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Markus, Momcilo

Principal Research Scientist, Hydrology

Address and Contact Information

114 Wsrc
2204 Griffith Dr
M/C 674
Champaign, IL  61820

Other campus affiliations

  • 2012-2016: Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois.
  • 2016-present: Research Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois
  • 2012-2016: Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Illinois.
  • 2016-present: Research Associate Professor at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Illinois.
  • Selected as a Faculty Fellow of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois two times:
    • In 2005 for research on machine learning (artificial neural networks and genetic programming) applied in water quality forecasting.
    • In 2012 for assessment of the effects of future projected precipitation and temperature on floods in the Chicago region using a land-surface hydrologic model Variable Infiltration Capacity.

Biography

Dr. Momcilo Markus has significant experience in research, industry, academia and government, dealing with water issues in Europe and in the United States. His current work includes hydroclimatological studies and evaluation of the hydrologic effects of climate change, such as nonstationary precipitation or changing riverine nutrient and sediment loadings. Formerly Dr. Markus worked with the National Weather Service’s ensemble river forecasting system, FEMA flood insurance mapping program, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's subalpine hydrologic modeling for municipal water supply, and various other activities.

 

Education

 

Ph.D.   Statistical/Stochastic Hydrology, Civil Engineering Department, and Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 1997. Thesis:”Application of Neural Networks in Streamflow Forecasting”

M.S.    Water resources systems analysis at Civil Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1987. Thesis: “Kalman Filtering and ARMAX modeling in Hydrology”

B.S.     Water resources systems analysis at Civil Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia, 1981. Thesis: “Development of rainfall-runoff forecasting model for small watersheds applied to the Pek River and its tributaries”

 

Employment History

 

2000-date Hydrologist, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois. Worked on the effects of climate change and urbanization on water resources, in particular, extreme events. Dealt with hydrologic modeling, statistical evaluation of discharge and water quality monitoring networks, stochastic modeling for sediment and nutrient load estimation, data mining in water quality and quantity forecasting, and hydrologic flood frequency analysis. Also participated in several rainfall frequency studies using observational and projected data.

1998-2000 Senior Hydrologist, Michael Baker Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia. Dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Flood insurance Program (NFIP). Duties included flood inundation map revision through letters of map revision (LOMRs) for FEMA Region VI (including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas), NFIP regulations, and various hydraulic and hydrologic studies.

1995-1998 Research Hydrologist, NOAA, National Weather Service (NWS), Silver Spring, Maryland. Duties included development, calibration and application of the NWS ensemble streamflow prediction, precipitation processing, and development of the River Forecast System (Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting Model). Served as a focal point for river forecast centers.

1992-1995 Water Resources Engineer, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, Loveland, Colorado. Calibrated and enhanced the USDA Forest Service “Watbal” model for snowmelt-based flow forecasting in the mountainous streams in Colorado.

1990-1994 Research/Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. Developed software for stochastic modeling of seasonal flow data, irrigation demand calculations, and artificial neural networks and applied it in hydrological forecasting. Served as a teaching assistant and computer lab assistant.

1983-1990 Research Engineer, Institute for Water Resources Development, Belgrade, Serbia, Development of the Kalinin-Milyukov Hydrologic Model, Flood protection, rainfall-runoff modeling; precipitation analysis, optimum design and control of reservoirs; water related information systems; hydrological forecasting.

Teaching Experience

2014 Taught Watershed Hydrology at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES 401), University of Illinois.

2011 Taught Watershed Hydrology at Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES 401), University of Illinois.

2011 Taught a section on Data Mining (Non-point Source Pollution - graduate course), Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois.

2003 Taught 25% of Hydroinformatics, at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of Illinois.

2004-2006 Adjunct teacher at the Mathematics Department, Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. Taught Basic Statistics.

1996-1998 Adjunct teacher at the Mathematics Department at Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland. Taught Introductory Statistics.

Journal Publications

Markus, M., 1986. Hydrologic time series processing using Kalman filtering, Transactions, Institute Jaroslav Cerni, 86-2, Belgrade, Serbia.

Prohaska, S., Radojicic, M., and Markus, M., 1989. Hydrologic forecasting, Transactions, Institute Jaroslav Cerni, 89-1, Belgrade, Serbia.

Markus, M., 1997, Application of Neural Networks in Streamflow Forecasting, Vodoprivreda, Belgrade, Serbia, 27, pp. 22-31.

Govindaraju, R.S., Rao, A.R., Leib, D., Najjar, Y.M., Gupta, H.V., Hjemfelt, A., Markus, M., Tokar, A.S., Islam, S., Salas, and J.D., Ray, C., The ASCE Task Committee on Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology, 2000, Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology. I: Preliminary Concepts, J. of Hydrol. Eng., 5(2):115-123.

Govindaraju, R.S., Rao, A.R., Leib, D., Najjar, Y.M., Gupta, H.V., Hjemfelt, A., Markus, M., Tokar, A.S., Islam, S., Salas, and J.D., Ray, C., The ASCE Task Committee on Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology, 2000, Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology. II: Hydrologic Applications, J. of Hydrol. Eng., 5(2):124-137.

Tokar, A.S., and Markus, M., 2000, Precipitation-Runoff Modeling Using Artificial Neural Networks and Conceptual Models, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 5(2):156-161.

Markus, M., 2001, Evaluating the regional value of streamgage data using an entropy-based approach, Vodoprivreda, Belgrade, Serbia, 33, pp. 41-47.

Guo, Y., Markus, M., and Demissie, M., 2002, Nitrate-N Load Computation with Different Methods, Sampling Frequencies and Durations for Illinois Agricultural Watersheds, Water Resources Research, 38(10), 1185, doi:10.1029/2001WR001149.

Markus, M., Tsai, C., W.-S., and Demissie, M., 2003, Uncertainty of Weekly Nitrate-N Forecasts using Artificial Neural Networks, March 2003, Journal of Environmental Engineering. 129 (3):267-274.

Markus, M, Knapp H. V., and Tasker, G. D. 2003, Entropy and Generalized Least Square Methods in Assessment of the Regional Value of Streamgages, J. Hydrology, 283(1-4):107-121,

Markus, M., Demissie, M., 2006, Predictability of Annual Sediment Loads Based on Flood Events, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 11(4):354-361.

Amenu, G.G. M. Markus, P. Kumar, M. Demissie, 2007, Hydrologic Applications of Minimal Resource Allocation Network (MRAN) Algorithm, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 12(1):124-129.

Crowder, D.W., Demissie, M., and Markus, M., 2007, The accuracy of sediment loads when log- transformation produces nonlinear sediment load–discharge relationships, J. Hydrology, 336(3-4):250-268.

Lin, L-S., Markus, M., and A. Russell, A., 2007, A Stream Classification System Based on Susceptibility to Algal Growth in Response to Nutrients, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 133(7):692-697.

Markus, M., Angel, J.R., Yang, L. and Hejazi, M.I., 2007, Changing estimates of design precipitation in Northeastern Illinois: Comparison between different sources and sensitivity analysis, J. Hydrology, 347(1-2):211-222.

Hejazi, M., and Markus, M., 2009, Impacts of Urbanization and Climate Variability on Floods in Northeastern Illinois, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 14(6):606:616.

Markus, M., Hejazi, M.I., Bajcsy, P., Giustolisi, O., and Savic, D.A., 2010, Prediction of Weekly Nitrate-N Fluctuations in a Small Agricultural Watershed in Illinois, J. of Hydroinformatics, 12(1):251-261.

Kelly, W.R., Panno, S.V., Hackley, K.C., Hwang, H.-H., Martinsek, A.T., and Markus, M., 2010, Using chloride and other ions to trace sewage and road salt in the Illinois Waterway, Applied Geochemistry, 25(5):661-673.

Guo, Y., and Markus, M., 2011, Analytical Probabilistic Approach for Estimating Design Flood Peaks of Small Watersheds, J. Hydrol. Eng. 16(11), 847-857 (2011);

Markus, M., Wuebbles, D.J., Liang, X.-Z., Hayhoe, K., Kristovich, D.A.R, 2012, Diagnostic analysis of future climate scenarios applied to urban flooding in the Chicago metropolitan area, Climatic Change, 111 (3):879-902

Verma, S., Markus, M., Cooke, R.A., 2012, Development of error correction techniques for nitrate-N load estimation methods, Journal of Hydrology 432-433 , pp. 12-25.

Markus, M., Knapp, H.V., Flegel, A., McConkey, S., and Thomas, W.O., 2013, Episodic Change Analysis of the Annual Flood Peak Time Series for a Flood Insurance Study, J. of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 85-91.

Markus, M., Demissie, M., Short, M., Verma, S., and Cooke, A. R., 2014, A sensitivity analysis of annual nitrate loads and the corresponding trends in the Lower Illinois River, J. of Hydrologic Engineering. Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 533-543.

Park, D., and Markus, M., 2014, Analysis of a changing hydrologic flood regime using the Variable Infiltration Capacity model, Journal of Hydrology, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.05.004

Verma, S., R. Bhattarai, Bosch, N.S., Cooke, R.C., Kalita, P.K. and Markus, M. 2015. Climate Change Impacts on Flow, Sediment and Nutrient Export in a Great Lakes Watershed Using SWAT, CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water, 43 (11), pp. 1464-1474

Um, M-J., Markus, M., Wuebbles, D., and Kim, Y, 2016, Projected variations in the regional clustering of precipitation stations around Chicago, Climate Research.

Trajkovic, S., Kisi, O., Markus, M., Tabari, H., Gocic, M. and Shamshirband S, 2016, Editorial: Hydrological Hazards in a Changing Environment: Early Warning, Forecasting, and Impact Assessment, Advances in Meteorology, June 2016.

Um, M.-J., Kim, Y., Markus, M., and Wuebbles, D.J., 2017. Modeling nonstationary extreme value distributions with nonlinear functions: an application using multiple CMIP5 precipitation projections for U.S. cities, Journal of Hydrology, 552:396-406.

Um, M.-J., Heo, J.-H., Markus, M., and Wuebbles, D.J., 2018, Performance Evaluation of four Statistical Tests for Trend and Non-stationarity and Assessment of Observed and Projected Annual Maximum Precipitation Series in Major United States Cities, Water Resources Management 32(3), pp. 913-933.

Park, D., and Markus, M., 2018, A new method for establishing hydrologic fidelity of snow depth measurements based on snowmelt-runoff hydrographs, Hydrologic Sciences Journal 63(3), pp. 369-385

Verma, S., Bartosova; A., Markus, M., Cooke, R., Um, M.-J., and Park, D., 2018, Quantifying the Role of Large Floods in Riverine Nutrient Loadings Using Linear Regression and Analysis of Covariance, Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2876;

Markus, M., Angel, J., Byard, G., Zhang, C., McConkey, S., Cai, X., Notaro, Lorenz, D., and Ashfaq, M., 2018, Communicating the Impacts of Projected Climate Change on Heavy Rainfall using a Weighted Ensemble Approach, Journal of Hydrol. Eng., 23(4).

Verma, S., Markus, M., Bartosova, A., and Cooke, R., 2018, Intra-Annual Variability of Riverine Nutrient and Sediment Loadings Using Weighted Circular Statistics, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Volume 144 Issue 3.

Park, D., Markus, M., Jung, K., and Um, M.-J., 2019, Uncertainty analysis of the relationship between discharge and nitrate concentration in the Lower Illinois River using a copula model, Journal of Cleaner Production, 222:310-323.

Wu, S.; Markus, M.; Lorenz, D.; Angel, J.R.; Grady, K. A., 2019, Comparative Analysis of the Hindcast Accuracy of the Point Precipitation Frequency Estimates of Four Data Sets and Their Projections for the Northeastern United States. Water, 11, 1279.

Markus, M., Cai, X., and Sriver, R., 2019, Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios, Water, 11, 1720.

Books/Chapters

Salas, J.D., Markus, M., and Tokar, A.S., 2000, Streamflow Forecasting Based on Artificial Neural Networks; chapter in Artificial Neural Networks in Hydrology, edited by R.S. Govindaraju and A. Ramachandra Rao, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 348 pp. (book chapter)

Kumar, P., Alameda, J, Bajcsy, P., Folk, M., and Markus, M. “Hydroinformatics: Data Integrative Approaches in Computation, Analysis, and Modeling,” 2006 CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 552 pp. (book)

Markus, M., Cai, X., and Sriver, R., 2019, Extreme Floods and Droughts under Future Climate Scenarios, Water, 11, 1720. ISBN 978-3-03921-899-8 (PDF)

Research Reports

Knapp, H. V. and Markus, M., 2003, Evaluation of the Illinois Streamflow Gaging Network, ISWS CR 2003-05 Champaign, Illinois.

Markus, M., Lin, L.-S., and Russell, A., 2005, Development of Streams Classification for Nutrient Criteria in Illinois. ISWS CR 2005-02 Champaign, Illinois.

Keefer, L., Bauer, E., and Markus, M., 2010, Hydrologic and Nutrient Monitoring of the Lake Decatur Watershed: Final Report 1993-2008, Illinois State Water Survey Contract Report 2010-07, Champaign, Illinois.

Markus, Momcilo, Flegel, Amanda, McConkey, Sally, Pecatonica River Hydrologic Analysis, Stephenson, Illinois, for submittal to Illinois DNR-OWR. Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey; 2010 July. 19 p. Case No.: 10-05-1777S.

Markus, Momcilo, Flegel, Amanda, McConkey, Sally, Rock River Hydrologic Analysis, Ogle and Lee Counties, Illinois, for submittal to Illinois DNR-OWR. Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey; 2011 October. 11 p. Case No.: 10-05-1777S.

Markus, Momcilo, Flegel, Amanda, McConkey, Sally, Rock River Hydrologic Analysis, Whiteside, Henry, Rock Island Counties, Illinois, for submittal to Illinois DNR-OWR. Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey; 2012 March. 46 p. Case No.: 10-05-1777S.

Flegel, Amanda, Markus, Momcilo, McConkey, Sally, Hydrologic Analysis for Rock River, Winnebago County, Illinois, for submittal to Illinois DNR-OWR. Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey; 2013 February. 22 p. Case No.: 12-05-0391S.

Flegel, Amanda, Markus, Momcilo, McConkey, Sally, Hydrologic Analysis for the Upper Sangamon River Watershed, Illinois, for submittal to Illinois DNR-OWR. Champaign, IL: Illinois State Water Survey; 2013 January. 63 p. Case No.: 11-05-1624S.

Markus, Momcilo, Short, Matt, and Verma, Siddhartha, An evaluation of baseline nutrient loadings, their trends, and the effects of land-use and climate variations in the Illinois River watershed, Final Report, submitted to NGRREC, June 30, 2014.

Winters, B. A., J. R. Angel, C. Ballerine, J. Byard, A. Flegel, D. Gambill, E. Jenkins, S. McConkey, M. Markus, B. A. Bender, M. J. O’Toole. 2015. Report for the Urban Flooding Awareness Act. Springfield, IL: Illinois Department of Natural Resources. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/78150

Markus, M., Bartosova, A., and Verma, S., 2016, “Detection and predictability of spatial and temporal patterns and trends of riverine nutrient loads in the Midwest” ISWS Contract report, funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Markus, M., McConkey, S., Angel, J., 2016, “Communication of Climate Change Data for Community Assessment of Impacts of Severe Storms on Urban and Stormwater Infrastructure and Flood Risk in Cook County, Illinois”, ISWS Contract report, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Markus, M., Angel, J., Wang, K., Byard, G., McConkey, S., and Zaloudek, Z., 2017, “Impacts of Potential Future Climate Change on the Expected Frequency of Extreme Rainfall Events in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and Will Counties in Northeastern Illinois”, ISWS Contract report 2017-05, funded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

PRI, Assessing Progress on the 1997 Integrated Management Plan for the Illinois River Watershed. (Served as “Other Contributor”)

Angel, J. and Markus, M., 2018, Frequency Distributions of Heavy Precipitation in Illinois: Updated Bulletin 70, Contract ISWS Report 2019-05.

Markus, M., Angel, J., Wang K., Kerschner, B., and Singh, S., Frequency Distributions of Heavy Precipitation in Illinois: Spatio-Temporal Analysis, ISWS Contract Report 2019-10

Conference and Other Presentations

Markus, M., R. Krtolica, 1985, An application of the State‑Space Approach to the Forecasting of Hydrological Series, Proceedings of the Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Milivojcevic, M., Prohaska S. and Markus, 1985. M., Digital Simulation Model of Flood Routing along Streams and Flood Routing through Reservoirs, I General part, Proceedings of the Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Milivojcevic, M., S. J. Prohaska, and M. Markus, 1986, Digital simulation model of flood routing along streams and flood routing through reservoirs, II Application, Proceedings of the Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Prohaska. S., and M. Markus, 1986, Hydrological model MKM‑ARX for Real‑Time Reservoir Inflow Forecasting, in Proceedings of XIII International Conference of the Danube Countries on Hydrological Forecasts, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Prohaska, S., and M. Markus, 1986, An Application of the TOPCIDER Model to the Flood Simulation and Control to the Drina River Watershed, Proceedings of the Yugoslav Conference on Water, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Markus, M., 1986, Overland flow computation based on kinematic wave theory, Proceedings of the Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Markus, M. 1987, An example of adaptive hydrological forecasting, Proceedings of Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Prohaska, S. and M. Markus, 1987, Hydrological model for reservoir inflow forecasting, Proc. of Symposium on Operations Research, Herceg‑Novi, Yugoslavia

Markus, M., Radojevic, D., Some Aspects of Kalman Filtering Application in Hydrologic Time Series Processing, Comp. Methods in W. Resources Vol.2: Numerical Methods for Transport and Hydrologic Processes. Elsevier, New York. 1988. p 351-356

Markus, M. and M. Tomanic, 1990, Reservoir Sizing ‑ Methodology Description and Application, Proceedings of International Conference on the System Analysis Application in Water Resources, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Markus, M., Salas, J. D., and Shin, H., 1995, "Predicting streamflows based on neural networks." Proceedings of 1st Int. Conf. on Water Resour. Engrg., ASCE, New York.

Welles, E. and M. Markus, 1996, A Verification System for Probabilistic Hydrograph Forecasts, the American Society of Civil Engineers International Conference and Exposition on Natural Disaster Reduction, Washington D.C.

Markus, M., E. Welles, and G. N. Day, 1997, A new method for Ensemble Streamflow Prediction Verification, American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, February, 1997.

Tokar, A. S., and Markus, M., 1997, "Artificial Neural Networks and Conceptual Models In Water Management Of Small Basins In The Central United States." Proc., 3rd Int. Conf. on FRIEND, International Association of Hydrol. Sciences, Wallingford, U.K.

Markus, M. and J.D. Salas, 1998, Comparing Methods for Forecasting Total Summer Flows on Tributaries of the Colorado - Big Thompson System, proceedings of the First Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 1998.

Perica, S., M. Markus, J. Schaake and D.J. Seo, 1999, Accounting for Hydrologic Model Errors in Ensemble Streamflow Prediction, 13th Conference on Hydrology, 79th AMS Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, January 10-15

Markus, M., and H. V. Knapp, Evaluating the Regional Value of Streamgage Data in Illinois Using a New Entropy-Based Approach, proceedings, 2001 World Water and Environmental Resource s Congress, May 20 - 24, Orlando, Florida.  

Andrew, K., Klaus, C., Markus, M., and Andrew, K., Linking Clouds to Water Runoff: Microphysical Cloud and Water Parameterization, poster presented at Environmental Horizons 2002, April, 2002, Urbana, Illinois.

Crowder, D. W., Markus, M., and Knapp, H. V. (2002). The role of sampling frequency and duration in computing effective discharge with stream gaging data, Presented at Ill. Wat. Res. Center’s Water 2002 Conference, Champaign, IL, Nov. 6-7.

Lin, L.-S., Markus, M., and Russell, A. (2004). Development of Nutrient Susceptibility Index in Support of Establishing Nutrient Criteria for Streams and Rivers, presented at the 2004 American Institute of Hydrology Conference, Las Vegas, October 17-21, 2004.

Markus, M., Issues in Designing Automated Minimal Resource Allocation Neural Networks, Proceedings of International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Montreal August, 2005.

Bajcsy, P. Kooper, R., Marini, L., Clutter, D., and Markus, M., (2006), Visualization and Data Mining Tools Applied to Algal Biomass Prediction in Illinois Streams, In: Hydroinformatics 2006 – Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Nice, France (P. Gourbesville, J. Cunge, V. Guinot et S.-Y. Liong, eds.), vol. 2, p. 926-933. Research Publishing. ISBN 81-903170-3-2. 

Markus, M., 2007, Quantifying The Impact of Climate Variability and Land-Use Change on Floods in Northeastern Illinois, International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling, February 22-23, Toronto, Canada.

Markus, M., Hejazi, M., and Yang, L., Uncertainties in design rainfall and flood peaks based on period of record, region and statistical distributions in northeastern Illinois, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9, 03003, 2007 SRef-ID: 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-03003 © European Geosciences Union 2007

Bajcsy P., Q. Li, Crowder, D. and Markus M., A Simulation Framework for Evaluating Sampling Strategies and Determining Load Accuracies in Suspended Sediment Loads, poster presentation, AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.., Abstract H53A-0962, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2007.

Markus, M., Statistical Modeling and Data Mining Applied to Hydrologic Forecasting and Prediction in the Illinois River Basin, presented at the Institute of NRS Workshop, Feb 2-3, 2009, Champaign, IL

Markus, M., Quantifying the Impact of Urbanization and Climate Variability on Increased Flood Peaks in Northeastern Illinois, Seminar at Illinois Indiana Sea Grant, Feb 24, 2009.

Markus, M., Increasing Flood Peaks in Northeastern Illinois, presented at the Illinois Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers (IASFM) Conference, Champaign, IL, March 12, 2009

Markus, M., 2010, Floodplain management issues related to the changes in flood peaks in the greater Chicago region, presented at Water2010: Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources in an Uncertain Environment, 10th International Symposium on Stochastic Hydraulics, 5th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, July 5-7, 2010, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Markus, M. Diagnostic Analysis of Future Climate Scenarios Applied to Urban Flooding in the Chicago Metropolitan Area; presented at Illinois Water 2010 Conference in Champaign, IL, Oct 2010

Markus, M., Flood Frequency Related to the Past Climate Changes in Northern Illinois; presented at Illinois Water 2010 Conference in Champaign, IL, Oct. 2010.

Markus, M., Angel, J., Kristovich, D., and Knapp, V., 2011, Diagnostic Analysis of Future Climate Scenarios Applied to Urban Flooding in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Climate Prediction Applications Science (CPAS) Workshop in Des Moines, Iowa.

Markus, M., Application of on-line adaptive neural networks in short-term water quality and discharge forecasting, poster presented at the Climate Prediction Applications Science (CPAS) Workshop 2011, March 1-4, 2011, Des Moines, Iowa.

Invited speaker: Markus, M., Flooding in the greater Chicago area in a changing climate, invited seminar at the Agricultural and Biological Engineering I4 Seminar series, Friday, March 18, 2011.

Markus, M, Prediction of changing hydro-climatic extremes using statistical data mining, January 27, 2012, Seminar at Department of NRES, University of Illinois.

Markus, M., 2012, Flooding in the greater Chicago area in a changing climate, presented at Second National Flood Workshop in Houston, TX, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012

Markus, M., 2012, Application of data mining in short-term discharge and water quality forecasting, presented at Second National Flood Workshop in Houston, Texas, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2012.

Bartosova, A., Markus, M., and S. Verma, 2012: Predictability of Nutrient Loads Delivered to Lake Michigan Based on Large Storm Events. Illinois Water 2012 Conference. September 24-25, 2012 Champaign, IL

Verma, S. Bartosova, A. and M. Markus, 2012: Predictability of Annual Riverine Pollutant Loads in the Great Lakes Region, Illinois Water 2012 Conference. September 24-25, 2012 Champaign, IL

Verma, S., Bartosova, A., Markus M., and Cooke, R., 2012: Predictability of annual loads based on a few critical storms. 21st Century Watershed Technology Conference, ASABE, Bari, Italy, May 2012

Markus, M., 2013, Past and projected hydroclimatic extremes in the Chicago, invited presentation at the Building Resilient Communities: Renewable Energy, Water and Transportation, Grayslake, Illinois, Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Verma, S., Bartosova, A., Markus M., and Cooke, R., 2013: The spatio-temporal analysis of riverine pollutant loads in Midwestern US: The role of largest load events. AWRA Spring Specialty Conference: Water Quality, St.Louis, March 2013.

Bartosova, A., Markus M., Verma, S., 2014, “The spatio-temporal analysis of riverine pollutant loads in Midwestern US: The role of largest load events,” presented at Illinois Water 2014.

Markus, M., 2014, “An evaluation of baseline nutrient loadings, their trends, and the effects of land-use and climate variations in the Illinois River watershed” presented at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center in Alton, Illinois, June 2014.

Markus, M., 2015, Invited presentation at Calumet Stormwater Collaborative meeting at the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago on the past and projected increases in heavy precipitation in the Chicago area, February 6, 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

Markus, M., “Trends in flood frequency: detection and attribution” presented at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress, May 17-21, 2015, Austin, Texas

Markus, M., “Future Hydroclimatology Uncertainty” presented at the Midwest Climate and Agriculture Workshop, Sep 29-Oct 1, 2015, Champaign, Illinois.

Markus, M. and Byard, G. 2016, “Uncertainties in the Projections of Future Heavy Rainfall: Climate Non-stationarity and Urban Flood Risk in Greater Chicago”, presented at Illinois Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Managers, Tinley Park, Illinois.

Markus, M., 2016, “Urban Flooding in a Changing Environment: Chicago Case Study” presented at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress, May 22-26, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Getahun, E., Keefer, L., and Markus, M., “Evaluating impacts of winter cover crops on nutrient loss reduction at a watershed scale.” Poster presented at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute Congress, May 17-21, 2016, West Palm Beach, FL.

Markus, M., and Angel, J., 2016, “New Report on the Impacts of Potential Future Climate Change on Extreme Rainfall Events in Cook County,” at Calumet Stormwater Collaborative/Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago, Sep 9, 2016.

Markus, M., 2016, “Addressing Changing Hydroclimatic Extremes” at the Center for Climatic Research (CCR), Seminar series, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 11, 2016.

Markus, M., 2017, “Climate change and extreme rainfall: Chicago Case Study,” Invited presenter and panel member at the 2017 Upper Mississippi River Conference, Oct.  11-12, 2017, in Moline, Illinois.

Keefer, L., and Markus, M., 2017, “Climate Variability and Land-use changes: Drivers of Nutrient and Sediment Loading in Illinois Waterways.” Presented at “Building Resiliency in the Face of Risk” meeting on June 14th, 2017 at the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Markus, M., 2018, “Usability of Climate Model Outputs in Determining Future Rainfall Frequency in the Chicago Region”, Presented at IAFSM in March of 2018 in Tinley Park, IL

Markus, M., 2019, Updated Bulletin 70, Seminar, ASCE/EWRI Des Plaines, IL, Oct 23, 2019.

Markus, M., 2019, Wetmore Seminar Series at Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois “Nonstationarity in urban flooding in Chicago” on November 19, 2019.

Markus, M., "Updating Expected Rainfall Frequencies in a Changing Climate," Indiana Silver Jackets Meeting, January 16, 2020, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Markus, M., "Accounting for the changing frequency of heavy storms in Illinois," keynote presentation at "Beyond the basics 2020: Designing for an Uncertain Future, The Conservation Foundation, Feb. 27, 2020, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Markus, M., "Revised Bulletin 70," presented at Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management, 2020, March 11, 2020, Tinley Park, Illinois.

Media/Blogs

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Newsroom: “Climate change may be a key driver in managing nutrient pollution” August 8, 2016 http://www.iiseagrant.org/newsroom/climate-change-may-be-a-key-driver-in-managing-nutrient-pollution/

Conference Organization

Assisted in organization and moderated a session on Urbanization and Water at conference Water in a Changing World: A Comparison of Midwest and European Approaches, sponsored by European Union Center Water, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Leeds, Prairie Research Institute, Midwest Climate Center, Office of Sustainability, April 17, 2012, Champaign, Illinois, http://www.euc.illinois.edu/waterconference/

Organized and co-chaired (with T. Over, USGS) a session “Changing Hydroclimatic Extremes” at Illinois Water 2012, Champaign, Illinois.

Organized and moderated a session at Illinois Water 2014 dealing with the effects of climate change and urbanization on flooding in Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

Organized a session at Illinois Water 2016 dealing with the effects of climate change and urbanization on flooding in Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

Editorial Activities

2004                Editors Award for the outstanding service to the organization and civil engineering profession, American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Environmental Engineering

2005                Editor’s recognition for outstanding reviews, Editorial, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 131, 1029, 2005

2012-2017       Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

2016                Guest Editor for Advances in Meteorology, Trajkovic, S., Kisi, O., Markus, M., Tabari, H., Gocic, M., and Shamshirband, S., Hydrological Hazards in a Changing Environment: Early Warning, Forecasting, and Impact Assessment, Advances in Meteorology.

2018-2019       Guest Editor for Water for Special Issue: “Extreme Floods and Droughts under the Future Climate Scenarios.”

 

 

 

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