PhD Research - Julia Glenday

BS, Environmental Science, Brown University

Julia Glenday's dissertation research is on the hydrologic impacts of river channel incision (deepening to to erosion) and restoration activities in the semi-arid Baviaanskloof watershed in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The Baviaanskloof is an agricultural watershed that feeds a major regional water supply reservoir.The landscape has been modified through intensive agriculture and extreme weather events, resulting in deepening river channels on alluvial fans and floodplains and draining of floodplain wetlands. Julia is monitoring and modelling changes in streamflow and floodplain groundwater levels caused by channel incision as well as potential impacts of channel restoration work by the South African government program Working for Wetlands. Using integrated hyrologic-hydraulic modeling, the study will explore the importance of surface-groundwater connectivity in predicting restoration outcomes.

Year Admitted: 2008
Research Areas:
hydrologic modeling, river restoration, watershed management
Faculty Advisor: Arturo Keller


Publications

Van Luijk, G., Cowling, R.M., Riksen, M., & Glenday, J. (2013)  Hydrologic implications of degradation of South African semi-arid subtropical thicket. Journal of Arid Environments. 91: 14-21

Glenday, J. (2008) Carbon storage and emissions offset potential in an African Dry Forest, the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Kenya. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 142 (1-3): 85-95

Glenday, J. (2008) Carbon storage and emissions offset potential in an African Riverine Forest, the Lower Tana River Forests, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History. 97 (2): 207-223

Glenday, J. (2006) Carbon storage and emissions offset potential in an East African tropical rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management. 235: 72-83

For more info on the PRESENCE Learning Network and its facilitating NGO, LivingLands, please see: http://www.livinglandscapes.co.za/
http://www.earthcollective.net/livinglands/


Fellowships

University of California Chancellor's Fellowship