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Anthony Buda

Dr. Anthony Buda is a Co-Director of the USDA Northeast Climate Hub whose interests and expertise center on the potential effects of climate change on watershed hydrology and water quality.

Dr. Buda is also a Research Hydrologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in University Park, PA. His research at USDA-ARS examines the effects of agricultural management, hydroclimate, landscape properties, and soil features on nutrient and sediment losses in watershed runoff. Findings from his studies contribute to unit-led research on Sustaining Agroecosystems and Water Resources in the Northeastern US and address several national initiatives under USDA-ARS’s Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network. Dr. Buda holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Susquehanna University (1998), an M.S. in Forest Resources and Watershed Stewardship from Penn State University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Forest Hydrology from Penn State University (2007). During the interim period between his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, he worked as a watershed modeler with the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB).

Featured Work


Lu, H., R.B. Bryant, A.R. Buda, A.S. Collick, G.J. Folmar, P.J.A. Kleinman. 2015. Long-term trends in climate and hydrology in an agricultural, headwater watershed of central Pennsylvania, USA. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies. 4: 713-731. doi:10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.10.004.

Easton, Z.M., P.J.A Kleinman, A.R. Buda, D. Goering, N. Embertson, S. Reed, P.J. Drohan, M.T. Walter, P. Guinan, J.A. Lory, A.R. Sommerlot, A.N. Sharpley. 2017. Short-term forecasting tools for agricultural nutrient management. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2016.09.0377.

Tony Buda


  • Co-Director, USDA Northeast Climate Hub
  • Research Hydrologist, USDA Agricultural Research Service
  • Adjunct Faculty, Penn State University



3702 Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802

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Focus Area

  • Climate Change and Agricultural Watersheds
  • Hydrology and Water Quality
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Biogeochemistry