Faculty Profile for Dr. Thom Hardy

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Dr. Thom Hardy
Professor — Biology
Research Professor — Meadows Ctr for Water & the Environment
SUPP 384
phone: (512) 245-6729

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Perry, R. W., Plumb, J. M., Jones, E. C., Som, N. A., Hardy, T., & Hetrick, N. J. (n.d.). Application of the Stream Salmonid Simulator (S3)  to Klamath River Fall Chinook Salmon: Parameterization and Calibration. USGS.
  • Reynolds, M. L., Williamson, P. S., Cade, T. M., Lemke, D. E., & Hardy, T. (n.d.). Effects of photosynthetically active radiation on vegetative growth of Texas wild rice and consequences for population augmentation. HortScience.
  • Seagroves, A., Barnhart, C., Hardy, T., & Schwalb, A. N. (2019). Reproductive ecology of the threatened and endemic freshwater mussel Lampsilis bracteata. Aquatic Conserv: Mar Freshw Ecosyst., 1–11. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3154
  • Hoeinghaus, D. J., Jensen, J., Pease, A., Buckmeier, D., Smith, N., Daugherty, D., … Allen, Y. (2019). Flow-specific floodplain inundation modeling and Alligator Gar recruitment in the lower Trinity River.
  • Hardy, T., Swannack, T. M., Jensen, J., Meitzen, K. M., Schwalb, A. N., & Rose, B. (2019). Delineating Suitable Mussel Habitat over Large Spatial Scales based on Hydraulic Continuity Equations, Report prepared for US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Honorary Fellow of the Ecohydraulics Committee, International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Texas Environmental Excellence Award, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. May 1, 2012 - May 4, 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Lifetime Achievement Award, Instream Flow Council. 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 1St ever named Fellow of the Utah Water Research Laboratory. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College of Engineering Research Excellance, Utah State University. February 25, 1994

Selected Grants

  • Hardy, Thomas (Principal), Nowlin, Weston Hugh (Co-Principal), Williamson, Paula S (Co-Principal). Effects of suspended sediments on Texas wild rice, other macrophytes, and macroinvertebrates, Edwards Aquifer Authority (Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan), Federal, $75000. (Funded: 2015 - 2016). Grant.
  • Green, Michael Clay (Principal), Jensen, Jennifer (Co-Principal), Hardy, Thomas (Co-Principal). Outreach and end-user support to implement Shared Conservation Priority Access, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal, $77000. (Funded: 2019). Grant.
  • Jensen, Jennifer (Co-Principal), Green, Michael Clay (Principal), Hardy, Thomas (Co-Principal). Developing a process and conservation application for Landscape Conservation Design for the Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative., Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $200000. (Funded: April 2017 - October 2018). Grant.
  • Hardy, Thomas (Principal), Forstner, Michael R (Co-Principal). Dunes Sagebrush Lizard, Texas Comptroller, State, $936109.39. (Funded: November 11, 2016 - January 31, 2020). Grant.
  • Hardy, Thomas (Co-Principal), Ahlman, Todd Michael (Principal). USACE Omaha Sikes Act Cooperative Agreement, US Army Corp of Engineers, Federal, $45000000. (Funded: August 25, 2016 - August 25, 2021). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Environmental Engineering Faculty Search
Structures Engineering Faculty Search
Vehicle Use Committee
October 1, 2016-Present
Spring Lake Environmental Committee
Korean Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering