Maliha S. Nash, Ph.D.
- New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Ph.D. 1990 Soil Physics (major) / Statistics (minor)
- New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, M.S. 1985 Soil Physics (major) / Statistics (minor)
- University of Baghdad, College of Agriculture, Baghdad, Iraq, B.S. 1976, Soil Science
- August 1998-present, US EPA, Statistician, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- July 1998- August 2001, US EPA, EPA post Doc., Las Vegas, Nevada.
- May 1995- April 1998, US EPA, National Research Council, Research Associate, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- March 1992 - May 1995, Hydrogeologist, Foothill Engineering Co. / USGS, Nuclear Hydrology Program, Nevada Test Site, Mercury, Nevada.
- July 1997- Present, Adjunct professor in Mathematics and Statistics at CSN, Las Vegas, Nevada.
- June 1976 - June 1979, Agricultural Engineer, Soil Organization of Soil and Land Reclamation (SOSLR), Consumptive Use Research, Baghdad, Iraq.
Selected Awards And Honors
- National Research Council Award (1995-1998).
- Many EPA/LEB Awards for Job Performance.
- Regional assessment of landscape and land use change in the Mediterranean Region: Morocco case study (1981-2003). M. S. Nash, D.J Chaloud, W. Kepner and S. Sarri. NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Environmental change and Human Security and Acting on Hazard Impact” June 4-June 7 2007. Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, New Port, Rhode Island, USA
- Maliha S. Nash and Walter G. Whitford. 2000. Ants as Biological Indicators for Monitoring Changes in Arid Environments: Lessons for Monitoring Protected Areas. 1st International Symposium and Workshop on Arid Zone Environment Research and Management options for protected Areas. 23rd - 25th Jan. 2000, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Journals (12 out of some of 29 for the period 1986–present):
- Lybbert, T. J., A. Aboudrare, D. J. Chaloud, N. Magnan, and M. S. Nash. Booming Markets for Moroccan Argan Oil Appear to Benefit Some Rural Households While Threatening the Endemic Argan Forest . Christopher Barrett (ed.), PNAS (PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES). National Academy of Sciences, WASHINGTON, DC, 108(34): 13963-13968, (2011). Published 8/22/11.
- Nie, W., Y. Yuan, W. G. Kepner, M. S. Nash, M. Jackson, and C. L. Erickson. Assessing Impacts of Landuse Changes on Hydrology for the Upper San Pedro Watershed. JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, 1(4):105-114, (2011). Published 8/16/11.
- Bradford, D. F., J. L. Kramer, S. L. Gerstenberger, N. G. Tallent-Halsell, and M. S. Nash. Mercury in Tadpoles Collected from Remote Alpine Sites in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, USA. ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY. Springer, New York, NY, , 0-0, (2011). Published 8/16/11.
- Nash, M. S. and D. J. Chaloud. Partial Least Square Analyses of Landscape and Surface Water Biota Associations in the Savannah River Basin. ISRN ECOLOGY. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, NY, 0(0):1-11, (2011). Published 6/21/11.
- Nash, M. S., D. J. Chaloud, W. G. Kepner, and S. Sarri. Regional Assessment of Landscape and Land Use Change in The Mediterranean Region: Morocco Case Study (1981-2003). Chapter 9, Environmental change and Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard Impacts. Springer Netherlands, Netherlands,143-165, (2008). Published 08/28/2008.
- Lopez, R. D., M. S. Nash, D. T. Heggem, and D. W. Ebert. Resource Managers Benefit From EPA'S View Of The Ozarks Landscape. em: Air and Waste Management Associations Magazine for Environmental Managers. Air & Waste Management Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 58(5):20-21, (2008). Published 5/1/2008.
- Maliha S. Nash and Chaloud Deborah J, In Press. Partial Least Square Analyses of Landscape and Surface Water Biota Associations in the Savannah River Basin. Indian Journal, Environmental Science.
- M. S. Nash, Erik Jackson and Walter G. Whitford. 2004. Effects of Intense, Short-Duration Grazing on Microtopography in a Chihuahuan Desert Grassland. Journal of Arid Environment 56: 383-393.
- M. S. Nash, David F. Bradford, Susan E. Franson, Anne C. Neale, Walter G. Whitford, and Daniel T. Heggem. 2004. Livestock Grazing Effects on Ant Communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert, USA. Ecological Indicator. 4: 199- 213.
- M. S. Nash, Deborah J. Chaloud and Susan E. Franson. 2005. Association of Landscape Metrics to Surface Water Biology in the Savannah River Basin. Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 1(1): 29-34.
- M. S. Nash, Timothy Wade, Daniel T. Heggem and Wickham James. 2006. Does Anthropogenic Activities or Nature Dominate the Shaping of the Landscape in the Oregon Pilot Study Area for 1990-1999? p. 305-323 in William G. Kepner, Jose L. Rubio, David A. Mouat and Fausto Pedrazzini (eds.), Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: A security Issue. Series C: Environmental Security Vol 3. Springer. Netherland.
- Wickham J.D., Nash M.S., Wade, T.G., and Currey L. 2006. Statewide empirical modeling of bacterial contamination of surface waters. Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA), 42(3): 583-591.
- EPA Report ( 7 out of a total of 8 for the period 1999–present)
- ALLEN, P., M. S. Nash, R. C. Ohman, R. D. LOPEZ, J. CHRISTENSEN, A. M. Pitchford, N. G. TALLENT-HALSELL, AND L. C. BUTLER. Characterizing and Mapping of Ecosystem Services (CMESs) Literature Database Version 1.0. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/C-11/003, 2011. Published 4/18/11.
- Bradford, D. F., E. M. Heithmar, N. G. Tallent-HalsellL, G. Momplaisir, C. G. Rosal, K. E. Varner, M. S. Nash, and L. A. Riddick. Temporal Patterns and Sources of Atmospherically Deposited Pesticides in Alpine Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, California , USA. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 44(10):4609-4614, (2010). Published 05/24/2010.
- Bradford, D. L., N. G. Tallent-Halsell, and M. S. Nash. Distribution of Airborne Agreicultural Contaminants At High-Elevation in The Southern Sierra Nevada, California. EPA/600/X-08/014. Published 09/25/2008.
- Buono, J., P. Heilman, E. Carrillo, D. Robinett, and M. S. NASH. Localizing the Rangeland Health Method for Southeastern Arizona. EPA/600/R-08/044 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2008. Published 5/15/2008.
- Nash Maliha S. Deborah Chaloud, and Ricardo Lopez. 2005. Applications of canonical correlation and partial least square analyses in landscape ecology. EPA/600/X-05/004.
- Nash MS, Flatman GT, Ebert DW and Cross Chad. 2001. Guidance for Statistical Determination of Appropriate Percent Minority and Percent Poverty Distributional Cutoff Values Using Census Data for an EPA Region II Environmental Justice Project. EPA/600/R-01/078.
- Nash Maliha S. and David Bradford. 2001. Parametric and NonParametric (MARS; Multivariate Additive Regression Splines) Logistic Regressions for prediction of presence of Amphibians. EPA/600/R-01/081.
Integration of statistics, remote sensing and existing data to locate changes in land resources. M. S. Nash, D.J Chaloud, W. Kepner and S. Sarri (presenter: Ann Pitchford). 26th annual conference on managing quality systems. June 13-14, 2007. Cleveland, Ohio.
My role is mainly as a supporting element in many research teams with diverse discipline in conducting statistical analyses. Hence, my work is in utilization of GIS, remote sensing, and other existed data in watershed modeling using statistics for predicting and interpolating the consequence of landscape changes on aquatic and terrestrial resources. Develop statistical models account for the spatial and temporal variability in landscape metrics as affected by the surrounding areas on local and global scales. The below four posters are examples of my work description.
- M.S. Nash, T.G. Wade, D.T. Heggem, and J.D. Wickham, 2003. Does Anthropogenic Activities or Nature Dominate the Shaping of the Landscape in the Oregon Pilot Study Area for 1990-1999? NATO - CCMS and Science Committee Workshop on Desertification in the Mediterranean Region. A Security Issue. Valencia (Spain), 2-5 December 2003.
- M. S. Nash, T.Wade, D.T. Heggem, R.K. Hall, and Donald Ebert. 2005. Grazing Potential Index (GPI) and Surface Water Quality in the State of Oregon: I. Likelihood of animal pathogenic presence using enterococci. EPA Science Forum, May 16 – 18, 2005.Washington, DC.
- Ricardo D. Lopez and Maliha Nash. 2006. Using Landscape Ecology to Map Watersheds that are Vulnerable to Non-Point Source Pollution in the White River Basin. Lower Mississippi River Symposium; Nutrient Loading and Removal in the Lower Mississippi River Basin: Data, Trends, and Opportunities, June 1-2, 2006, New Orleans.
- M. S. Nash, Philip Heilman, Daniel Robinnet, Jared Bueno and Bill Kepner. 2006. Classification of State on Southwest Arizona rangeland. The 16th Jornada Symposium, Las Cruces, NM. July 14, 2006.