The watershed ecology group research is centered around the ecosystem services provided by landscapes now and into the future of the Anthropocene.
New Grad Students Arriving Fall 2017!
This semester, Thomas DellaRocco began an MS in Natural Resources and
Zhenzhen Zhang began an interdisciplinary PhD working in our group and with Dr. Yuan Yao and Dr. Kathryn Stevenson.
Thomas got to work right away, and spent the summer measuring some of the impacts of recent wildfires in the Nantahala National Forest as part of a project led by our collaborator Dr. Katherine Elliott of the US Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Lab.
Zhezhen just completed TWO master's degrees at the University of Michigan and has begun exploring the spatial, biophysical, and social economic aspects of stormwater and urban flooding.
Welcome to the Wolfpack, Thomas and Zhenzhen!
Keywords of our research: alternate states, adaptive management, CENTURY, climate change, community dynamics, conservation, disturbance, eastern hemlock, ecology, ecohydrology, fire, forests, frequent-fire ecosystems, interdisciplinary, invasive species, LANDIS-II, land use change, landscape ecology, management, multivariate statistics, natural resources, resilience, restoration ecology, RHESSys, riparia, structural equation modelling (SEM), simulation modelling, water resources, watersheds, wetlands
New Paper in Ecohydrology!
Our manuscript, "Watershed impacts of climate and land use changes depend on magnitude and land use context" has been accepted for publication! The study was a collaboration with Tahee Hwang (Indiana University), a team of Forest Service Scientists, Jim Vose, John Coulston, and Dave Wear, as well Brian Miles and Larry Band from UNC-Chapel Hill. You can view the paper here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1870/abstract