- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D. Forest Ecohydrology, Oregon State University
Dr. Georgianne Moore received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University in 2003. Dr. Moore joined the Ecosystem Science and Management Department as an Assistant Professor in 2005. Dr. Moore teaches an undergraduate course in Restoration Ecology and a graduate course in Global Change. Dr. Moore’s research focuses on water resources with a specialization in ecohydrology. She has received over $2.4 million in external research funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ($12.5 million in total). She directs the NSF-sponsored Costa Rica REU. Dr. Moore is an associate editor of three top-tier journals. She has written 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters, and is actively engaged in international research networks in the neotropics. Dr. Moore has chaired five doctoral committees, ten master’s committees, and served on 30 others.
Research Interests and Specializations
The Moore Ecohydrology Lab
The Moore Lab seeks to understand how ecosystem management relates to the water cycle – by changing vegetation type, amount, and structure. Distinctly interdisciplinary, our research in the field of ecohydrology is driven by science questions, spans many types of ecosystems, and utilizes a variety of measurement tools. An overarching theme of the Moore Lab looking into the future is to narrow the knowledge gap between ecohydrology and climate research.
S. P. Good, G. W. Moore, and D. G. Miralles. 2017. A mesic maximum in biological water use demarcates biome sensitivity to aridity shifts. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1: 1883–1888. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0371-8.
G. W. Moore, C. B. Edgar, R. A. Washington-Allen, J. G. Vogel, R. G. March, & R. Zehnder. 2016. Tree mortality from an exceptional drought spanning mesic to semiarid ecoregions. Ecological Applications. 26(2): 602-611. doi: 10.1890/15-0330.1
Z. C. Berry, J. Evaristo, G. Moore, M. Poca, K. Steppe, L. Verrot, H. Asbjornsen, L. S. Borma, M. Bretfeld, P. Hervé-Fernández, M. Seyfried, L. Schwendenmann, K. Sinacore, L. De Wispelaere, J. McDonnell. 2018. The two water worlds hypothesis: Addressing multiple working hypotheses and proposing a way forward. Ecohydrology. 11(3):1843 DOI: 10.1002/eco.1843
L. M. T. Aparecido, G. R. Miller, A. T. Cahill and G. W. Moore. 2016. Comparison of tree transpiration under wet and dry canopy conditions in a Costa Rican premontane tropical forest. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10960
Moore, G.W., B.J. Bond, J.A. Jones, N. Phillips and F.C. Meinzer. 2004. Structural and compositional controls on transpiration between 40- and 450-yr-old forests in Western Oregon, USA. Tree Physiology. 24(5):481-491