Lead Scientist, Global Water Initiative
University of Minnesota
Managing water wisely in an era of limited supply requires creative assessments of both patterns and drivers of water use. My research program addresses issues of water scarcity, water productivity, and land use effects on water resources. With a focus on biophysical interactions at the land-water interface, my questions are motivated by human needs for both functional landscapes and safe, plentiful water supplies. My research includes field-based work, modeling, and analysis of existing large data sets. This methodological breadth provides insight on a global scale about pressing problems and solution levers while providing important ground truth data and understanding from local interactions.