Roadmap for future ecohydrological coupling research

New 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. McDowell, N., Anderson-Teixeira, K., Biederman, J., Breshears, D, Fang, Y., Fernández de Uña, L., Graham, E., Mackay, D., McDonnell, J., Moore, G., Nehemy, M., Stevens-Rumann,Continue reading “Roadmap for future ecohydrological coupling research”

Prescribed burn project announcement from NRS

The 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 anticipate and prepare for potentially catastrophic wildfires, and improve people’s awareness, acceptance, and confidence in using prescribed burning as a tool in wildfire management to protectContinue reading “Prescribed burn project announcement from NRS”

New Publication: Bark Beetle Effects on Fire Regimes

New 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 model was coupled with a beetle effects model (RHESSys-WMFire-Beetle) to simulate interactions among hydrology, vegetation, beetle effects, and fire. Ren, J., Hanan, E.J., Hicke, J.A., Kolden,Continue reading “New Publication: Bark Beetle Effects on Fire Regimes”

Commentary & advice on research funding

In 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 competitive funding landscape and gives some advice on navigating the process, learned from her own experiences and from other women in science – including Naomi TagueContinue reading “Commentary & advice on research funding”

New Publication – Tree response to Snow Drought

This 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 a hillslope influences its drought response. Graup, L.J., Tague, C.L., Harpold, A.A., Krogh, S.A. (2022) Subsurface lateral flows buffer riparian water stress against snow drought, JournalContinue reading “New Publication – Tree response to Snow Drought”

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, E258 (Lakeside, Level 2) Chris Heckman poster – An Alternative Hydrologic Hypothesis as to why Taller Trees Commonly Experience Greater Drought StressH12A-45, Monday 7:00 – 10:30,Continue reading “Don’t miss these AGU 2022 presentations!”

PostDoc Opportunity

Postdoctoral Scholar in Ecological Modeling of Fire Regimes and Vegetation GrowthBren School of Environmental Science, University of California Santa Barbara;Contact Naomi Tague ( Description:We are seeking a post-doctoral scholar to join our “Building Resilience to Wildfires” Team at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is a cross-campus project with the goal of improving landscapeContinue reading “PostDoc Opportunity”

New article – post thinning micrometeorology & soil moisture under extreme drought & record precipitation

This 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) within a coniferous forest in the rain-snow transition zone of the southern Cascades. Hardage, K., Wheelock, S.J., Gaffney, R., O’Halloran, T., Serpa, B., Grant, G.,Continue reading “New article – post thinning micrometeorology & soil moisture under extreme drought & record precipitation”