Theses, Dissertations, and Reports

The following is a list of master's theses (M.S.), doctoral dissertations (Ph.D.), research reports (M. Eng., M.S., Ph.D.), field reports (any degree), senior capstone project reports (B.S.), and senior honors theses (B.S.) completed by HWR students. Click on the Title of the thesis, dissertation, or report for additional information. Click on the Column Header to sort by Year, Student, Faculty Director, Manuscript Type, or Subarea.

Want a copy? The department no longer maintains a bound copy of manuscripts. (Note: Undergraduate reports or theses are not available for reprinting.) All graduate-level thesis and dissertation manuscripts are digitally archived with the UA library and UMI ProQuest, Inc. To obtain a copy of any thesis or dissertation manuscript, UA Affiliates should follow this link: Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations at the UA Library and ProQuest, Inc. For those living outside the Tucson, Arizona area, follow this link: Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.

Yearsort icon Title of Thesis, Dissertation, or Report Student Director Type Subarea
2013 (pending) Improving seasonal predictions of climate variability and water availability at the catchment scale Switanek, Matthew Blaise Peter A. Troch Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2013 Modeling the gravity response of infiltration from a basin into an initially drained profile Trail, Daniel Martin P.A. Ty Ferre Senior Capstone Project Subsurface Hydrology
2013 Coupled hydrologic and biogeochemical response to insect-induced forest disturbance Biederman, Joel Paul D. Brooks Doctoral Dissertation Environmental Hydrology
2013 Improving distributed hydrologic modeling and global land cover data Broxton, Patrick D. Peter A. Troch Doctoral Dissertation Hydrometeorology
2013 Modern and ancient debris flows in Arizona Youberg, Ann Victor R. Baker Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2012 Assessing impacts of climate change in a semi-arid watershed using statistically downscaled IPCC climate output Rajagopal, Seshadri Hoshin V. Gupta Doctoral Dissertation Hydrometeorology
2012 Soil moisture controls on spatial and temporal patterns of carbon dioxide fluxes in drylands Neal, Andrew L. Paul D. Brooks Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2012 Determining fate and transport parameters for nitroglycerine (NG), 2,4-dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT), 2, 6-dinitrotoluene (2,6-DNT) and nitroguanidine (NQ) in soils Gosch, Damian Leigh P.A. Ty Ferre Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2012 Quantifying the role of hydrologic variability in soil carbon flux Stielstra, Clare M. Paul D. Brooks Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2012 Solar desalination in the southwest United States: a thermoeconomic analysis utilizing the sun to desalt water in high irradiance regions Stroud, Matthew B. Michael D. Bradley Master's Thesis Water Resources Systems
2012 Hydrogeochemical controls on microbial coalbed methane accumulations in the Williston basin, North Dakota Pantano, Christopher Jennifer C. McIntosh Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2012 Stochastic analysis of pumping tests in unconfined aquifers Mao, Deqiang Tian-Chyi Yeh Doctoral Dissertation Subsurface Hydrology
2012 The effects of increased fertilization use on nitrate pollution in the Mississippi watershed Casavant, Elizabeth L. Martha P.L. Whitaker Senior Honors Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2012 Examining the relationship between hydroclimatological variables and high flow events Fliehman, Ryan Mark Francina Dominguez Master's Thesis Hydrometeorology
2012 Evapotranspiration partitioning using stable water isotopes in a semi-arid evergreen forest Meuth, Jacob Francina Dominguez Master's Thesis Hydrometeorology
2012 Catchment similarity of hydrologic partitioning along climate gradients Carrillo-Soto, Gustavo A. Peter A. Troch Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2012 (pending) Solute inputs to soil and stream waters in a seasonally snow-covered mountain catchment determined using Ge/Si, 87Sr/86Sr and major ion chemistry: Valles Caldera, New Mexico Porter, Courtney Jennifer C. McIntosh Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2012 Variable water transit time: Methodology, controlling factors, and application as a catchment classification tool Heidbuechel, Ingo Peter A. Troch Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2011 Modeling the impact of climate change and groundwater pumping scenarios on the upper San Pedro river in Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico Neff, Kirstin Thomas Meixner Master's Thesis Surface Hydrology
2011 Subsurface contaminant transport modeling in the upper Santa Cruz basin McAndrew, Rose Mark L. Brusseau Master's Thesis Subsurface Hydrology
2011 Improved modeling of lake-groundwater interactions for integrated surface water groundwater management: a hierarchical modeling approach Kikuchi, Colin P. P.A. Ty Ferre Master's Thesis Subsurface Hydrology
2011 Defining the roles of flood processes on near-channel groundwater and post-event streamflow across multiple scales Simpson, Scott Carlyle Thomas Meixner Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2011 Patterns and controls of urban runoff quantity and quality of semi-arid catchments Gallo, Erika L. Paul D. Brooks Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2011 Hydrogeologic controls, initiation, and in-situ rates of microbial methanogenesis in organic-rich reservoirs: Illinois basin, USA Schlegel, Melissa Jennifer C. McIntosh Doctoral Dissertation Environmental Hydrology
2011 The relationship between multidecadal climate variability and Colorado river water Lambeth Beagles, Rachel Peter A. Troch Master's Thesis Surface Hydrology
2011 Aqueous phase tracers of chemical weathering in a semi-arid mountain critical zone Jardine, Angela Peter A. Troch Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2011 Land surface processes in natural and artificial tropical ecosystems Rosolem, Rafael W.J. Shuttleworth Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2011 Pumping test inference of saturated/unsaturated aquifer properties Mishra, Phoolendra Kumar Shlomo P. Neuman Doctoral Dissertation Subsurface Hydrology
2011 An ecohydrological approach toward understanding water budget variability: what can vegetation tell us? Somor, Andrew J. Peter A. Troch Master's Thesis Surface Hydrology
2011 Assimilation of snow cover area information into land surface models to improve streamflow forecasting in two southwest rivers Lopez Burgos, Viviana Hoshin V. Gupta Master's Thesis Surface Hydrology
2011 Comparison and analysis of 2009 NASS cropland data layer to 2009 field verified crop data throughout southern Arizona Cobean, Dylan Martha P.L. Whitaker Senior Capstone Project Environmental Hydrology
2011 Effect organic and particle loads have on the modified fouling index for ultrafiltration membranes (MFI-UF) Calvillo, Jose Unknown Senior Capstone Project Environmental Hydrology
2011 Estimating bank storage and evapotranspiration using soil physical and hydrological techniques in a gaining reach of the San Pedro river, Arizona Gaas, Michael Unknown Senior Capstone Project Environmental Hydrology
2011 Effect of stock ponds on ephemeral stream groundwater recharge in the Sierra Vista subwatershed Bernard, David Unknown Senior Capstone Project Environmental Hydrology
2011 Estimating crop water requirements in Arizona and New Mexico Barnes, Frank G. W.J. Shuttleworth Master's Thesis Surface Hydrology
2011 Incorporating flood recharge into a seasonal groundwater model Mallakpour, Iman E. Thomas Meixner Master's Thesis Subsurface Hydrology
2011 Lab scale hydraulic parameter estimation Hartz, Andrew Tian-Chyi Yeh Master's Thesis Subsurface Hydrology
2011 Combined impact of spatial scale, land use, and climate on streamflow and water quality: A worldwide analysis Al-Lafta, Hadi Thomas Meixner Master's Thesis Environmental Hydrology
2011 River hydrodynamic and sediment modeling, restoration, and uncertainty Posner, Ari J. Guohong Jennifer Duan Doctoral Dissertation Surface Hydrology
2011 Multi-model Bayesian analysis of data worth and optimization of sampling scheme design Xue, Liang Shlomo P. Neuman Doctoral Dissertation Subsurface Hydrology