Research Assistant Professor/Extension Environmental Specialist
Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources Management, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Program Area Affiliation: Environmental Soil and Water Sciences
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Alabama A&M University
Dawson Building, Room 234 and Carver Complex, Room 215A
P. O. Box 967
Normal, AL 35762
Phone: 256-372-8331 or 256-372-4982
E-mail: Karnita.email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.D. (May 2009) Major: Plant and Soil Science (Focus: Environmental & Water Science)
Dissertation: Assessing Soil and Water Quality in the Indian Creek and Huntsville Spring Branch Watersheds
M.S. (May 2001) Major: Plant and Soil Science (Focus: Soil Science)
Thesis: Evaluating Modified Rainfall Erosivity Factors in the Universal Soil Loss Equation
B.S. (May 1997) Major: Environmental Science - Minor: Chemistry
Teaching Education and Outreach Goal
To deliver research-based environmental education and outreach programs that stimulate societal change and lead to more environmentally conscious lives for Alabama citizens.
Dr. Golson-Garner’s main research topics entail examining the impacts of natural and anthropogenic activities on soil and water quality.
Her current work uses a watershed-based approach to examine soil, sediment, and water in the Indian Creek, Huntsville Spring Branch, Flint River, and Flint Creek Watersheds of North Alabama to ascertain whether current pollution levels should be of concern for these areas. The work also focuses on assessing environmental processes and investigating the spatial and temporal variability of physicochemical properties and their impact on pollutant levels in the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with these watersheds.