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Assefa M. Melesse

Title: Professor

Office: ECS 168, AHC5 390

Phone: 305-348-6518


Department(s): Earth and Environment, Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment


  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, 2002
  • M.E (Master of Engineering), Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, 2000.
  • M.Eng.Sc (Master of Engineering Science)., Agricultural Engineering, National University of Ireland, 1991.
  • B.Sc., Agricultural Engineering

Research Areas

Dr. Melesse's Hydrological Modeling and Geospatial Applications Lab works in understanding water, contaminant and energy fluxes in the face of land use and climate changes using spatial tools, ecohydrological models and remote sensing. Our team has diverse research interest including evapotranspiration modeling, suspended sediment modeling, contaminant transport, statistical hydrology, coastal eutrophication mapping, urban hydrology and heat island effect. His areas of research include spatially distributed hydrologic modeling, ecohydrology, surface and groundwater interaction modeling, climate change impact studies, water-energy-carbon fluxes coupling and modeling, remote sensing hydrology, land cover change detection and scaling. He and his students conduct research in the above areas and published a number of peer-reviewed publications. He also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and provide service to his profession and university at various capacity.

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