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University Services at UT-Austin

  • Served on the Climate Systems Science Search Committee, 2007–present
  • Served on the Remote Sensing Faculty Search Committee, 2001–2002
  • Served on the Hydrogeology Faculty Search Committee, 2005–2006
  • Served on the Research Scientist Search Committee, 2006
  • Served on the Research Scientist Hiring Strategy Committee, 2005
  • Coordinated NOAA Program Manager Rick Lawford's visit to the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Environmental  Science Institute, and the Department of Geological Sciences, February 24–26, 2003
  • Served on the Undergraduate Advising and Awards Committee, 2003–present
  • Served on the Graduate Admission and Support Committee, 2004–present    
  • Member, Climate Change Working Group, 2001-2002

National and International Services

  • UT-Austin Representative, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), 2001-present
  • Co-Chair of the NCAR Community Climate System Model (CCSM) Land Working Group (LandWG). 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2010.
  • Conference Chair, “Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water” Conference, Austin, Texas, 28–30 April, 2008.
  • Convener, “Interactions of the Groundwater-Land Surface-Atmosphere System: Observations, Theory and Modeling from Local to Global Scale”, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2007 Fall Meeting.
  • Session Chair, “International Workshop on Semi-arid Land Surface–Atmosphere Interaction”, Lanzhou, China, 9–11 August 2007.
  • Organizer, “Land–Atmosphere Interactions”, 21st Conference on Hydrology, American Meteorological Society 87th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 14–18 January 2007. 
  • Convener, “Land Surface Processes: Observation, Theory and Modeling”, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, 24–27 July, 2006, Beijing
  • Convener, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2002 Fall Meeting, "Snow and Ice in the Earth System I (oral) and II (posters)"
  • Session Chair, “Land-Atmosphere Interaction”, 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth & Space 2004), League City, TX, March 7-10, 2004.
  • Member of National Center for Atmospheric Research - Community Climate System Model - Land Surface Model Working Group, 1999-present
  • Member, Steering Committee for Snow Model Intercomparison Project, International Commission on Snow and Ice, 1998-present
  • Member of TEACOM Regional Climate Model Steering Committee
  • Technical Committee member, International Conference & Young Scientist Workshop on Asia Monsoon Environmental System and Global Change (AMESG), Nanjing, China, 15-17 November, 2000
  • Invited lecturer, Advanced Training Course on the Application of Regional Climate Model for Asia, Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 1998, Beijing, China
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Proposals Review Panel, 1994, 2002
  • Contributor, GEWEX America Prediction Project Science Plan for 2001
  • Contributor, GEWEX Continental International Project Science Plan, 1997-2000
  • Reviewer, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1999 (Third) and 1995 (Second) Scientific Assessment of Climate Change


Reviewer of grant proposals

  • National Science Foundation Programs: Climate Dynamics, Hydrologic Sciences
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Land-surface Hydrology Program
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Office for Global Change


Reviewer of journals

  • Journal of Climate, Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrometeorology
  • Bulletin of American Meteorological Society
  • Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), Geophysical Research Letters
  • Ecological Applications, Global and Planetary Change
  • International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Applied Meteorology
  • Journal of Hydrology, Earth Interactions, Environmental Science & Technology
  • Australian Meteorological Magazine, Climate Research