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Zegre, Nicolas

Associate Professor of Forest Resources Management

I am an associate professor of forest hydrology and director of the West Virginia University Mountain Hydrology Laboratory. In this lab, we focus on aspects of water resources with a particular emphasis on land surface and atmospheric processes, patterns, and trends to ultimately understand how mountain freshwater ecosystems and services respond to environmental change and climate change. As a researcher and educator, I am broadly interested in the interaction between humans and the environment and the role that water plays as a shared experience, integrator, and common language between people and for communicating science. I have BS in Forest Resources Management (WVU 2000), a MS in Forest Sciences with focus in hydrology (Virginia Tech 2003), and a PhD in Forest Engineering with a focus in Hydrology (Oregon State 2008). I adamantly believe that the lines between my work and play lives should be fuzzy, and working as a research hydrologist and educator allows me to pursue my passion for exploration in the form of experimentation, teaching, whitewater kayaking, surfing, and global travel.

Select Publications

  1. †Miller, A., N. Zégre. 2016. Landscape-scale disturbance: Insights into the complexity of catchment hydrology in the mountaintop removal mining region of the eastern United States. Land. doi:10.3390/land5030022.
  2. Good, S.P., Mallia, D.V., Denis, E.H., Freeman, K.H., Feng, X., Li, S., Zégre, N., Lin, J.C., Bowen, G.J. (2015) “High Frequency trends in the isotopic composition of superstorm Sandy.” In: Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy. Edited by Bennington, B. and Farmer, E.C. Elsevier, Boston USA.
  3. Zégre, N., A. Miller†, A., Maxwell, S. Lamont. 2014. Multi-scale analysis of hydrology in a mountaintop mine-impacted watershed, Journal of the American Water Resources Association . doi: 10.1111/jawr.12184.
  4. Sun, P., Z. Yu, S. Liu, X. Wei, J. Wang, N. Zégre. 2012. Climate change, growing season water deficit and vegetation activity along the north-south transect of Eastern China from 1982 through 2006. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science. 16, 3835-3850. doi:10.5194/hess-16-3835-2012.
  5. Zégre, N., A. E. Skaugset, N. A. Som, J. J. McDonnell, L. M. Ganio. 2010. In lieu of the paired catchment approach: Hydrologic model change detection at the catchment scale, Water Resources Research, 46, W11544, doi: 10.1029/2009WR008601.