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Area of Expertise:Estimating agricultural water use in the Southwestern United States using GIS, remote sensing and field verification. Monitoring post wildfire runoff using the CSA method
Dickens, J.M., Forbes, B.T., Cobean, D.S., and Tadayon, Saeid, 2011, Documentation of methods and inventory of irrigation data collected for the 2000 and 2005 U.S. Geological Survey Estimated use of water in the United States, comparison of USGS-compiled irrigation data to other sources, and recommendations for future compilations: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5166, 60 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5166/.
Area of Expertise:GIS Analysis/Development, Watershed Hydrology and Management, Visual C#/VB.NET programming
I currently work on development and maintenance of functionality for the Automated Geospatial Watershed Assessment tool (AGWA).
My research focuses on incorporating best management practices related to low impact development into AGWA. My overall goal is to setup various parameters for existing models to analyze the effects of low impact development on discharge and sediment yield in watersheds.
Title:Graduate Research Assistant
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Area of Expertise:I’m interested in improving rain harvest for arid areas through experimental rain basins at Biosphere 2. Eventually, I will communicate my results to a wider professional and public audience to guide any large-scale implementation.
Area of Expertise:Developing an agent-based model of coupled human and natural riparian systems.
I completed a Master's at the University of Illinois studying the role of asymmetric competition on largemouth bass recruitment. During my time in Champaign,I also contributed to the development of a spatially-explicit food web model of the Upper Mississippi River.
I am currently developing an agent-based model of coupled natural and human ecosystems in the Southwest. Specifically, I am modeling how changes in ecohydrology influence human decision-making.
Area of Expertise:Biotic and abiotic drivers of ecosystem processes; ecosystem response to changes in climate, resource availability, and biotic community; social-ecological interactions
I am interested in the biotic and abiotic drivers of ecosystem processes and in how to predict the response of ecosystems to changes in climate, resource availability, and biotic composition. By understanding which alterations in an ecosystem result in large differences in functioning we can provide better information to managers and policy-makers about how to maintain ecosystems while allowing for adaptation to unavoidable changes. I am particularly interested in wetlands and linkages between aquatic and terrestrial systems.
Area of Expertise:Semi arid lands, land surface-atmospheric interactions, soil moisture-plant interactions, land surface energy budget
Area of Expertise:climate change and variability, climate services, glacial hydrology, decision support
I’m a Ph.D. student studying the impacts of climate change on water resources and effective strategies for connecting climate information to decision makers. Quantifying impacts and facilitating decision-making are both vital components of fostering effective climate adaptation.
SNRE Watershed Management and Ecohydrology PhD Student Zack Guido wins $2500 Geological Society of America Research Grant
SNRE Watershed Management and Ecohydrology PhD Student Zack Guido wins $2500 Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant for his work: "Glacial melt contributions to Bolivian water supplies and implications of future warming". In Zack's proposed work, stable isotopes collected from rapidly melting glaciers in the Bolivian Andes will provide a snapshot of glacial contributions to water supply.