Stephen Good

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

Current Research: 

  • Global evapotranspiration partitioning:  Understanding the influence of terrestrial ecosystems on the hydrologic cycle is critical for predicting droughts, floods, and water resource availability.  Our group uses stable isotopes as naturally abundant tracers of the water cycle to determine the processes and pathways of water as it moves through catchments.
  • Assessing the impacts of climate variability on ecosystems and water resources:  Global climate patterns are shifting in multiple, inter-related ways.  Besides changes in rainfall totals, shifts in the seasonality, frequency, and intensity of rainfall are altering the hydrologic cycle and those ecosystems dependent on water availability.  We use a variety of remote sensing products and models to predict and improve understudying of the  ecohydrologic response of the terrestrial biosphere to climate variability.
  • 3D Vegetation modeling: Many processes in environmental biophysics are non-linear in nature, and thus require simulation of a distribution of forcing conditions to accurately predict ecosystem responses.  We are working on developing new models of ecosystem form and function that overcome the computational difficulties of many current 3D vegetating modeling schemes.
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Affiliated with: 
Biological and Ecological Engineering
Courses Taught: 
  • BEE 313 – Ecohydrology
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My Publications


Journal Article

S. P. Good and Caylor, K. K., Climatological determinants of woody cover in Africa., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 108, no. 12, pp. 4902-7, 2011.

Newspaper Article

K. Soderberg, Good, S. P., Guan, K., and King, E. G., Ecohydrology: also known as growing grass, Mpala Memos: Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation, 2011.


Conference Paper

M. A. Marszalek, Snauffer, A. M., Good, S. P., Hein, G. L., and Monte, A. E., Mentors Improve the College Experience of Engineering Undergraduates, in Frontiers in Education 35th Annual ConferenceProceedings Frontiers in Education 35th Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 2005.