In a recent Easternblot post by Eva, she played around with Google nGrams. I though it would be fun to use the same tool to look at the use of some of my favourite science terms: ecohydrology and hydroecology.
People who spend a lot of time around streams and rivers – fishing, kayaking, canoeing, or just being – know how to ‘read’ these watercourses, whether it’s to find the best fishing holes or to pick the best line to run a set of rapids. Even just to find the perfect spot where the rush of water drowns out the noise of the world around you. I’ve spent a lot of time in the mountains, studying and observing stream systems and understanding how they interact with the landscape and biota. In this post we’ll look at the differences – and similarities – between two stream systems, and the clues we observe that help us define these differences.
Of course I would pick snow as the ‘s’ word. Snow has been part of my vocabulary since I learned to talk. Growing up in … Read more
Saturday started off fairly sunny and not too windy, a good day for the long drive west to the mountains. By the time we got … Read more
For the letter H, I posted about the hydrograph – a deceptively simple plot that represents the complex integration of the many processes that occur … Read more
The hydrograph is a time series plot of water flow in a river, and is to hydrology what a symphony is to classical music. It … Read more
In my research I use the word 'post-disturbance' a lot. 'Post-disturbance hydrology', or 'post-disturbance snow accumulation and melt', or 'post-disturbance forest structure'. It's one of … Read more
When I hear the word ‘beetle’ I automatically think of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae): Much of my research in the past 6 years has … Read more
I've just joined the Blogging from AtoZ Challenge, with which I hope to kickstart some fresh new blogging ideas for the next month. The catch … Read more
In a Science paper published in 2009, van Mantgem et al. discussed widespread tree mortality in the US, and linked it to both drought stress … Read more