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New paper in Ecohydrology by graduate student Pedro Leite talks about recovery of soil hydraulic properties in Caatinga (Brazil)

Our most recent paper talks about soil infiltration and erosion in Caatinga – a dry tropical forest biome situated in North East Brazil. Results from rainfall simulations over forests of different ages were compared for infiltration and erosion. In addition, beerkan methods was used to estimate infiltration curves and hydraulic conductivity for different ages and vegetation cover. Ksat determined from lab and beerkan methods were found to be consistently increasing with time since it was left for recovery or regrowth of forest. Field work for this study was… Read More →

Brad Wilcox awarded Sid Kyle Endowed Professor

Earlier this March, Dr. Brad Wilcox was awarded the Sid Kyle Endowed Professor in Arid and Semi-Arid ecohydrology.  On the same occasion, Dr. Boutton was also awarded the Sid Kyle Endowed Chair in Arid and Semi-arid ecohydrology for Biogeochemistry. This award will bring funds which will provide more impetus to Dr. Wilcox’s lab’s effort in understanding the ecohydrology of savannas in Texas, Oklahoma, Mexico and North-Eastern Brazil. With new funds available, the lab will be looking to support undergraduate research work at the range area – a research… Read More →

Streamflows do not increase by killing Salt Cedar: Study on Pecos River

A new study published in Water Resources Research has found out that killing or removal of Salt Cedar,a species introduced in U.S. in early 1800s, from riparian regions do not increase stream flows. This is a groundbreaking result as it challenges the existing assumption that Salt Cedar reduce stream flows because of increased transpiration rates. Dr. Alyson McDonald, who is the lead author on the study, is a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist at Fort Stockton and is also a former Phd student of Dr. Wilcox. The team… Read More →

Brad Wilcox receives 2015 Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award for Research

The Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Awards are the highest awards in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (C.O.A.L.S) awarded to faculty, staff and students. Dr. Bradford Wilcox was presented with this award last week on September 16th, 2015 at C.O.A.L.S. awards ceremony by Mark Hussey who is the Vice Chancellor and Dean for C.O.A.L.S.