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Mariana Dobre

Mariana Dobre

Assistant Professor


James Martin Lab, Room 81B

Mailing Address

Department of Soil and Water Systems
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2060
Moscow, ID 83844-2060

I have broad interests in hydrology and water resources. I strive to better understand how human and natural disturbances of the environment alter both the availability and the quality of water resources.

Ph.D., Washington State University, 2013
M.S., University of Bologna, Italy, 2009
M.S., University of Bucharest, Romania, 2007
B.S., University of Bucharest, Romania, 2006

  • Hillslope and watershed hydrology
  • Forest hydrology
  • Forest nutrient management (specifically phosphorus)
  • Pre- and post-fire effects of forest treatments on runoff and soil erosion
  • Decision-support tools
  • Geo-spatial statistics
  • Field investigations and hydrologic modeling

  • Elliot, W.J., M. Dobre, A. Srivastava, K. Elder, T.E. Link, E.S. Brooks. 2016. Forest Hydrology of Snow/High Mountains. In Devendra, A., T. Williams, L. Bren, C. de Jong (eds.), Forest Hydrology, CABI publishing.
  • Brooks, S.E., M. Dobre, W.J. Elliot, J. Boll, J.Q. Wu. 2015. Watershed-scale evaluation of the WEPP model using readily available data in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 533: 389–402.
  • Dobre, M., W. J. Elliot, J.Q. Wu, I.S. Miller, T.B. Jain. 2014. Effects of topographic features on post-fire exposed mineral soil in small watersheds. Forest Science, 60(6): 1060–1067.
  • Srivastava, A., M. Dobre, J.Q. Wu, W.J. Elliot, E.A. Bruner, S. Dun, E.S. Brooks, I.S. Miller. 2013. Modifying WEPP to improve streamflow simulation in a Pacific Northwest watershed. Transactions of the ASABE 56(2): 603–611.
  • Dobre, M., W.J. Elliot, J.Q. Wu, T.E. Link, I.S. Miller. 2011. Effects of forest cover and environmental variables on snow accumulation and melt. In Medley, C.N., G. Patterson and M.J. Parker (eds.), Observing, Studying, and Managing for Change, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169, 114–119.
  • Spisni, A., C. Ravaioli, M. Dobre, V. Marletto. 2009. Dati telerilevati nella lettura delle dinamiche territoriali. Estimo e Territorio, 2, 20–30 (in Italian).


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340