Primary focus on improving the selection of measurements to support hydrologic decision-making which involves the development of methods that use decision science to formulate hydrologic models and then use those hydrologic models to select and interpret measurements. research and teaching interests bridge measurement and analysis in hydrology. He and his students address the following general questions: How can we identify the most important measurements to collect? How can we extract the most information from our measurements? What do instruments really measure? Dr. Ferré is particularly interested in these questions as they relate to water flow in the vadose zone.
Specifics: Particularly interested in coupling relatively simple physical models, instrument response models, and advanced inverse methods to support decision making. Much work focuses on the incorporation of geophysical data into hydrologic analysis within this framework.
Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, Soil Science Society of America
HWRS 505 Vadose Zone Hydrology (Fall) HWRS 513A Field Hydrology (Spring, Co-Instructor with Meixner) HWRS 518 Fundamentals of Subsurface Hydrology (Fall, Alternating Instructor with Neuman) SWES 625 Physical Characterization in Monitoring of the Critical Zone (Spring, Co-Instructor with Schapp and Tuller)
Professor, HWR; Joint Professor, Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences