OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Stephen Good

Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Phone: 
7-2041
Fax: 
7-2082
Office: 
Gilmore 200
Member of Graduate Faculty in: 
MS WRE
PhD WRE
MS WRS
PhD WRS
Willing to Advise Students for: 
MS WRE
PhD WRE
MS WRS
PhD WRS
Willing to serve on Graduate Committees for: 
MS WRE
PhD WRE
MS WRS
PhD WRS
Detailed Research Interest : 
  • Ecohydrology
  • Modeling ecosystems structure & function
  • Isotope biogeochemistry
  • Water resource (re)distribution
  • Biogeography and biodiversity
Current Research Interests: 
  • Global evapotranspiration partitioning:  Understanding the influence of terrestrial ecosystems on the hydrologic cycle is critical for predicting droughts, floods, and water resource availability.  Our group uses stable isotopes as naturally abundant tracers of the water cycle to determine the processes and pathways of water as it moves through catchments.
  • Assessing the impacts of climate variability on ecosystems and water resources:  Global climate patterns are shifting in multiple, inter-related ways.  Besides changes in rainfall totals, shifts in the seasonality, frequency, and intensity of rainfall are altering the hydrologic cycle and those ecosystems dependent on water availability.  We use a variety of remote sensing products and models to predict and improve understudying of the  ecohydrologic response of the terrestrial biosphere to climate variability.
  • 3D Vegetation modeling: Many processes in environmental biophysics are non-linear in nature, and thus require simulation of a distribution of forcing conditions to accurately predict ecosystem responses.  We are working on developing new models of ecosystem form and function that overcome the computational difficulties of many current 3D vegetating modeling schemes.
Other Information: 

Graduate Support 2015 - The EcoHydro Engineering Group is recruiting graduate students interested in research topics focused on issues at the intersection of hydrology and ecology.  Support is available for highly motivated PhD and masters students with strong backgrounds that span engineering, geosciences, ecology, computer science, mathematics, or similar fields.  Interested candidates should apply through the BEE department or through water resource engineering program at OSU.  Please contact Dr. Good with any questions.