Montana State University

FACULTY PROFILE

Otto Stein

 

 

Education

Ph.D.   Civil Engineering Colorado State University 1990
M.S.    Agronomy Purdue University 1983
B.S. Environmental Resource Management Pennsylvania State University   1980

 

Employment History

PROFESSOR.  Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 2006 - present.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. Department of Civil Engineering , Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1996-2006.

VISITING SCIENTIST. National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research LTD,

New Zealand, 2001-2002.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. Department of Civil Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, 1990-1996.

Present Research Interests

Water Quality:  Constructed wetland design and performance, on-site wastewater systems

Hydrology and Hydraulics:  Fish habitat improvement structures, sediment and contaminant transport

Erosion Mechanics:  Headcut migration, soil properties affecting erosion

Professional Affiliations

International Water Association

Engineers Without Borders

Publications and Presentations

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Mburu,N., D.P.L. Rousseau, O.R. Stein, and P.N.L. Lens.  2014.  Simulation of Batch-Operated Experimental Wetland Mesocosms in AQUASIM Biofilm Reactor Compartment.  Jour. of Environmental Management. 134: 100-108.

Allen,C.R. O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook , M.D. Burr, A.E. Parker and E.C. Hafla. 2013.  Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Effects on Nitrogen Removal in Model Treatment Wetlands.  Water Science and Technology.  68(11)2337-2343.

Faulwetter, J.L., M.D. Burr, A.E. Parker, O.R. Stein, and A.K. Camper.  2013.  Influence of Season and Plant Species on the Abundance and Diversity of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria and Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria in Constructed Wetland Microcosms.  Microbial Ecology. 65:111-127.

Stein, O.R. and L. Schmaltzbauer.  2012.  Engineers Without Borders at Montana State University: Student-Led Engagement and Transnational Collaboration.  Jour. Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 16:(3)183-207.

Mburua, N., D. Sanchez-Ramos, D.P.L. Rousseau, J.J.A. van Bruggen, G. Thumbi, O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook, and P.N.L. Lens.  2012.  Simulation of Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur Conversion in Batch-Operated Experimental Wetland Mesocosms.  Ecological Engineering.  42(3):304-315.

Faulwetter, J.L. M.D. Burr, A.B. Cunningham, F Stewart A.K. Camper and O.R. Stein.  2011.  Floating Island Treatment Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment.  Water Science and Technology.  64(10):2089-2095.

Taylor, C.R., P.B. Hook, O.R. Stein and C.A. Zabinski.  2011.  Seasonal Effects of 19 Plant Species on COD Removal in Subsurface Treatment Wetland Microcosms.  Ecological Engineering.  37(5):703-710.

Faulwetter, J.L., V. Gagnon, C. Sundberg, F. Chazarenc, M.D. Burr, J. Brisson, and O.R. Stein.  2009.  Microbial Processes Influencing Performance of Treatment Wetlands: A Review.  Ecological Engineering.  35(6):987-1004.

Sturman, P.J., O.R. Stein, J. Vymazal and L. Kröpfelová.  2008.  Sulfur Cycling in Sub-Surface Constructed Wetlands.  Chapter 29  Wastewater Treatment, Plant Dynamics and Management in Constructed and Natural Wetlands. Vymazal, J. (ed.)  pp. 329-344.  Springer, Dordrecht.

Stein, O.R., B.W. Towler, P.B. Hook and J.A. Biederman.  2007.  On Fitting the k-C* First Order Model to Batch Loaded SSF Wetlands.  Water Science and Technology.  56(3):93-99.

Stein, O.R., D.J. Borden-Stewart, P.B. Hook and W.L. Jones.  2007.  Seasonal Influence on Sulfate Reduction and Metal Sequestration in Sub-surface Wetlands.  Water Research.  41(15):3440-3448. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2007.04.023.

Stein, O.R., J.A. Biederman, P.B. Hook and W.C. Allen.  2006.  Plant Species and Temperature Effects on the k-C* First Order Model for Chemical Oxygen Demand Removal in Batch Loaded SSF Wetlands.  Ecological Engineering.  26(2):100-112.

Kowles-Grove, J. and O.R. Stein.  2005.  Polar Organic Solvent Removal in Microcosm Constructed Wetlands.  Water Research.  39(16):4040-4050.

Stein, O.R. and P.B. Hook.  2005.  Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Jour. Environmental Science and Health Pt. A.  40(6-7):1331-1342.

Riley, K.A., O.R. Stein and P.B. Hook.  2005.  Ammonium Removal in Constructed Wetland Microcosms as Influenced by Presence and Species of Plants and Organic Carbon Load.   Jour. Environmental Science and Health Pt. A.  40(6-7):1109-1121.

Cahoon, J.E., T. McMahon, O.R. Stein, D. Burford and M.D. Blank.  2005.  Fish Passage at Road Crossings in a Montana Watershed.  Federal Highway Administration  FHWA/MT-05-002/8160.

Towler, B.E., J.E. Cahoon, and O.R. Stein.  2004.  Evapotranspiration Coefficients for Broadleaf Cattail and Hardstem Bulrush.  Jour. Hydrologic Engineering - American Society of Civil Engineers.  9(3):235-239.

Stein, O.R., P.B. Hook, J.A. Biederman, W.C. Allen and D.J. Borden.  2003.  Does Batch Operation Enhance Oxidation in Subsurface Constructed Wetlands?  Water Science and Technology.  48(5):149-156.

Hook, P.B., O.R. Stein, W.C. Allen and J.A. Biederman.  2003.  Chap. 5: Plant Species Effects on Seasonal Performance Patterns in Model Subsurface Wetlands.   Ü. Mander and P.D. Jenssen (eds.) Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment in Cold Climates.  pp. 87-106. WTI Press, England.

Stein, O.R. and D.A. LaTray.  2002.  Experiments and Modeling of Headcut Migration in Stratified Soils.  Water Resources Research.  38(12):1284:doi:10.1029/2001WR001166. 

Alonso, C.V., S.J. Bennett and O.R. Stein.  2002.  Predicting Headcut Erosion and Migration in Concentrated Flows Typical of Upland Areas.  Water Resources Research.  38(12):1303:doi:10.1029/2001WR001173. 

Allen, W.C., P.B. Hook, J.A. Biederman and O.R. Stein.  2002.  Temperature and Wetland Plant Species Effects on Wastewater Treatment and Root-zone Oxidation.  Jour. Environmental Quality.  31(3):1011-1016.

Stein, O.R. and D.D. Nett.  1997.  Impinging Jet Calibration of Excess Shear Sediment Detachment Parameters.  Trans. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.  40(6):1573-1580.

Stein, O.R., P.Y. Julien and C.V. Alonso.  1997.   Headward Advancement of Incised Channels.  Management of Landscapes Disturbed by Channel Incision,  pp.497-502. S.S.Y. Wang, E.J. Langendoen and F.D. Shields, Jr. (eds.) Oxford, MS.

Boelman, S.F., O.R. Stein and R. Seal.  1997.  Hydraulic and Geomorphic Assessment of In-Stream Boulder Clusters.  Management of Landscapes Disturbed by Channel Incision, pp.684-690. S.S.Y. Wang, E.J. Langendoen and F.D. Shields, Jr., (Eds.) Oxford, MS.

Tillinger, T.N. and O.R. Stein.  1996.  Fish Passage Through Culverts in Montana: A Preliminary Investigation.  Federal Highway Administration  FHWA/MT/96/8117-2.

Armstrong, S.M. and O.R. Stein.  1996.  Eroded Aggregate Size Distribution from Disturbed Lands.  Trans. American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 39(1):137-143.

Stein, O.R. and P.Y. Julien.  1994.  Sediment Concentration Production Below Free Overfall.  Jour. Hydraulic Engineering - American Society of Civil Engineers.  120(9):1043-1059.

Stein, O.R., P.Y. Julien and C.V. Alonso.  1993.  Mechanics of Jet Scour Downstream of a Headcut.  Jour. Hydraulic Research - International Association for Hydraulic Research.  31(6):723-728.

Stein, O.R. and P.Y. Julien.  1993.  Criterion Describing the Mode of Headcut Migration.  Jour. Hydraulic Engineering - American Society of Civil Engineers.  119(1):37-50.

Stein, O.R., W.H. Neibling, T.J. Logan and W.C. Moldenhauer.  1986.  Runoff and Soil Loss as Influenced by Tillage and Residue Cover.  Soil Science Society America Jour. 50(6):1527-1531.

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Allen, CR., O.R. Stein, M.D. Burr, and W.L. Jones.  2013.  Season and Plant Species Influence on the Removal of Ammonium and Nitrate from Carbon Limited Wastewater.  Proc. 5th Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  October 14-17, 2013.  Nantes, France. (CD-ROM)

Allen, CR., O.R. Stein, K.J. Davis, M.D. Burr, and W.L. Jones.  2013.  Implementation of a Two-Stage Vertical Flow Treatment Wetland at a Ski Area.  Proc. 5th Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  October 14-17, 2013.  Nantes, France. (CD-ROM)

Allen, C.R., O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook , M.D. Burr, A.E. Parker and E.C. Hafla. 2012.  Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Effects on Nitrogen Removal in Model Treatment Wetlands. Oral Presentation.  Proc. 13th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov 25-29, 2012.  Perth, Australia. 

Stein, O.R., J.L. Faulwetter, M.D. Burr and A.K. Camper.  2012.  The Influence of Plant Root and Microbe Interactions on Contaminant Removal in Treatment Wetlands. Plenary Oral Presentation.  Proc. 13th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov 25-29, 2012.  Perth, Australia.

Allen, C.R., P.B. Hook, O.R. Stein, W.C. Allen and R.L. Schultz Jr.  2011.  Nitrogen Removal as Influenced by Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Interactions in Model Treatment Wetlands.  Oral Presentation.  Proc. 4th Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  July 4-8, 2011.  Prague, Czech Republic. (CD-ROM)

Faulwetter, J.L. M.D. Burr, A.B. Cunningham, F Stewart A.K. Camper and O.R. Stein.  2010.  Floating Island Treatment Wetlands for Domestic Wastewater Treatment.  Poster Presentation  Proc. 12th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  October 4-9, 2010.  Venice, Italy.  pp.  1271-1278.

Faulwetter, J.L. M.D. Burr, A.K. Camper and O.R. Stein.  2010.  Spatial and Temporal Variation of Microbial Functional Groups Within a Sub-Surface Treatment Wetland.  Oral Presentation  Proc. 12th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  October 4-9, 2010.  Venice, Italy.  pp. 342-344.

Faulwetter, J.L., M.D. Burr, A.K. Camper and O.R. Stein.  2009.  Identification of Microbial Functional Groups Within a Sub-Surface Treatment Wetland as Influenced by Plant Species Selection and Season.  Oral Presentation Proc. 3rd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 20-24, 2009.  Barcelona, Spain.  pp. 113-114. (CD ROM)

Hook, P.B., C.R. Taylor, O.R. Stein and C.A. Zabinski.  2009.  Patterns of Rootzone Oxidation in Treatment Wetland Microcosms across Diverse Plant Species.  Keynote Presentation, Proc. 3rd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 20-24, 2009.  Barcelona, Spain.  pp. 31-32 (CD ROM)

Taylor, C.R., P.B. Hook, C.A. Zabinski, and O.R. Stein.  2009.  Native Plant Material Selection for Water Treatment Wetlands.  In: Proceedings of the 11th Billings Land Reclamation Symposium and 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, 2009 Joint Conference, Billings, MT, May 30-June 5, 2009: Revitalizing the Environment: Proven Solutions and Innovative Approaches.  R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.), American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY. pp. 1436-1454.  CD ROM.

Faulwetter, J.L. M.D. Burr, O.R. Stein, and A.K. Camper.  2008.  Characterization of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in Constructed Wetlands.  Poster Presentation  Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov.  1-7, 2008.  Indore, India. Vol 1: 276-283.

Rousseau, D.P.L., W. Shi, O.R. Stein, and P.B. Hook.  2008.  Simulation of Carbon, Nitrogen and Sulphur Cycles in Lab-scale Constructed Wetlands.  Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov.  1-7, 2008.  Indore, India. Vol 1: 526-534.

Schultz, R.L., O.R. Stein, and P.B. Hook.  2008.  Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Interactions in Treatment Wetlands.  Oral Presentation  Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov.  1-7, 2008.  Indore, India.  Vol 1: 161-167.

Taylor, C.L., O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook and C.A. Zabinski.  2008.  Comparing 19 Plant Species' Seasonal Effects on COD Removal in Model Constructed Wetlands.  Oral Presentation  Proc. 11th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov.  1-7, 2008.  Indore, India.  Vol 1: 131-138.

Stein, O.R., B.W. Towler, P.B. Hook and J.A. Biederman.  2006.  On Fitting the k-C* First Order Model to Batch Loaded SSF Wetlands.  Oral Presentation  Proc. 10th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Sept.  25- 29, 2006.  Lisbon, Portugal.  Pgs. 1447-1454.

Kowles, J.L. and O.R. Stein.  2004.  Polar Organic Solvent Removal in a Microcosm Constructed Wetland System.  Oral Presentation  Proc. 9th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Sept.  26-Oct 1, 2004. Avignon, France.  Pgs. 343-351.

Stein, O.R., P.B. Hook, J.A. Biederman, W.C. Allen and D.J. Borden.  2002.  Does Batch Operation Enhance Oxidation in Subsurface Constructed Wetlands?  Oral Presentation Proc. 8th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Sept. 16-19, 2002.  Arusha, Tanzania.  Pgs. 177-189.

Borden, D.J., O.R. Stein and P.B. Hook.  2001.  Seasonal Effects of Supplemental Organic Carbon on Sulfate Reduction and Zinc Sulfide Precipitation in Constructed Wetlands Microcosms.  Oral Presentation Proc. International Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Nov. 25-29 2001, Lincoln Univ. New Zealand. pgs. 296-300.

Towler, B.T., J.E. Cahoon and O.R. Stein.  1999.  Evapotranspiration Crop Coefficients for Two Constructed Wetland Macrophytes: Cattail and Bulrush.    American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW99-103, ASAE Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Logan, UT, Sept. 23-25, 1999.

Riley, K.A., J.A. Biederman and O.R. Stein.  1998.  The Effect of Temperature on the Performance of Constructed Wetlands Macrophytes.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW98-100, ASAE Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Fairmont, MT, Sept. 10-12, 1998.

Sharp, T.R., B.J. Bartkowiak and O.R. Stein.  1998.  The Effect of Phytoplankton Production and Nutrient Deficiency on pH in a Constructed Wetland for Treating Metal Laden Groundwater.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW98-103, ASAE Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Fairmont, MT, Sept. 10-12, 1998.

Stein, O.R., J.A. Biederman, P.B. Hook and W.C. Allen.  1998.  Performance Data from Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  In: D.F. Hayes, Ed. Engineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration  Paper# 205 (On CD ROM).  Oral Presentation Session K3 ASCE Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998 Denver, CO March 21-28, 1998.

Seal, R., O.R. Stein and S.F. Boelman.  1998.  Performance of In-Stream Habitat Structures Under Flood Conditions.  In: D.F. Hayes, Ed. Engineering Approaches to Ecosystem Restoration  Paper# 144 (On CD ROM).  Wetlands Engineering and River Restoration Conference 1998 Denver, CO March 21-28, 1998.

Stein, O.R., J.A. Biederman and P.B. Hook.  1998.  Performance of Model Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  In D.M Sievers, Ed. On-Site Wastewater Treatment, pp.202-210.  Oral Presentation Eighth Nat. Symp. on Individual and Small Community Sewage Systems, Orlando FL, March 8-10, 1998.

Boelman, S.F. and O.R. Stein.  1997.  Performance of In-Stream Boulder Clusters in a Cobble-Bed River. In: Environmental and Coastal Hydraulics: Protecting the Aquatic Habitat, Vol. 2, pp. 1049-1054.  Oral Presentation XXVII Inter. Asso. Hydr. Res. Congress. San Francisco, Aug. 10-15, 1997.

Biederman, J.A. and O.R. Stein.  1997.  Physical Modeling of Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment. In: Environmental and Coastal Hydraulics: Protecting the Aquatic Habitat, Vol. 2, pp. 901-906.  Oral Presentation XXVII Inter. Asso. Hydr. Res. Congress. San Francisco, Aug. 10-15, 1997.

LaTray, D.A. and O.R. Stein.  1997.  Headcut Advance in Stratified Soils. In: Environmental and Coastal Hydraulics: Protecting the Aquatic Habitat, Vol. 2, pp. 1245-1249.  Oral Presentation XXVII Inter. Asso. Hydr. Res. Congress. San Francisco, Aug. 10-15, 1997.
 
Biederman, J.A. and O.R. Stein.  1996.  Preliminary Data from Constructed Wetlands Secondary Wastewater Treatment. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW96-4504.  Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Yakima, WA,  Sept. 22-24, 1996.

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Impinging Jet Calibration of Sediment Detachment Parameters.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper number 94-2055.  Oral Presentation at Internat. Summer Meetings, Kansas City, MO, June 19-22, 1994.

Armstrong, S.M. and O.R. Stein.  1993.  Predicting Eroded Aggregate Size Distributions.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number 93-2095.  Oral Presentation at Internat. Summer Meetings, Spokane, WA, June 20-23, 1993.

Stein, O.R.  1992.  Modeling of Headcut Migration.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW92-124.  Oral Presentation at Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT, Sept. 16-18, 1992.

Armstrong, S.M. and O.R. Stein.  1992.  Eroded Aggregate Size Distribution of Reclaimed Surface Mined Soils. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number PNW92-106.  Pacific Northwest Section Annual Meeting, Bozeman, MT, Sept. 16-18, 1992.

Stein, O.R. and P.Y. Julien.  1991.  Measurement of Rill Erosion Sediment Detachment.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number 91-2086.  Oral Presentation at Internat. Summer Meetings, Albuquerque, NM, June 23-26, 1991.

Stein, O.R. and P.Y. Julien.  1990.  Sediment Concentration Measurement Below Small Headcuts.  Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers 1990 National Hydraulic Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 293-298.

Stein, O.R. and P.Y. Julien.  1990.  Physical Modeling of Headcuts.  Proceedings Tenth Annual American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days, Fort Collins, CO, pp. 162-173.  Oral Presentation, April 10-12, 1990.

Hartley, D.M., T.C. Sheng and O.R. Stein.  1986.  Evaluation of a Simplified Model For Water and Sediment Yield Prediction.  Proceedings International Conference on Water Quality Modeling in the Inland Natural Environment, Bournemouth, England, pp. 121-130.

Neibling, W.H., O.R. Stein, T.J. Logan and W.C. Moldenhauer.  1984.  Soil Loss From New and No-Till Ridges.  American Society of Agricultural Engineers Paper Number 84-2557.

Stein, O.R., C.B. Roth, D.T. Hahn and W.C. Moldenhauer.  1983.  Erodibility of Selected Indiana Reclaimed Strip Mine Soils.  Proceedings of the 1983 Symposium on Surface Mining, Hydrology, Sedimentology and Reclamation, pp. 101-103.  Oral Presentation, Lexington, KY,  Nov. 28 - Dec. 2, 1983.

REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLISHED WORKS


Faulwetter, J.L., P.P. Sossa-Fernandez, M.D. Burr, A.Camara, A. Nocker, A. K. Camper and O.R. Stein.  2008.  Microbial Community Analysis by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE)  S. Sorvari and A.M. Pirttilä (eds.)  Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes: A Laboratory Manual  pp. 16-22.  BioBien Press Piikkiö, Finland

Blank M.D., J.E. Cahoon, D. Burford, T. McMahon and O.R. Stein.  2005.  Studies of Fish Passage Through Culverts in Montana (August 29, 2005). Road Ecology Center. Paper Blank2005a. http://repositories.cdlib.org/jmie/roadeco/Blank2005a

Stein, O.R. and K.  Kakisawa.  2005.  Performance Differences Between Batch and Continuous Flow SSF Wetlands in Summer.  International Water Association Specialist Group on the Use of Macrophytes for Water Pollution Control Newsletter #30 pp. 16-20.

Shi, X., J.M. Staples and O.R. Stein 2005.  Managing Winter Traction Materials on Roadways Adjacent to Bodies of Water: Challenges and Opportunities.  Environmental Stewardship in Transportation through Waste Management, Materials Reuse and EMS: 2005 Summer Transportation Research Board Committee ADC60 Conference. Charlotte, North Carolina, July 17-19, 2005.

Blank, M.D., J.E. Cahoon and O.R. Stein.  2005.  Studies of Fish Passage Through Culverts in Montana.  Poster Presentation International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, San Diego, CA.  Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2005.

Cahoon, J.E., T. McMahon, O.R. Stein, D. Burford and M.D. Blank.  2005.  A Basin-Wide Assessment of Fish Passage Through Culverts in Montana.  Presentation University Council on Water Resources Annual Conference,  Portland, ME.  July 12-14, 2005.

Stein, O.R. and S.F. Boelman. 1998.  Hydraulic and Geomorphic Assessment of Instream Boulder Clusters on the St. Regis River, Montana.  Report to Hydraulics Lab, Waterways Experiment Station, US Army Corps of Engineers.  Vicksburg, MS.

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Residue Management in Furrow Irrigation.  Montana Farmer.  82(1):40. 

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Water Quality Benefits from Residue Management.  The Prairie Star, August 1994, pg. B8.

Robins, J., G.S. Silverman and O.R. Stein.  1992.  Cold Regions Potential for CWWT.  Group Project Reports Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment  M.A. Albertson, Ed.  Dept. of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University.  Oral Presentation at Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment Workshop, Fort Collins, CO, July 20-31, 1992.

Stein, O.R.  1990.  Mechanics of Headcut Migration in Rills.  Ph.D Dissertation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523.  215 pp.

Logan, T.J., P.S. Nair, O.R. Stein, B. Harrison, W.H. Neibling and W.C. Moldenhauer.  1985.  Effects of Residue on Phosphorus Losses From No-Till Ridges in a Rainulator Study.  IN: Maumee River Basin Pilot Watershed Study Vol. 4: Continued Watershed Monitoring (1981-1985) and Rainulator Study. Report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office Chicago, IL.

Stein, O.R., W.H. Neibling, T.J. Logan and W.C. Moldenhauer.  1984.  Effects of Tillage and Residue Cover on Runoff and Soil Loss from a Low Slope, High Clay Soil.  Agronomy Abstracts: 254.  Oral Presentation at Annual Meetings, Las Vegas, NV, November 25-30, 1984.

Logan, T.J., W.H. Neibling, O.R. Stein and W.C. Moldenhauer. 1984.  Effects of Residue on Phosphorus Losses From No-Till Ridges in a Rainulator Study.  Agronomy Abstracts: 30.

Hahn, D.T., W.C. Moldenhauer, C.B. Roth and O.R. Stein.  1983.  Effect of Slope Length on Soil Erosion From Reclaimed Surface Mine Lands.  Agronomy Abstracts: 197.

Stein, O.R., W.C. Moldenhauer, C.B. Roth and D.T. Hahn.  1983.  Erodibility of Three Indiana Reclaimed Surface Mine Soils.  Agronomy Abstracts: 203.  Oral Presentation at Annual Meetings, Washington, DC, August 14-19, 1983.

Stein, O.R.  1983.  Erodibility and Related Soil Properties of Three Reclaimed Surface Mine Soils. Masters Thesis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47906.  133pp.

DIRECTED THESES AND PROFESSIONAL PAPERS


Womack, J.M.  2012.  Evaluation of the Hydrologic Effects of Stockponds on a Prairie Watershed.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Swanson, D.  2011.  Nitrogen Processes in Constructed Wetlands.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Schultz, R.L.  2007.  Influence of Pollutant Loading Rate on Seasonal Performance of Model Constructed Wetlands.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Rowbury, K.C.  2005.  Influences of Autoclaving, Media Selection, Plant Selection and Contaminant Loading on Sorption in Constructed Wetlands.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Anderson, S.M.  2003.  Using the Root Zone Water Quality Model (RZWQM) to Predict Water Movement Through a Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soil.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Baune,  D.G. 2003.  US Highway 93 Fish Passage Project.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Borden, D.J. 2001.  Effects of Supplemental Organic Carbon Addition on Sulfate Reduction and Zinc Sulfide Precipitation Using Microcosm Wetlands in Cold Climate Regions.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Kowles, J.L.  2001.  The Fates of Three Polar Organic Solvents in a Microcosm Constructed Wetland Wastewater Treatment System.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Riley, K.A.  2000.  Seasonal Nitrogen Removal and the Co-Presence of Exogenous Carbon in Constructed Wetland Microcosms.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Sturm, J.R.  2000.  Sulfate Reduction and Carbon Oxidation in Model Constructed Wetlands for Metal Remediation.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Biederman, J.A.  1999.  Temperature and Plant Effects on Secondary Wastewater Treatment in Model Constructed Wetlands.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Boelman, S.F.  1999.  Hydraulic and Geomorphic Assessment of St. Regis River Boulder Clusters.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Sharp, T.R.  1999.  Biological and Geochemical Controls on CO2 Equilibria in Free Water Wetlands for Heavy Metal Remediation.  Ph.D. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Darland, J.E.  1996.  Arsenate Mobility Through a Saturated Sand: Effects of Pore Water Velocity, pH, and Phosphate Competition.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

LaTray, D.A.  1996.  Headcut Advance Modeling in Stratified Soils.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Nett, D.D.  1996.  Optimization for Impinging Jet Calibration of Sediment Detachment.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Tillinger, T.N.  1996.  Fish Passage Through Culverts in Montana: A Preliminary Investigation.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Ferri, R.P.  1994.  Constructed Wetlands: Cold Weather Application and Spreadsheet Calculations.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Gray, G.W.  1994.  The Uptake of Inorganic Arsenic by Wheat and Alfalfa.  M.S. Thesis submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

Nallick, J.M.  1994.  Runoff Estimation for Sizing Culverts in Eastern Montana.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

Armstrong, S.A.  1993.  Predicting Eroded Aggregate Size Distributions.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Environmental Engineering.

DeBoo, W.J.  1993.  Oxygen Transfer Due to a Free Falling Jet Into a Shallow Pool.  M.S. Professional Paper submitted to the faculty in Civil Engineering.

PRESENTATIONS

Stein, O.R.  2014.  Montana State University Engineers Without Borders: Connecting Montanan and Kenyan Communities.  Bringing the University to You (U to U) Program, Great Falls MT.  January 23, 2014.

Stein, O.R.  2013.  Overview of Montana State University and the Treatment Wetland Research Occurring There.  Invited Oral Presentation.  Department of Energy Systems and Environment, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Nantes, France.  June 6, 2013.

Stein, O.R.  2012.  Should We be Paying More Attention to Plant Species Selection in Constructed Wetlands?  Invited Oral Presentation.  Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark  September 4, 2012.

Stein, O.R.  2012.  Treatment Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement.  Invited Oral Presentation.  Pan-American Conference on Wetland System for Water Quality Improvement.  February 26-March 1 2012.  Pereira, Columbia.

Stein, O.R.  2012.  The Influence of Plant and Microbe Interactions on Contaminant Removal in Treatment Wetlands.  Invited Oral Presentation.  Pan-American Conference on Wetland System for Water Quality Improvement.  February 26-March 1 2012.   Pereira, Columbia.

Stein, O.R.  2010.  Identification of Microbial Functional Groups in Sub Surface Flow Wetlands.  Invited Oral Presentation.  Workshop on Use of Constructed Wetlands in Latin America.  February 22-24, 2010.  Pereira, Columbia.

Stein, O.R.  2010.  Procedures for the Selection of Plants and Assessing Their Impact on Contaminants.  Invited Oral Presentation.  Workshop on Use of Constructed Wetlands in Latin America.  February 22-24, 2010.  Pereira, Columbia.

Stein, O.R.  2009.  Constructed Wetland Options for Wastewater Treatment.  Oral Presentation 76th Annual Fall Water School for Water and Wastewater Operators and Managers.  Oct.5-8, 2009.  Bozeman, MT.

Hook P.B., C.R. Taylor, O.R. Stein, and C.A. Zabinski.  2009.  Interaction of Plant Species and Temperature Controls Seasonal Patterns of Rootzone Oxidation in Model Wetlands.  Society of Wetland Scientists International Conference, June 21-26, 2009, Madison, WI.

Schultz, R.L. and O.R. Stein.  2009.  Use of Constructed Wetlands in Cold Climates.  Montana Section Water Works Association and Montana Water Environment Federation Joint Conference.  May 6-8, 2009.  Missoula MT.

Schroeder, M.  and O.R. Stein. 2008.  Plant Influences on Wastewater Treatment.  MSU Undergraduate Scholars Program.  April 25, 2008.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R.  2007.  Applicability of Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement in Montana; Domestic Wastewater Applications of Constructed Wetlands in Cold Climates.  Oral Presentation  Montana Joint Engineers Conference.  Nov 1-2, 2007.  Helena, MT.

Taylor, C.R., P.B. Hook, C.A. Zabinski and O.R. Stein.  2007.  Relationships Between Plant Attributes and Wastewater Treatment in Constructed Wetlands.  Proc.  PNW Chapter Society of Wetland Scientists.  September 25-28, 2007.  Yakima, WA.

Faulwetter, J.L., M.D. Burr, O.R. Stein and A.K. Camper.  2007.  Constructed Wetland Rhizosphere Microbial Community Analysis Using Group-Specific Primers and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis.  Poster Presentation  2nd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 16-20, 2007.  Tartu, Estonia

Taylor, C.R., O.R. Stein, C.A. Zabinski and P.B. Hook.  2007.  Choosing Plant Species to Optimize Aerobic Processes in Wastewater Treatment Wetlands Proc.  Oral Presentation 2nd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 16-20, 2007.  Tartu, Estonia.

Schultz, R.L., O.R. Stein and P.B. Hook.  2007.  Temperature and Organic Loading Rate Effects in Model Treatment Wetlands.  Oral Presentation 2nd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 16-20, 2007.  Tartu, Estonia.

Taylor, C.R., P.B. Hook, C.A. Zabinski and O.R. Stein.  2007.  Choosing Plant Species to Optimize Aerobic Processes in Wastewater Treatment Wetlands.  Society of Wetland Scientists International Conference, June 10-15, 2007 Sacramento, California.

Faulwetter, J.L., M.D. Burr, O.R. Stein and A.K. Camper.  2007.  Constructed Wetland Rhizosphere Microbial Community Analysis Using Group-Specific Primers and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis.  Proc. American Society for Microbiology.  May 20-24, 2007.  Toronto, Canada.

Stein, O.R., J. Vymazal, P.B. Hook, P.J. Sturman and L. Kröpfelová.  2007.  Sulfur Cycling in Sub-Surface Constructed Wetlands.  10th Symposium on Wetland Geochemistry.  April 1-4, 2007.  Annapolis, MD.

Stein, O.R.  2007.  Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Improvement.  Workshop Instruction  2007 MSU Engineering Festival.  March 1, 2007.  Bozeman, MT. 

Stein, O.R.  2007. Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Invited Oral Presentation  Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale, University of Montreal.  February 16, 2007.  Montreal, Canada. 

Stein, O.R.  2006.  The Influence of Root-Microbe Interactions on Contaminant Removal in Constructed Wetlands.  Oral Presentation  Inland Northwest Research Alliance Conference.  June 22, 2006.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R., P.J. Sturman, L. Kröpfelová, and J. Vymazal.  2006.  Sulfur Cycling in Sub-Surface Constructed Wetlands.  Oral Presentation6th Workshop on Nutrient Cycling and Retention in Natural and Constructed Wetlands.  May 30- June 3, 2006.  Trebon, Czech Republic.

Stein, O.R.  2006. Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Oral Presentation  Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences.  May 22, 2006. Vienna, Austria.

Stein, O.R.  2006.  Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Invited Oral Presentation  North Carolina A&T State University.  April 26, 2006.  Greensboro, NC.

Stein, O.R.  2006.  The Influence of Root-Microbe Interactions and Hydraulic Operation on Contaminant Removal in Constructed Wetlands.  Invited Oral Presentation  USDA Agricultural Research Service.  April 25, 2006.  Florence, SC.

Stein, O.R.  2005.  Potential for Constructed Wetland Use in Montana, Research at Montana State University.  Oral Presentation Montana Department of Environmental Quality. October 23, 2005.  Helena, MT. 

Stein, O.R.  2005.  Influence of Redox Potential Variation on Constructed Wetland Performance.  Invited Oral Presentation  Wastewater Treatment in Wetlands Theoretical and Practical Aspects.  September 10-17, 2005.  Starbienino, Poland.

Stein, O.R., C.E. Morris and M.D. Burr.  2005.  The Influence of Root-Microbe Interactions on Contaminant Removal in Constructed Wetlands.  Oral Presentation  Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control International Symposium.  Sept. 4-8, 2005.  Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Stein, O.R.  2005.  Potential for Constructed Wetland Use in Montana, Research at Montana State University.  Invited Oral Presentation Montana Natural Resource Professionals Meeting.  January 26, 2005.  Bozeman, MT.
 
Stein, O.R. 2004.  Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Invited Oral PresentationDepartment of Ecology, Montana State University.  Sept. 16, 2004.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R. and P.B. Hook.  2004.  Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Oral PresentationAmerican Water Resources Association Montana Chapter 21st Annual Meeting.  Oct. 2-3, 2004.  Helena, MT.

Stein, O.R.  2003.  Wetland Biofilms: Do They React to Plant Induced Seasonal Oxygen Potential? Oral Presentation MSU Center for Biofilm Engineering Seminar Series October 16, 2003.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R. and P.B. Hook.  2003.  Temperature, Plants and Oxygen: How Does Season Affect Constructed Wetland Performance?  Invited Oral Presentation Proc. Inter. Conf.  Constructed and Riverine Wetlands for Optimal Control of Wastewater at Catchment Scale.  Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2003.  University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.  Pgs. 37-43.

Stein, O.R.  2002.  Does Temperature and Seasonal Plant Variation Influence Constructed Wetland Performance?- Research at Montana State University.  Oral Presentation National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research.  April 30, 2002.  Hamilton, New Zealand.

Stein, O.R.  2002. Cold-temperature Seasonal Plant Influences on Constructed Wetland Performance- Research at Montana State University  Oral Presentation Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury.  March 25, 2002.  Christchurch, New Zealand.

Stein, O.R.  2001. Use of Impinging Jets for Knickpoint Migration and Cohesive Sediment Detachment.  Oral Presentation National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research.  Nov. 9, 2001.  Christchurch, New Zealand.

Stein, O.R.  2001.  Cold Temperature Climatic Seasonal Plant Influences on Constructed Wetland Performance - Research at Montana State University.  Oral Presentation National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research.  Nov. 2, 2001.  Christchurch, New Zealand.

Stein, O.R., P.B. Hook, J.C. Cahoon, J.A. Biederman, W.C. Allen, and B.T. Towler.  2001.  Research on Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Enhancement at MSU: 1995-2000.  Oral Presentation Soil and Water Conser. Soc. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Feb, 1-2, 2001.  Billings, MT.

Stein, O.R., P.B. Hook, W.C. Allen and J.A. Biederman.   2000.  Cold, Temperate Seasonal-Plant Influences on SSF Wetland Performance.  Oral Presentation  7th Internat. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control.  Nov. 11-16, 2000.  Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Borden, D.J., O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook, and W.L.Jones.  2000.  Effects of Supplemental Organic Carbon Addition on Sulfate Reduction and Zinc Precipitation Using Microcosm Constructed Wetlands in Cold Climate Regions.  Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Oct. 5-6, 2000.  West Yellowstone, MT.

Hook, P.B., W.C. Allen, O.R. Stein, and J.A. Biederman.  2000.  Cold Region Feasibility of Water Treatment Wetlands: Plant Species Selection is Critical.  Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Oct. 5-6, 2000.  West Yellowstone, MT.

Kowles, J., O.R. Stein, W.L. Jones and A.K. Camper.  2000.  The Fates of Polar Organic Solvents in a Constructed Wetland Treatment System.  Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Oct. 5-6, 2000.  West Yellowstone, MT.

Stein, O.R., P.B. Hook, J.C. Cahoon, J.A. Biederman, W.C. Allen, and B.T. Towler.  2000.  Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Enhancement: Research at MSU 1995-2000.  Oral Presentation Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting. Oct. 5-6, 2000.  West Yellowstone, MT.

Hook, P.B., W.C. Allen, and O.R. Stein. 2000.  Winter performance of water treatment wetlands: the importance of plant species. In  Abstracts, Billings Land Reclamation Symposium 2000.  Billings, MT.

Biederman, J.A., O.R. Stein and P.B. Hook.  1999.  The Kinetics of COD Removal in Cold-climate Constructed Wetland Microcosms.  Poster Presentation Battelle Wetlands and Remediation Conference.  Nov. 16-17, 1999.  Salt Lake City, UT.

Langner, H.W., W.C. Allen, P.B. Hook, O.R. Stein and W.P Inskeep.  1999.  Solid Phase Control of Dissolved Arsenic in Constructed Wetlands.  Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Oct. 4-5, 1999.  Great Falls. MT.

Stein, O.R., J.A. Biederman, P.B. Hook and W.C. Allen.  1999. Performance Data from Model Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  Poster Presentation Amer. Water Res. Asso. Montana Section Annual Meeting.  Oct. 4-5, 1999.  Great Falls, MT .

Hook, P.B., W.C. Allen and O.R. Stein.  1999.  Seasonal Variation in the Effects of Wetland Plants on Soil Biogeochemistry.  Abstracts Ecolog. Soc. Amer. Annual Meeting.  Aug.8-12, 1999.  Spokane, WA .

Langner, H.W., W.C. Allen, P.B. Hook, O.R. Stein, and W.P. Inskeep, 1999.  Reduction and solid phase control of dissolved arsenic in constructed wetlands. In:  Abstracts, Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

Stein, O.R. and P.B. Hook.  1997.  Performance Data from Model Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  Society of Wetland Scientists Abstracts: pg. 22.  Oral Presentation  June 1-6, 1997. Bozeman, MT.

Sharp, T.R., O.R. Stein and J. Pantano.  1997.  Redox Zonation and Metal Retention Within the Sediments of a Constructed Wetland.  Society of Wetland Scientists Abstracts: pg. 23.  June 1-6, 1997.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1996.  Constructed Wetlands in Cold Climates. Invited oral presentation Montana Technological University.  Feb. 23, 1996.  Butte, MT.

Stein, O.R. and R.P. Ferri.  1995.  Constructed Wetlands - Cold Weather Applications.  Invited Oral Presentation at Montana Section Amer. Water Res. Asso. Annual Meeting.  Oct.12-13, 1995.  Bozeman, MT.
                                                                               
Stein, O.R.  1995.  Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  Invited Oral Presentation at Montana Water School.  Sept. 27-29, 1995.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1995.  Wetland Development.  Invited Oral Presentation at Annual Meeting, Billings Area Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs.  May 2-4, 1995.  Gardiner, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1995.  Constructed Wetlands to Improve Water Quality.  Invited Oral Presentation Soil and Water Conservation Society Montana Chapter Annual Meeting.  Feb. 23-24, 1995.  Billings, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  Oral Presentation at Montana Water School.  Sept. 26-29, 1994.  Bozeman, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment.  Invited Oral Presentation at Annual Meeting, Montana Chapters Joint Engineers Conference.  Sept. 22-24, 1994.  Fairmont, MT.

Stein, O.R.  1994.  Use of Impinging Jets for Erosion and Headcut Migration Modeling.  Oral Presentation Sponsored by Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department, Oklahoma State University.  June 24, 1994.  Stillwater, OK.

Courses Taught Recently

BREN 432 Advanced Engineering Hydrology    

BREN 441

Natural Treatment Systems    
CE 331 Engineering Hydrology    
CE 531 River Mechanics