The Tague EcoHydrology lab focuses on watershed research, addressing the feedbacks among terrestrial vegetation, surface hydrological processes, and atmospheric conditions. We use a variety of techniques to examine the impact of changes in climate and land use on ecosystem health and water resources.
Please scroll through our blog below to see what we’ve been up to!
All are welcome to attend our weekly lab meetings and take part in presentations and scientific discussions. See our Lab meeting schedule & events page for information on each week’s topic or presenter. Meetings are held in the Bren hall lab wing, room 1005.
Dr. Tague presented “Modeling the complex interactions among wildfire, fuel treatments and hydrology” at the 10th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop held Novemeber 2-5 in Limassol, Cyprus.
FFSIG (Forest Fire Special Interest Group) Conference Website
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL)
Naomi on the Caledonia Trail in Cyprus
Dr. Naomi (Christina) Tague presented “Fire, Water, and Ecosystems in a Changing Climate” on October 28th at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), part of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Institute for Desert Research
See our new publications in Waters
An Eco-Hydrological Model-Based Assessment of the Impacts of Soil and Water Conservation Management in the Jinghe River Basin, China
pdf available at: http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/7/11/6301/pdf
Last month, three of our lab members participated in the Synthesis Workshop on Hydrologic Processes in Earth System Models, a CUAHSI-NCAR collaboration to improve hydrologic process-representations in the land component of Earth System Models. Two of our recent PhD graduates, Dr. Elizabeth Garcia and Dr. Kyongho Son, and current PhD student Aubrey Dugger, who is currently working at UCAR in the Research Applications Laboratory, had a chance to reunite and collaborate with others from the fields of hydrology, earth system modeling and related communities.
Elizabeth Garcia, Kyongho Son, and Aubrey Dugger
This is a week-long course for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professionals that focuses on hydrologic watershed processes including theory, experimental design, and modeling. The Watershed Science Master Class will be held January 17-22, 2016 at Biosphere2, Oracle, Arizona. Dr. Tague is one of the Instructors, along with Peter Troch (University of Arizona), Rick Hooper (CUAHSI), Ciaran Harman (Johns Hopkins), and Till Volkmann (University of Arizona). We highly recommend participating in this unique opportunity led by leading scientists in their fields, that also includes experiencing Biosphere2 and the Landscape Evolution Observatory (LEO).
Please visit the website for more information on the course schedule and to register (and there are also a limited number of travel grants available on a first come, first served basis to graduate students and post-docs to help defray the cost of travel to the workshop – so don’t delay!).
See our photo album from the last workshop and visit to Biosphere2
Naomi Tague at Biosphere2
The online publication ScienceNode, which explores the real-world impact of advanced computing and networks, talked with Naomi Tague about the use of RHESSys in looking at how fire risk changes over time and space in the article ‘Computer models aren’t playing with fire’.
Read the article
Courtesy Union of Concerned Scientists.
Brooks, P. D., J. Chorover, Y. Fan, S. E. Godsey, R. M. Maxwell, J. P. McNamara, and C. Tague (2015), Hydrological partitioning in the critical zone: Recent advances and opportunities for developing transferable understanding of water cycle dynamics, Water Resour. Res., 51, doi:10.1002/2015WR017039.
Dr. Naomi Tague was included in an interview by CBC News about vegetation die off in California due to drought – and what climate change may mean for Canadian forests. Naomi’s interview took place in the Rattlesnake Canyon wilderness area in Santa Barbara.
To read the interview or for more information:
Congratulations to Dr. Lawrence E. Band, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on being elected as a member of the 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Class of Fellows. Dr. Band is a friend of the Tague Team lab, and was Dr. Tague’s PhD advisor. We congratulate him on this honor.
Read more about the AGU class of fellows
Larry Band in his office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.