Amilcare Porporato

Thomas J. Wu '94 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.


Office: E-Quad, E407

Phone: 609-258-2287

Research interests: Nonlinear and stochastic dynamical systems, hydrometeorology and soil-atmosphere interaction, soil moisture and plant dynamics, soil biogeochemistry, and ecohydrology.


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    Faculty commended for outstanding teaching

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    Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe, hydrologist who forged a new science linking water to ecosystems, dies at 80

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    Planting forests may cool the planet more than thought

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    Climate change could lead to less sun for regions banking on solar power


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    Civil and Environmental Engineering

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    High Meadows Environmental Institute