EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES

River geomorphology, floodplain restoration, flood risk management, modeling of lakes and reservoirs and more.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Research in the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis is incredibly interdisciplinary and diverse, spanning nine departments, multiple research units and facilities, and over 30 full-time faculty.

Below are a few of the research projects that faculty are currently engaged in, organized by the five specializations offered by the Hydrologic Sciences Graduate group. Most research topics fall into more than one specialty.

 
EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES
 
 
 
PHYSICAL HYDROLOGY

Geometric Modeling of Hydrologic Processes

Turbulent exchange of mass, momentum, and energy between plant canopies and the atmosphere

Salinity effects on plants at the plant to field scale

Watershed soils restoration and stream water quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Feasibility of managed aquifer recharge on agricultural land

Fate and transport of colloids and nanomaterials in soils and groundwater

Limnology of Lake Tahoe

Monitoring, Assessing, and Managing the Groundwater-Surface Water Interface

Near-Census River Science

Fate of surface runoff in coastal waters

Precipitation in a changing climate

SIMETAW & Cal-SIMETAW model

Closed Basin Hydrogeology and Groundwater Salinization

Evapotranspiration Processes

Shallow groundwater resources and riparian forests of Putah Creek

Use of DNA-labelled particle tracer to map the fate and transport of water, colloids and pathogens

Effect of fluid-porespace interactions on transport through porous media

Climate Change & Aquatic Ecosystems

Monitoring, Assessment, and Modeling of Nitrogen in the Agricultural Subsurface at Plot- to Basin-Scales

River Rehabilitation

Intrusion of seawater into estuaries

Agricultural Sediment Runoff Model

Soil-plant-atmosphere-snow hydrology numerical modeling

Reverse engineering of biochar for soil deficiency and contaminant mitigation

Modeling of lakes and reservoirs

Transport of Agricultural Pollutants in Heterogeneous Porous Media

Watershed Processes

Hydrology of intermittently closing estuaries with sea level rise

Groundwater Institutions, Resources, and Technology

Climate Change Adaptation for Improved Water Resources Management

Watershed Science for Improved Floodplain and Riparian Management

Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for Improved Freshwater Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

Biomicrometeorology, Trace Gas Exchange and Evapotranspiration

Turbulence, fluid mechanics and micrometeorology

Whole-watershed management to maximize combined storage in surface water and groundwater

Closed hydrologic basins and the case for subsurface storage of water

Use of DNA nanotechnology in hydrology

Environmental Flows

 
WATER POLICY & MANAGEMENT

Feasibility of managed aquifer recharge on agricultural land

Limnology of Lake Tahoe

Monitoring, Assessing, and Managing the Groundwater-Surface Water Interface

Near-Census River Science

Fate of surface runoff in coastal waters

Precision Irrigation Management

Integrated Water resources Management

Environmental flows

Transboundary basins

Water Conservation

Efficient use of water

Closed Basin Hydrogeology and Groundwater Salinization

Flood policy and floodplain management

Climate Change & Aquatic Ecosystems

Monitoring, Assessment, and Modeling of Nitrogen in the Agricultural Subsurface at Plot- to Basin-Scales

River Rehabilitation

Intrusion of seawater into estuaries

Crop yield response to water and Water Productivity

Agricultural Sediment Runoff Model

Flood-risk management and mitigation

Transport of Agricultural Pollutants in Heterogeneous Porous Media

Watershed Processes

Hydrology of intermittently closing estuaries with sea level rise

Optimization of water demand and supply at various spatial and temporal scales

Pesticide Buffer Analysis

Water Information and Accounting Systems

Headwater Management

Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Climate Change Adaptation for Improved Water Resources Management

Watershed Science for Improved Floodplain and Riparian Management

Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for Improved Freshwater Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration

Biomicrometeorology, Trace Gas Exchange and Evapotranspiration

Whole-watershed management to maximize combined storage in surface water and groundwater

Closed hydrologic basins and the case for subsurface storage of water

Water Resources Management

Environmental Flows

Reservoir Re-operations

HYDROLOGIC SCIENCES GRADUATE GROUP

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UC Davis
Davis, CA 95616-8627
(530) 752-1669


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