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 Maria Magdalena Warter

Maria Magdalena Warter

Research student, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Email
warterm@cardiff.ac.uk
Campuses
Room 2.28, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Overview

BSc Environmental Engineering - University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria (2009 - 2015)

MSc International Land and Water Management - Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2015-2017)

PhD Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University (2018 - present)

Interests:

  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Stable Isotope Ecology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Drought
  • Desert Ecosystems

Research

Research interests

My research focuses on understanding the onset, propagation and recovery of drought in riparian ecosystems in the southwestern US, in particular California and Arizona. I am interested in understanding the effects of mulit-year droughts on subsurface water availability and the effects it has on ecosystems, through stable isotope dendrochronology and isotopic analysis of plants and water.

Teaching

  • MOOC: "The challenge of Global Water Security"
  • Water in the Environment

Thesis

Detection Of Forest Water Stress Due To Climate Change In Drought-Prone Regions Of The Southwestern USA

Funding source

SERDP

Supervisors

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Dr Michael Singer

Reader
Deputy Director of the Water Research Institute