Publications

2020

O. Crompton, G. G. Katul, and S.E. Thompson, “Resistance formulations in shallow overland flow along a hillslope covered with patchy vegetation,” Water Resources Research, vol. 56, no. 5, p. e2020WR027194, 2020

 G. Penny, V. Srinivasan, R. Apoorva, K. Jeremiah, J. Peschel, S. Young, and S.E. Thompson, “A process-based approach to attribution of historical streamflow decline in a data-scarce and human-dominated watershed,” Hydrological Processes, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 1981–1995, 2020


J. T. Stevens, G. F. Boisrame, E. Rakhmatulina, S. E. Thompson, B. M. Collins, and S. L. Stephens, “Forest vegetation change and its impacts on soil water following 47 years of managed wildfire,” Ecosystems, pp. 1–19, 2020


B. C. McLaughlin, R. Blakey, A. P. Weitz, X. Feng, B. J. Brown, D. D. Ackerly, T. E. Dawson, and S. E. Thompson, “Weather underground: Subsurface hydrologic processes mediate tree vulnerability to extreme climatic drought,” Global change biology, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 3091–3107, 2020

T. Wang, S. J. Kelson, G. Greer, S. E. Thompson, and S. M. Carlson, “Tributary confluences are dynamic thermal refuges for a juvenile salmonid in a warming river network,” River Research and Applications, 2020


G. Claydon, S.E. Thompson, M. Shanafield, and A. Manero, “Guiding urban water management in areas that experience high seasonal groundwater: Expert panel report,” 2020


S. L. Stephens, A. L. Westerling, M. D. Hurteau, M. Z. Peery, C. A. Schultz, and S.E. Thompson, “Fire and climate change: conserving seasonally dry forests is still possible,” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 354–360, 2020


L. Weldegebriel, M. Kruskopf, S. E. Thompson, and K. Tebeje., “Detecting the short term impact of soil and water conservation practices using stage as a proxy for dischargea case-study from the Tana sub-basin, Ethiopia.,” Land Degradation & Development, pp. 1–14, 2020


E. Rakhmatulina and S. E. Thompson, “Freeze–thaw processes degrade post-fire water repellency in wet soils,” Hydrological Processes, pp. 1–13, 2020


D. Lapides, C. David, A. Sytsma, D. Dralle, and S.E. Thompson, “Analytical solutions to runoff on hillslopes with curvature: numerical and laboratory verification,” Hydrological Processes, pp. 1–20, 2020

 


2019

M. Muller and S. Thompson, “A value-based model selection approach for environmental random variables,” Water Resources Research, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 270–283, 2019

G. Greer, S. Carlson, and S. Thompson, “Evaluating definitions of salmonid thermal refugia using in situ measurements in the Eel River, Northern California,” Ecohydrology, vol. 12, no. 5, p. e2101, 2019

W. Hahm, D. Dralle, D. Rempe, A. Bryk, S. Thompson, T. Dawson, and W. Dietrich, “Low subsurface water storage capacity relative to annual rainfall decouples mediterranean plant productivity and water use from rainfall variability,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 6544–6553, 2019

X. Feng, S. E. Thompson, R. Woods, and A. Porporato, “Quantifying asynchronicity of precipitation and potential evapotranspiration in Mediterranean climates,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 46, no. 24, pp. 14692–14701, 2019


A. S. Cohn, N. Bhattarai, J. Campolo, O. Crompton, D. Dralle, J. Duncan, and S. Thompson, “Forest loss in Brazil increases maximum temperatures within 50 km,” Environmental Research Letters, vol. 14, no. 8, p. 084047, 2019

O. Crompton, A. Sytsma, and S. Thompson, “Emulation of the Saint Venant equations enables rapid and accurate predictions of infiltration and overland flow velocity on spatially heterogeneous surfaces,” Water Resources Research, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 7108–7129, 2019

R. P. Skelton, L. D. Anderegg, P. Papper, E. Reich, T. E. Dawson, M. Kling, S. E. Thompson, J. Diaz, and D. D. Ackerly,

No local adaptation in leaf or stem xylem vulnerability to embolism, but consistent vulnerability segmentation in a North American oak,” New Phytologist, vol. 223, no. 3, pp. 1296–1306, 2019

X. Feng, D. D. Ackerly, T. E. Dawson, S. Manzoni, B. McLaughlin, R. P. Skelton, G. Vico, A. P. Weitz, and S. E. Thompson, “Beyond isohydricity: The role of environmental variability in determining plant drought responses,” Plant, cell & environment, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 1104–1111, 2019

G. F. Boisrame, S. E. Thompson, C. Tague, and S. L. Stephens, “Restoring a natural fire regime alters the water balance of a Sierra Nevada catchment,” Water Resources Research, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 5751–5769, 2019

 


2018

G. Boisrame, S. Thompson, and S. Stephens, “Hydrologic responses to restored wildfire regimes revealed by soil  moisture-vegetation relationships,” Advances in Water Resources, vol. 112, pp. 124–146, 2018


D. N. Dralle, W. J. Hahm, D. M. Rempe, N. J. Karst, S. E. Thompson, and W. E. Dietrich, “Quantification of the seasonal hillslope water storage that does not drive streamflow,” Hydrological Processes, vol. 32, no. 13, pp. 1978–1992, 2018

X. Feng, D. D. Ackerly, T. E. Dawson, S. Manzoni, R. P. Skelton, G. Vico, and S. E. Thompson, “The ecohydrological context of drought and classification of plant responses,” Ecology Letters, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1723–1736, 2018

N. George, S. E. Thompson, J. Hollingsworth, S. Orloff, and S. Kaffka, “Measurement and simulation of water-use by canola and camelina under cool-season conditions in California,” Agricultural Water Management, vol. 196, pp. 15–23, 2018

C. Gerlein-Safdi, M. C. Koohafkan, M. Chung, F. E. Rockwell, S. Thompson, and K. K. Caylor, “Dew deposition suppresses transpiration and carbon uptake in leaves,” Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, vol. 259, pp. 305–316, 2018

M. Levy, A. Lopes, A. Cohn, L. Larsen, and S. Thompson, “Land use change increases streamflow across the arc of deforestation in Brazil,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 45, no. 8, pp. 3520–3530, 2018

L. J. MacVean, S. Thompson, P. Hutton, and M. Sivapalan, “Reconstructing early hydrologic change in the California Delta and its watersheds,” Water Resources Research, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 7767–7790, 2018

M. F. Muller, S. E. Thompson, and A. J. Gadgil, “Estimating the price (in) elasticity of off-grid electricity demand,” Development Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 12–22, 2018

G. Penny, V. Srinivasan, I. Dronova, S. Lele, and S. Thompson, “Spatial characterization of long-term hydrological change in the Arkavathy watershed adjacent to Bangalore, India,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 595, 2018

R. P. Skelton, T. E. Dawson, S. E. Thompson, Y. Shen, A. P. Weitz, and D. Ackerly, “Low vulnerability to xylem embolism in leaves and stems of North American oaks,” Plant physiology, vol. 177, no. 3, pp. 1066–1077, 2018


W.-J. Wang, W.-X. Huai, S. Thompson, W.-Q. Peng, and G. G. Katul, “Drag coefficient estimation using flume experiments in shallow non-uniform water flow within emergent vegetation during rainfall,” Ecological indicators, vol. 92, pp. 367–378, 2018

 


2017

G. Boisrame, S. Thompson, B. Collins, and S. Stephens, “Managed wildfire effects on forest resilience and water in the Sierra Nevada,” Ecosystems, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 717–732, 2017

G. F. Boisrame, S. E. Thompson, M. Kelly, J. Cavalli, K. M. Wilkin, and S. L. Stephens, “Vegetation change during 40 years of repeated managed wildfires in the Sierra Nevada, California,” Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 402, pp. 241–252, 2017

M. Chung, A. Dufour, R. Pluche, and S. Thompson, “How much does dry-season fog matter? Quantifying fog contributions to water balance in a coastal California watershed,” Hydrological Processes, vol. 31, no. 22, pp. 3948–3961, 2017

D. N. Dralle, N. J. Karst, K. Charalampous, A. Veenstra, and S. E. Thompson, “Event-scale power law recession analysis: quantifying methodological uncertainty,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 65–81, 2017

D. Dralle, N. Karst, M. Muller, G. Vico, and S. E. Thompson, “Stochastic modeling of interannual variation of hydrologic variables,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 44, no. 14, pp. 7285–7294, 2017

X. Feng, T. E. Dawson, D. D. Ackerly, L. S. Santiago, and S. E. Thompson, “Reconciling seasonal hydraulic risk and plant water use through probabilistic soil–plant dynamics,” Global Change Biology, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 3758–3769, 2017

N. George, L. Levers, S. Thompson, J. Hollingsworth, S. Kaffka, et al., “Modeling identifies optimal fall planting times and irrigation requirements for canola and camelina at locations across California,” California Agriculture, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 214–220, 2017

M. C. Levy, A. Cohn, A. V. Lopes, and S. E. Thompson, “Addressing rainfall data selection uncertainty using connections between rainfall and streamflow,” Scientific reports, vol. 7, no. 1, p. 219, 2017

B. C. McLaughlin, D. D. Ackerly, P. Z. Klos, J. Natali, T. E. Dawson, and S. E. Thompson, “Hydrologic refugia, plants, and climate change,” Global Change Biology, vol. 23, no. 8, pp. 2941–2961, 2017

S. Thompson, L. MacVean, and M. Sivapalan, “A stochastic water balance framework for lowland watersheds,” Water Resources Research, vol. 53, no. 11, pp. 9564–9579, 2017


G. Vico, D. Dralle, X. Feng, S. Thompson, and S. Manzoni, “How competitive is drought deciduousness in tropical forests? A combined eco-hydrological and eco-evolutionary approach,” Environmental Research Letters, vol. 12, no. 6, p. 065006, 2017


S. Young, J. Peschel, G. Penny, S. Thompson, and V. Srinivasan, “Robot-assisted measurement for hydrologic understanding in data sparse regions,” Water, vol. 9, no. 7, p. 494, 2017

 


2016

D. N. Dralle, N. J. Karst, and S. E. Thompson, “Dry season streamflow persistence in seasonal climates,” Water Resources Research, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 90–107, 2016


D. N. Dralle and S. E. Thompson, “A minimal probabilistic model for soil moisture in seasonally dry climates,” Water Resources Research, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 1507–1517, 2016

N. Karst, D. Dralle, and S. Thompson, “Spiral and rotor patterns produced by fairy ring fungi,” PloS one, vol. 11, no. 3, p. e0149254, 2016


M. F. Muller, S. E. Thompson, and M. N. Kelly, “Bridging the information gap: A webGIS tool for rural electrification in data scarce regions,” Applied Energy, vol. 171, pp. 277–286, 2016

M. Muller and S. Thompson, “Comparing statistical and process-based flow duration curve models in engaged basins and changing rain regimes,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 669–683, 2016

K. Van Meter, S. Thompson, and N. Basu, “Human impacts on stream hydrology and water quality,” in Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment, pp. 441–490, Academic Press, 2016

 


2015

S. Assouline, S. Thompson, L. Chen, T. Svoray, S. Sela, and G. Katul, “The dual role of soil crusts in desertification,”

Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 120, no. 10, pp. 2108–2119, 2015

J. K. Carah, J. K. Howard, S. E. Thompson, A. G. Short Gianotti, S. D. Bauer, S. M. Carlson, D. N. Dralle, M. W. Gabriel, L. L. Hulette, B. J. Johnson, et al., “High time for conservation: adding the environment to the debate on marijuana liberalization,” BioScience, vol. 65, no. 8, pp. 822–829, 2015

M. Chung, C. Detweiler, M. Hamilton, J. Higgins, J.-P. Ore, and S. Thompson, “Obtaining the thermal structure of lakes from the air,” Water, vol. 7, no. 11, pp. 6467–6482, 2015

D. Dralle, N. Karst, and S. E. Thompson, “a, b careful: The challenge of scale invariance for comparative analyses in power law models of the streamflow recession,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 42, no. 21, pp. 9285–9293, 2015

D. Dralle, N. Karst, and S. Thompson, “Dry season streamflow persistence in seasonal climates,” Water Resources Research, vol. 51, p. 2, 2015

S. Manzoni, G. Vico, S. Thompson, F. Beyer, and M. Weih, “Contrasting leaf phenological strategies optimize carbon gain under droughts of different duration,” Advances in Water Resources, vol. 84, pp. 37–51, 2015

M. Muller and S. Thompson, “TopREML: a topological restricted maximum likelihood approach to regionalize trended runoff signatures in stream networks,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 2925–2942, 2015

T. Troy, M. Konar, V. Srinivasan, and S. Thompson, “Moving sociohydrology forward: a synthesis across studies,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 3667–3679, 2015

G. Vico, S. E. Thompson, S. Manzoni, A. Molini, J. D. Albertson, J. S. Almeida-Cortez, P. A. Fay, X. Feng, A. J. Guswa,

H. Liu, et al., “Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems,” Ecohydrology, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 660–681, 2015

W.-J. Wang, W.-X. Huai, S. Thompson, and G. G. Katul, “Steady nonuniform shallow flow within emergent vegetation,”

Water Resources Research, vol. 51, no. 12, pp. 10047–10064, 2015

V. Srinivasan, S. Thompson, K. Madhyastha, G. Penny, K. Jeremiah, and S. Lele, “Why is the Arkavathy River drying? A multiple-hypothesis approach in a data-scarce region,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 1905– 1917, 2015

 


2014

D. N. Dralle, G. F. Boisrame, and S. E. Thompson, “Spatially variable water table recharge and the hillslope hydrologic response: Analytical solutions to the linearized hillslope Boussinesq equation,” Water Resources Research, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 8515–8530, 2014

M. F. Muller, D. N. Dralle, and S. E. Thompson, “Analytical model for flow duration curves in seasonally dry climates,” Water Resources Research, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 5510–5531, 2014

S. E. Thompson, S. Levin, and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, “Rainfall and temperatures changes have confounding impacts on Phytophthora cinnamomi occurrence risk in the southwestern USA under climate change scenarios,” Global Change Biology, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 1299–1312, 2014

S. E. Thompson, S. Assouline, L. Chen, A. Trahktenbrot, T. Svoray, and G. G. Katul, “Secondary dispersal driven by overland flow in drylands: Review and mechanistic model development,” Movement Ecology, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 7, 2014

 


2013

A. Montanari, G. Young, H. Savenije, D. Hughes, T. Wagener, L. Ren, D. Koutsoyiannis, C. Cudennec, E. Toth, S. Grimaldi, et al., “Panta Rhei - Everything flows: Change in hydrology and society - the IAHS scientific decade 2013–2022,” Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1256–1275, 2013

M. F. Muller and S. E. Thompson, “Bias adjustment of satellite rainfall data through stochastic modeling: Methods development and application to Nepal,” Advances in Water Resources, vol. 60, pp. 121–134, 2013

G. G. Penny, K. E. Daniels, and S. E. Thompson, “Local properties of patterned vegetation: Quantifying endogenous and exogenous effects,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 371, no. 2004, p. 20120359, 2013

S. Thompson, M. Sivapalan, C. Harman, V. Srinivasan, M. Hipsey, P. Reed, A. Montanari, and G. Bloschl, “Developing predictive insight into changing water systems: use-inspired hydrologic science for the Anthropocene,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 17, no. 12, pp. 5013–5039, 2013

S. E. Thompson and G. G. Katul, “Implications of non-random seed abscission and global stilling for migration of wind-dispersed plant species,” Global Change Biology, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1720–1735, 2013

R. Weingartner, G. Bloschl, D. Hannah, D. Marks, J. Parka, C. Pearson, M. Rogger, J. Salinas, E. Sauquet, R. Srikanthan,

S. E. Thompson, and A. Viglione, “Prediction of seasonal runoff in ungauged basins,” in Predictions in Ungauged Basins, pp. 102–134, Cambridge University Press, 2013

T. McMahon, G. Laaha, J. Parajka, M. Peel, H. Savenije, M. Sivapalan, J. Szolgay, S.E. Thompson, A. Viglione, R. Woods, et al., “Prediction of annual runoff in ungauged basins,” in Predictions in Ungauged Basins, pp. 70–101, Cambridge University Press, 2013

 


2012

A. G. Konings, G. G. Katul, and S. E. Thompson, “A phenomenological model for the flow resistance over submerged vegetation,” Water Resources Research, vol. 48, no. 2, 2012


S. E. Thompson and G. G. Katul, “Hydraulic determinism as a constraint on the evolution of organisms and ecosystems,” Journal of Hydraulic Research, vol. 50, no. 6, pp. 547–557, 2012


S. Thompson, I. Ngambeki, P. A. Troch, M. Sivapalan, and D. Evangelou, “Incorporating student-centered approaches into catchment hydrology teaching: A review and synthesis,” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol. 16, no. 9, pp. 3263–3278, 2012

S. Thompson, S. Levin, and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe, “Linking plant disease risk and precipitation drivers: A dynamical systems framework,” The American Naturalist, vol. 181, no. 1, pp. E1– E16, 2012

S. E. Thompson and G. G. Katul, “Multiple mechanisms generate Lorentzian and 1/f power spectra in daily stream-flow time series,” Advances in Water Resources, vol. 37, pp. 94–103, 2012

 


2011

N. B. Basu, P. S. C. Rao, S. E. Thompson, N. V. Loukinova, S. D. Donner, S. Ye, and M. Sivapalan, “Spatiotemporal averaging of in-stream solute removal dynamics,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011


N. B. Basu, S. E. Thompson, and P. S. C. Rao, “Hydrologic and biogeochemical functioning of intensively managed catchments: A synthesis of top-down analyses,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011


K. Guan, S. Thompson, C. Harman, N. Basu, P. Rao, M. Sivapalan, A. Packman, and P. K. Kalita, “Spatiotemporal scaling of hydrological and agrochemical export dynamics in a tile-drained Midwestern watershed,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011

M. Sivapalan, S. Thompson, C. Harman, N. Basu, and P. Kumar, “Water cycle dynamics in a changing environment: Improving predictability through synthesis,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011

S. E. Thompson, C. Harman, A. Konings, M. Sivapalan, A. Neal, and P. A. Troch, “Comparative hydrology across AmeriFlux sites: The variable roles of climate, vegetation, and groundwater,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011

S. Thompson and G. Katul, “Inferring ecosystem parameters from observation of vegetation patterns,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 38, no. 20, 2011


S. E. Thompson, C. Harman, R. Schumer, J. Wilson, N. Basu, P. Brooks, S. Donner, M. Hassan, A. Packman, P. Rao, et al., “Patterns, puzzles and people: Implementing hydrologic synthesis,” Hydrological Processes, vol. 25, no. 20, pp. 3256–3266, 2011


S. Thompson, N. Basu, J. Lascurain, A. Aubeneau, and P. Rao, “Relative dominance of hydrologic versus biogeochemical factors on solute export across impact gradients,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011

S. E. Thompson, C. J. Harman, P. A. Troch, P. D. Brooks, and M. Sivapalan, “Spatial scale dependence of ecohydrologically mediated water balance partitioning: A synthesis framework for catchment ecohydrology,” Water Resources Research, vol. 47, no. 10, 2011

S. Thompson, G. Katul, A. Konings, and L. Ridolfi, “Unsteady overland flow on flat surfaces induced by spatial permeability contrasts,” Advances in Water Resources, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 1049–1058, 2011

R. Nathan, G. G. Katul, G. Bohrer, A. Kuparinen, M. B. Soons, S. E. Thompson, A. Trakhtenbrot, and H. S. Horn, “Mechanistic models of seed dispersal by wind,” Theoretical Ecology, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 113–132, 2011

 


2010

N. B. Basu, G. Destouni, J. W. Jawitz, S. E. Thompson, N. V. Loukinova, A. Darracq, S. Zanardo, M. Yaeger, M. Sivapalan, A. Rinaldo, et al., “Nutrient loads exported from managed catchments reveal emergent biogeochemical stationarity,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 37, no. 23, 2010


S. Thompson, P. Alvarez-Loayza, J. Terborgh, and G. Katul, “The effects of plant pathogens on tree recruitment in the western Amazon under a projected future climate: A dynamical systems analysis,” Journal of Ecology, vol. 98, no. 6, pp. 1434– 1446, 2010

S. E. Thompson, G. G. Katul, and A. Porporato, “Role of micro topography in rainfall-runoff partitioning: An analysis using idealized geometry,” Water Resources Research, vol. 46, no. 7, 2010


S. Thompson, C. Harman, P. Heine, and G. Katul, “Vegetation - infiltration relationships across climatic and soil type gradients,”Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, vol. 115, no. G2, 2010

 


2009

S. E. Thompson and K. E. Daniels, “A porous convection model for grass patterns,” The American Naturalist, vol. 175, no. 1, pp. E10–E15, 2009


S.E. Thompson and G. Katul, “Secondary seed dispersal and its role in landscape organization,” Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 36, no. 2, 2009

 


2008

S.E. Thompson and G. Katul, “Plant propagation fronts and wind dispersal: an analytical model to upscale from seconds to decades using superstatistics,” The American Naturalist, vol. 171, no. 4, pp. 468–479, 2008


S.E. Thompson, G. Katul, and S. M. McMahon, “Role of biomass spread in vegetation pattern formation within arid ecosystems,” Water Resources Research, vol. 44, no. 10, 2008