The Tague EcoHydrology lab focuses on watershed research, addressing the feedbacks among terrestrial vegetation, surface hydrological processes, and atmospheric conditions. We use a variety of techniques to examine the impact of changes in climate and land use on ecosystem health and water resources.
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Gordon E. Grant, Christina L. Tague, and Craing D. Allen. 2013. Watering the forest for the trees: an emerging priority for managing water in forest landscapes. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/120209
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Dr. Tague presented at the research workshop of the Israel Science Foundation’s conference on: Eco-hydrology of Semiarid Environments: Confronting Mathematical Models with Ecosystem Complexity, at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Beer-Sheva, Israel. See the poster presented by Dr. … Continue reading
A new publication in the Journal of Hydrology by former Tague student Lauren Seaby (Seaby et al.), now studying with the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Department of Hydrology – in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Japan-US Watershed Hydrology and Forest Biogeochemistry
Tague contributes to this international working group – looking at how RHESSys might be useful for synthesizing spatial dense measurements of forest thinning effects on nitrogen cycling and water – and thinking about how emerging isotopic data from streams and groundwater wells can be used to improve RHESSys representation of subsurface flowpaths
Tague, C. L., Choate, J. S., and Grant, G.: Parameterizing sub-surface drainage with geology to improve modeling streamflow responses to climate in data limited environments, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 341-354, doi:10.5194/hess-17-341-2013, 2013
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This new publication uses empirical streamflow data from watersheds across the western US to build on our earlier working using RHESSys that demonstrated how spatial differences in underlying geology can play an important role in influencing how streamflow responds to changes in climate
Safeeq et al., Coupling snowpack and groundwtaer dynamics to interpret historical streamflow trends in the western US, Hydrological Processes, 2012
How redesigning the urban environment can influence water use, carbon uptake and productivity of surrounding vegetated areasClick here to see the presentation
Research and development supporting risk-based wildfire effect and prediction for fuels and fire management, International Journal of WIldland Fire,
Tague contributed to this review that highlights current tools for evaluating post-fire effects- and thinking about next steps. Our work with RHESSys and collaborators as part of the Western Mountain Initiative contribute to some of these next steps by linking fire-spread models with RHESSys to explore how patterns of fire and effects on hydrology and carbon cycling in the Western US may change in the coming decades