Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Ashley M Matheny

Ashley M Matheny
Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: ashley.matheny@jsg.utexas.edu
Office: EPS 3.162
Mailcode: C1100
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Publications (pdf)

Dr. Matheny is an ecohydrologist whose research focuses on understanding and simulating the ways vegetation influences the movement of water between the soil and the atmosphere. She uses wide variety of field measurements and numerical modeling strategies to answer questions regarding the ways droughts and disturbances influence vegetation-climate feedbacks in terms of both water and carbon use.

Dr. Matheny encourages students of all levels who are interested in joining her research group to contact her directly. (matheny.44@osu.edu)

Areas of Expertise

Ecohydrology, Bio- and Micro-meteorology, Vegetation Hydrodynamics, Watershed Hydrology, Land-Atmosphere Interactions, Biogeochemistry, Water and Carbon Cycles, and Modeling


Research Locations



Current Research Programs & Projects

Transpiration in response to forest disturbance

Including tree water storage dynamics in modeling of stomatal conductance

Asynchronous and diverging boreal forest hydrodynamics


Select Past Research

Seasonal patterns of water vapor cycling in a deep mountain valley

Professor of the Month - National Residence Hall Honorary (2016)

2nd Place Oral Presentation - 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2016)

Presidential Fellowship - Ohio State University (2015 - 2016)

Marian P. and David M. Gates Student Research Fellowship - University of Michigan (2015)

Scholar Award - P.E.O. International (2015 - 2016)

Ohio Scholarship - P.E.O. International (2015 - 2016)

Outstanding Student Paper Award - American Geophysical Union (2014)

Keith W. Bedford Travel Grant - Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Ohio State University (2014)

Marian P. and David M. Gates Student Research Fellowship - University of Michigan (2014)

Distinguished Graduate Student - Women in Engineering, Ohio State University (2011)

University Fellowship - Ohio State University (2010 - 2011)