Kevan MoffettAssistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences -- Assistant Professor, by courtesy, Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Dr. Moffett's core research areas are ECOHYDROLOGY and HYDROGEOLOGY.
Kevan is broadly interested in the linked roles of groundwater and plant-water interactions in the dynamic physical, chemical, and biological cycles of the Earth System.
Her expertise and active research revolve around four coupled sets of interactions in humid and coastal environments:
. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions
. Plant-Water Interactions
. Land-Atmosphere Interactions
. Land-Ocean Interactions
These research activities combine in the two principal group focus areas of her research group, at present:
. Coastal Ecohydrology and Intertidal Dynamics
. Evapotranspiration and Land-Atmosphere Coupling
Within this theme, Kevan's research group is pursuing diverse related research questions incorporating field study, numerical modeling, remote sensing analysis and laboratory experimentation.
We are always open to new and exciting ideas, tools, and methods!
Read more at my research group website.
Current Research Programs & Projects
Physiochemical dynamics connecting flashy, low-flow rivers and the sea
Ecohydrological effects on the biogeochemistry and sedimentation of delta islands
Linking hydroecologic form and function in estuary-wetland systems
Brittany C Smith, M.S., expected 2014
Michael T O'connor, M.S., expected 2014
I am studying hydrology and biogeochemistry, with an emphasis on wet systems. My thesis investigates a water and nitrogen balance within the islands of the Wax Lake Delta in southern Louisiana. I am advised by Dr. Kevan Moffett.
Allan E Jones, Ph.D., expected 2017