Biological and Environmental Engineering
Ecohydrology Group

NYS Water Resources Inst., Director

The Ecohydrology Group is part of the Cornell Soil and Water Lab, a diverse group of highly collaborative researchers. Our work focuses largely on understanding interactions between physical hydrology and ecosystems, with the ultimate goal of developing better strategies for protecting water quality and the "natural" environment. Research activities are distributed more or less evenly among field work, analytical and numerical modeling, laboratory experimentation, and remote data acquisition, typically in combination. We are also continually in search of developing and/or applying new ways to measure, observe, or otherwise characterize environmental systems and processes.

My personal interests are broad and include hydrology-microbial ecology interactions, environmental fluid mechanics, hydrological transport processes, cold-regions hydrology, watershed modeling, environmental biophysics, and watershed biogeochemistry.

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Defended PhD Dissertation
Grace BullTail
Sheila Saia
Allison Truhlar
Zhen Han

New Jobs
Todd Anderson - Faculty Position - Nichols College, MA
Brian Buchanan - Lecturer - Seattle U.
Lauren McPhillips - Faculty Postion - Penn State U.
Sheila Saia - Postdoc - US Forest Service
Allison Truhlar - Lecturer/Postdoc - Cornell

Completed Masters Degree!
Emily Wafler
Xiaoman (Sharon) Zhang
Abhinav Vijay
Karin Teuffer

Passed A-exam
Grace BullTail
James Knighton
Erin Menzies
Natalie Morse
Will Pluer

AGU Horton Research Grant
James Knighton

NY Water Envir. Assoc. - NG Kaul Scholarship
Natalie Morse

NYS DEC Conservation Award
NYS WRI gang and Ecohydrology Group

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Lisa Watkins
Tanya Petach
Honerable Mention: Sarah Nadeau

Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholarship
Chelsea Peterson

Outstanding Student Poster - ASABE 2017
Will Pluer

Cayuga Lake Triatholon
Chritine Georgakakos - 3rd women 25-29, Intermediate
Allison Truhlar - 8th women 25-29, Sprint
Chelsea Morris - 10th women 30-34, Sprint

Graduate School
Anna von Krauland - Stanford (MS)
Margaret Daly - Stanford (MS)
Phil Duval (MEng)
Sarah Nadeau (PhD)
Tanya Petach (PhD)
Emily Waffler (MEng)
Xiaoman (Sharon) Zhang (MEng)

Biological and Environmental Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701
office: (607) 255-2488
lab: (607) 255-2463
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Affiliate Professor:
Environmental Science
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801


Cornell Chronical
Spring runoff is really salty

Groundwater is safe in potential N.Y. fracking area
For more information
Journal of Hydrology - RS

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