Laura Condon

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Complex Systems Summer School 2015

I am a hydrologist who is interested in understanding the dynamic behavior of managed watersheds. My doctoral research seeks to better understand groundwater surface water interactions in the context of regional scale water management. Studies have demonstrated connections between groundwater depth, soil moisture, land energy fluxes and large-scale weather patterns; yet few have considered the effect management has on these interactions. I hope that improved characterization of complex system dynamics will provide new avenues for increasing efficiency and mitigating risk. My work combines numerical modeling with statistical techniques to evaluate large systems using rigorous quantitative methods.