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Devendra Amatya

Adjunct Professor

Research Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service


Santee Experimental Forest/Center for Forested Wetlands Research

p: 843-336-5612

f: 843-3365068

3734 Highway 402

Cordesville, SC 29434


Ph.D. Biological and Agricultural Engineering NC State University 1993

M.S. Hydrology Duke University 1985

M. Sc. Hydrotechnical Lumumba University, India 1974

Area(s) of Expertise

Hydrology of low-gradient managed forests and naturally drained forests, Hydrology of forested wetlands, Specific research on runoff and evapotranspiration dynamics of coastal forests (freshwater and tidal), Hydrologic and water quality studies on effects of land and water management, prescribed/wild fire, land use change, climate variability and change, sea level rise, and extreme events on low-gradient coastal landscapes from freshwater to tidally affected landscapes using monitoring and modeling approaches, Assessment of long-term trends and variability in hydrology and their potential applications in developing and testing hydrology and water quality models for terrestrial freshwater lands linked to the downstream tidal marshes/estuaries, Application of remote sensing tools and products for watershed hydrologic modeling, Specific modeling tools for research: DRAINMOD, SWAT, MIKESHE, and SWMM


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