Eban Bean

Dr. Eban Bean

Assistant Professor

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department
2295 Mowry Road
P.O. Box 110940
Gainesville, FL 32611-0940
Phone: (352) 392-5684
Fax: (352) 392-9033

Dr. Bean is an assistant professor and extension specialist in urban water resources engineering and is a member of the Sustainability Human and Ecological Development group. He specializes in stormwater management, water quantity and quality issues, low impact development (LID), and sustainable urban development to reduce nonpoint source pollution.

Dr. Bean's research program focuses on the design, evaluation, and management of urban landscapes for water resource sustainability, and his Extension program focuses on urban stormwater management, and how the design and management of drainage networks can be more sustainable.

Dr. Bean received a PhD in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Florida, and is a licensed professional engineer.

Research and Extension

  • Assessing the effects of development (e.g. soil compaction) on landscape function and processes (e.g. infiltration, plant available water, etc.)
  • Evaluating stormwater control measures (green infrastructure, wet/dry stormwater ponds) for hydrologic and water quality performance
  • Hydrologic and water quality monitoring of urban drainage systems
  • Efficient management of water in the urban landscape
  • Modeling stormwater management systems
  • Monitoring and modeling urban soil and water processes
  • Evaluating land use change on receiving waters

Recent Publications

Eban Bean, Ray Huffaker, and Kati Migliaccio. 2018. Estimating field capacity from volumetric soil water content time series using automated processing algorithms. Vadose Zone Journal. doi:10.2136/vzj2018.04.0073

Charles Humphrey, Brent Serozi, Guy Iverson, Jordan Jernigan, Sushama Pradhan, Michael O'Driscoll, and Eban Bean.  2016. Phosphate treatment by onsite wastewater systems in nutrient sensitive watersheds of North Carolina's Piedmont.  Water Science and Technology.  74/7: 1527-1538. http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/74/7/1527

Charles Humphrey, Jordan Jernigan, Guy Iverson, Brent Serozi, Michael O'Driscoll, Sushama Pradhan, and Eban Bean.  2016. Field evaluation of nitrogen treatment beneath conventional and single-pass sand filter onsite wastewater systems in the North Carolina Piedmont.  Water Air and Soil Pollution.  2016: 227-255. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11270-016-2958-0

Eban Bean and Michael Dukes.  2016. Evaluation of infiltration basin performance on coarse soils.  ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.  21/1: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001258

Charles Humphrey, Sushama Pradhan, Eban Bean, Michael O'Driscoll, and Guy Iverson.  2015. Preliminary evaluation of a permeable reactive barrier for reducing groundwater nitrate transport from a large onsite wastewater system.  American Journal of Environmental Science.  11/4: 216-226. http://thescipub.com/PDF/ajessp.2015.216.226.pdf

Eban Bean and Michael Dukes.  2015. Effect of Amendment Type and Incorporation Depth on Runoff from Compacted Sandy Soils.  ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.  141/6: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29IR.1943-4774.0000840

Current Funding

Title: “Evaluate Water-Use and Water-Quality Effects of Amending Soils and Residential Lawns with Compost Material”
Duration:  2017-2020
Funding Agency: Southwest Florida Water Management District
Award Amount: $60,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Development of On-line Extension Course for Low Impact Development Practices”
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: University of Florida, ABE
Award Amount: $5,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Planting stormwater ponds: determining the benefits and best management practices for ornamental plants in an underutilized portion of residential landscapes”
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association
Award Amount: $5,000
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “Water Quality and Flow Monitoring on Beville Creek”
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: City of Gainesville
Award Amount: $16,896
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Residential Irrigation Reduction via Compost Amendment”
Duration: 2016-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Program for Resource Efficient Communities
Award Amount: $20,000
Role: Principle Investigator