About the Group

The Miller Geoecohydrology Research Group is part of the Civil Engineering department at Texas A&M University and is led by Assistant Professor Gretchen Miller. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on groundwater sustainability, examining multiple aspects of the connections between the atmosphere, vegetation, soil, and groundwater. Our current work has three main focus areas: 1) determining vegetation water requirements in groundwater dependent ecosystems, as needed to predict plant response to groundwater extraction; 2) improving the representation of hydrological and biogeochemical processes in Earth system models, which are vital to accurately predicting changes to climate and the hydrologic cycle; and 3) examining subsurface biogeochemical processes in engineered systems, such as in bioretention cells and under wastewater application sites, which is important for protecting water quality.

Recent News

August 27, 2015 -The group wished Jon Sanders a fond farewell today. We wish him luck in his new job in "sunny" Califonia. To my Bay Area colleagues - keep your eyes out for this one!

August 2015 research group photo

August 5, 2015 - Bill Soltis, donor and eponym of the Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education, has passed away. His generosity made a big impact on our research, and we are saddened by his loss.

July 1, 2015 - Dr. Miller was honored to be named a Montague Scholar by the Texas A&M Center for Teaching Excellence.

May 29, 2015 - Congrats to Jon Sanders for successfully defending his MS thesis, Fate and Transport of Polymeric Nanoparticles in Saturated Porous Media.

May 15, 2015 - Congrats to undergraduate student researcher, Courtney Merket, on her graduation. We're excited to have her return in the fall to start her M.S.

April 15, 2015 - Graduate student researcher Luiza Aparecido made EOS with her postcard from the field at the Soltis Center site.

December 22, 2014 - Welcome to the newest group mascot, Rowan Lucas Miller!

Picture of Baby Rowan

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