Watershed Processes Laboratory  


Journal Articles and Refereed Publications

*Former/current student or postdoc


47. *Lazo, P.X., Mosquera, G.M., Cárdenas, I., Segura., C, Crespo, P. A simple mixing model using electrical conductivity yields robust hydrograph separation in a tropical montane catchment. In review. Journal of Hydrology.

46. *Villamizar S., Segura, C., Warren, D. Using stream dissolved oxygen and light data to estimate stream primary production and to quantify flow disturbance effects on mountainous headwater streams ecosystems. In review. Ecohydrology.

45. Macchioli Grande, M., Kaffas, K., Verdone, M., Borga, M., Cocozza, C., Dani, A., Errico, A.3, Fabiani, G, Gourdol, L., Klaus, J., Manca di Villahermosa, F.S., Massari, C., Pfister, L. Preti, F., Segura, C., Tailliez, C., Trucchi, P., Zuecco, G. Penna, D. Seasonal meteorological forcing controls runoff generation at multiple spatial scales in a Mediterranean forested mountain catchment. In review. Journal of Hydrology.

44. *Miralha, L., Segura, C., & Bladon, K.D. (2023). Stream temperature responses to forest harvesting with different riparian buffer prescriptions in Northern California. In press. Forest Ecology and Management.

43. Butler, Z., Good, S., Haagsma, M., Segura, C., & Hu, H. (2023). Relationship between isotope ratios in precipitation and stream water across watersheds of the National Ecological Observation Network. Hydrological Processes, 37(11), e15018. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.15018.

42. Segura, C., Penna, D., Borga, M., Hissler, C., Iffly, J. F., Klaus, J., Latron, J., Llorens, P., Marchina, C., Martínez-Carreras, N., Pfister, L., & Zuecco, G. (2023). Comparing hydrological responses across catchments using a new soil water content metric. Hydrological Processes, 37(10), e15010. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.15010

41. Johnson, K., Harpold, A., Carroll, R. W. H., Barnard, H., Raleigh, M. S., Segura, C., et al. (2023). Leveraging groundwater dynamics to improve predictions of summer low-flow discharges. Water Resources Research, 59, e2023WR035126. https://doi.org/10.1029/2023WR035126.

40.  *Goodman, A.C., Segura, C., Jones, J.A. & Swanson, F.J. (2023) Seventy years of watershed response to floods and changing forestry practices in western Oregon, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 48(6), 1103–1118. Available from:https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5537


39. *Miralha, L., *Wissler, A. D., Segura, C., & Bladon, K. D. (2023). Characterizing stream temperature hysteresis in forested headwater streams. Hydrological Processes, 37( 1), e14795. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14795

38. *Lazo, P.X., Mosquera, G.M., Cárdenas, I., Segura., C, Crespo, P. Flow partitioning modelling using high-resolution electrical conductivity data during variable flow conditions in a tropical montane catchment, Journal of Hydrology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.128898

37.  Warren, D.R., Pett-Ridge, J.C., Segura, C. et al. Extreme drought conditions increase variability of nitrate through a stream network, with limited influence on the spatial patterns of stream phosphate. Biogeochemistry (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-022-00953-5.

36. *Wissler, A., Segura, C., Bladon, KB., Comparing headwater stream thermal sensitivity across two distinct regions in Northern California, Hydrological Processes. Accepted Author Manuscript e14517. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14517


35. Segura, C. (2021). Snow drought reduces water transit times in headwater streams. Hydrological Processes, 35( 12), e14437https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14437

34. *Crampe E., Segura, C., Jones, JA. 2021. Fifty years of runoff response to conversion of old-growth forest to planted forest in the H.J. Andrews Forest, Oregon, USA. Hydrological Processes,https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.14168

33. *Cargill, S., Segura, C., *Villamizar, S., and Warren., D. 2021. The influence of lithology on stream metabolism in headwater systems, Ecohydrology;e2284. https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2284

32. Heaston, E.D., Segura, C. and Warren, D.R. 2021. Do Electrofishing Activities Disrupt Stream Biofilm Standing Stocks? An Assessment from Two Headwater Streams in Western Oregon. North Am J Fish Manage. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10549


31. Monsalve, A., Segura, C., Hucke, N., and *Katz, S.2020: A bed load transport equation based on the spatial distribution of shear stress – Oak Creek revisit, Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 825–839, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-825-2020.

30. *Pate, AA, Segura, C, Bladon, KD. 2020. Streamflow permanence in headwater streams across four geomorphic provinces in Northern California. Hydrological Processes.  1– 18. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13889

29. *Fratkin, M., Segura, C., Bywater-Reyes, S*. 2020. The influence of lithology on channel geometry and bed sediment organization in mountainous hillslope-coupled streams. Earth Surface Process and Landforms. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4885.

28. Segura, C., Bladon, K., Hatten, J., Jones, J., and Hale, C.. 2020. Long-term effects of forest harvesting on summer low flow deficits in the Coast Range of Oregon. Journal of Hydrology 585 (2020) 124749.


27. Ward, A. S., Wondzell, S. M., Schmadel, N. M., Herzog, S., Zarnetske, J. P., Baranov, V., Blaen, P. J., Brekenfeld, N., Chu, R., Derelle, R., Drummond, J., Fleckenstein, J. H., Garayburu-Caruso, V., Graham, E., Hannah, D., Harman, C. J., Hixson, J., Knapp, J. L. A., Krause, S., Kurz, M. J., Lewandowski, J., Li, A., Martí, E., Miller, M., Milner, A. M., Neil, K., Orsini, L., Packman, A. I., Plont, S., Renteria, L., Roche, K., Royer, T., Segura, C., Stegen, J., Toyoda, J., Wells, J., and Wisnoski, N. I. 2019: Spatial and temporal variation in river corridor exchange across a 5th-order mountain stream network, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 5199–5225, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-5199-2019.

26. Ward, A. S., Zarnetske, J. P., Baranov, V., Blaen, P. J., Brekenfeld, N., Chu, R., Derelle, R., Drummond, J., Fleckenstein, J. H., Garayburu-Caruso, V., Graham, E., Hannah, D., Harman, C. J., Herzog, S., Hixson, J., Knapp, J. L. A., Krause, S., Kurz, M. J., Lewandowski, J., Li, A., Martí, E., Miller, M., Milner, A. M., Neil, K., Orsini, L., Packman, A. I., Plont, S., Renteria, L., Roche, K., Royer, T., Schmadel, N. M., Segura, C., Stegen, J., Toyoda, J., Wells, J., Wisnoski, N. I., and Wondzell, S. M. 2019: Co-located contemporaneous mapping of morphological, hydrological, chemical, and biological conditions in a 5th-order mountain stream network, Oregon, USA, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1567–1581, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1567-2019.

25. *Bair, R. T., Segura, C., and Lorion, C. M. 2019. Quantifying the restoration success of wood introductions to increase coho salmon winter habitat, Earth Surf. Dynam., 7, 841–857, https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-7-841-2019.

24. Bladon, K.D., *Bywater-Reyes, S., LeBoldus, J.M., Keriö, S., Segura, C., Ritóková, G., and Shaw, D.C. 2019. Increased streamflow in catchments affected by a forest disease epidemic. Science of the Total Environment, doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.127.

23. Segura, C., Noone, D., Warren, D., Jones, J., Tenny, J., & Ganio, L.  2019. Climate, landforms, and geology affect baseflow sources in a mountain catchment. Water Resources Research, 55. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023551


22. Mosquera G., Segura C, Crespo P. 2018.Flow Partitioning Modelling Using High-Resolution Water Stable Isotopes and Electrical Conductivity. Water 2018, 10 (7), 904; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10070904.

21. J.J. McDonnell, J. Evaristo, K.D. Bladon , J. Buttle , I.F. Creed , S.F. Dymond , G. Grant , A. Iroume, C.R. Jackson, J.A. Jones, T. Maness , K. McGuire, D. Scott, C. Segura, R.C. Sidle, C. Tague. 2018. Water sustainability and watershed storage. Nature Sustainability, volume 1, pages 378–379.

20. *Bywater-Reyes S., Bladon K.D, Segura C. 2018. Relative influence of landscape variables and discharge on suspended sediment yields in temperate mountain catchments. Water Resources Research 54, 5126–5142. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR021728.

19. Bladon, K. D., Segura, C., *Cook, N. A., *Bywater-Reyes, S., Reiter, M. 2018. A multi-catchment analysis of headwater and downstream temperature effects from contemporary forest harvesting. Hydrological Processes, 32:293–304. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11415.

18. Hatten J.A, Segura C, Bladon KD, Hale V.C, Ice G.G, Stednick J.D.  2018.  Effects of contemporary forest harvesting on suspended sediment in the Oregon Coast Range: Alsea Watershed Study Revisited. Forest Ecology and Management. 408, 238 - 24

17. *Katz S, Segura C, Warren DR.  2018.  The influence of channel bed disturbance on benthic Chlorophyll a: A high resolution perspective. Geomorphology 305 141-153.


16. *Bywater-Reyes S., Segura C., Bladon K.D.  2017.  Geology and geomorphology influence suspended sediment transport and modulate increases following harvest in temperate headwater catchments. Journal of Hydrology 548, 754-769.

15. *Nickolas LB, Segura C, J Brooks R.  2017. The influence of lithology on surface water sources, Oregon. Hydrological Processes 31,1099-1085


14. Bladon K.D, *Cook N.A, Light J.T., Segura C.  2016.  A catchment-scale assessment of stream temperature response to contemporary forest harvesting in the Oregon Coast Range. Forest Ecology and Management 379, 153-164.

13. *Mosquera G, Segura C, Vaché K.B, Windhorst D, Breuer L, Crespo P.  2016.  Insights on the water mean transit time in a high-elevation tropical ecosystem. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). (20):2987-3004.

12. Pace KM, Tullos D, Walter C, Lancaster S, Segura C.  2016.  Sediment Pulse Behaviour Following Dam Removal in Gravel-Bed Rivers River Research and Applications  33,  1535-1467, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.3064


11. Segura, C., and J. Pitlick (2015), Coupling fluvial-hydraulic models to predict gravel transport in spatially variable flows. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 120, 834–855. doi: 10.1002/2014JF003302.


10. Segura C, Sun G, McNulty S, Zhang Y.  2014.  Climate change impacts on soil erosion vulnerability across the conterminous U.S.. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation . vol. 69 No. 2 :doi:10.2489/jswc.69.2.171J.

9.  Segura C, Caldwell P, Sun G, McNulty S, Zhang Y.  2014.  A model to predict stream water temperature across the conterminous USA. Hydrological Processs. doi: 10.1002/hyp.10357.

8.  Caldwell P, Segura C, Laird SG, Sun G, McNulty S, Sandercock M, Boggs J, Vose J.  2014. Short-term stream water temperature observations permit rapid assessment of potential climate change impacts. Hydrological Processes. 10.1002/hyp.10358


7.  Sun G, Segura C.  2013.  Interactions of forests, climate, water resources, and humans in a changing environment: Research Needs. British Journal of Environment & Climate Change. 3(2)

6.  Segura C, Lazzati D, Arumugam S.  2013.  The use of broken power-laws to describe the distributions of daily flow above the mean annual flow across the conterminous US.. Journal of Hydrology 505, 35-46.


5.  Segura C, James A, Lazzati D, Roulet NT.  2012.  Scaling relationships for event water contributions and transit times in small-forested catchments in Eastern Quebec. Water Resources Research 48, W07502, doi:10.1029/2012WR011890.


4.  Segura C, McCutchan JH, Lewis Jr WM, Pitlick J.  2011. The influence of channel bed disturbance on algal biomass in a Colorado mountain stream. Ecohydrology. 4, 411-421.


3.  Segura C, Booth DB.  2010.  Effects of Geomorphic Setting and Urbanization on Wood, Pools, Sediment Storage, and Bank Erosion in Puget Sound Streams. Journal of the American Water Resourses Association . 46: 972–986. doi:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2010.00470.x

2.  Segura C, Pitlick J.  2010.  Scaling frequency of channel-forming flows in snowmelt-dominated streams. Water Resources Research 46, W06524, doi:10.1029/2009WR008336


1.  Pitlick J, Mueller ER, Segura C, Cress R, Torrizo M.  2008.  Relation between flow, surface-layer armoring and sediment transport in gravel-bed rivers. Earth Surface Process and Landforms 33: 1192–1209. doi:10.1002/esp.1607.

Book Chapters

2. Nelson M, Gosnell H, Warren DR, Batavia C, Betts MG, Burton J, Davis E, Schulze M, Segura C, Friesen CS et al..  2017.  Enhancing Public Trust in Federal Forest Management . People, Forests, and Change: Lessons from the Pacific Northwest.

1.  Pitlick J, Mueller ER, Segura C.  2012.  Differences in sediment supply to braided and single-thread river channels: What do the data tell us? Gravel Bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments.