The Moore Ecohydrology Lab
Georgianne Moore, PI
The Moore Lab seeks to understand how ecosystem management relates to the water cycle – by changing vegetation type, amount, and structure. Distinctly interdisciplinary, our research in the field of ecohydrology is driven by science questions, spans many types of ecosystems, and utilizes a variety of measurement tools. An overarching theme of the Moore Lab looking into the future is to narrow the knowledge gap between ecohydrology and climate research. Efforts currently underway are threefold: (1) DOE-funded work in Costa Rica relates to climate modeling in the wet tropics, (2) the new Texas Water Observatory is for capacity building for hydrology research in the Brazos Valley and throughout Texas, and (3) partnering with an international team of collaborators to monitor and model water fluxes and vegetation feedbacks across the entire Penas Blancas watershed in Costa Rica. Follow this link to “Meet a Scientist” for more information about Dr. Moore.
Left-to-Right: Miriam, Grace (daughter), Georgianne, Austin, Aaron, Chris, Paul, Ajinkya, Ashley
What Is Ecohydrology?
Ecohydrology is the study of how vegetation affects the water cycle, and how the water cycle affects ecosystems. Human-induced land use changes (the former) are the primary focus of my current research program.
- Tropical forests whose productivity may be impacted by wet leaf conditions
- Texas ecosystems experiencing tree mortality from drought
- Forests that have experienced stand-replacing wildfires
- Rangelands subject to enroachment by woody plants
- Floodplains invaded by non-native species
Dr. Georgianne Moore
Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management
128 HFSB lab