I am co-leading a SESYNC working group on “Advancing Integrated Process-Based Modeling of Complex Socio-Environmental Systems” focused on systems where shallow aquifers link groundwater use to instream flows. We are developing process-based dynamical system models of shallow aquifers, and linking these to economic and ecological models. This framework will allow us to explore the influence on social and ecological outcomes of both inherent, environmental uncertainty (due to large variability in hydrological inputs) as well as “deep uncertainty” due to endogenous human responses to environmental conditions.
Earlier, in several projects during my Ph.D., I applied concepts and methods from population biology to applied issues in river management and conservation:
IGERT collaborative project on Floodplain management: opportunities, challenges, and successes with collaborators Kelly Graveur, Megan Kelso, Mary Mendoza, and Noam Ross.