Gary Bubenzer

Position title: Emeritus Professor: Erosion and Small Watershed Hydrology


Phone: (608) 262-1106

231 Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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Fields of Interest

  • Research in the area of erosion mechanics and evaluation of Best Management Practices for erosion control on urbanizing areas.


  • Undergraduate teaching responsibilities include courses in fundamentals of surveying, water management for irrigation and drainage, hydrology, and erosion control. Graduate instruction in hydrology and sedimentology.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Instructor. Polygon Board of the College of Engineering. University of Wisconsin.
  • Guest Scholar, Research Fellowship. Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
  • Excellence in Teaching. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. University of Wisconsin.
  • Faculty Alumni Citation. Vincennes University. Vincennes, Indiana.
  • Engineer of the Year. Wisconsin Section of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Fellow. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • Director’s Citation for Soil and Water Division. American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Leadership Roles


  • Responsible for extension programming related to erosion and storm water control from urbanizing areas.