Emile Elias

Jornada People

Climate Hub Director


Primary Research Interests

Hydrology and water quality with research in the following areas:

  • Stressor effects on water quantity, quality and hydrologic ecosystem services
  • The influence of climate variability and change on estimated snowmelt runoff
  • Hydrologic simulation modeling in support of regional planning and total maximum daily load development
  • Riparian nutrient cycling in arid environments

Professional Experience

  • 2012 to present - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Jornada Experimental Range, New Mexico State University, NM
  • 2012 to present - Water Resources Engineer, Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • 2006 to 2010 - Research Assistant, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • 2004 to 2006 - Water Pollution Biologist, AL Department of Environmental Management
  • 2003 to 2004 - Executive Director, Little Tennessee Watershed Association, NC
  • 2002 to 2003 - Water Resources Analyst, City of Greeley, CO


  • 2010 - Ph.D., Forestry and Biosystems Engineering, Auburn University, AL
  • 2002 - M.S., Watershed Science, Colorado State University
  • 1996 - B.S.,
  • Environmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Synergistic Activities

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: River Research and Applications; Environmental and Resource Economics; Journal of Contemporary Water Resources Education
  • Science Advisor: NASA Develop Program

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