Water cascading down rocks in the woods

Water Resources—Research

Water resources are crucial to the sustainability and productivity of an ecosystem. Our faculty study many areas of water resources, including forest and wetland ecohydrology, stable isotopes of water, vegetation-atmosphere exchange of water, the effect of climate change on hydrological processes, hydrological modeling, water-resource conservation and sustainability, wetland restoration, classification, mapping, aquatic-terrestrial links, and conservation and management of wetland and upland ecosystems.

Faculty                          Areas of Interests

Forest canopy structure and function; Forest response to global change; Carbon and water cycling through forests; Tree ecophysiology; Stable isotope ecology; Invasive tree species
Peatland and wetland restoration; Peatland and wetland carbon cycling; Mountain wetlands; Tropical peatlands; Ecosystem carbon cycling; Wetland ecohydrology
Environmental Biogeochemistry; Biogeochemistry of Surface-Atmosphere Exchange; Atmospheric Organic Chemistry; Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Woody bioenergy; Climate change; Natural resource policy; Biodiversity policy; Bioenergy policy
Geographic information systems; Cartography; Global positioning systems; Great Lakes Quaternary (glacial) geomorphology
Soil carbon; Plant/soil relationships; Decomposition; Dissolved organic carbon; Wildfire; Black carbon
Forest carbon dynamics; Soil sustainability; Forest restoration; Isotope applications in forests
Aquatic ecology; Fish movement patterns and community dynamics; Aquatic-terrestrial links; Vernal pool ecosystems; Effects of human impacts on aquatic systems