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DANA LAPIDES

ORISE Postdoctoral Fellow
US Forest Serivce
Simon Fraser University

 
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ABOUT

Climate change and increasing demands on water resources are changing streams worldwide. The need for sustainable management urgently calls for an increased understanding of mechanistic processes that drive surface flows and the conditions under which management tools and actions are effective. In my research, I seek to understand mechanistic drivers of surface flows, how human interventions impact landscape-scale hydrology, and the limits of conventional management tools. I use a variety of methods in my work from analytical modeling and high-performance computing to laboratory scale modeling. I completed a PhD at UC Berkeley in May 2020 with Professors Sally Thompson and Michael Manga.

 

RESEARCH THEMES

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HOW DOES HUMAN USE OF LANDSCAPES IMPACT HYDROLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS?

WHAT MECHANISMS CONTROL HOW WATER MOVES THROUGH HILLSLOPES AND CATCHMENTS UNDER DIFFERENT SCENARIOS?

HOW RELIABLE ARE CURRENT HYDRAULIC MANAGEMENT PRACTICES?

 
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

PUBLISHED

Lapides D. "Using sparse data to estimate uncertainty in a statewide streamflow model." Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. In Press.

Lapides D,  Sytsma A, and Thompson S. “Implications of distinct methodological interpretations and runoff coefficient usage for Rational Method predictions.” Journal of the American Water Resources Association (2021).

Lapides D,  Leclerc C, Moidu H, Dralle D, and Hahm WJ. "Variability of headwater stream network extents controlled by flow regime and network hydraulic scaling.” Hydrological Processes (2021). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hyp.14079

Lapides D,  Sytsma A, Crompton O, and Thompson S. “Rational Method time of concentration can underestimate peak discharge on hillslopes.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 147.10 (2021): 06021014.

Lapides D,  David C, Sytsma A, Dralle D, and Thompson S.  “Analytical solutions to runoff on hillslopes with curvature: numerical and laboratory verification." Hydrological Processes (2020).https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/hyp.13879

Lapides D and Manga M. "Large wood as a confounding factor in interpreting the width of spring-fed streams." Earth Surface Dynamics 8.1 (2020). http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~manga/lapidesandmanga2020.pdf

IN REVIEW

Lapides D,  Maitland M, Zipper S, Latzka A, Pruitt A, Greve R. “Advancing environmental flows approaches to streamflow depletion management.” In Review.

Lapides D,  Sytsma A, Djokic D, Nichols M, Thompson S. “ ArcHillslope: an ArcHydro tool for hillslope-scale runoff analysis.” In Preparation.

Lapides D, Hahm WJ, Rempe D, Dietrich W, and Dralle D. “Controls on streamwater age in a saturation overland flow-dominated catchment.” In Review.