Dr. Boyer received his Ph.D. in forest hydrology at West Virginia University in 1980. Since that time Dr. Boyer has been employed with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beaver, WV as a research hydrologist. Since 1991 Dr. Boyer has been studying agricultural impacts on karst water quality and has been developing and testing best management practices for protecting groundwater quality in karst terrain. He has conducted research programs in surface mine reclamation hydrology, steep pasture microclimatology, and hillslope hydrology. He has also served as a cooperating scientist on an international team investigating karst agroforestry in Slovenia. He has published more than 50 scientific and technical papers and has presented his research to more than 100 audiences. His karst research work has also appeared in Agricultural Research, Stormwater, and Wonderful West Virginia magazines. Reports about his work have also appeared in several newspapers and television and radio shows.