Purdue Hydrology


Upcoming Events

"Overcoming Challenges to International Research and Teaching Collaborations Between Universities" a webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 1:00-2:!5 Eastern. A discussion facilitated by authors from JCWRE’s Special Issue on Challenges and Opportunities of International University Partnerships to Support Water Management. Click here for information.


Stuart Smith has successfully defended his dissertation! Dr. Smith's dissertation was on "Quantifying the impacts of inundated land area on streamflow and crop development."

Just Published

Bowling, Laura C., Keith A. Cherkauer, Charlotte I. Lee, Janna L. Beckerman, Sylvie Brouder, Jonathan R. Buzan, Otto C. Doering, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Paul D. Ebner, Jane R. Frankenberger, Benjamin M. Gramig, Eileen J. Kladivko, Jeffrey J. Volenec (2020). Agricultural impacts of climate change in Indiana and potential adaptations. Climatic Change 163, 2005–2027. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02934-9

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 these 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.