Thomas Meixner
Professor, Associate Department Head, and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources
(520) 626-1532

Tom Meixner grew up in Maryland playing in streams and digging in the garden. He has matured to the point where he now gets paid to occasionally play in streams and still gardens on his own time. Tom got a BS in Soils and a BA in the History of Science at the University of Maryland. He then matriculated at the University of Arizona as a PhD student in hydrology and Water Resources. He received his PhD in 1999 with work focused on Alpine Biogeochemistry. He then took a job as an Assistant Professor at the University of California Riverside in the Department of Environmental Sciences. After 6 years there transforming himself to a biogeochemical modeler working on alpine and semi-arid systems he was hired at the University of Arizona as an associate professor in Hydrology and Water Resources. He continues to focus his research on the dynamic links between hydrologic transport and biogeochemistry.

Selected Citations: 

Van Griensven, A., Meixner, T., Grunwald, S., Bishop, T., Diluzio, M., & Srinivasan, R. (2006). A global sensitivity analysis tool for the parameters of multi-variable catchment models. Journal of hydrology, 324(1), 10-23.

Gallo, E. L., Lohse, K. A., Ferlin, C. M., Meixner, T., & Brooks, P. D. (2014). Physical and biological controls on trace gas fluxes in semi-arid urban ephemeral waterways. Biogeochemistry, 121(1), 189-207.

Simpson, S. C., & Meixner, T. (2012). Modeling effects of floods on streambed hydraulic conductivity and groundwater‐surface water interactions. Water resources research, 48(2).

Research Themes: 
Arid lands
Urban planning
Water quality
Water resources
Science Engagement
Connecting science and decision making
Urban Environment
Biogeochemical processes
Building technology
Climate change impacts
Community education
Decision making
Green infrastructure
Landscape studies
Smart growth
Urban infrastructure
Urbanization effects on weather and climate
Arid lands
Biogeochemical processes
Biological treatment process
Climate change impacts
Groundwater remediation
Modeling and simulation
Urban development
Waste containment
Water resource management
Water reuse
Water treatment
Watershed hydrology
Watershed management

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