Welcome to the Grantham Lab!

We study water and the environment. Much of our work focuses on understanding environmental water needs and identifying strategies for incorporating ecological principles in water management. Both of these areas continue to be active research themes, with a growing emphasis on how to manage freshwater systems in a rapidly changing climate. An overarching goal is to improve our ability to predict the effects of climate change and management actions on freshwater ecosystems, and the socio-economic and ecological benefits they provide.

Through applied, cross-disciplinary investigations that employ hydrological and hydraulic modeling, empirical field studies, geospatial analysis, and ecological statistics, research in our group aims to inform sustainable, cost-effective policies for managing water. Core research and extension interests include:

  • climate change risk assessment and adaptation
  • stream ecohydrology
  • environmental flow assessment and implementation
  • cannabis and the environment