Ellen Douglas

Ellen Douglas is a hydrologist and engineer at the University of Massachusetts Boston with broad expertise in the analysis of water-related issues. Her research utilizes computer modeling and data analysis to define and support sustainable management policies and practices related to water resources and climate change adaptation. Current research topics include 1) evaluating the impacts of climate change on New England hydrology, 2) assessing the vulnerability of coastal communities and infrastructure to flooding due to extreme precipitation and sea level rise and 3) improving methods for monitoring the performance of river restoration through dam removal. Dr. Douglas is particularly interested in updating statistical methods and modeling approaches used in hydrologic design to accommodate a nonstationary climate.