Paul McGinley, Ph.D.
Professor/UW-Extension Water Quality Specialist
Phone: (715) 346-4501
Fax: (715) 346-3624
Office: TNR 224F
I am a University of Wisconsin-Extension Water
Quality Specialist and a Professor of Water Resources in the College of Natural
Resources. My teaching, research and outreach focuses on
evaluating and improving water quality. This includes trying to reduce the movement of nutrients from land to
surface water, determining how nutrients impact water quality in our lakes and
streams, and improving our water/wastewater treatment technologies to be more
efficient and effective. I explore how
we can use computer simulation models, innovative monitoring and advanced control
systems to understand and manage our water resource systems.
- Ph.D. The University of Michigan, Environmental Engineering
- M.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Water Chemistry
- B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Soil Science and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professional Society Involvement
- American Water Works Association
- North American Lake Management Society
- Registered Professional Engineer (WI)
- Water Environment Federation
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Constructed Wetlands for Water Quality Control
- Advanced Analytical Instrumentation
- Introduction to Soil and Water Resources
- Water Quality Modeling (Continuing Education)
- Using the P8 Urban Catchment Model (Continuing Education)
Publications and Presentations
McGinley, P.M., K.C. Masarik, M.B. Gotkowitz, D.J.
Mechenich. 2016. Impact of anthropogenic geochemical change and
aquifer geology on groundwater phosphorus concentrations. Applied
Geochemistry 72:1-9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2016.05.020.
Brodzeller, J. and P. McGinley. 2016.
A CE-QUAL-W2 Model for Dissolved Oxygen in the Big Eau Pleine Reservoir,
Wisconsin to Understand and Manage Winter Anoxia. Report from the
Center for Watershed Science and Education, UW-Stevens Point. 59
McGinley, P.M., W.M. DeVita and
A.L. Nitka. 2015. Evaluating Chemical Tracers in Suburban
Groundwater as Indicators of Nitrate-Nitrogen Sources. Final Report for
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 48 pp. http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/watershed/Documents/Eval_chemtracers_suburbanGW.pdf
Brodzeller, J. and P.
McGinley. 2015. Understanding Dissolved Oxygen in the Big Eau Pleine, Modeling Winter
Oxygen Profiles with CE-QUAL-W2. Poster
presentation at the Wisconsin Section American Water Resources Association
Meeting, Oconomowoc, March, 2015.
P., J. Hall and V. Ianiev. 2015. Benchtop Sequencing Batch Reactors: Experiences
and Opportunities in Education and Applied Research. Poster presented at the Central States Water
Environment Federation Education Seminar, Madison, WI.
P.M., A.T. Freihoefer and R.S. Mentz.
2013. Runoff Curve Numbers at the
Agricultural Field-Scale and Implications for Continuous Simulation
Modeling. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49:1436-1443.
McGinley, P. 2012.
How did that get in the water? An
Update on Pharmaceuticals and Other Human Products in Lakes and Groundwater. Lake Tides 37(3) Summer/Fall 2012 available
Gulf of Mexico and a Lake Near You: Making the Connections between Runoff,
Erosion and Algae.” presentation at the
NASECA-WI (North American Stormwater Association-Wisconsin Section) Field Day,
Rice Lake, Sept 25, 2014.
Following the Water – Implications for
Phosphorus” presentation at the Red
Cedar Basin Conference, Menominee, WI, March 14, 2013. (http://naturalresources.uwex.edu/redcedar/pdf/RedCedar2013_McGinley.pdf)
Current Research Interests and Projects
Stream and Groundwater Phosphorus
Compounds as Hydrologic Tracers
- Wastewater Treatment Laboratory Pilot Testing
- Water Quality Simulation Modeling
Modeling of Lakes
Hiking, fishing and camping