Research and Interests

Current Research

Impacts of wildfires on streams: hydrology and biogeochemistry

I have conducted both meta-analysis of previously published data, as well as large data analysis of data from Federal Agencies (US Geological Survey) to analyze the effect of wildfires on streams. These effects manifest as single- and multi-year impacts on streamflow, as well as changes in water quality.


  • Hampton TB, Lin SGM & Basu NB. 2022. Wildfire effects on water quality at continental scales: a meta-analysis. Environmental Research Letters. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac6a6c
  • Hampton TB & Basu NB. 2022. A novel Budyko-based approach to quantify post-forest-fire streamflow response and recovery timescales. Journal of Hydrology.10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127685
Old Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains. October 2003. Wikimedia