Department of Geography and GIS
University of Cincinnati
401 Braunstein Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0131
Ph: (513) 556-3421
Fax: (513) 556-3370
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 401E Braunstein Hall
Research Areas: Hydrology, water resources, environmental studies and modeling, physical geography, environmental engineering.
Dr. Xi Chen's passion in research is to better understand hydrologic processes at the watershed scale. His work involves interdisciplinary study of the coupled human-water system in the Yahara Watershed in southern Wisconsin. In the study, his work is focused on modeling the water and nutrient transport in the watershed using coupled process-based models of Agro-IBIS (Integrated Biosphere Simulator) and THMB (Terrestrial Hydrology Model with Biogeochemistry). His current research goal is to explore the co-evolution of coupled human-water systems in the Anthropocene via watershed modeling. He has been active in the new field of socio-hydrology and developed a conceptual watershed modeling framework with temporal and spatial changes of community preferences to explain the movement of “channelization to restoration” in the Kissimmee River Basin, Florida.
Currently looking for qualified and self-motivated graduate students. Please submit your application early; January 15th is the deadline to be considered for financial support. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.