and “Water Pollution,” in Environmental Health in the 21st Century: From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases. Edited by Richard Crume. 2 vols. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

 Peters, C. N., R. Bennartz, and G. M. Hornberger (2017), Satellite-derived methane emissions from inundation in Bangladesh, Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 122, 1137–1155, doi:10.1002/2016JG003740.

 Peters, C. N. (2017), Farzana’s Journey: A Bangladesh Story of the Water, Land, and People. (n.p): Author.  

*undergraduate student mentees

 **graduate student mentees