Water resources management and conservation require process-based understanding of the movement of water and sediment through the hydrologic cycle. The study of these processes is complex considering the natural variability of the key controlling factors (e.g. climate, geology, soils, forest cover) and increasing anthropogenic pressures (e.g. land cover and climate change). Understanding the interactions among forests, climate, water resources, and human activities is essential in advancing science and in developing robust adaptation strategies.
The work in my lab is multidisciplinary; we work at the intersection of fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, and stream ecology around research questions over a wide range of scales: