Tara Seely

Tara Seely

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B.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

M.S. Hydrologic Sciences
University of California, Davis

I am broadly interested in ecohydrology, or the cycling of water in the biosphere. Within forest ecosystems, I am interested in plant-water relations, how trees manage water stress, invasive species, and evapotranspiration. My dissertation examines how different forest disturbances impact forest hydrology. Currently, I am looking at this issue in mesic and wet forests on Hawai‘i Island.

In addition to research, I am interested in making scientific knowledge accessible to general audiences and using science to improve environmental policy and management.