CUERE’s mission is to advance the understanding of the environmental, social and economic consequences of the transformation of the urban landscape through research, conferences and symposia, support of university teaching programs and assistance to K-12 education. CUERE fosters interdisciplinary approaches to environmental science, engineering and public policy.

Recent Submissions

  • The Value of Urban Flood Modeling 

    Rosenzweig, B. R.; Cantis, P. Herreros; Kim, Y.; Cohn, A.; Grove, K.; Brock, J.; Yesuf, J.; Mistry, P.; Welty, C.; McPhearson, T.; Sauer, J.; Chang, H. (AGU Pubication, 2020-12-27)
    Floods are important disturbances to urban socio‐eco‐technical systems and their meteorological drivers are projected to increase through the century due to global climate change. Urban flood models are numerical models ...
  • Pavement alters delivery of sediment and fallout radionuclides to urban streams 

    Gellis, Allen C.; Fuller, Christopher C.; Van Metre, Peter C.; Mahler, Barbara J.; Welty, Claire; Miller, Andrew J.; Nibert, Lucas A.; Clifton, Zach J.; Malen, Jeremy J.; Kemper, John T. (Elsevier, 2020-03-16)
    Sediment from urban impervious surfaces has the potential to be an important vector for contaminants, particularly where stormwater culverts and other buried channels draining large impervious areas exit from underground ...
  • The uncharacterized gene EVE contributes to vessel element dimensions in Populus 

    Ribeiro, Cíntia L.; Conde, Daniel; Balmant, Kelly M.; Dervinis, Christopher; Johnson, Matthew G.; McGrath, Aaron P.; Szewczyk, Paul; Unda, Faride; Finegan, Christina A.; Schmidt, Henry W.; Miles, Brianna; Drost, Derek R.; Novaes, Evandro; Gonzalez-Benecke, Carlos A.; Peter, Gary F.; Burleigh, J. Gordon; Martin, Timothy A.; Mansfield, Shawn D.; Chang, Geoffrey; Wickett, Norman J.; Kirst, Matias (National Academy of Sciences, 2020-02-10)
    The radiation of angiosperms led to the emergence of the vast majority of today’s plant species and all our major food crops. Their extraordinary diversification occurred in conjunction with the evolution of a more efficient ...
  • Urban soil carbon and nitrogen converge at a continental scale 

    Trammell, Tara L. E.; Pataki, Diane E.; Pouyat, Richard V.; Groffman, Peter M.; Rosier, Carl; Bettez, Neil; Cavender‐Bares, Jeannine; Grove, Morgan J.; Hall, Sharon J.; Heffernan, James; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Morse, Jennifer L.; Neill, Christopher; Steele, Meredith (Ecological Society of America (ESA), 2019-12-30)
    In urban areas, anthropogenic drivers of ecosystem structure and function are thought to predominate over larger‐scale biophysical drivers. Residential yards are influenced by individual homeowner preferences and actions, ...
  • Systemic coordination and the problem of seasonal harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie 

    Berardo, Ramiro; Turner, V. Kelly; Rice, Stian (2019)
    The management of natural resources may potentially be improved when governance structures in social-ecological systems enable coordination among multiple actors who may operate on the same or different geographic and/or ...
  • Summary Verification Measures and Their Interpretation for Ensemble Forecasts 

    Bradley, A. Allen; Schwartz, Stuart S. (American Meteorological Society, 2011-09-01)
    Ensemble prediction systems produce forecasts that represent the probability distribution of a continuous forecast variable. Most often, the verification problem is simplified by transforming the ensemble forecast into ...
  • Analysis of subsurface storage and streamflow generation in urban watersheds 

    Bhaskar, Aditi S.; Welty, Claire (Wiley, 2015-01-21)
    Subsurface storage as a regulator of streamflow was investigated as an explanation for the large proportion of pre‐event water observed in urban streams during storm events. We used multiple lines of inquiry to explore the ...
  • Untangling the effects of urban development on subsurface storage in Baltimore 

    Bhaskar, Aditi S.; Welty, Claire; Maxwell, Reed M.; Miller, Andrew J. (Wiley, 2015-01-12)
    The impact of urban development on surface flow has been studied extensively over the last half century, but effects on groundwater systems are still poorly understood. Previous studies of the influence of urban development ...
  • Use of a Three-Dimensional Reactive Solute Transport Model for Evaluation of Bioreactor Placement in Stream Restoration 

    Cui, Zhengtao; Welty, Claire; Gold, Arthur J.; Groffman, Peter M.; Kaushal, Sujay S.; Miller, Andrew J. (Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies, 2016-03-21)
    A three-dimensional groundwater flow and multispecies reactive transport model was used to strategically design placement of bioreactors in the subsurface to achieve maximum removal of nitrate along restored stream reaches. ...
  • Visualizing Early Baltimore 

    Bailey, Dan; Kummerow, Burt (2016)
    September 13, 2014, marks the 200th anniversary of the major British attack on Baltimore. What was so important about Baltimore two hundred years ago? Over a few decades in the early nineteenth century, Baltimore's population ...
  • Impacts of Development Pattern on Urban Groundwater Flow Regime 

    Barnes, Michael L..; Welty, Claire; Miller, Andrew J. (American Geophysical Unioon, 2018)
    We compare the effects of urban development type and spatial pattern on the hydrology of six small headwater catchments near Baltimore, Maryland utilizing a three-dimensional coupled groundwater-surface water-land atmosphere ...
  • Metacommunity theory meets restoration: isolation may mediate how ecological communities respond to stream restoration 

    Swan, Christopher; Brown, Bryan (Ecological Society of America, 2017)
    An often-cited benefit of river restoration is an increase in biodiversity or shift in composition to more desirable taxa. Yet, hard manipulations of habitat structure often fail to elicit a significant response in terms ...