Meredith Steele's paper on convergent surface water distributions in US cities is now available online (and open accesss) at Ecosystems. In this paper, meredith showed that the abundance and distribution of surface water (hydrography) is largely a function of land use, and relatively insensitive to climatic and geologic controls, within the boundaries of 100 US cities. In essence, we add lakes, ponds, and canals to dry places, and remove them from wet places; the end result is that cities have very similar hydrography whether they are situated in a desert, a subtropical wetland, or a temperate forest. Check it out!
This is the homepage of the Heffernan Lab at Duke University. Here you can find all sorts of information about our research, teaching, and outreach. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Heffernan.
Dr. Jim Heffernan
I am an Assistant Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. My research is focused on the causes and consequences of major changes in ecosystem structure, mostly in streams and wetlands.
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