Tague Team Lab
Ecohydrology Research Lab based at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management.
The research in our lab uses advanced data science techniques to understand how water, plants, geology and climate interact in a tightly coupled system – and how humans are changing this system.
Keep up with us
- Roadmap for future ecohydrological coupling researchNew publication ‘Ecohydrological decoupling under changing disturbances and climate‘ synthesizes the literature on post-disturbance ecohydrological coupling and develops a framework of testable hypotheses to provide a roadmap for future research.Continue reading “Roadmap for future ecohydrological coupling research”
- New Publication: Bark Beetle Effects on Fire RegimesNew publication looks at how tree mortality caused by Bark Beetle outbreaks can increase or decrease wildfire hazards by altering surface fuel loading and decreasing leaf moisture. The RHESSys-WMfire modelContinue reading “New Publication: Bark Beetle Effects on Fire Regimes”
- Commentary & advice on research fundingIn the upcoming February 2023 special issue on Women in Hydrology in the Journal of Hydrology, author Holly R. Barnard (Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder) reviewed the competitiveContinue reading “Commentary & advice on research funding”
- New Publication – Tree response to Snow DroughtThis new publication looks at the consequences of changing snowpacks on forest water stress by using the RHESSys model to explore how a tree’s position (upslope or riparian) on aContinue reading “New Publication – Tree response to Snow Drought”
- New article – post thinning micrometeorology & soil moisture under extreme drought & record precipitationThis new article compares the below-canopy meteorological and subsurface hydrologic differences between two thinning prescriptions and an unaltered Control during periods of extreme drought and near-record precipitation (with little snow)Continue reading “New article – post thinning micrometeorology & soil moisture under extreme drought & record precipitation”
- New ArticleIn this new article in Nature Geoscience, Naomi Tague discusses how the properties of bedrock can help explain within-region patterns of tree mortality in the 2011–2017 California drought. Tague, C.Continue reading “New Article”
What we are up to
Recent Events and Presentations
- Louis Graup competes in Grad Slam today!PhD student Louis Graup is taking part in the UCSB Grad Slam Showcase preliminary round today at 1:00 to present his research in a unique and engaging way- a slamContinue reading “Louis Graup competes in Grad Slam today!”
- Prescribed burn project announcement from NRSThe UC Natural Reserve System announces a new project – “Building Foothill Community Resilience to Wildfire with Prescribed Burns” – which will contribute information to the state to help anticipateContinue reading “Prescribed burn project announcement from NRS”
- Don’t miss these AGU 2022 presentations!Tague Team Lab and Friends of the Lab:Naomi Tague Invited presentation – Snow and Forest in the Western US – Does ecophysiology matter? H16F-05 (1089369), Monday 3:25 – 3:35, E258Continue reading “Don’t miss these AGU 2022 presentations!”
- PostDoc OpportunityPostdoctoral Scholar in Ecological Modeling of Fire Regimes and Vegetation GrowthBren School of Environmental Science, University of California Santa Barbara;Contact Naomi Tague (firstname.lastname@example.org) Description:We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar toContinue reading “PostDoc Opportunity”
- Congratulations Dr. Will Burke!Please join us in congratulating William D. Burke – that is Dr. Burke – on the successful defense of his PhD thesis! Well done!
- William Burke PhD Dissertation DefenseTague Team Lab member, PhD student William Burke, will present his dissertation defense “Modeling the Interconnected Effects of Fuel Treatments on Forests, Water, and Fire” on Wednesday, May 25, 2022,Continue reading “William Burke PhD Dissertation Defense”