Our faculty are always seeking well-qualified graduate students to participate on research projects. Please feel free to contact individual faculty members to learn more about their research. Examples of current research includes:
Researching and developing decision support systems (DSS) that are used bygovernment agencies and others to improve the management of finite natural resources, particularly water. Funded primarily by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CADSWES has developed DSS tools, including RiverWare, that are now widely used to provide a foundation for long-term resource planning that supports water conservation, ecosystem health and balanced natural resource management.
Research focuses on interactions between fluid physics and ecological or biological processes. The group uses a combination of experimental and numerical approaches to study fluid stirring, mixing, and reactions, and to investigate how organisms have evolved and adapted to opportunities and constraints associated with their physical environment.
We have a particular interest in how chemicals, odors, and biological entities are transported by complex and turbulent fluid flows in air and water. The group’s research makes advances and contributions in the fields of fundamental fluid mechanics as well as aquatic science, ecology, and biology.
We study the intersections of earth systems and ecosystems focusing on hydrology, solute transport, watersheds, streams and glaciers. Our research focuses on stream-groundwater interactions, hyporheic exchange, stream/hyporheic restoration, and climate change in polar and temperate regions. We conduct field experiments/monitoring and numerical modeling studies to uncover new knowledge about how natural systems function and how they respond to change.
Our research group primarily researches how urban development affects water resources, including:
How much streamflow comes from urban irrigation and causes of variations in urban irrigation.
How green stormwater infrastructure affects hydrology and street flooding.
How hydrologic processes such as streamflow regime, water balances, and infiltration change with urban development.
Research focuses on hydroclimate variability & statistical learning techniques for modeling, simulation and prediction. This work has applications to hydrology and water resources, water and wastewater agriculture, ecology, health, paleoclimate, construction safety, and building systems energy.
Current Projects include:
Arctic Sea Ice (NOAA)
S2S Forecast (NOAA)
S.W US and Prairie Pothole Hydroclimatology & Ecology (NSF)
Flood forecasting and climate extremes in India (MOES, India)