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Focuses on fluid mechanics with applications to Energy, Environmental and Biomedical Flows; in particular, the dynamics of multiphase flows, such as bubbles in water and droplets in air.
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Models ecological and biological processes with relevance to environmental and human health: migration of organisms, decision processes, and mortality processes.
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Is a glaciologist who combines field and remote sensing observations to simulate the mass balance of glaciers and ice caps in polar regions
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Researches water quality in coastal cities, focusing on the sources, transport, and impacts of anthropogenic chemicals. Through the UW Puget Sound Institute, he translates science to inform ecosystem policy.
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Uses collaborative watershed model development to study climate change impacts on hydrologic processes from glaciers to floodplains for use in restoration and adaptation planning.
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Systems, synthetic & structural biology for applications in biogeochemical cycling, the environment, human microbiome, and built environment.
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Focuses on bioenergetics and tactical-level food web ecology related to growth and survival of salmon and trout in lakes, reservoirs, tributaries, estuarine, and marine systems. Applies this research to: climate change, ecohydrology, invasive species, effects of light and turbidity on food webs.
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Is interested in modeling coupled human-water systems, particularly where complex interconnections exist between water, food, energy, and ecosystems.
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Focuses on stream hydrology and the effect of landscape characteristics on hydrologic and ecological processes as well as ecohydrology and ecological engineering for stream restoration.
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Studies the influence of humans and climate on carbon cycling at the intersection of terrestrial and aquatic systems in order to identify enviornmental stressors within watershed and mitigate long-term resource degradation.
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Works on infectious diseases, most notably in the areas of pathogen detection, and exposure/transmission issues. He is interested in freshwater projects related to waterborne pathogens and enteric disease.
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Specializes in the impacts of climate change and the ways communities can increase their resilience to those impacts.
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Is interested in how rivers and their landscapes change through time and how their physical, ecological, and human dimensions interact.
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Is an economist who studies how to improve and maintain WASH services in poor countries and how to manage scarce water resources in arid regions.
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Focuses on understanding large and fine scale hydrologic phenomena in a changing climate through combining field and remotely sensed observations with modeling.
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Is an experimentalist who studies fundamental fluid flows through new and advanced quantitative flow imaging techniques.
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Works on mechatronics and controls with theoretical efforts on human-machine interface, precision control of nonminimum phase systems, and conflict resolution for air traffic control.
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Combines environmental psychology and economics to understand the human dimensions of marine renewable energy, focusing on tidal energy research and development.
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Is an aquatic ecologist interested in terrestrial-aquatic linkages, and hte impacts of watershed dynamics and human activities on aquatic food webs and ecosystems.
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Studies the roles of glaciers and ice sheets on sea level and our climate system
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Is interested in connecting the impacts of urban lake eutrophication with heavy metal fate and transport and cellular bioindicators of metal stress; developing a state-wide volunteer lake monitoring program; and creating documentaries for public education.
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Studies microbial ecology with specialization in degradation of pharmaceutical contaminants in wastewater, vermiremediation of contaminated soils, and impacts of metal contaminants to sediment microbial ecology.
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Works in pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery projects and focuses on urban planning for climate change, urban infrastructure management, energy planning, scenario planning, and community resilience.
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Takes a genetic approach to study the interactions between environment, demography, local adaptation and species ecology.
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Uses statistical and dynamic models to better understand mountain hydrology and meteorological processes that control mountain snowpack and runoff; especially research that can be applied to water supply and flood forecasts.
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Takes a whole-ecosystem perspective to consider how the physical, chemical, and biological properties of ecosystems interact to support the resources that society depends on.
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Studies the physical processes that transform freshwater as it moves from the river basin, through the estuary and into the sea.
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Is interested in hydrologic remote sensing, human modification of extreme hydro-climatology, sustainable water resources engineering, transboundary water resources management and engineering education.
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Works at the intersection of glaciology, hydrology, oceanography, and geology to improve understanding of rivers and oceans, with a focus on Greenland and the Arctic.
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Studies the role of climate on ecohydrological and geomorphological response of landscapes, sediment transport, and water balance of large basins.
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Focuses on issues related to remediation of subsurface contaminants utilizing biological methods, the fate and transport of nutrient in estuarine systems, stormwater treatment technologies, and the potential role for science to inform and improve policy.
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Investigates non-point source pollution (e.g. storm water, agricultural runoff); evaluates water quality improvement in engineered treatment systems; works at the nexus of water, chemicals, and aquatic organisms.
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Studies physico-chemical water treatment, monitoring of water quality, generation and degradation of organic contaminants, numerical modeling of these processes and environmental chemistry of heavy metals and radionuclides.
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Studies the dynamics of glacier change, the evolution and response to climate change of glaciers and ice sheets, and the history of climate and ice on Mars.
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Works at the intersection of machine learning, biogeochemistry and hydrology to investigate how human infrastructure and global change impact greenhouse gas emissions from inland waters.
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Studies water resources planning and management, integrated hydrological and water resources modeling, and climate change planning and adaptation.
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Studies patterns of snow accumulation, snowmelt, and streamflow in complex terrain. Mountain rivers provide water for 40% of the world’s population.
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Focuses on climate change impacts on flooding via both sea level rise and changes in river flooding. Specialties include climate science, impacts and adaptation, and methods for “downscaling” global climate model projections.
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Jose Manuel Magallanes
Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, eScience Institute, and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Studies computational approaches to public policy analysis and political decision-making. During his stay at UW, he will be doing interdisciplinary research and proposing feasible applications of Big Data Analytics and Computational Social Science techniques to public sector data in Peru.
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Is an environmental and occupational health microbiologist, specializing in the fate, transport, detection, and control of pathogens in environmental media: Air, Water, Food and Services.
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Studies the origin and evolution of continental crust, isotopic tracing of toxic metals in the environment, geochemical cycles of seawater, and hydrothermal circulation systems at mid-ocean ridges.
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Advances mechanistic and predictive understanding of subsurface flow and biogeochemical reaction processes that impact food and water quality and influence global climate change.
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Builds tools to simulate and investigate the terrestrial hydrological cycle, and uses these tools for a wide range of hydrologic research projects.
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Studies the interaction between geological and physical oceanography of the coastal ocean, dispersal of sediment from river to deep sea, and sediment transport processes in marine environments.
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Is a freshwater ecologist with interests in ecohydrology, dams and river regulation, environmental flows, climate change, invasive species, and conservation.
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Addresses research topics related to migration and homing behavior patterns, ecology, evolution, and conservation of Pacific salmon, trout, and char, and their ecosystems.
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Explores the biogeochemistry/hydrology of large scale river systems (especially the Amazon), and develops “Dynamic Information Frameworks” for stakeholder applications in emerging regions.
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Program on the Environment, School of Environmental & Forest Services (SEFS), Evans School of Public Affairs, School of Marine Affairs & Environmental Affairs (SMEA), and School of Law
Studies policy, community, and governance factors that foster effective coastal hazard planning and mitigation; investigation of geoduck aquaculture management policies and conflict in South Puget Sound, and examines implementation of collaborative watershed planning policies in WA.
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Is interested in how aquatic ecosystems respond to changes in the broader environment such as changing climate, land-use, and fisheries.
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Studies geomorphology (fluvial, glacial, alpine, sea level change and natural hazards using a variety of tools including geomatics and field mapping.
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Connects science and decision-making to build climate resilience.
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Conducts research to understand the role of variability in ecological systems, with an emphasis on riverine thermal regimes, as well as a wide variety of ecological research projects.
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Uses ice cores to develop time series of past environmental changes as a context for understanding contemporary and possible future change.
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Focuses on the vulnerability of transportation to climate change, particularly related to high flows and landslides.
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Works on Closed Ecological Systems (algae-Daphnia-microbes) with current emphasis on metabolism, Dissolved Inorganic Carbon removal, and cellulose support of algal-Daphnia food chains, given light and appropriate microbes.
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Focuses on the potential effects of climate change on Washington State freshwater systems and how these hydrological shifts might impact salmon ecology and habitat.
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Focuses on aquatic habitat for stream fishes, salmonid ecology, water temperature in rivers and streams, remote sensing of coldwater refuges for fishes, and climate change.
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Interests include hydrology, water resource management, science policy, climate change impacts, and system dynamics.
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Develops land surface and earth system models to study hydrologic processes, water management, and community decision making, and is also interested in biofuel production potential and resource demand.
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