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Bart_Ryan2Ryan Bart

Post-Doctorate Researcher

I study the impacts of land-cover and climate change on ecohydrologic processes. My most recent project is exploring the connections between land management, wildfire, and ecosystem processes. 

I am native Californian who when not working, is usually spending time with my wife and two boys. My interests include building with blocks, reading Captain Underpants and playing Pokémon… OK, actually my boys’ interests, but I get roped into doing them quite frequently. Time for cycling, backpacking and world travel is much more elusive.

Example of Published Work: Bart R, Hope A. (2014) Inter-seasonal variability in baseflow recession rates: The role of aquifer antecedent storage in central California watersheds. Journal of Hydrology, 519, 205-213. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.07.020

Office: Bren Hall, Laboratory 1005 
Email: ryanrbart@eri.ucsb.edu
Website: http://ryanrbart.com


ErinErin Hanan

Post-Doctorate Researcher

My research combines empirical analysis with remote sensing and modeling to evaluate the mechanisms driving ecosystem and watershed-scale responses to disturbance. My Ph.D. research focused on understanding the fine-scale controls over N cycling in chaparral ecosystems as they recovered from fire, and how watershed nitrogen dynamics can vary with climate. I am now using modeling to scale in space and time to evaluate how fire regime can influence carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic fluxes in the Pacific Northwest.

Previously I did my masters research in the Florida Everglades. My thesis focused on understanding feedbacks between vegetation and soil processes (especially phosphorus redistribution).

 

Example of Published Work: Hanan EJ, Schimel JP, Dowdy K, D’Antonio CM (2016) Effects of substrate supply, pH and char on nitrogen cycling in soils from a wildfire-structured age gradient in California chaparral. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 95:87-99.

Office: Bren Hall, Laboratory 1005
Email: hanan@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Other Websites: erinhanan.com