Biological and Environmental Engineering
Ecohydrology Group


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.

MASTERS OF ENGINEERING: Flood Risk and Aquatic Passage - Program Description


Defended PhD Dissertation
Grace BullTail
Katy Hofmeister
Chelsea Morris
Natalie Morse
Will Pluer
Maya Weltman-Fahs

New Jobs
Todd Anderson - Faculty Position - Keuka Collge, NY
Josephine Archibald - Modeler, NYS WRI
Sanam Anwar - Something in Texas
Brian Buchanan - Extension Associate, NYS WRI
Grace BullTail - Postdoc - Stanford
Cynthia Chan - Consulting firm
Phil Duval - Wetlands Studies and Solutions LLC, VA
Chelsea Morris - Washington State Dept. of Ecology
Katy Hofmeister - Postdoc - Michigan Tech
Sheila Saia - Postdoc - US Forest Service
Allison Truhlar - AGU Postdoctoral Fellowship - Washington DC
Will Pluer - Postdoc - Waterloo U., Canada

Completed Masters Degree!
Sanam Anwar
Cynthia Chan
Phil Duval
Sarah Nadeau
Tanya Petach
Emily Vail
Lisa Watkins

Passed A-exam
Daniela Rosero
Erin Menzies

Ann S. and Robert R. Morley Student Research Grant
Chelsea Peterson

2017 Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Hydrology
James Knighton

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
Tanya Petach (PhD), U. Colorado - Boulder
Meghan Powers (MEng)
Stephen Ritman (MEng)
Mahnaz Sepehrmanesh (PhD)
Xuxia 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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