Dr Michael Singer

Dr Michael Singer

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
singerm2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6257
Location:
1.13, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Available for postgraduate supervision
  • Ecohydrology
  • Forest health
  • Stochastic hydrology
  • Climate change
  • Floods
  • Sediment transport
  • Lecturer – School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University (2017-present)
  • Researcher – Earth Research Institute, University of California Santa Barbara (2017-present)
  • Lecturer – School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews (2007-2017)
  • Associate Researcher - Earth Research Institute, University of California Santa Barbara (2013-2017)
  • Assistant Researcher - Earth Research Institute, University of California Santa Barbara (2003-2013)
  • National Research Council Research Associate (Postdoc) - United States National Academy of Sciences (2005-2007)
  • PhD – Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California Santa Barbara (2003)
  • BA Environmental Sciences – The Evergreen State College (1993)

Honours and awards

  • David A. Siegel Earth Research Institute Director’s Award, Recognizing interdisciplinary scientific leadership (2018)
  • Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe Publication Award, Best Publication in Ecohydrology for 2016 (2017)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, ‘Reclaiming the Sierra 2015: The New Gold Rush’, The Sierra Fund (2015)
  • Peer Review College Member, Natural Environment Research Council (2010-2013)
  • Expert Panelist on Central Valley Flood Hazards, American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting (2007)
  • Guest Editor, San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (2005
  • Dozier Fellowship, Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (1999)

Professional memberships

  • American Institute of Hydrology (Professional Hydrologist certification)
  • American Geophysical Union
  • British Society for Geomorphology
  • British Hydrological Society

Academic positions

University of St Andrews 2007-2017

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EAT109: Water in the Environment (MSc hydrology module)

EA2219: Water in the Environment (undergraduate hydrology module and fieldtrip)

There are major uncertainties in environmental science regarding the impact of humans and climate on water resources, hydrologic fluxes, erosion, the sustainability and health of forests, and the fate and transport of contaminants. This is my research domain. I investigate environmental science problems from the perspectives of hydrology and geomorphology, with particular attention to how climate and humans force the hydrologic cycle and associated processes near the Earth's surface.

To learn more, please visit my research page: https://people.eri.ucsb.edu/~bliss/

If you are interested in joining my research group, please take note of the supervision tab.

Please check back for advertised PhD and postdoc opportunities in my research group.