Purdue Hydrology



Dr. Cherkauer is seeking a graduate student to work with thermal imagery and UAS for crop phenotyping and water use. Please contact him directly for more information.


Welcome to Sadia Jame who is joining the team as a gradaute research assistant!

Ruoyu Wang and Jing Tan both have recently accepted papers!

Congratulations to Jing Tan for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on December 11. She has now started a post-doc position at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Lili Wang is visiting family in Beijing while looking for a post-doc opportunity. Isis Chagas is starting the Ph.D. program.

Coming Up

Next up is a race to defend between Andi Hodaj and Ruoyu Wang, both should be finishing this spring!

Our research group currently consists of two faculty members and fourteen graduate research assistants, focusing primarily on the hydrologic impacts of environmental change at a range of scales, through the use of in-situ data collection, remote sensing and hydrologic models.

Current interests being pursued in the hydrologic impacts group can be broadly grouped into four general areas: 

I. Evaluating the role of land management

II. Characterizing the effects of landcover/land-use change

III. Predicting hydrologic change in cold regions

IV. Climate change impacts on regional hydrology

V. Remote sensing of water quality in rivers and lakes and the phenology of agricultural crops

VI. Improving the simulation of agricultural crops in the face of a changing climate

If you are interested in joining our group, please visit either the Agronomy Department or Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department for graduate application instructions.