Associate Professor in Hydrology and Catchment Management, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

I am interested in a variety projects related to water, agriculture and the environment. The aim of our research lab is to understand the natural variability of Australian landscapes to improve the management of human variability (impacts). Water is a major factor limiting global development, my work aims to improve water management through better models and better data analysis.

I use simplified and complex models to characterise key landscape, climate and water relationships and to support experimental work. As an example, current projects include: groundwater interactions in stochastic ecohydrological models to predict vegetation distributions, measuring transmission losses from semi-arid rivers, probabilistic forecasting of rainfall, droughts and river flows, managing uncertainty in hydrological modeling, identifying spatial and temporal variability in groundwater levels and quality.

Internationally, I collaborate with colleagues in Mexico, the UK and the Netherlands, and in India. This includes capacity building projects as well as research projects.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor in Hydrology and Catchment Management, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney