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Andrew Guswa

Professor of Engineering

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Andrew Guswa

In 2001, Drew Guswa joined the faculty at Smith College to help launch the Picker Engineering Program—the first engineering program at an all-women's college. In 2009, he was named as the director of Smith's new Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS). In this capacity, Guswa is working to provide students with opportunities to integrate knowledge across disciplines in support of environmental decisions and action.

Guswa earned his bachelor of science in engineering from Princeton University, and his master of science and doctoral degree from Stanford University.

As a civil and environmental engineer, he views his own research as a chance to make manifest his commitment to the environment through continually acquiring engineering and analytical skills and applying them to new challenges. He is particularly interested in the interactions between one's predictive goals and the mathematical representation of physical processes.

Recently, Guswa was named as the senior hydrology advisor to the Natural Capital Project—a joint venture of The Nature Conservancy, Stanford University, the University of Minnesota and the World Wildlife Fund, to quantify the value of ecosystem services. Guswa and his family enjoy biking, cross-country skiing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Selected Recent Publications

Guswa, Andrew J.,K.A. Brauman, C. Brown, P. Hamel, B.L. Keeler, and S.S. Sayre, 2014. Ecosystem services: Challenges and opportunities for hydrologic modeling to support decision making,Water Resources Research, 50, doi:10.1002/2014WR015497.

Guswa, Andrew J., 2012. Canopy versus roots: Production and destruction of variability in soil moisture and hydrologic fluxes, Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2011.0159.

Guswa, Andrew J. and C. M. Spence '11, 2011. Effect of throughfall variability on recharge: Application to hemlock and deciduous forests in western Massachusetts, Ecohydrology.

Gerecht '10, K. E., M. B. Cardenas, A. J. Guswa, J. D. Nowinski, A. H. Sawyer, and T. E. Swanson, 2011. Enhanced hyporheic flow and heat transport across a bed-tobank continuum in a large regulated river, Water Resources Research, doi: 10.1029/2010WR009794.

Guswa, Andrew J., 2008. The influence of climate on root depth: A carbon costbenefit analysis, Water Resources Research, 44, W02427, doi:10.1029/2007WR006384.

Guswa, Andrew J., A. L. Rhodes, and S. E. Newell '04, 2007. Importance of orographic precipitation to the water resources of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Advances in Water Resources, 30, 2098-2112.