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Dominique Bachelet
Associate Professor (Sr Res)
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  • Dynamic Fire Modeling
  • Climate Change Impacts Modeling
  • Ecosystems Ecology
  • Science communication

CURRENT RESEARCH: Climate Science Communication

- (1) Can simulation models such as DGVMs...

John Bolte
Department Head
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Mathematical modeling and simulation coupled human/natural systems, with applications scenario analysis, agricultural systems, water supply and water use, community wildfire planning, climate adaptation, costal processes, influence network analysis and community resilience.

Frank Chaplen
Associate Professor
  • Biological Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering

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Soil Nitrification Processes

Given that most of Earth’s terrestrial environments are being perturbed by humans, it is essential that we gain a better understanding carbon (C...

Jennifer Cohen
Office Manager
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Laureine El Khoury
Faculty Research Assistant
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- Water, Energy, and Irrigation Management.

- Improving irrigation management on large corporate farm.

- Enhancing accuracy of irrigation scheduling and maximizing water use efficiencies.

Derek Godwin
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Community engagement to solve complex water and watershed concerns, assessment of land management impacts on riparian, surface water and shallow groundwater quality, and implementation of restoration practices using a social, economic and ecological systems approach.

Stephen Good
Assistant Professor
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  • Ecohydrology
  • Modeling ecosystems structure & function
  • Isotope biogeochemistry
  • Water resource (re)distribution
  • Biogeography and biodiversity

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  • Global evapotranspiration partitioning:  ...
Chad Higgins
Associate Professor
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  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics with special interest in applications to atmospheric flows and hydrology
  • Measurement and modeling of fluxes through the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
  • Optimum water management in agriculture
  • Spatial...
Rebecca Hochreutener
Faculty Research Assistant
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Rachel Jones
Academic Advisor
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Gerrad Jones
Assistant Professor
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  • Environmental chemistry
  • Water quality
  • Geochemical cycling
  • Statistical and machine learning modeling
  • Geo/spatial analyses



Overall, my professional interests focus on maintaining...

Hong Liu
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  • Sustainable bioenergy production
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Microbial fuel cell technology
  • Biohydrogen production

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  • Investigate high...
Catherine Mullins
Administrative Program Assistant
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Ganti Murthy
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  • Cellulosic and algal biofuels and bioproducts.
  • Control of dynamic systems.
  • Systems analysis process modeling and simulation.
  • Processing of biobased feedstocks into fuels and chemicals

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John Selker
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  • Hydrologic Instrumentation
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Stochastic Hydrology
  • Contaminant Transport

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Lab experiments are conducted in three facilities, including many column and...

Randy Thorp
Oper Systems-Network Analyst
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Desiree Tullos
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  • Ecohydraulics
  • River engineering and restoration
  • Systems analysis in water resources management
  • Hydrodynamic modeling

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  • Responses to river restoration and engineering, including dam removal,...
Chet Udell
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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  • Wireless sensor technology and data protocols
  • Swarm sensing
  • Music Composition and Electrical Engineering
Kellie Vache
Assistant Professor (Sr Res)
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  • Watershed hydrology and modeling
  • Implications of evolving land use patterns and climate change
  • Alternative futures analyses for land use planning and sustainability
  • Geographic Information Systems and simulation of environmental processes
Cara Walter
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
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  • Distributed temperature sensing using fiber optics
  • Environmental sensing
  • Surface water hydrology
  • GIS