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EEWR Brown Bag Seminar with Professors Eric Wood and Kelly Caylor

Speaker: Professors Eric Wood and Kelly Caylor
Series: EEWR Brown Bag Seminars
Location: Engineering Quad E219
Date/Time: Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Abstract:

Professor Kelly Caylor, EcoHydrology Lab

Professor Kelly Caylor's research addresses the coupled feedbacks between terrestrial vegetation and surface hydrological dynamics, with a focus on the causes and consequences of spatial patterns in plants and their accompanying root systems within water-limited landscapes. The research approaches integrate theoretical development, field observations, and simulation modeling to develop new insight into the complex ecohydrologicalcontrols on water balance in water-limited landscapes. I examine these topics at a number of spatial and temporal scales; from patch-level experimental and observational work to regional-scale investigations that rely heavily on numerical modeling and the application of remote sensing technologies.

Professor Eric Wood, Land Surface Hydrology Research Group

Professor Wood works in the areas of hydroclimatologywith an emphasis on land atmospheric interactions, terrestrial remote sensing, and seasonal hydrologic climate forecasts, including land-climate teleconnections. His modeling focuses on the terrestrial water and energy balances and fluxes over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and his remote-sensing research focuses on estimating the hydrologic and energetic states of the terrestrial system, and on validating satellite retrievals on land surface states. These modeling and remote sensing activities are complemented through several field experiments in the U.S. and Canada. Wood is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He has received the John Dalton Medal from the European GeoscienceUnion (EGU), and was awarded Robert E. Horton Lectureship from AMS, and the Robert E. Horton Award from the Hydrology Section of AGU.