Afforestation in Pyrenees

A group at the Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Consejo Superior deInvestigaciones Científicas in Spain are combining  RHESSys and field measurement to investigate how recolonization of pasture by forests in the uplands might influence water availability and sediment production…a complicated setting with some new grasslands/pasture in the low elevations and increasing forest in the upland.  Streamflow, groundwaterContinue reading “Afforestation in Pyrenees”

Lab members participate in CUAHSI hydrology workshop

Last month, three of our lab members participated in the Synthesis Workshop on Hydrologic Processes in Earth System Models, a CUAHSI-NCAR collaboration to improve hydrologic process-representations in the land component of Earth System Models. Two of our recent PhD graduates, Dr. Elizabeth Garcia and Dr. Kyongho Son, and current PhD student Aubrey Dugger, who isContinue reading “Lab members participate in CUAHSI hydrology workshop”

CUAHSI Watershed Science Master Class

This is a week-long course for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professionals that focuses on hydrologic watershed processes including theory, experimental design, and modeling. The Watershed Science Master Class will be held January 17-22, 2016 at Biosphere2, Oracle, Arizona. Dr. Tague is one of the Instructors, along with  Peter Troch (University of Arizona), Rick Hooper (CUAHSI), Ciaran Harman (Johns Hopkins),Continue reading “CUAHSI Watershed Science Master Class”

Where does water go? A perspective from critical zone observatories

Brooks, P. D., J. Chorover, Y. Fan, S. E. Godsey, R. M. Maxwell, J. P. McNamara, and C. Tague (2015), Hydrological partitioning in the critical zone: Recent advances and opportunities for developing transferable understanding of water cycle dynamics, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR017039. new paper

Salience and Wildfire meeting

Principal investigator Naomi Tague, with fellow UCSB professors Sarah Anderson and Andrew Plantinga, led a meeting composed of a group of visiting scholars at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland, July 23-24. The meeting brought together environmental, social, and economics scholars to collaborate and develop a new approach to examine the complexContinue reading “Salience and Wildfire meeting”