Dr. Moffett's core research areas are HYDROLOGIC DYNAMICS and ECOHYDROLOGY.

The Hydrologic Dynamics and Ecohydrology research group takes an interdisciplinary view of the linked roles of groundwater, surface water, plant-water interactions, and human water use in the spatially and temporally variable physical, chemical, and biological cycles of the Earth System. Our research addresses key coupled sets of interactions:

. Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions
. Plant-Water Interactions
. Land-Atmosphere Interactions
. Land-Ocean Interactions
. Human-Water-Environment Interactions

These topics are combined in our principal group focus areas, at present:

. Intertidal Ecohydrology and Ecogeomorphology
. Urban Ecohydrology
. Biophysics of Plant-Water Interactions

We use field studies, numerical modeling, remote sensing analysis, and laboratory experimentation to answer compelling and important research questions from plant and pore to planetary scales. We are always open to new and exciting ideas, collaborations, and methods!

Read more at my research group website and in my 2012 Jackson School profile.

Research Locations



Allan Jones, PhD aspirant (2012-2017)
Michael O'Connor, MS and PhD aspirant (2012-2017)
Brittany Smith, MS aspirant (co-advised with Dr. David Morhig) (2012-2014)
Audrey Eljuri, BS-Honors Geology student (2012-2014)
Stacy Slater, BS Biology student (2013-2014)
Kathleen Stanford, BS CAEE and BDP student (2013-2015)
Jettie Koen, BS Environmental Science student (2014)
Ryan Soutter, BS Environmental Science student (2014)
Abigail Black, BS Geology student (2014)


Graduate Students

Allan E Jones, Ph.D., expected 2017 (Supervisor)

Brittany C Smith, M.S., expected 2014 (Supervisor)

Michael T O'connor, M.S., expected 2014 (Supervisor)
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.