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Joshua Rice standing in front of a sculpture of Albert Einstein

Joshua Rice standing in front of a sculpture of Albert Einstein

I was a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow working on a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources. I started pursuing a career in science after spending 4 yours on active duty as an infantry soldier.

Area of research: My research takes what would best be described as a “big data hydrology” approach to studying changes in the terrestrial water cycle. I’m currently working on a project that makes use of 70 years of daily and monthly data from over 1000 watersheds across the continental United States. I’m using this massive data set to identify where changes have occurred in how water enters, moves through, and exits watersheds and how these changes are influenced by the spatial characteristics of the watersheds where they occur.

Degrees:

B.S. Appalachian State University (2011)

M.S. Natural Resources (Hydrology technical option) NCSU (2013)

PhD, Forestry and Environmental Resources, NCSU (2016)

Currently a post-doc in the department.