Elizaveta Litvak

I am a postdoctoral fellow at Urban Ecology Research Lab, University of Utah. I earned PhD degree in Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine and BS in Physics at Moscow State University (Russia).

My research is focused on water-ecosystem interactions in urban environments. My studies address key uncertainties in ecohydrologic processes of highly-altered, human-modified environments.

In PhD studies, I made field measurements of plant transpiration in greater Los Angeles area to investigate water use by urban landscapes. In my postdoctoral work, I have been developing methodology for evaluating urban evapotranspiration at municipal scales.

My research is relevant to municipal water conservation and development of sustainable urban landscapes. I communicate my results to municipal decision makers to assist them with informed actions.