Rebecca Logsdon Muenich
I am a new Assistant Professor at Arizona State University. Previously I was a postdoc at the Graham Sustinability Institute under  Dr. Donald Scavia  from 2015-2017. I completed my Ph.D. (2015) and M.S.E. (2011) in Agricultural & Biological Engineering at Purdue University under  Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey . I began my career in my homestate, Arkansas, by finishing my B.S. (2009) in Biological Engineering (minors in Geology and Mathematics) from the University of Arkansas under the mentoring of  Dr. Sreekala Bajwa



  1. Giudice DD, Muenich RL, Kalcic MM, Bosch NS, Scavia D, Michalak AM. (2018). On the practical usefulness of least squares for assessing uncertainty in hydrologic and water quality predictions. Environ. Model. & Software, 105: 286-295. DOI:​​​
  2. Long CM, Muenich RL, Kalcic MM, Scavia D. (2018). Use of manure nutrients from concentration animal feeding operationsJ Great Lakes Res., 44(2): 245-252. DOI: 


  1. Muenich RL, Kalcic MM, Winsten J, Fisher K, Day M, O’Neil G, Wang Y-C, Scavia D. (in press). Pay-for-performance conservation using SWAT highlights need for field-level agricultural conservation . Trans. ASABE. DOI: 10.13031/trans.12379
  2. Xu X, Wang Y-C, Kalcic M, Muenich RL, Yang Y-C E, Scavia D. (in press). Evaluating the impact of climate change on fluvial flood risk in a mixed-used watershed. Environ. Model. & Software. DOI:
  3. Scavia D, Kalcic MM, Muenich RL, Read J, Aloysisus N, Arnold J, Boles C, Confesor R, DePinto J, Gildow M, Martin J, Redder T, Robertson D, Sowa S, White M, Yen H. 2017. Multiple models guide strategies for agricultural nutrient reductions Frontiers in Ecol. & Environ.​, 15(3): 126-132.
  4. ​Raj C, Chaubey I, Muenich RL, Cherkauer KA, Gassman P, Kling C, Panagopoulos I. (in press). Influence of bioenergy crop production and climate change on ecosystem services.  J. Amer. Water Resour. Assoc., 53(6): 1323-1335.
  5. Steinman et al. and Muenich RL.  2017. Ecosystem services in the Great Lakes J. Great Lakes Res.​, 43: 161-168.


  1. Muenich RL, Kalcic M, Scavia D. 2016a. Evaluating the impact of legacy P and agricultural conservation practices on nutrient loads from the Maumee River Watershed Environ. Sci. & Technol., 50(15). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01421.
  2. Muenich RL, Chaubey I, Pyron M. 2016b. Evaluating potential water quality drivers of a fish regime shift in the Wabash River using the SWAT model . Ecol. Modelling, 340: 116-125.
  3. Muenich RL, Bowling LC, Peel S, Turco RF, Haas MH. 2016c. The Wabash Sampling Blitz: A Case Study of the Effectiveness of Citizen Science Citizen Sci. Theory & Practice, 1(1): 3, 1-15.
  4. Kalcic MM, Kirchhoff C, Bosch N, Muenich RL, Murray M, Scavia D. 2016. Engaging Stakeholders to Define Feasible and Desirable Agricultural Conservation in Western Lake Erie Watersheds Environ. Sci. & Technol., 50(15). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01420.
  5. Dennedy-Frank PJ, Muenich RL, Chaubey I, Ziv G. 2016. Ecosystem service assessments for water resources decisions: A comparison of two tools J. Environ. Mgt., 177: 331-340.

& prior​​

  1. Logsdon RA, Kalcic MM, Trybula EM, Chaubey I, Frankenberger J. 2015. Ecosystem services and Indiana agriculture: Farmers’ and conservationists’ perceptions Interntl. J. Biodiv. Sci., Ecosys. Services & Mgt. 11(3): 262-282. DOI: 10.1080/21513732.2014.998711.
  2. Logsdon RA, Chaubey I. 2013. A quantitative approach to evaluating ecosystem services Ecological Modelling, 257: 57-65.
  3. Logsdon RA, Chaubey I. 2012.  Ecosystem services: A need to move from concept to application. Resource, 19 (3): 31.
  4. Logsdon RA, Bajwa, S.G. 2009. Development of a distributed artificial neural network for hydrologic modeling Inquiry Undergraduate Res. J., 10: 49-54.

Selected Presentations

International & National

  1. Muenich RL, Long CM, Kalcic MM, Scavia D. Does manure roll downhill? Estimating the potential contribution of manure to river nutrient loads. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting . Spokane, Washington, USA, Jul. 16-19, 2017,.
  2. Muenich RL, Scavia D, Read J Kerkez B, Teshager A, Bocaniov S, Hu Y, Kalcic M, Wang Y-C, Long C, Vacarro L. Assessing the sources and management options for Detroit River nutrient loads to Lake Erie. 8th Binational Meeting of the Lake Erie Millennium Network . Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 21-23, 2017.
  3. Muenich RL, Kalcic MM, Scavia D, Winsten J, O’Neil G, Day M, Fisher K. Application of the SWAT Model in a Pay-For-Performance Agricultural Conservation Program to Reduce Phosphorus Losses. 2016 Watershed Technology Conference . Quito, Ecuador, Dec. 3-9, 2016.
  4. Muenich RL, Kalcic MM, Scavia D. Visualizing alternative pathways for reducing phosphorus loads into Lake Erie. 2015 International Soil & Water Assessment Tool Conference . Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, October 14-16, 2015.
  5. Logsdon RA, Omani N, Cibin R, Chaubey I, Srinivasan R. The future of ecosystem services in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. ASABE 1st Climate Change Symposium: Adaption and Mitigation.  Chicago, IL,  USA, May 3-5, 2015.
  6. Logsdon RA, Dennedy-Frank PJ, Chaubey I, Ziv G. Ecosystem service assessments for water resources management: A comparison of two tools. A Community on Ecosystem Services . Washington, D.C., USA, Dec. 8-12, 2014.
  7. Logsdon RA, Kalcic MM, Trybula EM, Chaubey I, Frankenberger JR. Assessing farmer understanding of agricultural ecosystem services. A Community on Ecosystem Services . Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, Dec.10-12, 2012.
  8. Logsdon RA, Chaubey I. A quantitative approach to evaluating ecosystem services. A Community on Ecosystem Services . Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA Dec. 10-12, 2012.
  9. Logsdon RA, Payne LB, Peel S, Heller MH, Turco RF. The Wabash sampling blitz: Engaging over 600 volunteers in water quality sampling. Public Participation in Scientific Research . Portland, OR, USA, Aug. 4-5, 2012.
  10. Logsdon RA, Raj C, Maringanti C, Chaubey I, Engel, B. Development of a quantification method for ecosystem services using landscape models. ASABE Annual International Meeting . Pittsburgh, PA. Jun. 20-23, 2010.
  11. Logsdon RA, Chaubey I, Gramig B. Development of a methodology to quantify ecosystem services using landscape models. A Community on Ecosystem Services. Gila River Indian Community near Phoenix, AZ, USA, Dec. 6-9, 2010.
  12. Logsdon RA, Bajwa SG, Vibhava V. Development of a distributed artificial neural network for hydrologic modeling. 7th World Congress on Computers in Agriculture . Reno, NV, USA, Jun.21-24, 2009.

Regional & Local

  1. Logsdon RA. Ecosystem services--agricultural and quantitative perspective in Learning from Ecosystem Services Work in Contexts Outside the NERRS. Valuing Ecosystem Services in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System Summit.  Wells, ME, USA, Apr. 30-May 1, 2015.
  2. Logsdon RA, Payne LB, Peel S, Haas MH, Bowling LC, Turco RF. The Wabash sampling blitz: Engaging the local community around the Wabash River. The 34th Annual Indiana Water Resources Association Spring Symposium, “The State of the State’s Waters” . Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA, Jun. 19-21, 2013.