Valeriy Ivanov

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Valeriy Ivanov
Associate Professor

Office:  1351 Beal Avenue, 105 EWRE
Phone:  (734) 763-5068
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  ivanov@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
1351 Beal Avenue, 105 EWRE
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2006
  • M.S., MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2002
  • Diploma, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 1996
  • NSF Division of Earth Sciences: “CAREER: A Multi-Scale Approach to Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Hydrologic and Geomorphic Response of Watershed Systems within an Uncertainty Framework”, 09/01/2012– 08/31/2017, 2012.
  • 2010 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Water Resources Research , 2011.
  • 2010-11 CEE Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011.
  • Ziff Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for the Environment, Harvard University, (2006).
  • Russian Government Graduate Scholarship Award, Moscow State University (1997).
  • Vernadskiy Undergraduate Scholarship Award, Moscow State University (1996).

My research interests are based on a passion for studying spatially-explicit interactions and feedbacks among components of environmental systems. I strive to promote both the development of physics/process-oriented models of water, energy, and element cycles at the plant, hillslope, catchment, and larger scales and the integration of data and models. My specific focus is land surface hydrology and, in particular, spatial aspects of the catchment hydrological response and interplay among the hydrologic and vegetation processes. As core research objectives in the coming years, I envision the understanding and characterization of impacts, feedbacks, and uncertainties associated with the propagation of large-scale climate/weather signals, disturbances, and extremes through watershed systems. Further, I would like to address how such large-scale processes affect system variables at the scales relevant to human actions and ecosystem services.

Ivanov, V.Y., L.R. Hutyra, S.C. Wofsy, J.W. Munger, S.R. Saleska, R.C. de Oliveira, and P.B. de Camargo (2012). Root niche separation can explain avoidance of seasonal drought stress and vulnerability of overstory trees to extended drought in a mature Amazonian forest, Water Resources Research, 48, W12507, doi:10.1029/2012WR011972.

Kim, J., V.Y. Ivanov, and N. Katopodes (2012). Hydraulic resistance to overland flow over vegetated surfaces, Water Resources Research, Water Resources Research, 48, W10540, doi:10.1029/ 2012WR012047.

Fatichi, S., V.Y. Ivanov, and E. Caporali (2012). Investigating interannual variability of precipitation at the global scale: is there a connection with seasonality? Journal of Climate, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00356.1.

Kim, J., V. Y. Ivanov, A. Warnock, and N. Katopodes (2011). Coupled modeling of hydrologic and hydrodynamic processes including overland and channel flow. Advances in Water Resources, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.11.009.

Ivanov, V. Y., S. Fatichi, G. D. Jenerette, J. F. Espeleta, P. A. Troch, and T. E. Huxman (2010), Hysteresis of soil moisture spatial heterogeneity and the “homogenizing” effect of vegetation, Water Resources Research, 46, W09521, doi:10.1029/2009WR008611.


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