OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

About

Researching the connections between ecohydrological processes and human interactions in an ever-changing climate.

  • We investigate land use effects on ecological and hydrological processes and interactions.

  • We study surface water and groundwater relationships in watersheds and riparian areas. 

  • We use a systems approach to enhance base knowledge regarding watershed-riparian function.

  • We collaborate with multiple stakeholders including producers, state and federal agency personnel, and researchers from various institutions.

 

 

 

Dr. Carlos Ochoa is a faculty member in:

Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences 

Water Resources Graduate Program

Environmental Sciences Graduate Program

 

 

 

News

During the last two weeks of November 2018, Nicole Durfee, a Ph.D. student in our Ecohydrology team, will be leading a series of presentations based on her doctoral work on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at OSU. During her various presentations, she will speak to various groups in the Falkland Islands, in South America, on the use of UAVs on agricultural, rangeland, and forestry applications. Several workshops will be held over this time to provide participants with “hands-on” experience with UAV operation, mapping, and basic image processing. Nicole's participation in this event is possible through a partnership with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute’s Coastal Habitat Mapping project, through the Shackleton Scholarship Fund.
Riparian physical function and grazing management techniques were some of the topics discussed during a Riparian Grazing Management Workshop supported by the National Riparian Service Team (NRST) and organized by the Klamath Watershed Partnership in Oregon. Dr. Carlos Ochoa participated as one of the instructors along with Sandy Wyman, MIke Borman, and David Bradford from the NRST.
Ongoing research regarding the long-term paired watershed study in central Oregon was discussed during the OSU Range Field Day that focused on the ecology and hydrology of western juniper ecosystems. Morning presentations by OSU researchers Carlos Ochoa, Phil Caruso, Tim Deboodt, and Michael Fisher (COCC) were followed by a guided tour to the study site.
Dr. Carlos Ochoa talked to Mexican ranchers about watershed and riparian management techniques to improve environmental health in arid and semiarid ecosystems.