Dr. Helen E. Dahlke

Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Science

Research interests: surface water – groundwater interaction, vadose zone hydrology and transport processes, water resources management, stochastic and isotope hydrology, and applications of DNA nanotechnology in hydrology

Ph.D. Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2011
B.S./M.S. Geography, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany, 2004

Cristina Prieto García

Lab manager, Assistant Specialist

Research interests: Hydrogeochemistry, soil & water sample analysis, sampling & laboratory testing, database analysis & interpretation, groundwater modeling

M.S. Environmental Geology & Geological Resources, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2011
B.S. Environmental Science, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, 2008

Dr. Tibebe Tigabu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: Data processing and analysis, Catchment scale hydrologic modeling, Groundwater-surface water interaction, Open channel flow analysis, Climate and land use change impact investigations

Ph.D. Hydrology and water resources management, Kiel University, Germany, 2020
M.S. Hydrology and Water resources Management, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia, 2008
B.S. Geology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2004

Dr. Fereshteh Kordrostami

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: I like to combine my knowledge of ecology with the acquired skills in hydrological modeling, programming, and data analysis to pursue my research interests in understanding and modeling hydrological processes, and their interactions with vegetation dynamics and global change (e.g., land use/climate change).

Ph.D. Forest Ecology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2020
M.S. Silviculture and Forest Ecology, University of Tehran, Karaj-Iran, 2013
B.S. Forestry, Mazandaran University, Sari-Iran, 2020

Dr. Tiantian Zhou

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research interests: agriculture hydrology, stable isotopes applications, numerical modeling of subsurface hydrology, global sensitivity analysis and parameter estimation

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, University of California-Riverside, USA, 2022
M.S. Physical Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2018
B.E. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, China, 2015

Andrew Calderwood

Ph.D. candidate, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: surface-water groundwater interactions to aid regional and local water resources management, numerical groundwater-surface water modeling, surface water quality and hydraulics modeling

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis, USA, 2019

Yara Pasner

Ph.D. candidate, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: groundwater management and water policy, application of regional groundwater flow models to assess how managed aquifer recharge and agricultural land use policies, environmental justice

M.S. Hydrologic Sciences, University of California Davis, USA, 2021
B.S. Mathematics, University of California Davis, USA, 2017

Wenyi Cui

Ph.D. candidate, Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research interests: nitrogen cycling in the vadose zone, agricultural managed aquifer recharge, numerical modeling of biogeochemical and hydrologic processes with HYDRUS and DSSAT

B.S. Environment & Sustainability, Cornell University, USA, 2020
B.S. Environmental Engineering, China Agricultural University, China, 2020

Kira Waldman

Ph.D. student, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: My previous research analyzed volcaniclastic sediments as a potential source of arsenic in the drinking water supply in Costa Rica, and the biodegradation of an oil spill in Minnesota. Currently, my research focuses on the threat of geogenic contaminants under managed aquifer recharge.

B.S. Geology and Education Studies, Middlebury College, USA, 2020

Kirsten Ondris

Ph.D. student, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: Integrated water resources planning, vadose zone transport processes, stochastic hydrology.

B.E. Civil Engineering, The Cooper Union, USA, 2019

Shulamit Shroder

M.S. student, Soils and Biogeochemistry

Research interests: estimating the effects of combining cover crops with agricultural managed aquifer recharge to reduce nitrate loading to groundwater. Before coming to UC Davis, she helped Central Valley growers implement conservation agriculture practices.

B.S. Spanish and Environmental Science & Policy, University of Maryland, USA, 2016

Christopher Dory

M.S. student, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: Use of agricultural managed aquifer recharge as potential water quality remediation strategy for domestic wells in disadvantaged communities.

B.A. Earth Sciences & Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz, USA, 2019

Karina Redding

M.S. student, Hydrologic Sciences

Research interests: Groundwater Policy and Management, Managed/Enhanced Aquifer Recharge (MAR/EAR), project feasibility under SGMA, MAR site suitability, policy barriers to implementing MAR projects.

B.A. Geology, Minor Energy and Resource Studies, University of California Berkeley, USA, 2017


Elad Levintal

Yonatan Ganot

Maribeth Kniffin

Zhu Liu

Ahmed Ali

Giuseppe Brunetti

Coy McNew

Chaozi Wang

Nisha Marwaha

Nick Murphy

Assistant Professor, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Assistant Professor, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Hydrogeologist, Founder RiverBytes, LLC

Postdoctoral Researcher at Hohai University, China

Engineer, California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, USA

Assistant Professor, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Senior Data Scientist, Bridgestone Americas, Nashville, TN, USA

Associate Professor, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China

Science and Innovation Manager, FUTUREFISH

Groundwater Scientist, The Nature Conservancy