Affiliates working on Ecosystems and Hydrology
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Affiliates working on Ecosystems and Hydrology


Dennis D. Baldocchi

Professor
Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research Areas: Biometeorology, biosphere-atmosphere trace gas fluxes

 

Sample Projects: Coordinated use of experimental measurements and theoretical models to understand the physical, biological, and chemical processes that control trace gas fluxes between the biosphere and atmosphere and to quantify their temporal and spatial variations. The spatial scales of this work ranges from the dimension of a leaf through the depth of plant canopies and the planetary boundary layer and the horizontal extent of landscapes.

Dennis D. Baldocchi

Stephanie Carlson

Associate Professor
Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research Areas: Freshwater fish ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation of freshwaters

 

Sample Projects: Evolution (and loss) of biodiversity among salmon populations, Ecology of intermittent streams, Ecology and conservation planning of urban streams, Bio-physical coupling in coastal estuaries, Ecological impacts of large-scale water management.

Stephanie Carlson

Iryna Dronova

Assistant Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

 

Research Areas: Wetlands; Wetland Restoration; Remote Sensing; GIS & Spatial Analysis

 

Sample Projects: Using remotely-sensed phenology to monitor biodiversity and ecosystem services in wetlands; Cost-effective tools for wetland restoration monitoring from local to regional scales

Iryna Dronova

Manuela Girotto

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 

Research areas: Hydrologic data assimilation and remote sensing

 

Sample projects: Hydrologic response and interaction between natural and human driven processes, land surface remote sensing and multi-sensor, -spectrum, -resolution data assimilation; hydrology contribution to sea level change, snow hydrology.

Manuela Girotto

Steven Glaser

Professor and Faculty Director of the CITRIS Intelligent Water Infrastructures and Adaptive Cities Initiative
Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Research Areas: Laboratory earthquakes and nanoseismology, wireless sensors networks, snow water hydrology, internet of water, geophysics and wave propagation, geothermal energy, rock mechanics

 

Sample Projects: Operates the largest wireless network in the world, monitoring forest hydrology of snowmelt and water balance in the Sierra Nevada. The wireless sensor networks research covers a wide range of applications – from the first use of the Berkeley Mote to monitor the seismic safety of wood-frame houses to measuring the seismic response of the Masada mountain in Israel to measuring environmental hazards at Chinese historical sites such as Dunhuang.

Steven Glaser

Ted Grantham

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist and Adjunct Assistant Professor; Co-Director of the Cannabis Research Center at UC Berkeley
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 

Research Areas: freshwater ecology; surface water hydrology; water resources management

 

Sample projects: Eco-hydrology of intermittent streams; managing water for the environment; freshwater ecosystem vulnerability to climate change; environmental impacts of cannabis production
Ted Grantham

Andrew D. Jones

Deputy Director, Climate Readiness Institute; Program Domain Lead, Earth Systems and Society Program
Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 

Research Areas: Hydrology and climate change; quantitative Earth system science; decision-relevant metrics for climate models; stakeholder engagement

 

 

Sample ProjectsProject HyperionWater-Energy Resilience Research Institute

Andrew D. Jones

G. Mathias Kondolf

Professor
Environmental Planning

 

Research Areas: fluvial geomorphology, hydrology, river restoration, environmental planning, environmental science, managing flood-prone lands, urban rivers, and sediment in rivers and reservoirs

 

Sample Projects:  The social connectivity of urban rivers, analyzing the city-river relationships over time and current urban river revitalization efforts; The social life of the sediment balance, examining river-basin impacts of dams on downstream rivers and deltas from both geomorphological and environmental history perspectives; and Strategic dam planning for improved tradeoffs between hydropower generation and environment.

G. Mathias Kondolf

Justin V. Remais

Associate Professor
Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

 

Research Areas: infectious disease dynamics in changing environments; environmental and social forcing of vector-borne and waterborne infections; urban epidemiology of environmental pathogens; epidemiology of global environmental change

 

Sample ProjectsAnalytical methods for estimating the joint climatological-social drivers of water quality and supply in contrasting tropical zones in Ecuador and China (NSF Water, Sustainability and Climate funded); Public health impacts of drought and climate change in California (UCOP MRPI funded); West Nile Virus, cocci and California’s water resources: exploring relationships between transmission, climate, and hydrology (UCOP MRPI funded); and Effects of agricultural expansion and intensification on the ecology and epidemiology of the waterborne parasite that causes schistosomiasis (NIH EEID funded)

Justin V. Remais

Vincent Resh

Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

 

Research Areas: Aquatic Biology, Water Pollution, Modeling, Entomology

 

Sample projects: Berkeley Water Center Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health  Advisory Board;  developing approaches that can be used for biological monitoring and assessment of water quality in developing countries and by volunteer monitoring groups; studies of the evolutionary biology and ecology of aquatic insects, crustaceans, and mollusks in the stream and river habitats; the evaluation of habitat manipulations for use in environmental restoration or enhancement, control of water-borne disease vectors of humans, and the use of manipulations in examining underlying influences of ecological interactions; and the development of techniques for the biological assessment of water quality.
Vincent Resh

Anna Serra-Llobet

Researcher
Institute of International Studies

 

Research Areas: Comparative studies between the US and the EU on Flood Risk Management Policies

 

Sample Projects: Titles of water-related projects you are working on: Sustainable Floodplains Project. This project explores sustainable flood management strategies in the US and the EU with the goal of finding tools that can help to improve flood risk management in different countries. As an example, our book “Managing Flood Risk: Innovative Approaches from Big Floodplain Rivers and Urban Streams” presents voices of those on the front lines of implementing a new paradigm in flood risk management, each river with a unique set of challenges and opportunities derived from its geography as well as differences in governance between America and European contexts.


William T. Stringfellow

Professor & Director Ecological Engineering Research Program
Earth & Environmental Sciences Area; Energy Geosciences Division; Geochemistry Department; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 

Research Areas: Industrial waste treatment and water quality, with an emphasis on engineered biological systems. Expertise includes treatment and management of industrial wastewater, including agricultural drainage water. Research experience includes combined physical-biological treatment, treatment wetlands, bioremediation, environmental impact assessment, watershed-scale water quality management, and eutrophication.

 

Sample Projects: Impact of oil field chemicals on the safe use of produced water for irrigated agriculture; Pre-treatment of non-traditional waters prior to desalinization ;Large-scale groundwater recharge as an alternative to surface storage; Biological degradation of quaternary ammonium compounds and other biocides.

William T. Stringfellow