Dr. Bradford Wilcox
Professor, Sid Kyle Endowed Professor in Arid and Semi-Arid Land Ecohydrology
Ph.D. New Mexico State University - Range Management
M.S. Texas Tech University - Range Management
B.S. Texas Tech University - Range Management
Bradford Wilcox research and teaching focus is at the interface of ecology and hydrology-an emerging new discipline called ecohydrology.He is particularly interested in understanding how landscape change resulting from climate change, invasive plants, and land degradation may be altering the water cycle. Much of his work has been in semiarid rangelands of in the United States but he works in other landscapes as well, including wetlands in the Texas Coast, high elevation grasslands in the Andes. He and his students have focused on such issues as how woody plants and their management on rangelands may affect streamflows and groundwater recharge, how invasive shrubs in riparian areas are altering river flows, and the hydrological functioning of coastal wetlands. He joined the ESSM department in September 2000. He received his B.S. (1978) and M.S. (1982) in range management with emphases in ecology and soils from Texas Tech University; and his Ph.D. (1986) in range management with an emphasis in range hydrology from New Mexico State University. Since completing his Ph.D., Dr. Wilcox has taught watershed management in the classroom and the field at Colorado State University (1985-1988) and has conducted hydrologic research at the Northwest Watershed Research Center in Boise, Idaho (1988-1990) and at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico (1990-1996). From 1996-2000 Dr. Wilcox served as Chief Scientific Officer at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, headquartered in Brazil. Dr. Wilcox teaches the graduate-level course in Ecohydrology and an Undergraduate course in Watershed Analysis and Planning. He actively advises undergraduates interested in the research process.