Dr. Daniel Cadol

Daniel Cadol, PhD

Associate Professor

Earth and Environmental Science


Research Interests: Ecohydrology, Ecohydraulics, Sediment Transport, Wildfire Hydrology

Courses Taught: Hydrologic Theory and Field Methods (ERTH 440); Watershed Dynamics and Ecohydrology (HYD 513); Earth Surface Processes (ERTH 202); Intro to Remote Sensing (HYD 534); Water Resources Management (HYD 541); Hillslope Processes (HYD 542)

I am a hydrologist with research interests at the intersection between ecosystems and the hydrological cycle. This includes the study of the hydraulic effects of vegetation in flow, sedimentation and scour around vegetation, controls on the rate and temporal distribution of water extraction and use by plants by means of evapotranspiration, and the transport and fate of vegetative material such as large woody debris and post-fire debris within the fluvial network. It is easy to observe that the distribution of vegetation is largely controlled by the distribution and flow of water; plants need water to live. Less obvious, but equally fascinating, are the ways that vegetation turns around and alters the distribution and flow of water. The resultant feedback mechanisms between the two, as vegetation alters its environment and either limits or promotes its own opportunities for expansion, can lead to the emergence of complex, and sometimes counterintuitive, behaviors and landforms.

My research group is always looking for motivated, capable students who enjoy both intense fieldwork and advanced numerical analysis. Please contact me at the email address above if you are interesting in joining the NMT Hydrology Program.