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Steven T. Brantley
Ecohydrology

Dr. Brantley is broadly interested in the effects of land management on water yield and balancing water yield with other ecosystem services. His previous research has given him a wide range of experiences in quantifying the effects of land cover change on fluxes of water, carbon, nitrogen, and sediments. His current research in the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem focuses on three primary areas: 1) interactions between prescribed fire and provision of ecosystem services 2) the effects of prescribed fire on tree stress and overall forest health, and 3) the potential role of longleaf pine restoration and prescribed fire in improving water yield. Dr. Brantley’s outreach activities center around raising awareness of links between land management, evapotranspiration, and watershed function.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Integrative Life Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2009
  • M.S. in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, August 2005
  • B.S. in Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, August 2003

Professional Experience

  • 2020-Present: Associate Scientist, The Jones Center at Ichauway
  • 2014-2020: Assistant Scientist, The Jones Center at Ichauway
  • 2010-2014: Post-doctoral Research Associate, Coweeta Hydrologic Lab, Otto, North Carolina
  • 2011- 2013: Adjunct Professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University
  • 2009–2010: Lab Manager, Coastal Plant Ecology Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2004–2009: Research Assistant, Coastal Plant Ecology Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2003- 2007: Lab Instructor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
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