ecohydrology

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The AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee is compiling a database of self-identified ecohydrologists as a community resource to help people find ecohydrology speakers/experts, and to take a census of the discipline. The database will be included on the AGU Ecohydrology website:  https://www.aguecohydrology.org.

PHD opportunity in Hydrology

The Hydrology Research Group at Duke University is looking for highly motivated PhD students in the field of hydrological processes, data analytics, optimization and modeling. Projects in the research group seek to provide information on the interaction between climate, vegetation, land use, topography and hydro-geology on the spatio-temporal variability of surface and subsurface hydrologic processes.

Cordillera del Balsamo

Location

0° 35' 59.64" S, 80° 25' 12" W
Brief Site Description: 
Tropical Dry Forest, Coastal, Deforested
Detailed Site Description: 

The central coast of Ecuador is a dry tropical forest. The seasonal N-S movement of the El Nino and Humboldt Currents creates a rainy season (De-May) and a dry season (June-November). Annual precipitation is approximately 700 mm, falling almost exclusively in the rainy period. The coast of Ecuador has been heavily deforested—as much as 98% by some accounts. The Cordillera del Balsamo, which lies to the south of Bahia de Caraquez is managed by local landowners and the international NGO: Global Student Embassy. The location is ideal for studying disturbance gradients across the tropical dry forest: a bioregion on which over 700 million people worldwide depend.

Field Site Type: 
TBD
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
TBD
Study Start Date: 
2013
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
500 millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
25°C
Land Cover: 
Deciduous Forest
Mixed Forest
Shrubland
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
shale
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
First Order
Second Order
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Ephemeral
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Climate: 
Tropical
Sub-Climate: 
Dry
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users