Project Number: 6060-13000-023-43
Start Date: Sep 01, 2013
End Date: Aug 31, 2018
Simplified mathematical models will be developed of idealized scenarios of water movement in the surface/near-surface region to understand the fundamental processes controlling agricultural landscapes including erosion, vegetation dynamics, and the impact of vegetation on landscape stability under variable hydrologic forcing. This research will likely employ the mathematical tools of coupled dynamical systems, stochastic processes, and extreme value theory in order to understand complex interactions in a heterogeneous environment.