Department: Biological Systems Engineering

David Sample

David SampleAssistant professor and Extension specialist
Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Expert in conservation and efficient use of water; watershed protection and management; alternative uses of land; and pollution prevention and mitigation


  • Urban stormwater management
  • Watershed modeling
  • Best management practices (BMP)
  • Natural resource management

Tess Wynn Thompson

Tess ThompsonAssociate professor
Turner faculty fellow
Assistant department head for undergraduate studies
Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Expert in water quality and watershed monitoring, management, and protection; stream restoration; design of natural and treatment wetlands; urban stormwater management; and streambank erosion measurement, prediction, and prevention


  • Ecological engineering
  • Stream and wetlands restoration
  • Streambank erosion
  • Urban stormwater management