Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The 2023 Fall Seminar Series will feature Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Alabama, who will give a talk titled ‘Climate and irrigation effects on resilience of forests and crop cover‘ on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building located at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.
Dr. Kumar is hosted by Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Assistant Professor of Earth System Modeling and Observation in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. Dr. Kumar will discuss water deficit in soil and the atmosphere’s effects on forest and crop productivity and, subsequently, their resilience. This talk will discuss attempts towards an improved understanding and prediction of the resilience of forests and crop cover in response to hydroclimatic stress.
Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an Associate Professor of Hydrology at the University of Alabama. He studies ways to assess risks to plants and people from hydroclimatic extremes. He is co-developer of several open-source frameworks for (eco-)hydrologic predictions, including PIHM, FoRM, BPT, SPAC, and DEWS, many of which are being widely used in academia and government. With more than $4.5M in funded research, 60+ papers, and 30+ invited talks, he holds prestigious awards, including NSF CAREER, UCOWR Ph.D. Dissertation honors, and Alabama Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow. Mukesh earned his B.Tech. from IIT Kanpur and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Duke University.
Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Advanced registration is not required. Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and CFEs are available upon request. Parking is available on the third and fourth floors in the South Quad Parking Deck across from the CFWE Building on Duncan Drive. To receive announcements about future seminars, download the 2023 Fall Seminar Calendar or request to join our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org.