Our research group seeks to broadly understand the sensitivity of hydrological systems and their patterns in space and time. Hydrological systems are projected to be impacted by both climate and land use change. To understand how different systems will respond to these changes, we must understand the sensitivity of hydrological processes to system characteristics as well as how these characteristics predispose streams and watersheds to buffer changes or to behave differently.
In particular, we examine how humans are agents of change in the hydrologic cycle. We investigate how human activity alters pathways of water through landscapes, and how land use development and restoration contribute to observed patterns and magnitude of water quantity and quality.