Contact Information

Dr. Douglas Shields, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Mississippi

662-380-3944

Education

  • Ph.D. in Hydraulics
    Colorado State University
  • M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
    Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. in Mathematics
    Harding University (Summa Cum Laude)

Postdoctoral Experience

  • Instructor and Research Associate, Tennessee State University 1977-1978
  • Hydraulic Engineer, Nashville District, US Army Corps of Engineers 1978-1980
  • Research Hydraulic Engineer, Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station 1980-1990
  • Research Hydraulic Engineer, National Sedimentation Laboratory, USDA-ARS 1990-2012
  • Principal and Consulting Hydraulic Engineer, Doug Shields Engineering, LLC 2012-present
  • Part-time hydraulic engineer, cbec eco engineering, Sacramento, CA 2013-present
  • Adjunct professor, Dep. of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, 1994-present

Recent Publications

  • Shields, F.D. 2016. Synthesis of Levee Vegetation Research Results (2007-2014). Prepared for California Levee Vegetation Research Program. California Department of Water Resources.
  • Lagasse, P.F., Clopper, P.E., Thornton, C.I., Shields, F.D., McCullah, J. and Spitz, W.J. 2015. Final Report NCHRP Project No.24-39 Evaluation and assessment of environmentally sensitive stream bank protection measures. Prepared for National Cooperative High Research Boar, Transportation Research Board and Nation Research Council. Washington, D.C.
  • Shields, F. D., and Brooks, A. 2014. Stream restoration. In Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. (April 29, 2014).
  • Shields, F.D., Jr. Knight, S.S. 2013. Floodplain restoration with flood control: Fish habitat value of levee borrow pits. Ecological Engineering 53(2013) 217-227.
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Project Reports

  • Lagasse, P.F., Clopper, P.E., Thornton, C.I., Shields, F.D., McCullah, J. and Spitz, W.J. 2015. Final Report NCHRP Project No.24-39 Evaluation and assessment of environmentally sensitive stream bank protection measures. Prepared for National Cooperative Highway Research Board, Transportation Research Board and National Research Council. Washington, D.C.
  • Shields, F.D. and others. 2015. National Large Wood Manual: Assessment, Planning, Design, and Maintenance of Large Wood in Fluvial Ecosystems: Restoring Process, Function, and Structure. 628 pages + Appendix. Available: www.usbr.gov/pn/. Prepared for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • California Department of Transportation and cbec, inc. 2015. Caltrans Hydromodification Requirements Guidance Storm Water Best Management Practices Rapid Assessment of Stream Crossings Higher Level Stream Stability Analysis. CTSW-OT-14-314.05. Sacramento, CA.
  • Shields, F. D. Jr., Thomas, W. A., and Hudson, G. W. 2008. Geomorphology and Restoration Concepts for the Amite River Louisiana. Prepared for Taylor Engineering Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Shields, F. D. Jr. 2007. Miller Creek Stream Restoration Project--Site Visit and Recommendations. Letter report submitted to Volkert Environmental Group, Foley, AL.
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Projects

  • 2015 - Invited to serve on the National Science Advisory Team for Flood Control 2.0, an initiative led by the San Francisco Estuary Institute focused on restoring tidal marshes around the perimeter of the San Francisco Bay to meet ecological and flood control objectives.
  • 2014 - Created and presented two webinars on stream restoration through ASCE Distinguished Member Series .
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Research Interests

  • Stream restoration design
  • Hydraulic influence of woody vegetation
  • Large woody debris
  • Streambank erosion
  • Response of fluvial systems to disturbance
  • Environmental design critera for river engineering

Cultural Resources

  • A design prepared for stabilizing channel erosion in Kinishba Wash, Arizona which was threatening Kinishba Ruins, was successfully implemented.
  • Post project evaluation of biotechnical protection for the Hasotino Site on the Snake River, Washington was commended by federal agencies as a model effort.
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