PROF. BELIZE LANE
I am a watershed hydrologist with the aim of understanding rivers, their biota, and humans as an integrated system to support more efficient allocation of scarce freshwater resources under increasing stressors. My lab's research explores the relationship between landscape and channel context and hydrologic behavior across multiple scales and disturbances (e.g. dams, wildfires, climate change).
Our approach spans the interface of data science and physical process thinking to build a scalable framework of hydrologic knowledge. We perform applied, interdisciplinary investigations using a combination of field measurement, statistical and numerical modeling. I also lead several efforts to integrate emerging research and develop dynamic web-based tools to guide coordinated, stakeholder-engaged regional environmental water management in the western U.S.