Professor of Geological Sciences
Director of the ECU Water Resources Center
As of mid-August, I have moved from Clemson University to East Carolina University. I will be posting more information here in the near future. In the meantime, I am actively looking for post-doctoral researchers and PhD students interested in solving challenging watershed problems to join our research team.
Water is one of the Earth's most important resources - without it we wouldn't have agriculture, industry, or even life on Earth! Experience has shown us, however, that it is very easy to degrade our water resources through pollution and mismanagement. One of my primary goals is to contribute to our understanding of the role of water in natural and human systems so as to ensure that this resource is protected while considering both human and environmental demands.
My research focuses on transforming environmental data into information. While the measurements that sensors provide are important for probing the environment, they don't have meaning until those data are put into context using physical or statistical models that can be used to support decision making. I have pursued these projects around the world, including the USA, India, and the Caribbean.