Dr. Glenn WarnerGlenn Warner

Associate Professor

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

Jordan Cove Project

Green Roof Project

Office: University of Connecticut U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4087 (Room #319)
Phone: 860-486-0140
Fax: 860-486-5408
Email: glenn.warner@uconn.edu


Professional Experience

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Dr. Glenn Warner is a Professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at The University of Connecticut and Director of the Connecticut Institute of Water Resources, which is part of a national network of 54 water institutes. Dr. Warner received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his B.S. in Engineering from Iowa State University. He teaches courses in the areas of watershed hydrology, dynamic modeling of ecosystems, and water and solute movement in porous media. Predicting runoff from landscapes using dynamic, deterministic models, as well as understanding the physical processes of runoff generation are Dr. Warner’s general areas of research. Some current research topics include: 1) the influences of land use and land treatment on the infiltration capacity and associated surface and shallow-subsurface flows; 2) the roles of soil flora and fauna in the development of pathways for water and solute movement; 3) the application of watershed models to predict potential changes in stream flow with changes in land use and climate; and 4) the role of water conservation and water reuse in optimizing available water for both instream and out-of-stream uses. As Director of the CT IWR, he is currently involved in a state-wide planning effort for Connecticut involving analyses of both available water and water demand for the next 25 years. He was one of the lead PI’s in the Fenton River study that analyzed the impacts of the UConn well field on flow and fisheries habitat in the Fenton River. Another current interest is the study of ancient water systems in Rome.


PhD 1990 Agricultural Eng. Univ. of Minnesota
MS 1972 Agricultural Eng. Univ. of Minnesota
BS 1967 Ecology Iowa State Univ

Professional Experience

1996 – Present Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1990 - 1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Courses Taught

  • Undergraduate

    • NRE 3125Watershed Hydrology
    • NRE 4165Soil and Water Management and Engineering
    • NRE 4665Natural Resources Modeling
  • Graduate

    • NRE 5135Water Transport in Soils
    • NRE 6135Small Watershed Modeling


    Surface and shallow-surface hydrology are my major general areas of research. Current research projects include the preferential movement of atrazine (an agricultural herbicide) through macropores in soil such as earthworm and root channels; transport of water and solutes along hillslopes; measurement of soil water content using time domain reflectometry; and application of the EPIC model to predict nitrogen and herbicide movement. Other research projects and interests include predictions of stream flow frequencies in a tropical rain forest using a Geographical Information System, mathematical modeling of water and chemical transport in the environment and freezing phenomena in soils.