Students

Pradeep Adhikari is a Hydrologist and PhD student in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at OU. He has a M.S. in Environmental Science (OU), where he studied relationships between climate change and water resources in Asia and Africa. His current research focuses on climate change, land cover change, and food security in West Africa.

 

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Ioannis Kamarinas is a Hydrologist and PhD student in the Department of Geography at Texas State University. He has a M.Sc. in Environmental Science (University of Michigan-Dearborn), where he examined the effects of climate change on water quantity in California watersheds, using hydrological models coupled with IPCC scenarios. His current research focuses on land cover/use changes in New Zealand, their impacts on river water quality, and cross-scale interactions.

Aparna Bamzai is a PhD student in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at OU.  She has a Masters in Environmental Management (Duke University), for which she examined global trends in the distribution of precipitation events using the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis II and CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation datasets.  Her current research interests lie in vegetation-climate interactions, particularly in the ability of vegetation to seasonally regulate the amount of moisture available in the free atmosphere.  Aparna also works as the Technical Coordinator for the South Central Climate Science Center.

Darrel Kingfield is a PhD student in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at OU.

 

 

 

Graham Daly is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at Texas State University. He has a M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His current research focuses on using an Ecosystem Services perspective to manage water resources at municipal levels.

 

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Kristen Newcomer is working towards her M.S. in Geography at Texas State University, with interests in applied water resources and fluvial geomorphology.  Kristen’s research examines the effects of climate, land cover change, flooding, and flow regulation on sandbar morphology along the Red River, with a focus on sustainable habitat flows for the endangered Interior Least Tern.

Laura Holtzman is a M.A student in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. She has her B.S in Meteorology & Math from the University of Miami. She is beginning to learn about trends and trend analysis and eventually using remote sensing data to search for breaks in trends and methods to best analyze them.

 

Samantha Abbott is a geoscientist and M.S. student in the Department of Geography at Texas State University. She has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin and spent three years working for an environmental consulting company in Austin, TX before returning to school.  Sam’s research explores the cross-scale interactions between land cover/land use, climate, and surface water quality in the Manawatu catchment on the North Island of New Zealand.