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.
Please scroll through our blog below to see what we’ve been up to!
All are welcome to attend our weekly lab meetings and take part in presentations and scientific discussions. See our Lab meeting schedule & events page for information on each week’s topic or presenter. Meetings are held in the Bren hall lab wing, room 1005.
If you’re interested in seeing what we’ve been up to, please come check out our research at the upcoming Fall AGU meeting December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco.
View the schedule of our presentations and posters AGUschedule2013
Dr. Tague gave an invited lecture as part of Cornell University’s “Cross-scale Biogeochemistry and Climate”, IGERT (Integrated Graduate Education, Research and Training in the Cross-Scale Biogeochemical Drivers and Feedbacks to Climate Change). http://www.biogeo.cornell.edu/index.shtml
Lecture title: “Vegetation water stress in a warming climate: An integrated modeling perspective”.
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This week long watershed science course held at Biosphere2 in January is open to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and professionals. Dr. Tague will be teaching a section on modeling. To download the flyer:
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A collaborative effort including software engineers, scientists, and researchers to improve RHESSys functionality and usability. Participants in the hackathon included researchers from RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute), the Institute for the Environment at UNC Chapel Hill, WSSI collaborators from the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and of course the chief RHESSys architect Dr. Naomi Tague.
Garcia, E. S., C. L. Tague, and J. S. Choate (2013), Method of spatial temperature estimation influences ecohydrologic modeling in the Western Oregon cascades, Water Resour. Res., 49, 1611–1624, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20140.
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
Link to it here
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