Congrats to Andrea Dumont for successfully defending her MS thesis, Hillslope hydrological processes in a Costa Rican premontane rainforest: Water supply partitioning using isotope tracers.
Congrats to Jingqiu Zhang for successfully defending her MS thesis, Reactive Transport Modeling of Natural Attenuation in Stormwater Bioretention Cells and Under Land Application of Wastewater.
Big congrats to Si Gou, for winning the Outstanding Student Paper Award for her poster at the AGU meeting last week, entitled “Simulating Groundwater-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in a Semiarid Savanna.” The award is given to the top 3-5% of student presentations.
The group bid adieu to EPF intern Charles Bruc at lunch today. Thanks to Charles for all his hard work on the West-West Campus field site, and for the tasty honey, produced at his family’s apiary.
Wrapping up another successful AGU Fall Meeting. Si presented her poster on "Simulating Groundwater-Plant-Atmosphere Interactions in a Semiarid Savanna," REU alumni Leland Cohen presented his titled "Hydrogeologic Processes in a Transitional Tropical Forest," and Dr. Miller presented the results of her and Andrea’s stable isotope work in Costa Rica. Group mascot Graham Miller decided to […]
Dr. Miller was honored to receive the Dick and Joyce Birdwell Award for Teaching Excellence from the Civil Engineering Department.
We are excited to announce that our proposal, “Improving Land-Surface Modeling of Evapotranspiration Processes in Tropical Forests” was selected for funding through the Department of Energy Earth System Modeling program. The $760K+ project combines field work at the Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica with advanced modeling of transpiration in the neotropics. […]
A groundwater-soil-plant-atmosphere continuum approach for modeling water stress, uptake, and hydraulic redistribution in phreatophytic vegetation," has been accepted for publication in the journal Ecohydrology.
Dr. Miller and Andrea DuMont presented their work on transpiration and groundwater at the Soltis Center at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology in San Jose, Costa Rica. Collaborator Chris Houser also gave a presentation on the REU.
Dr. Miller and Jingqiu Zhang presented the group’s work on reactive transport modeling at the annual congress of the ASCE Environmental and Water Resources Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Congratulations to Si Gou, who won the Farvolden Award at the 2013 National Ground Water Summit in San Antonio for her presentation "Understanding Groundwater Uptake by Phreatophytic Vegetation using a System Dynamics Modeling Approach." Also congratulations to Andrea DuMont, whose project "Isotopic Analysis to Determine Groundwater and Stream Water Interactions in a Tropical Forest Catchment" […]
Held the annual CVEN 674 class trip to the TAMU Hydrogeology Site. Each research group member hosted a demonstration station, making this the most informative, smoothest running class visit to date. (Plus the weather was fantastic!)