I’m a Phd candidate studying how annual and seasonal transpiration varies among tree species and forest types in the southeastern US. My research encompasses very large scales, using long-term United States Geological Survey stream flow data to examine transpiration differences among large forested watersheds, and small scales, examining plot scale water balance to assess differences in water use among biomass tree species commonly grown in the southeastern US.


  • Hydrology
  • Geomorphology
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Data driven decision making
  • GIS Applications


  • PhD student in Forestry and Natural Resources, [spring 2020]

    University of Georgia

  • M.S. Geography, 2013

    University of Georgia

  • BS Geography, 2010

    Radford University


My research focus is on quantifying water use and water source partitioning of forest stands from watershed to plot scales. I use a combination of methodos including isotopic tracers, water flux estimates from USGS stream gauges, and field data from sap flow, soil moisture and water level logger sensor networks.

Affiliated Labs:


  • 180 East Green St., Athens, GA, 30602, United States