Naomi Tague, PhD

Professor of Hydrology

PhD, Geography; MS, Geography University of Toronto (Canada)

BEng, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)

About Naomi

Naomi (Christina) Tague’s research 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.

Much of her work involves designing advanced simulation models that integrate data from multiple sources including field and lab experiments and data from remote sensing technologies.

These models are ‘virtual laboratories’ that we can use to explore ‘what-if’ scenarios with best available science. In these labs, we can ask ‘what will happen to water supply from snow-dominated mountain watersheds as climate warms”, “how do different vegetation types in green infrastructure effect water and nitrogen cycles”, “how do fuel treatments in different locations influence fire severity”, and many other question about how water resources and ecosystems behave.


Phone: (805) 893-8579

Fax: (805) 893-7612

Office: Bren Hall 4516


Listen to Naomi’s interview with the People Behind the Science