Dr. Sarah Null

Aquatic Habitat, Climate, and Water Analysis (ACWA) Lab

Research Program

Our research addresses the potential to protect aquatic ecosystems while maintaining water resource benefits for people in water scarce regions, particularly the American West. Ongoing research includes improving aquatic habitat objectives in water resources systems models, evaluating tradeoffs between human and environmental water uses with uncertainty, and understanding climate change effects on water systems and habitats. Systems modeling, mathematical modeling, and field studies are methods we use to improve understanding of systems and explore promising solutions to problems. Our research informs river restoration and water resources decision-making to enhance water sustainability in an uncertain future.

In The News

Western Water Magazine, Summer 2016

Greenwire, 7/11/2016

Union Pacific Press Release, 6/14/2016

The Guardian, 3/6/2012

Science News Focus, 10/27/2006

PBS NewsHour, 8/12/2005

UC Davis Dateline, 4/8/2005

Sacramento News and Review, 1/20/2005

Sacramento Bee, 8/29/2004

Part of a series of editorials which won an Editorial Writing Pulitzer Prize