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Todd M. Scanlon

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
Clark Hall 376A
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Biography

My primary research interests are in the areas of (1) catchment hydrology, focusing on hydrological and geochemical transport processes, and (2) land-atmosphere interaction, including the exchange of water, energy, and gaseous compounds such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane between the terrestrial surface and the atmosphere. I seek to develop an integrated understanding of how the hydrological cycle, vegetation processes, and atmospheric dynamics are linked as well as how these connections are manifest in terms of nutrient cycling and ecosystem function. My research combines a balance of field, remote sensing, and numerical modeling methods to address these issues over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. Current field locations for my research include Shenandoah National Park, Ireland, and southern Africa.

AS-ENVS CHWA-CESU: Shenandoah Watershed Study and Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2021 – June 30, 2022
AS-ENVS Operation ofNTN Precipitation Collection Station at Birdwood Farm 2016-2021
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
March 07, 2021 – March 06, 2022
AS-ENVS A Multi-Scale Program in Virginia to Assess Change in the Acid-Base Chemistry of Mountain Streams
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
June 23, 2016 – June 30, 2021
AS-ENVS Collaborative Research: Forest Water Use and the Influence of Acid Deposition
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Geosciences
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2021
AS-ENVS Shenandoah Watershed Study and Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
April 29, 2016 – April 28, 2021
AS ENVS RAPID: Effect of wildfire on stream mercury and organic carbon
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
AS ENVS RAPID: Effect of wildfire on stream mercury and organic carbon_CLOSED
Source: Loc--U.S. National Science Foundation
August 01, 2016 – July 31, 2017
AS-ENVS Multi-Scale Program in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland to Assess Change in the Acid-Base Chemistry of Mountain Streams
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2017 – March 31, 2017
AS-ENVS Cooperative Watershed Studies Program
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2017 – January 01, 2017
AS-ENVS Multiscale Program in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland to Assess Change in the Acid-Base Chemistry of Mountain Streams
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2016
AS-ENVS Cooperative Watershed Program '15 - '16
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2015 – December 30, 2016
AS-ENVS Tree Rings as Chroniclers of Mercury Exposure in Shenandoah National Park
Source: Appalachian Stewardship Foundation
November 01, 2014 – October 31, 2015
AS-ENVS Cooperative Watershed Studies Program
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2014 – June 30, 2015
AS-ENVS Multiscale Program in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland to Assess Change in the Acid-Base Chemistry of Mountain Streams
Source: U.S. Depart. of the Interior - Natl. Park Service
January 01, 2014 – June 30, 2015
AS-ENVS CAREER: Linked Hydrologic and Atmospheric Fluxes from Riparian Biogeochemical Hotspots
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Geosciences
April 01, 2007 – March 31, 2015
EVSC 3600: Physical Hydrology
Credits: 3
Studies the physical principles governing the flow of water on and beneath the earth's surface, including fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics applied to the description of open channel hydraulics, ground water hydraulics, and dynamics of soil moisture. Introduces elements of surface water and ground water hydrology and explores humanity's influence on its hydrological environment. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus.
EVSC 3601: Physical Hydrology Laboratory
Credits: 1
Field and laboratory experimentation illustrative of the hydrological cycle, including energy and mass transfer in surface and ground water. Corequisite: EVSC 3600.
EVSC 4020: Dryland Ecohydrology
Credits: 2
Study of ecohydrologic processes characteristic of arid and semiarid regions. Prerequisites: Any introductory hydrology course or instructor permission.
EVSC 4630: Land-Atmosphere Interaction
Credits: 3
Study of energy, water, and carbon exchange between the atmosphere and the land surface. Prerequisite: Must have completed EVSC 3300 or EVSC 3600
EVSC 4660: Hydrological Field Methods and Data Analysis
Credits: 3
Hydrological instruments are introduced; students employ the instruments to make field measurements and perform a range of data analysis exercises. Prerequisite: EVSC 3600.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVHY 5640: Catchment Hydrology: Process and Theory
Credits: 3
Introduces current theories of the hydrological response of catchments. Using an integrative approach, the course illuminates the derivation of theory in light of the time and location of the process studies on which they were based. Prerequisite: EVSC 3600.
EVSC 7020: Dryland Ecohydrology
Credits: 2
Study of ecohydrologic processes characteristic of arid and semiarid regions. Prerequisites: Any introductory hydrology class or instructor permission.
EVHY 7630: Land-Atmosphere Interaction
Credits: 3
Study of energy, water, and carbon exchange between the atmosphere and the land surface. Prerequisite: One year of college physics and calculus, one hydrology or atmospheric science course, or permission of instruct.
EVHY 7999: Independent Study: Hydrology and Water Resources
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of hydrology and water resource analysis and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.