This recent project focused on ecohydrology and decision-making in the Upper Sonora and Upper San-Pedro watersheds in Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona. The aim was to better understand how combined and interlinked changes in social and natural conditions and processes affect the resilience of riparian systems and, by extension, the ecosystem services these systems provide. The research team produced new techniques for modeling social-ecological interactions in riparian corridors. The project engaged stakeholders at all levels (from officials managing natural resources to individuals visiting riparian corridors) in using science-based tools for informed decision-making to better manage groundwater resources and preserve streamflow.
Funding was from the National Science Foundation.