Purdue Hydrology



Congratulate Natalie Chin who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. She will be sticking around a little longer as a post-doc researcher with the group.


Yan Zhu has joined Dr. Cherkauer as a Ph.D. student to work with UAS on a project involving sorghum phenotyping.

In The News

See Dr. Cherkauer's recent Agricultures article on the future of agricultural water management.

Current Activities

Dr. Bowling and Dr. Cherkauer are overseeing the installation of rain gardens and trails at Grace United Methodist Church.

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.