Ecohydrology and Watershed Science



  1. 7/2014 - Congratulations to Wilmer Reyes for receiving a 3-year Russell E. Train Fellowship from the World Wildlife Fund.  His work in Honduras will help to understand connections between watershed processes, land and water management and health of the Mesoamerican Reef.

  2. 7/2014 - Congratulations to Susan Gale for successfully defending her Master’s Thesis on links between watershed characteristics, hydrological regimes and in-stream ecological conditions!

  3. 6/2014 - New invited commentary in Ecohydrology on ecohydrological flow networks.

  4. 5/2014 - Congratulations to Dale Prihoda for receiving his BS degree in Environmental Technology and Management!

  5. 4/2014 - New Paper in Physical Geography on the spatial organization of land use in the Little Tennessee watershed by Josh Rice.

  6. 2/2014 - Congratulations to Nitin Singh for receiving a Global Change Fellowship from the Southeast Climate Science Center for the upcoming academic year.

  7. 8/2013 - Congratulations to Cormac O’Doherty for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis on soil CO2 respiration in wetland ecosystems.

  8. 8/2013 - Congratulations to Brittany Anstead for receiving her BS degree and a being awarded a graduate assistantship from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment.

  9. 7/2013 - Congratulations to Fabian Nippgen for receiving the 2013 Horton Research Grant from the American Geophysical Union!

  10. 4/2013 - Congratulations to Nitin Singh for receiving a Graduate Research Grant from the Geological Society of America!

  11. 3/2013 - Congratulations to Josh Rice for successfully defending his Master’s Thesis on land use and runoff generation in the Southern Appalachians!

  12. 3/2013 - Ryan presented at the US-Japan Joint Seminar on Catchment Hydrology and Forest Biogeochemistry in March 2013.

  13. 1/2013 - Congratulations to John Buckley for successfully defending his Master’s Project on the hydrologic impacts of inter-basin water transfers in the conterminous United States!

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We focus on quantifying mass and energy exchange between vegetated landscapes and the atmosphere at scales ranging from individual leaves to entire watersheds; exploring the interface of soils, vegetation and the atmosphere in a watershed context; and understanding water and biogeochemical cycles in the face of global change. 

Projects are currently underway in North Carolina, Virginia and Montana and include investigations of coupled carbon and water cycles in a variety of ecosystems; understanding vegetation processes in a watershed context; and assessing secondary succession using remote sensing tools.



FOR 420/520: Watershed Hydrology

FOR 595-007: Mountain Ecohydrology Field Course


NR 421/521: Wetland Assessment, Delineation, and Regulation (Moving to Fall Semester in 2014).


None at this time - check back periodically for new opportunities.


Grad Students

Susan Gale (M.S., NCSU)

Fabian Nippgen (Ph.D., MSU)

Wilmer Reyes (Ph.D., NCSU)

Josh Rice (M.S., NCSU)

Nitin Singh (Ph.D., NCSU)

Liz Ward (M.S., NCSU)

Undergrad Students

Taylor Kiker (B.S., NCSU)

Jocelyn Painter (B.S.Eng., NCSU)

Former Students and Post-Docs

Brittany Anstead (B.S. NCSU, 2013)

Will Beuttell (B.S. 2008, M.S. 2011, both from AppState)

John Buckley (M.N.R., NCSU, 2013)

Anna Hazen (B.S., AppState, 2011)

Kendra Kaiser (B.S., MSU, 2011)

Alex Moody B.S., AppState, 2011)

Oby Morgan (B.S., AppState, 2011)

Adam Motsinger (B.S., AppState, 2008)

Cormac O’Doherty (M.S., NCSU, 2013)

Michael Oxendine (B.S., AppState, 2011)

Dale Prihoda (B.S., NCSU, 2014)

Alan Shafer (B.S. NCSU, 2012)

Stephen Mitchell (Post-Doc, 2012)


Ruchi Bhattacharya (NCSU)

“Vegetation and topographic influences on the connectivity of shallow groundwater between hillslopes and streams” (Click figure for link to paper).

“Ecohydrology of an outbreak: mountain pine beetle impacts

trees in drier landscape positions first” Kaiser et al., Ecohydrology 2013 (Click figure for link to paper).