To me, ecohydrology describes water fluxes in the atmosphere-plant-soil-continuum. This general definition is inclusive of perspectives from a wide range of natural science and engineering disciplines.
What are your undergraduate and graduate degrees in?
My undergraduate degree is in chemistry, with graduate degrees in agricultural and biological engineering.
How did you arrive at working in/thinking about ecohydrology?
My early life was spent damming streams, digging holes, and growing plants in a commercial greenhouse. This led to extensive experimentation and intensive observations. Graduate school formalized my thinking about plant stress and soil moisture, through the lens of soil physics and tropical agroecosystems.
What do you see as an important emerging area of ecohydrology?
Inter-site comparison of functions that govern the water balance is critical to developing general predictive models.
Do you have a favorite ecohydrology paper?
Scale and the nature of spatial variability: Field examples having implications for hydrologic modeling Mark S Seyfried and BP Wilcox WRR 31(1), 1995. This paper introduced me to the concept of scale-dependent determinism of hillslope functional response. This perspective is very useful for me when transitioning from a pore scale to landscape-relevant scales.
What do you do for fun (apart from ecohydrology)?
I am an avid skier, cyclist, and traveler.