E.W. Tollner

NAME E.W. Tollner
TITLE Professor
DEPARTMENT Faculty of Engineering—Biological and Agricultural Engineering/Systems and Ecological Engineering
PHONE 706-542-3047
FAX 706-542-8806
ADDRESS Driftmier Engineering Center
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
EMAIL btollner@engr.uga.edu
RESEARCH INTERESTS Ecological modeling

Ernest Tollner


Dr. Tollner has approximately 70 referred journal articles covering topics ranging from waste management, surface water hydraulics and ecological modeling. Documenting the energetic and other impacts of bioconverted products on the ecology are of primary interest. He teaches senior level engineering process design and environmental engineering courses at the University of Georgia.


Tollner, E.W., and C. Kazanci. 2007. Discrete simulation approaches for analyzing ecological thermodynamics. Submitted to Ecological Modeling.

Tekeste, M.Z., R.L.Raper, E.W. Tollner, and T.R. Way. 2007. Finite element analysis of cone penetration in soil for prediction of hardpan location. Trans. ASABE 50(1): 23-31.

Birkett, C., E.W. Tollner, and D. Gattie. 2007. Total Suspended Solids and Hydraulic Regime effects on periphyton growth in a laboratory flume. Transactions of the ASABE. (Accepted)

Tollner, E.W., S.E. Prussia and W. Florkowski. 2006. Modeling Product Flow Through a Generic Postharvest Distribution System. Journal of Food Distribution Research. 37(2):23-34.

Bhandarkar S.M., Luo X.Z., Daniels R., and E.W. Tollner. 2006. A novel feature-based tracking approach to the detection, localization, and 3-D reconstruction of internal defects in hardwood logs using computer tomography. Pattern Analysis and Applications 9 (2-3): 155-175.

Tollner, E.W. and T.C. Rasmussen. 2005. Simulated moving bed forms effects on real-time in-stream sediment concentration measurement with densitometry. Jour. of Hydraulic Engineering. 131(12):1141-1144.

Pablo R. Martinez, Joseph Molnar, Elizabeth Trejos, Daniel Meyer, Suyapa Triminio Meyer, & William Tollner . 2005. Cluster Membership as a Competitive Advantage in Aquacultural Development: Case Study of Tilapia Producers in Olancho, Honduras. Journal of Aquacultural Economics 8(5-6): 281-294.

Gattie D.K., E.W. Tollner, T.L. Foutz. 2005. Network environ analysis: A mathematical basis for describing indirect effects in ecosystems. Trans ASAE, Vol. 48(4):1645-1652.

Tollner, E.W., R. Gitiatus, K. Seebold and B. Maw. 2005. Experiences with an onion inspection machine. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 21 (5): 907-912.

Tollner, E.W. and K.C. Das. 2004. Predicting Runoff from a Yard Waste Windrow Composting Pad. Transactions of the ASAE Vol. 47(6): 1953-1961.

van Donk, S.J., Tollner, E.W., Steiner, J.L., Soil temperature under a dormant bermudagrass mulch: Simulation and measurement. Transactions of the ASAE, 47 (1): 91-98 Jan.-Feb. 2004.