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Faculty Fellow

Francisco Munoz-Arriola

Focus Areas
Civil & Government Systems
Disaster & Emergency Planning

Dr. Francisco Munoz-Arriola’s research and extension activities focus on helping agricultural decision-makers more easily upload, transform, store and analyze water, agricultural, fuel consumption and weather/climate data to improve decision-making and our ability to predict the effects of extreme weather events on the sustainability of human activities and ecosystems.

Dr. Munoz-Arriola uses climate and hydrologic models and information technologies to study the interconnected processes of the water-food-energy nexus in a changing climate, as well as their impacts on agro-ecosystems and ecosystems sustainability. He holds a doctorate in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and completed two postdoctoral appointments at University of Washington and University of California, San Diego. He has a master’s degree in coastal oceanography and bachelor’s degree in oceanography from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Education

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University

Master's, Coastal Oceanography, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Bachelor's, Oceanography, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Publications

Ou, G., Munoz-Arriola, F., Uden, D. R., Martin, D., Allen, C. R., & Shank, N. (2018). Climate change implications for irrigation and groundwater in the Republican River Basin, U. S. A. Climatic Change, 151, 303-316. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-018-2278-z
Uden, D. R., Allen, C. R., Munoz-Arriola, F., Ou, G., & Shank, N. (2018). A framework for tracing socio-ecological trajectories and traps in intensive agricultural landscapes. Sustainability, 10(5), 1646. doi.org/10.3390/su10051646