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Ben Livneh

Research Scientist


Ben joined PSD in August, 2014. Previously, his projects with the Western Water Assessment have explored the hydrologic impacts of bark beetle and dust-on-snow disturbance on Colorado River streamflow. His doctoral research focused on land surface model development relevant to both land-atmosphere interaction, hydrologic prediction, and cold-season processes. He has also developed a daily hydro-meteorological data set over the conterminous U.S. (1915-2011) at a 1/16 degree (~ 6km) spatial resolution that has been widely used. Ben is primarily interested pursuing projects that quantify hydrologic impacts across multiple spatial and temporal scales relevant to water resource management.


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering; emphasis: Hydrology, UW-Seattle, Jun 2012
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Apr 2006
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Apr 2004

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Featured Presentations

  • AGU 2014: Talk on the 2012 Great Plains Drought: exploring the linkage between hydrologic responses, high temperatures and precipitation deficits

Research Interests

  • Impacts of changing land cover and climate on water resources
  • Land surface modeling and the terrestrial water balance
  • Regionalization of land surface processes and parameters

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