Lead Scientist, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research
Dr. Larry Hauck is the lead scientist at the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER) at Tarleton State University located in Stephenville. He has been employed at TIAER for more than 15 years, and prior to his present employment worked for various governmental agencies and environmental consulting firms. He is a professional engineer within the State of Texas and obtained his doctorate from The University of Texas at Arlington. As manager of the environmental sciences and economic program at TIAER, Hauck supervises a staff of about 20 full-time professionals, including chemists, biologists, economists, hydrologists and soil scientists, and typically six or more student workers and graduate assistants.
Hauck’s research interests include landscape loading of nutrients in agricultural watersheds, biological and chemical response of receiving waters to nutrient enrichment, connection of land management of agricultural practices to receiving water quality, and development and application of watershed loading models and hydrologic/water quality models. He has recently been involved in projects involved with recreational and aquatic life uses of water bodies and applying the load duration curve method in the TMDL process. He is presently the project manager for several projects through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Water Quality Planning Division.