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”
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”
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”
In 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. (2022) The bedrock of forest drought. Nat. Geosci. 15, 684–685. doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-01015-z
The Web of Science Group 2021 Journal Citation Report recorded the WIREs Water Tague et al. 2019 paper as one of the top cited articles. Tague, CL, Moritz, M, Hanan, E. The changing water cycle: The eco-hydrologic impacts of forest density reduction in Mediterranean (seasonally dry) regions. WIREs Water. 2019; 6:e1350. https://doi.org/10.1002/wat2.1350
RHESSys-Fire was used as part of the California Air Resources Board draft Scoping plan for fighting climate change. RHESSys-Fire contributions were lead by Ryan Bart (UC Merced).
In this new publication, RHESSys-WMFire is used to address the overarching question: How does vegetation modulate the effects of climate change on fire regimes in a semiarid watershed? More specifically – what are the relative and opposing roles of key exogenous drivers (climate change/CO2) and key endogenous drivers (fuel load/fuel aridity) in driving fire regimes.Continue reading “New publication explores when fire regimes shift from flammability- to fuel-limited”
In this new publication, functionally and seasonally distinctive remote sensing variables were used to quantify changes in urban vegetation canopy conditions during droughts. Miller, D.L., Alonzo, M., Meerdink, S.K., Allen, M.A., Tague, C.L., Roberts, D.A., McFadden, J.P. (2021) Seasonal and interannual drought responses of vegetation in a California urbanized area measured using complementary remote sensingContinue reading “New Pub: Remote sensing used to look at urban drought response”
Naomi Tague was recently interviewed by Gilad Barash on his ‘Who’s your Data?‘ podcast about her research predicting and forecasting forest fire frequency and severity, data used in models, machine learning, and her work in developing ways to visualize the results to help officials and the public understand the processes and impacts of fire onContinue reading “Naomi interviewed on ‘Who’s your Data?’ podcast”
Recent paper “A low-to-no snow future and its impacts on water resources in the western United States” in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment was highlighted in the Science & Technology section of UCSB’s The Current, along with comments from Tague and other authors.