Forest and Rangeland Watershed Processes, Soil erosion processes and prediction, Applications of the Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model to forests and rangelands, Impacts of forest management activities on runoff, erosion and sediment delivery; Improving the Interagency Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) Model to better predict forest hydrologic processes; Develop predictive tools to support research in and management of forest and rangeland watersheds. Linking Fire Spread and Erosion Models.
For more information, please see:
Elliot, William J.; Miller, Mary Ellen; Enstice, Nic. 2016. Targeting forest management through fire and erosion modeling. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 876-887.
Miller, M. E.; Elliot, W. J.; Billmire, M.; Robichaud, P. R.; Endsley, K. A. 2016. Rapid-response tools and datasets for post-fire remediation: Linking remote sensing and process-based hydrological models. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25: 1061-1073.
Robichaud, Peter R.; Elliot, William J.; Lewis, Sarah A.; Miller, Mary Ellen. 2016. Validation of a probabilistic post-fire erosion model. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25(3): 337-350.
Srivastava, A.; Dobre, M.; Wu, J. Q.; Elliot, W. J.; Bruner, E. A.; Dun, S.; Brooks, E. S.; Miller, I. S. 2013. Modifying WEPP to improve streamflow simulation in a Pacific Northwest watershed. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2): 603-611.
Elliot, W. J. 2013. Erosion processes and prediction with WEPP technology in forests in the Northwestern U.S. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2): 563-579.
Elliot, William J. 2010. Effects of forest biomass use on watershed processes in the western United States. Western Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(1)12-17.
Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa. Eds. 2010. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 299 p.
Making complex watershed tools useful to watershed managers.
Vegetable and crop storage, soil erodibility properties.
Water is essential for human livelihood, industrial productivity aquatic ecosystems and plant growth. The greatest pollutant of surface water is sediment. As we better understand watershed processes and sources and fates of sediment, we will better be able to provide abundant clean water for people in the U.S. and throughout the world.