David Mulla is a Professor in the department of Soil, Water, and Climate, and the Larson Endowed Chair in Soil and Water Resources and the Co-Director of Graduate Studies.
Mulla has experience in modeling erosion, and losses of phosphorus, nitrogen, and pesticides to surface and ground waters. His research emphasizes the measurement, modeling, and management of uncertainty and risk for non-point source pollution of surface and groundwater. He studied pollution of Minnesota rivers, lakes, and groundwater, and effectiveness of BMPs for each resource.
Mulla received a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy from Purdue University with emphasis in soil physics. In 2011 and 2013 he was appointed to National Academy of Sciences committees on Florida water quality standards and on Mississippi River water quality assessment and monitoring.