Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Wetland Dynamics

Sea level rise (SLR) is a well-documented aspect of anthropogenic climate change which is primary due to the thermal expansion of seawater and melting of ice caps and glaciers. Climate change is expected to exacerbate sea-level rise within the next century, much larger than the observations since the beginning of the recordings. Wetlands are ecosystems characterized by either permanent or seasonal flooding. They provide a number of important functions including coastal protection, improvement in water quality and carbon sequestration. SLR has been shown to move coastlines, including wetlands. [Click here for more information]

Foam Flow in Porous Media: From Fundamentals to Applications

 In subsurface environment, hydrocarbons are commonly released due to widespread use, improper disposal, accidental spills and through leakage of underground storage tanks. This can serve as a long-term source of contamination of soil and groundwater, which poses significant challenges to the human health, agriculture, and water quality. Foam injection in porous media proved to be a promising approach to mobilize the trapped oil due to its unique physicochemical properties. Foam is a dispersed gaseous phase within a continuous aqueous phase comprised mainly of thin liquid films [Click here for more infomation]

Ecohydrology and Sustainable Terrestrial Ecosystems

Preserving terrestrial ecosystems requires targeted efforts to promote sustainable land-use management for both agricultural and industrial purposes. To do so, it is a necessity to develop realistic proposals for improving water use efficiency especially in arid and semi-arid regions where increasing demand for water is a complex challenge with all the associated socio-economic implications. Realizing this urgency, we are interested in developing novel tools for sustainable land-use, water and ecosystem management at different scale. [Click here for more information]