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Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Staff - Elaine Stebler

Senior Research Specialist

036 Ag Hall (office)
004 Ag Hall (lab)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9467

Job Description / Duties

My job has three major components which keep me from ever getting bored and a fourth component which pulls everything together.  The first duty keeps me seated in front of a computer managing hydrology, watershed, and water quality data entry, analysis, and archiving.  My second responsibility keeps me hopping in the laboratory analyzing or supervising analysis of water and/or sediment samples from our hydrology research projects.  The third duty involves installing, maintaining, and utilizing hydrologic field equipment, to collect field data.  This ensures that I keep my tan by spending hours outdoors or else I spend time communicating with field staff and students.  My last challenge is to help analyze, summarize, and publish the results while ensuring all along the way that we have proper QA/QC (quality-assurance/quality-control) measures in place.

BS:       Zoology, Oklahoma State University, 1974
MS:      Natural Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 1988


Recent Publications

Sun, X., C.B. Zou, B. Wilcox, and E.F. Stebler. 2018. Effect of vegetation on the energy balance and evapotranspiration in tallgrass prairie: a paired study using the eddy-covariance method. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 2018:1-34. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-018-0388-9

Liu Q, Y. Hao, E. Stebler, N. Tanaka, C.B. Zou. 2017. Impact of plant functional types on coherence between precipitation and soil moisture: a wavelet analysis. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(24). DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075542.

Qiao, L., C.B. Zou, E. Stebler, and R.E. Will. 2017. Woody plant encroachment reduces annual runoff and shifts runoff mechanisms in the tallgrass prairie, USA, Water Resources Research, 53; DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019951.

Acharya, B.S., E. Stebler, C.B. Zou. 2016. Monitoring litter interception of rainfall using leaf wetness sensor under controlled and field conditions. Hydrological Processes, 31:240-249; DOI:10.1002/hyp.11047.

West, A.L., C.B. Zou, E. Stebler, S.D. Fuhlendorf, B. Allred. 2015. Pyric-herbivory and hydrological responses in tallgrass prairie. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 69(1): 20-27; DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2015.10.004.

Qiao, L, C.B. Zou, R.E. Will, and E. Stebler.  2015. Calibration of SWAT model for woody plant encroachment using paired experimental watershed data. Journal of Hydrology 523:231-239; DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.056.

Zou, C.B., G.L. Caterina, R.E. Will, E. Stebler, and D.J. Turton. 2015. Canopy interception for a tallgrass prairie under juniper encroachment.  PLoS One, 10(11):E0141422; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141422.

Chen, S., C. Chen, C.B. Zou, E. Stebler, S. Zhang, L. Hou, D. Wang. 2012. Application of Gash analytical model and parameterized Fan model to estimate canopy interception of a Chinese red pine forest.  Journal of Forest Research, 18(4): 335-344; DOI: 10.1007/s10310-012-0364-z.

Turton, D.J., M.D. Smolen and E. Stebler. 2009. Effectiveness of BMPs in reducing sediment from unpaved roads in the Stillwater Creek, Oklahoma watershed. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45(6): 1343-1351. DOI:10.1111/j.1752-1688.2009.00367.x