Emma Bonham

Graduate Student, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Emma’s research interests include sustainable agriculture and nutrient management, water quality mapping, geospatial and statistical analysis, environmental hazard risk characterization and mapping, machine learning, and water quality prediction modeling. Emma’s undergraduate thesis, Assessing urban agricultural practices in desert cities, investigated how urban farmers’ practices align with sustainability efforts, which aided in the study and publication of Irrational rationality in organizational decision-making: sustainability discourses and material constraints of U.S. urban desert farmers. Her master’s thesis, Assessing organic farm nutrient management practices in the United States (publication pending), studies the influence of organic regulations on nutrient application practices and soil quality. As a PhD student, Emma is on the ABOR Mining Project, which aims to develop a database of abandoned mine lands (AML) across Arizona and prioritize their remediation. Under this grant, Emma’s goal is to characterize AML, their associated risk, and integrate machine learning methods as a tool for risk mapping and locating undocumented AML sites.

M.S. in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering – Arizona State University, 2022
B.S.E in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Sustainability – Barrett, The Honors College, Arizona State University, 2021

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2122-6186

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