Naomi Tague was invited to present “Forest eco-hydrology and drought: Why geology matters!” at the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security as part of their “Breakthroughs in Water Security Research: The Global Institute for Water Security Distinguished Lecture Series”. This is a weekly seminar series that brings top water researches from around theContinue reading “Dr. Tague lecture at the Global Institute for water Security, U. of Saskatchewan”
RHESSys was used in two Sierra Nevada study catchments to simulate how future warming could affect the relationship between winter snowpacks and summer low flows. The influences of groundwater storage, snowmelt, evapotranspiration rates, and precipitation phase (snow vs rain) on catchment response to warming are considered. The research was published in Hydrological Processes in theContinue reading “Publication: Snow and the Sierra’s”
Dr. Naomi Tague was a keynote speaker at the 12th British Hydrological Society National Symposium, held September 2-4 at the University of Birmingham, England. The theme of this years symposium was Challenging hydrological theory and practice. Dr. Tague presented “Consequences of warming temperatures and shifts in precipitation regimes for snow-dominated mountain systems”. In a duoContinue reading “BHS Presentation – Challenging hydrological theory and practice”
The Open Science Codefest is a participant driven, free conference that intersects environmental science and computer programming. Earth & environmental science researchers will collaborate with computer scientists to explore problems and solutions where these disciplines intersect. Sessions include: Techniques & Technologies for Visualizing Scientific Data, Techniques for adding semantics to your metadata, Create a nativeContinue reading “Open Science Codefest”
In last weeks Wednesday lab meeting, geography postdoc Sara Baguskas discussed site and sampling design with our lab group. Sara is working on a project with Max Moritz and Naomi Tague to understand the effects of vegetation type conversion on ecohydrology in the southern Sierra mid-elevation forested ecosystem. The project will compare the physiological responsesContinue reading “Sierra site and sampling design”
“BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management”. This paper describes the BioEarth initiative and highlights opportunities and challenges associated with coupling multiple stand-alone models (including RHESSys) to generate usable information for agricultural and natural resource decision-making Access the paper
In today’s RHESSys lab meeting, Aubrey Dugger presented the work she has been doing utilizing tree ring data to validate her RHESSys model runs in the Santa Fe municipal watershed, and Ian McCullough presented the work he will be doing in the Tejon watershed utilizing tree ring data. We were fortunate to have Tom Swetnam,Continue reading “RHESSys Lab Meeting”
Naomi Tague met with Don McKenzie and Maureen Kennedy (University of Washington) in Seattle about the integration of a fire model into RHESSys. They plan to move forward with testing the integration on individual fires and fire regimes in the Northwest and Southwest US, and are planning on there being a working version this Fall.
Congratulations to Taehee Hwang (postdoctoral associate at UNC Chapel Hill), who just accepted a faculty position in the Geography Department at Indiana University. Taehee has been a valuable collaborator with our ecohydrology lab, and we hope he will continue to be in the future. All the best to you Taehee in your new venture!