Projects/Funding

Current Funding/Grants:

  1. “CAREER: Robust Modeling and Predictions of Stream Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in Complex Urban-Natural Environments.” PI: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF); Award No. 1454435; Duration: 2015-19. Amounts: $500,000.
  2. “Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation: Increasing GHG Model Application in Tidally Restricted and Restored New England Salt Marshes.” Collaborative PIs: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz, Ph.D. from WVU; Jianwu Tang, Ph.D. from Marine Biological Laboratory, MA; Kevin Kroeger, Ph.D., USGS Woods Hole, MA; Serena Moseman-Valtierra, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Stephen Emmett-Mattox, Senior Director, Restore America’s Estuary; etc.Funding Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science  Collaborative Program; Duration: 2015-18. Amounts: $750,000.
  3. “Investigation of Wetland Biogeochemical Similitudes and Scaling for Robust Predictions of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration.” PI: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz. Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF); Award No. 1336911; Duration: 2013-15. Amounts: $146,169
  4. Carbon management in coastal wetlands: Quantifying carbon storage and greenhouse gas emissions by tidal wetlands to support development of a greenhouse gas protocol and economic assessment. Collaborative PIs: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz, Ph.D. from FIU; Jianwu Tang, Ph.D. from Marine Biological Laboratory, MA; Kevin Kroeger, Ph.D., USGS Woods Hole, MA; Serena Moseman-Valtierra, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Stephen Emmett-Mattox, Senior Director, Restore America’s Estuary; etc.Funding Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science  Collaborative Program; Duration: 2011-14. Amounts: $114,172.
  5. “Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model: Enhancements to Estimate Losses from Storm
    Surge and Flooding.”
     Lead PI: Dr. Shahid Hamid (FIU School of Business); Subproject PI: Dr. Omar I. Abdul-Aziz is responsible for Freshwater Flood Modeling Component to predict stormwater flooding of coastal watersheds during extreme climate events. Funding Agency: Florida Dept. of Emergency Management (FDEM) and Office of Insurance Regulations (OIR). Duration: 2013-15. Amounts: $267,546.
  6. “Developing a hydrologic model to predict fate and transport of reactive contaminants in the Savannah River Basin, Georgia, U.S.A.” PI: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz. Lead PI: Leonel Lagos. Funding Agency: US Department of Energy (DOE) through the FIU Applied Research Center. Duration: 2014-15. Amounts: $33,675.
  7. “Climate and land use change impacts on the water resources of South Florida: Prognosis of urban stormwater quality and implications for Everglades ecosystems.” PI: Omar I. Abdul-Aziz. Funding Agency: FIU School of Engineering and Computing. Duration: 2011-13.

Previous Project Involvements:

  1. “National assessment of ecosystems for current carbon stocks and fluxes and
    potential increases in capacity for carbon sequestration by considering a range of climate change, policy and economic scenarios.”
    Funding Agency: US Department of Interior through the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in response to the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Duration: 2010-11.
  2. “Tidal wetland carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions model.”
    Funding Agency: National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
    (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara. Duration: 2010-11.
  3. “Responses of Pacific salmon to climate change: Importance of evolutionary versus plastic responses and mechanisms that limit geographic range.” Funding Agency: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation through NCEAS, University of California, Santa Barbara. Duration: 2008-09.
  4. “Stream classification for total maximum daily load (TMDL) assessment using a dimensionless reference reach approach.” Funding Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (STAR Grant). Duration: 2005-2008.
  5. “Mackenzie Global Energy & Water-cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Study.” Duration: 2003-04.
  6. “Modeling Ecosystem Services in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region.” Funding Agency: US Department of Interior through the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  7. “Modeling Land Dynamics in the Yukon River Basin (YRB).” Funding Agency: US Department of Interior through the United States Geological Survey (USGS).