Christiane Runyan is a lecturer in Hydrology and Water Resources in the Advanced Academic Program of the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University. Her research examines how deforestation affects the dynamics of hydrological and biogeochemical processes, and includes modeling the control that vegetation has on the soil's physical and biogeochemical conditions. Paolo D'Odorico is Ernest H. Ern Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on the role of hydrological processes in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems and societies. He was awarded the Sustainability Science Award from the Ecological Society of America in 2009, and he was made a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2011. He coedited Dryland Ecohydrology (2006) and coauthored Noise-Induced Phenomena in the Environmental Sciences (Cambridge, 2011) and Elements of Physical Hydrology, 2nd edition (2014).
Advance praise: 'A comprehensive and brilliant presentation which intertwines hydrology, ecology, soil science, and policy considerations. Full of new insights and ideas which will inspire students and researchers of many disciplines ... a truly outstanding book!' Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe, Princeton University, New Jersey Advance praise: '... an excellent synthesis of use to a wide-ranging, integrated research community addressing the social-environmental dynamics of forest systems and their change, and of importance for those students seeking to enter this community, be they from the natural or social sciences.' Billie Turner II, Arizona State University Advance praise: '... a state-of-the-art review of the theory, methods, results, and societal significance of forest science.' Eric A. Davidson, University of Maryland Advance praise: 'This book blends concepts and quantitative tools critical to explore the consequences of deforestation and afforestation on climate and society in a unique style accessible to both students and practitioners.' Gabriel G. Katul, Duke University, North Carolina