Featured content followed by a full chronological list of peer-reviewed research articles and other scholarly publications.
Notes: Free = Open/Free Access. Featured = Featured/Highlighted (Click for info). * = Student/post-doc in Ecohydrology and Watershed Science lab.

Water in the Lumbee world, Environmental History (2019)

The story of a river and its people in an era of environmental change.

Vulnerability of coastal landscapes to saltwater intrusion, Elementa (2018)

Featured on Science Friday and ESA's Frontiers in Ecology and Environment.

Flawed environmental justice analyses, Science (2017)

Featured in The Nation, US News & World Report and other news outlets. Cited in federal appeals court case.


Scaife CI, Singh NK, Emanuel RE, Miniat CF, Band LE (In Press) “Quickflow Threshold Patterns as Indicators of Runoff Generation Mechanisms” Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13780

Tashie A, Pavelski T, Emanuel RE (2020) “Spatial and temporal patterns of baseflow recession at the continental scale” Water Resources Research DOI: 10.1029/2019WR026425


Rice JS*, Emanuel RE (2019) “Ecohydrology of interannual changes in watershed storage” Water Resources Research DOI: 10.1029/2019WR025164

Bhattachan A*, Jurjonas MD, Morris PR, Taillie PJ, Smart LS, Emanuel RE, Seekamp EL (2019) “Perceptions of current and future risk to saltwater intrusion in coastal North Carolina” Natural Hazards DOI: 10.1007/s11069-019-03706-0

Taillie P, Moorman C, Ardón M, Emanuel RE, Poulter B (2019) “Decadal-scale vegetation change driven by salinity at leading edge of rising sea level” Ecosystems

Saia SM, Suttles KM, Cutts B, Emanuel RE, Martin KL, Wear D, Coulston J, Vose JM (2019) “Applying Climate Change Risk Management Tools to Combine Streamflow Projections and Social Vulnerability” Ecosystems (Free)

Singh NK*, Emanuel RE, Nippgen F, McGlynn BL, Miniat CF (2019) “Shallow groundwater responses to storms and their influence on runoff generation in forested headwaters”Water Resources Research DOI: 10.1002/2018WR022681

Emanuel RE (2019) “Water in the Lumbee World: A River and its People in a Time of ChangeEnvironmental History Spring 2019, DOI: 10.1093/envhis/emy129 (Free)


Bhattachan A*, Jurjonas M, Moody AC*, Morris P, Sanchez G, Smart L, Taillie P, Emanuel RE, Seekamp EL (2018)“Sea level rise impacts on rural coastal socio-ecological systems and implications for decision making”Environmental Science and Policy 90 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.10.006

Bhattachan A*, Emanuel RE, Ardón M, BenDor TK, Bernhardt ES, Wright JP (2018) “Evaluating the effects of climate and land-use changes on vulnerability of coastal landscapes to saltwater intrusion” Elementa 6(1):62 DOI: 10.1525/elementa.316 (Free, Featured)

Zhang Y, Li W, Sun G, Miao G, Noorments A, King JS, Emanuel RE (2018) “Understanding Coastal Wetland Hydrology with A Process-based Integrated Distributed Model”Hydrological Processes DOI: 10.1002/HYP-18-0198

Suttles KM, Singh NK, Vose JM, Martin KL, Emanuel RE, Coulston JW, Saia SM, Crump MT (2018) “Assessment of Watershed Vulnerability to Urbanization and Climate Change”Science of the Total Environment 645, 806-816 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.287 (Free)

Martin KL, Emanuel RE, Vose JM (2018) “Terra Incognita: The unknown risks to environmental quality posed by the spatial distribution and abundance of concentrated animal feeding operations” Science of the Total Environment 642, 887-893DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.072 (Free)

Emanuel RE (2018) “Climate Change in the Lumbee River Watershed and Potential Impacts on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina” Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education 163, 79-93 DOI:10.1111/j.1936-704X.2018.03271.x (Free)

Jackson CR, Webster, JR, Knoepp JD, Elliott KJ, Emanuel RE, Caldwell PV, Miniat CF (2018) “Unexpected ecological advances made possible by long-term data: A Coweeta example”Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) Water DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1273 (Free)


Reyes WM*, Epstein HE, Li X, McGlynn BL, Riveros-Iregui, DA, Emanuel RE (2017) “Complex Terrain Influences Ecosystem Responses to Temperature and Precipitation”Global Biogeochemical Cycles DOI: 10.1002/2017GB005658

Emanuel RE (2017) “Flawed environmental justice analyses”Science 357 DOI: 10.1126/science.aao2684 (Featured)

Rice JS*, Emanuel RE (2017) “How are streamflow responses to the El Nino Southern Oscillation affected by watershed characteristics?”Water Resources Research 53 DOI: 10.1002/2016WR020097


Rice JS*, Emanuel RE, Vose JM (2016) “The influence of watershed characteristics on spatial patterns of trends in annual scale streamflow variability in the continental U.S.”Journal of Hydrology 540, 850-860 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.07.006 (Free)

Singh NK*, Emanuel RE, McGlynn BL (2016) “Variability in the isotopic composition of base flow in two headwater streams of the Southern Appalachians”Water Resources Research 52 DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018463 (Free)

Birch AL, Emanuel RE, James AL, Nichols EG (2016) “Hydrologic Impacts of Municipal Wastewater Irrigation to a Temperate Forested Watershed”Journal of Environmental Quality DOI: 10.2134/jeq2015.11.0577

Singh NK*, Reyes WM*, Bernhardt ES, Bhattacharya R*, Meyer JL, Knoepp JD, Emanuel RE, (2016) “Hydro-climatological influences on multi-decadal trends of dissolved organic carbon in a Southern Appalachian headwater stream”Journal of Environmental Quality DOI: 10.2134/jeq2015.10.0537 (Free)  

Nippgen F*, McGlynn BL, Emanuel RE, Vose JM (2016) “Watershed memory at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory: The effect of past precipitation and storage on hydrologic response”Water Resources Research 52 DOI:10.1002/2015WR018196 (Free)


Emanuel RE, Buckley JJ*, Caldwell PV, McNulty SG, Sun G (2015) “Influence of basin characteristics on the effectiveness and downstream reach of interbasin water transfers: displacing a problem”Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/12/124005 (Free)

Du Z, Riveros-Iregui DA, Jones RT, McDermott TR, Dore JE, McGlynn BL, Emanuel RE, Li X, (2015) “Landscape Position Influences Microbial Composition and Function via Redistribution of Soil Water across a Watershed”Applied and Environmental Microbiology DOI: 10.1128/AEM02643-15 (Free)

Rice JS*, Emanuel RE, Vose JM, Nelson SAC (2015) “Continental U.S. streamflow trends from 1940 to 2009 and relationships with watershed spatial characteristics”Water Resources Research DOI:10.1002/2014WR016367 (Free)

Nippgen F*, McGlynn BL, Emanuel RE, (2015) “The spatial and temporal evolution of contributing areas”Water Resources Research DOI:10.1002/2014WR016719 (Free)

Mitchell SR*, Emanuel RE, McGlynn BL (2015) “Land-atmosphere carbon and water flux relationships to vapor pressure deficit, soil moisture, and stream flow”Agricultural and Forest Meteorology DOI:10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.04.003

Arndt JL, Emanuel RE, Richardson JL (2015) “Hydrology of Wetland and Related Soils”in Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, 2nd Edition, Vepraskas MJ and Craft CB Eds., CRC Press, ISBN 9781439896983


Rice JS*, Emanuel RE (2014) “Landscape Position and Spatial Patterns in the Distribution of Land Use within the Southern Appalachian Mountains”Physical Geography DOI:10.1080/02723646.2014.909218

Band LE, McDonnell JJ, Barros A, Bejan A, Burt T, Dietrich WE, Emanuel RE, Duncan J, Hwang T, Katul G, Kim Y, McGlynn BL, Miles B, A. Porporato A, Scaife C, Troch P (2014) “Ecohydrological flow networks in the subsurface”Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1525

Liang L, Riveros-Iregui DA, Emanuel RE, McGlynn BL (2014) “A simple framework to estimate distributed soil temperature from discrete air temperature measurements in data-scarce regions”Journal of Geophysical Research DOI: 10.1029/2013JD02059 (Free)

Emanuel RE, Hazen AG*, McGlynn BL, Jencso KG (2014) “Vegetation and topographic influences on the connectivity of shallow groundwater between hillslopes and streams”Ecohydrology 7(2) DOI:10.1002/eco.1409


Kaiser KE*, McGlynn BL, Emanuel RE(2013) “Ecohydrology of an outbreak: Mountain pine beetle impacts trees in drier landscape positions first”Ecohydrology 6(3) DOI: 10.1002/eco.1286 (Free)


Riveros-Iregui DA, McGlynn BL, Emanuel RE, Epstein HE (2012) “Complex terrain leads to bidirectional responses of soil respiration to inter-annual water availability”Global Change Biology 18(2) DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02556.x


Nippgen F*, McGlynn BL, Marshall LA, Emanuel RE (2011) “Landscape structure and climate influences on hydrologic response”Water Resources Research 47, W12528 DOI:10.1029/2011WR011161 (Free, Featured)

Emanuel RE, Riveros-Iregui DA, McGlynn BL, Epstein HE (2011) “On the spatial heterogeneity of net ecosystem productivity in complex landscapes”Ecosphere 2(7) doi:10.1890/ES11-00074.1 (Free)

Riveros-Iregui DA, McGlynn BL, Marshall L, Welsch DL, Emanuel RE, Epstein HE (2011) “A watershed-scale assessment of a process soil CO2 production and efflux model”Water Resources Research 47 DOI:10.1029/2010WR009941 (Free)

LeDee OE, Barnes RT, Emanuel RE, Fisher PB, Henkel SK, Marlon JR (2011) “Training a New Scientist to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Environment”Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union 92(16) DOI:10.1029/2010ES003309 (Free)


Emanuel RE, Epstein HE, McGlynn BL, Welsch DL, Muth DJ, D’Odorico P (2010) “Spatial and temporal controls on watershed ecohydrology in the northern Rocky Mountains”Water Resources Research 46, W11553 DOI:10.1029/2009WR008890 (Free)

Anderson WP, Emanuel RE (2010) “Effect of interannual climate oscillations on rates of submarine groundwater discharge”Water Resources Research DOI:10.1029/2009WR008212 (Free)


Anderson WP, Emanuel RE(2008) “Effect of interannual and interdecadal climate oscillations on groundwater in North Carolina”Geophysical Research Letters 35, L23402 DOI:10.1029/2008GL036054 (Free)


Riveros-Iregui DA,Emanuel RE, Muth DJ, McGlynn BL, Epstein HE, Welsch DA, Pacific VJ, Wraith JM (2007) “Diurnal hysteresis between soil CO2 and soil temperature is controlled by soil water content”Geophysical Research Letters 34, L17404 DOI:10.1029/2007GL030938 (Free)

Emanuel RE, D’Odorico P, Epstein HE (2007) “Evidence of optimal water use by vegetation across a range of North American ecosystems”Geophysical Research Letters 34, L07401 DOI:10.1029/2006GL028909 (Free)

Emanuel RE, D’Odorico P, Epstein HE (2007) “A dynamic soil water threshold for vegetation water-stress derived from stomatal conductance models”Water Resources Research 43, W03431 DOI:10.1029/2005WR004831 (Free)


Emanuel RE, Albertson JD, Epstein HE, Williams CA (2006) “Carbon dioxide exchange and early old-field succession”Journal of Geophysical Research 111, G01011 DOI:10.1029/2005JG000069 (Free)