Faculty - Christina (Naomi) Tague

Christina (Naomi) TagueChristina (Naomi) Tague, Professor – Hydrology
PhD, Geography; MS, Geography, University of Toronto (Canada); BEng, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Christina Tague's research is focused on the interactions between hydrology and ecosystem processes and, specifically, how eco-hydrologic systems are altered by changes in land use and climate. Much of her work involves developing and using spatial simulation models to integrate data from multiple field-based monitoring studies in order to generalize results to larger watersheds. Reflecting that emphasis, she is one of the principal developers of the Regional Hydro-Ecologic Simulation System (RHESSys), an integrated model of spatially distributed carbon, water, and nitrogen cycling. RHESSys is designed to provide science-based information about spatial patterns of ecosystem health and vulnerability in terms of water quantity and quality. Professor Tague is currently modeling the impacts of climate change on stream-flow patterns in the western United States and examining how urbanization alters drainage patterns and associated biogeochemical cycling in watersheds in Baltimore, Maryland, and Southern California.

Contact Information:

Office: Bren Hall 4516

Phone: 805-893-8579
Fax: 805-893-7612


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Bren Courses Taught




Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation


PhD Seminar: Process Hydrology


MESM/PhD Seminar: Design and Evaluation of Science-Based Research for
Environmental Problem-Solving

595 PhD Seminar: Economic Optimization of Water Resources

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