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Kelly Caylor
Kelly Caylor

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ph.D., Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 2003
B.A. with High Distinction, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, 1996

Room: E405 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-4614
Email: kcaylor@princeton.edu

Webpage: Princeton EcoHydrology Lab

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 Early Career Hydrologic Sciences Award, American Geophysical Union
  • 2009 E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Advancement Award, Princeton University
  • 2009 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2004 Postdoctoral Synthesis Fellowship, National Center for Earth Dynamics
  • 2003 Clayton Postdoctoral Fellowship, Princeton Environmental Institute

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI)

Courses

  • CEE307/EEB305 Field Ecohydrology
  • CEE599 Environmental Biophysics
  • CEE599 Research Topics in Ecohydrology

Publications


Research Areas

  • Ecohydrology
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Environmental Sensor Systems
  • Sensors and Remote Sensing
  • Surface Hydrology and Hydrometeorology

Research Interests

My lab group’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. My research approaches integrate theoretical development, field observations, and simulation modeling to develop new insight into the complex ecohydrological controls 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.

Research Areas

  • Land degradation and surface water balance partitioning
  • Geophysical methods for soil moisture and vegetation characterization
  • Optimal vegetation organization in drylands
  • Catchment ecohydrology of drylands
  • Couplings between biogeochemistry, plants, and water

Revised: July 28, 2011