Rooted in Research

May 2022 Rooted in Research Webinar

Eco-hydrology modeling in the Central Hardwoods : Soil moisture, vegetation, fire, and climate change

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:00 – 12:00 noon EDT / 10:00 - 11:00 am CDT

Antoine Randolph Eco-Hydrology and Watershed Modeler, Canaan Valley Institute
Ben Rau, Research Hydrologist and Matt Dickinson, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

Eco-hydrology modeling focuses on the feedbacks between soil, water, and vegetation and, with enough realism built in, can be used to look backward and forward in time. With climate change, the field of eco-hydrology takes on a new urgency. Join us to explore the multitude of ways that eco-hydrology modeling intersects with forest, land, and water management. We will introduce a new project that will explore eco-hydrology and fire under the influence of climate change across a climatic gradient from the Appalachians to the Wichita Mountains. This work is particularly relevant to the Region 9 Southern Tier Oak Restoration Initiative (Wayne, Hoosier, Shawnee, and Mark Twain National Forests) and the surrounding area.

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