John Warwick | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Engineering

John Warwick

Dean of Engineering and Professor, Ph.D., P.E.

John Warwick

Office Phone: 618-453-4321
Building: Engineering E, Room 102

Research Interests:

Surface water quality simulation and the overall relationships between model aggregation and input parameter uncertainty.  Special interests include nutrient cycling and associated dissolved oxygen impacts along with the transport and fate of mercury in fluvial systems.


  • CE 516 – Water Quality Modeling


  • B.S. Civil Engineering – Lehigh University, 1976
  • M.S. Civil Engineering – Lehigh University, 1978
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering – The Pennsylvania State University, 1983


Knust, A.E. and Warwick, J.J., 2009.  “Using a fluctuating tracer to estimate hyporheic exchange in restored and unrestored reaches of the Truckee River, Nevada, USA," Journal of Hydrologic Processes, Vol. 23, pp. 1119-1130.

Bartlett, J., and Warwick, J.J., 2009.  "Assessing the Impacts of Nutrient Load Uncertainties on Predicted Truckee River Water Quality," Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, No.8, pp.636-644.

Carroll, R.W.H., Memmott, J., Warwick, J.J., Fritsen, C.H., Bonzongo, J.C., and Acharya, K., 2011.  “Temporal Variation of Mercury Associated with Different Phytoplankton Size Fractions in Lahontan Reservoir, Nevada,”Water, Air, and Soil Pollution., Vol. 217, pp. 221-232

Li, Y., Acharya, K., Stone, M.C., Yu, Z., Young, M., Shafer, D, Zhu, J., Gray, K., Stone, A., Li, G., and Warwick, J.J., 2011.  “Spatiotemporal patterns in nutrient loads, nutrient concentrations, and algal biomass in Lake Taihu, China,” Lake and Reservoir Management, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 298-309.

Johnson, Z.C., Warwick, J.J., Schumer, R., 2014.  “Factors affecting hyporheic and surface transient storage in a western U.S. river.” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 510, pp. 325-339.

Johnson, Z.C., Warwick, J.J., Schumer, R., 2015.  “Nitrogen retention in the main channel and two transient storage zones during nutrient addition experiments.” Limnology & Oceanography, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 57-77.

Johnson, Z.C., Warwick, J.J., Schumer, R., 2015.  “A numerical investigation of the potential impact of stream restoration on in-stream N removal,” Ecological Engineering, Vol. 83, pp. 96-107.

Carroll, R.W.H. and Warwick, J.J., 2016.  “Modeling the Highly Dynamic Loading of Mercury Species in the Carson River and Lahontan Reservoir System, Nevada,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1207-1222.

Carroll, R.W.H. and Warwick, J.J., 2017.  “The Importance of Dynamic Mercury Water Column Concentrations on Body Burdens in a Planktivorous Fish: A Bioenergetic and Mercury Mass Balance Perspective,” Ecological Modelling, Volume 364, pp. 66-76.


Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences, UNR (1999)

Fellow of the American Water Resources Association (2002)

AWRA President's Outstanding Service Award (2006)