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Engineering Faculty Profile

Frances O'Donnell

Frances O'Donnell

Assistant Professor (Hydraulics/Hydrology)

Civil Engineering

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
B.A. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Research Interests:
Relationships between vegetation and the water cycle
Soil moisture and evapotranspiration
Sustainability of water resources, particularly in water-scarce environments
Hydrologic processes in ecosystems with sporadic precipitation and heterogeneous vegetation