D. Scott Mackay

Department of Geography
State University of New York
105 Wilkeson Quadrangle
Buffalo, NY 14261 USA

Phone: +1-716-645-0477
Fax: +1-716-645-2329

dsmackay at buffalo dot edu

Curriculum vitae

Water Resources Research
American Geophysical Union


coHydrology @ UB
Ecohydrology Group
in the Department of Geography

We study the structure and evolutionary dynamics of ecosystems at leaf to watershed scales, the integrative role of plant hydraulics and hydrology on water, carbon, and nutrient cycling, and the behavior of organisms in response to climate-driven disturbances. In our research we have emphasized carbon-water relations and biotic function over spatial continua rather than discrete boundaries. We are investigating a broad range ecohydrologic responses to drought and heat stress, tree mortality and succession due to drought and insect infestation, and consequent effects on biogeochemical cycling. Our projects include the following:

<> Coupling plant hydraulics with hydrology and climate to understand forest responses to drought

<> Genome-phenome integration within plant physiological models to understand plant growth responses to soil microbial communities, drought, and nutrition

<> Developing models of coupled carbon metabolim and hydraulics to understand and predict canopy and root dynamics at regional scales

<> Community hydrologic and earth systems modeling

Research and Education Links
Graduate Program in Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)

Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE)

Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (CUAHSI)

Chequamegon Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study (ChEAS)

Susquehanna Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory (SSHCZO)

North American Carbon Program (NACP)

Web of Science ID

ResearchGate Profile

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Last Update: June 12, 2015