Purdue Hydrology


In The News

See Dr. Cherkauer's recent Agricultures arcticle on the future of agicultural water management.

Current Activities

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


Sanoar Rahman has passed his preliminary exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate!

Dr. Laura Bowling has been promoted to Full Professor!

Coming Up

Yan Zhu will be joining Dr. Cherkauer as a Ph.D. student in the fall to work with UAS on a project involving sorghum phenotyping and water use.

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.