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Benjamin Ruddell, Ph.D.

Ruddell's professional experiences are in the fields of civil engineering, water resources, systems analysis, ecology/ecohydrology, and engineering research.

Position: 

      • Director and Associate Professor of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at NSU.

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Bio:

Benjamin L. Ruddell (Ben), Ph.D., P.E., is the Director and Associate Professor of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University, the President of Ruddell Environmental consulting, the Director of the National Water-Economy Project (NWEP) and the Director of the FEWSion project. His PhD is in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His professional experiences are in the fields of civil engineering, water resources, systems analysis, ecology/ecohydrology, and engineering research and education in an interdisciplinary university setting. He works with a variety of federal, local, and private partners to accomplish cutting-edge projects. His research interests fall broadly in the area of the quantification and management of complex coupled natural-human systems, including regional water and climate systems strongly influenced by the human economy and society- such as in cities, energy, and agriculture. His professional goals are the advancement of the science and management of complex systems, and excellence in education in a university setting.

Publications:

McManamay RA, Nair SS, DeRolph CR, Ruddell BL, Morton AM, Stewart RN, Troia MJ, Tran L, Kim H and Bhaduri BL 2017 US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy PNAS 114 9581–6

Ahams IC, Paterson W, Garcia S, Rushforth R, Ruddell BL and Mejia A 2017 Water Footprint of 65 Mid- to Large-Sized U.S. Cities and Their Metropolitan Areas JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 53 1147–63

Scanlon, BR, Ruddell BL, Reed PM, Hook RI, Zheng C, Tidwell VC and Siebert S (2017), The food-energy-water nexus: Transforming science for society. Water Resour. Res.

McManamay RA, Nair SS, DeRolph CR, Ruddell BL, Morton AM, Stewart RN, Troia MJ, Tran L, Kim H and Bhaduri BL 2017 US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy PNAS 114 9581–6

Kang M, Ruddell BL, Cho C, Chun J and Kim J 2017 Identifying CO2 advection on a hill slope using information flow Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 232 265–78

Contact:

Benjamin.Ruddell@nau.edu

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