David G. Chandler
Ph.D., 1998. Cornell University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Dissertation: Anthropogenic Effects on Hydrology and Soil Movement in Tropical Calcareous Uplands.
M.S., 1995. Cornell University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Thesis: Wetting Front Instability in an Oil-Water System
B.A., 1984. University of Vermont, Chemistry.
2010-present. Professor of Practice Civil & Environmental Engineering, Syracuse University
2008-2010. Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
2006-2007. Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University
2001-2006. Assistant Professor, Plants Soils and Biometeorology, Utah State University
2000-2001. Research Assistant Professor, Geosciences, Boise State University
1997-2000. Research Associate, USDA ARS, Pullman, WA
Adjunct and Other Appointments
Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
Ecology Center, Utah State University
Watershed Science Program, Utah State University
Aquatic, Watershed and Earth Resources Department, Utah State University
Biological and Irrigation Engineering Department, Utah State University
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Utah State University
American Geophysical Union
Soil Science Society of America
Reviewer: Journal of Hydrology, Hydrological Processes, Water Resources Research, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Vadose Zone Journal, Soil Science, Journal of Environmental Quality, Australian Journal of Soil Science, ASAE Transactions, Journal of Arid Lands Research, Forest Ecology and Management, Sedimentology, Plant and Soil, Science of Total Environment.
USDA NRI Soils Processes CGP Review Panels.
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science Incorporated (CUAHSI) Alternate Board Member, USU and KSU, 2001-
CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium Committee, 2009-
CUAHSI Standing Watershed Observatory Committee, 2008-2009
CUAHSI Standing Committee on Observations, Chair, 2010-
Utah State University President’s Task Force on Water, 2002
Teaching InterestsIrrigation Technology and Management
Principles of Surface Hydrology
Surface Hydrology Theory (graduate)
Surface Hydrology Methods (graduate)
Ecohydrology Seminar (graduate)
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Capstone
Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Engineering
Water and Wastewater Engineering
Interdisciplinary Water Seminar (graduate)
Recent PublicationsNayak, A., D. Marks, D.G. Chandler, and A. Winstral. (in review) Modeling inter-annual variability in snowcover development and melt at a semi-arid mountain catchment. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering
Madsen M. D., D.L. Zvirzdin, S.Petersen, and D.G. Chandler. (in review) Post-fire soil water repellency within a Piñon-Juniper ecosystem: Assessment of the Milford Flat wildfire. Soil Science Society of America Journal
Nayak, A., D. Marks, D.G. Chandler, M. Seyfried. 2010. Long-term snow, climate, and streamflow trends at the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed, Owyhee Mountains, Idaho, United States, Water Resour. Res., 46, W06519, doi:10.1029/2008WR007525.
Kelleners, T.J., D.G. Chandler, J.P. McNamara, M.M. Gribb, M.S. Seyfried. 2010. Modeling runoff generation in a small snow-dominated mountainous catchment. Vadose Zone Journal doi:10.2136/vzj2009.0033.
Tesfa, T. K., D. G. Tarboton, D. G. Chandler, and J. P. McNamara. 2009. Modeling soil depth from topographic and land cover attributes, Water Resources Reseach, 45, W10438, doi:10.1029/2008WR007474.
Kelleners, T.J., D.G. Chandler, J.P. McNamara, M.M. Gribb, M.S. Seyfried. 2009. Modeling the water and energy balance of vegetated areas subject to snow accumulation. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0183.
Gribb, M.M., I. Forkutsa, A. Hansen, D.G. Chandler and J.P. McNamara. 2009. The effect of various soil hydraulic property estimates on soil moisture simulations. Vadose Zone Journal 8:321-331, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0088
Williams, C. J., McNamara, J.P., and Chandler, D.G. 2009. Controls on the temporal and spatial variability of soil moisture in a mountainous landscape: the signature of snow and complex terrain, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 1325-1336.
Madsen, M.D., D.G. Chandler and J. Belnap. 2008. Spatial gradients in ecohydrologic properties within a Pinyon-Juniper ecosystem. Ecohydrology, 1 349-360,doi:10.1002/eco.29.
Nayak, A., D.G. Chandler, D. Marks, J.P. McNamara, and M. Seyfried. 2008. Correction of electronic record for weighing bucket type precipitation gauge measurements, Water Resources Research, 44, W00D11, doi:10.1029/2008WR006875.
Madsen, M.D., D.G. Chandler, and W.D. Reynolds. 2008. Accounting for bias and boundary condition effects on measurements of saturated core hydraulic conductivity, Soil Science Society of America Journal 72:750-757.
Madsen, MD and DG Chandler. 2007. Automation and use of Mini-Disk Infiltrometers. Soil Science Society of America Journal 71: 1469-1472.
Lebron, I, MD Madsen, DG Chandler, DA Robinson, O Wendroth, and J Belnap. 2007. Ecohydrological controls on soil moisture and hydraulic conductivity within Pinyon-Juniper woodland. Water Resources Research, 43, W08422, doi:10.1029/2006WR005398.
Chandler, DG. 2006. Reversibility of forest conversion impacts on water budgets in tropical karst terrain. Forest Ecology & Management 224:95–103.
Kelleners, TJ, MS Seyfried, JM Blonquist, Jr., J Bilskie, DG Chandler. 2005. Permittivity measurements in air, fluids, and soils using Water Content Reflectometers. Soil Science Society of America Journal 69:1684-1690.
Chandler, DG, M Seyfried. 2005. Response to “Comments on field calibration of Water Content Reflectometers” Soil Science Society of America Journal. 69:1357-1358.
McNamara, J, D Chandler, S Achet, M Seyfried. 2005 Soil moisture states, lateral flow, and streamflow generation in a semi-arid, snowmelt-driven catchment. Hydrological Processes 19: 4023-4038.
Chandler, DG, A Busacca, K Saxton. 2005 Predicting wind erodibility of loessial soils in the Pacific Northwest by particle sizing. Arid Land Research and Management 19(1): 13-27.
Sundram I, C Claiborn, T Strand, B Lamb, D Chandler and K Saxton. 2004. Numerical modeling of windblown dust in the Pacific Northwest with improved meteorology and dust emission models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 109 (d24): Article No. D24208.
Chandler, DG, S Blaesing-Thompson, A Busacca. 2004 Geospatial assessment of agricultural lands critical to air quality on the Columbia Plateau. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 59 (4): 184-189.
Chandler, DG, M Seyfried, M Murdock and J McNamara. 2004. Field calibration of water content reflectometers. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:1501-1507.
Kjelgaard, J, B Sharratt, I Sundram, B Lamb, C Claiborn, K Saxton, D Chandler. 2004 PM10 emission from agricultural soils on the Columbia Plateau: Comparison of dynamic and time-integrated field-scale measurements and entrainment mechanisms. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 125 (3-4): 259-277.
Kjelgaard, JF, D Chandler, K Saxton. 2004 Evidence for direct suspension of loessial soils on the Columbia Plateau. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 29 (2): 221-236.
Chandler, DG, K Saxton, A Busacca, J Kjelgaard. 2002. A technique to measure PM10 and PM2.5 emission potentials during wind erosion. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 66:1127-1133.
Chandler, DG, K Saxton. 2001. Developments in measurement and models for suspension-dominated wind erosion. In: Sustaining the Global Farm. Selected papers from of the 10th ISCO meeting, May 23-28, 1999, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. pp. 688-692.
Saxton, KE, D Chandler and W Schillinger. 2001. Wind Erosion and air quality research in the northwest U.S. Columbia Plateau: organization and progress. In: Sustaining the Global Farm. Selected papers from of the 10th ISCO meeting, May 23-28, 1999, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. pp. 766-770.
Saxton, KE, D Chandler, L Stetler, B Lamb, C Claiborn, Lee, B-H. 2000. Wind erosion and fugitive dust fluxes on agricultural lands in the Pacific Northwest. Transactions of ASAE 43(3): 623-630.
Chandler, DG, J Bisogni. 1999. The use of alkalinity as a conservative tracer in a study of near surface hydrologic change in tropical karst. Journal of Hydrology 216(3/4): 172-182.
Chandler, DG, M Walter. 1998. Runoff response among common land uses in the uplands of Matalom, Leyte, Philippines. Transactions of ASAE. 41(6): 1635-1641.
Chandler, DG, Z Cohen, E Wong, D DiCarlo, T Steenhuis, J-Y Parlange. 1998. Unstable fingered flow of water into a light oil. In: Proc. Eighteenth Annual AGU Hydrology Days, H. Morel- Seytoux, Ed. Fort Collins, CO. March 30-April 3, 1998. pp. 13-31.