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Forest hydrology and watershed management
Natural (forest fires) and human (forest harvesting) disturbance effects on water quantity, water quality, and aquatic ecology
My current research interests are to quantitatively explore the impacts of land cover and land use change on hydrology, water quality, and aquatic ecosystem health at the hillslope, stream reach, and catchment scale. My research program also includes regional and state (provincial) scale analyses of spatial and temporal trends in water quantity and quality as related to land use and climate change. Research results should ultimately improve forested source water management and protection strategies by improving the predictive capability of hydrologic and biogeochemical models. I also have interests in continuing to develop high quality, trans-disciplinary research collaborations focused on providing local, regional, national, and international solutions to a diversity of water challenges, including municipal drinking water supply.
Prospective Graduate Students:
I'm always interested in hearing from highly motivated students who are quantitatively minded, field oriented, and able to develop and conduct independent scientific research. Please send me an e-mail if you're interested in joining our group.
Bladon, K.D., Segura, C., Cook, N.A., Bywater-Reyes, S., and Reiter, M. 2018. A multi-catchment analysis of headwater and downstream temperature effects from contemporary forest harvesting. Hydrological Processes. doi: 10.1002/hyp.11415.
Hatten, J.A., Segura, C., Bladon, K.D., Hale, V.C., Ice, G.G., and Stednick, J.D. 2018. Effects of contemporary forest harvesting on suspended sediment in the Oregon Coast Range: Alsea Watershed Study Revisited. Forest Ecology and Management. 408: 238-248.
Robinne, F.-N., Bladon, K.D., Miller, C., Parisien, M.-A., Mathieu, J., and Flannigan, M.D. 2018. A spatial evaluation of global wildfire-water risks to human and natural systems. Science of the Total Environment. 610-611: 1193-1206.
Bywater-Reyes, S., Segura, C., and Bladon, K.D. 2017. Geology and geomorphology control suspended sediment yield and modulate increases following timber harvest in temperate headwater streams. Journal of Hydrology. 548: 754-769.
Hallema, D.W., Sun, G., Bladon, K.D., Norman, S.P., Caldwell, P.V., Liu, Y., and McNulty, S.G. 2017. Regional patterns of post-wildfire streamflow in the western United States: The importance of scale-specific connectivity. Hydrological Processes. 31: 2582-2598.
Bladon, K.D., Cook, N.A., Light, J.T., and Segura, C. 2016. A catchment-scale assessment of stream temperature response to contemporary forest harvesting in the Oregon Coast Range. Forest Ecology and Management. 379(1): 153-164.
Emelko, M.B., Stone, M., Silins, U., Allin, D., Collins, A.L., Williams, C.H.S., Martens, A.M., and Bladon, K.D. 2016. Sediment-phosphorus dynamics can shift aquatic ecology and cause downstream legacy effects after wildfire in large river systems. Global Change Biology. 22(3): 1168-1184.
Robinne, F.-N., Miller, C., Parisien, M.-A., Emelko, M.B., Bladon, K.D., Silins, U., and Flannigan, M. 2016. A global index for mapping the exposure of water resources to wildfire. Forests. 7(1): 22.