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Dr. Mark Hausner
Associate Research Professor, Hydrology

Professional Interests

My research is focused on understanding heat and mass transfer in the environment, especially as these processes are impacted by climate change and in turn affect ecosystems. I integrate field studies with numerical models of environmental processes, with a particular emphasis on the use of heat as a tracer for water movement.

Education

Degree Year Institution Area
Ph.D. 2013 University of Nevada, Reno Hydrogeology
M.S. 2010 University of Nevada, Reno Hydrologic Sciences
B.S. 1997 Cornell University Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keywords

Ecohydrology, climate change, vadose zone hydrology, groundwater-surface water interactions, hydrogeology

 

Publications
2020
Albano, C. M., McGwire, K. C., Hausner, M. B., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G., Huntington, J. L. (2020). Drought Sensitivity and Trends in Riparian Vegetation Vigor in Nevada, USA (1985-2018), Remote Sensing, 12, 1362, 10.3390/rs12091362
Nash, C. S., Grant, G. E., Charnley, S., Dunham, J., Gosnell, H., Hausner, M. B., Pilliod, D. S., Taylor, J. (2020). Great Expectations: Deconstructing the Process Pathways Underlying Beaver-related Restoration, BioScience

Pilliod, D. S., Hausner, M. B., Scherer, R. D. (2020). From satellites to frogs: Quantifying ecohydrological change, drought mitigation, and population demography in desert meadows, Science of the Total Environment, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143632

Glose, T. J., Lowry, C. S., Hausner, M. B. (2020). Examining the utility of continuously quantified Darcy fluxes through the use of periodic temperature time series, Journal of Hydrology, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.125675

2019
Kostadinov, T. S., Schumer, R., Hausner, M. B., Bormann, K. J., Gaffney, R., McGwire, K. C., Painter, T. H., Tyler, S., Harpold, A. A. (2019). Watershed-Scale Mapping of Fractional Snow Cover Under Conifer Forest Canopy Using Lidar, Remote Sensing of Environment, 222, 34-49, 10.1016/j.rse.2018.11.037
Glose, T. J., Lowry, C. S., Hausner, M. B. (2019). Vertically-integrated hydraulic conductivity: a new parameter for groundwater-surface water analysis, Groundwater, 57 (5), 727-736, 10.1111/gwat.12864
Echeverría, S., Hausner, M. B., Suárez, F., Bambach, N., Vicuña, S. (2019). Modeling present and future ice covers in two Antarctic lakes, Journal of Glaciology
Hausner, M. B., Neuharth, K. D. (2019). Modeling the Impacts of Sub-Seasonal Environmental Variability on Devils Hole, 28 pp, Report to US National Park Service, Task Agreement P17AC01107
Glose, T., Lowry, C. S., Hausner, M. B. (2019). Limits on groundwater-surface water Fluxes derived from temperature time series: Defining resolution-based thresholds., Water Resources Research, 55, 10,678-10,689, 10.1029/2019WR025643
Crews, J. B., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., Hartshorn, E. J., Weir, W. B., Sabol, D. E., Lyles, B. F., Healey, J. M., Hausner, M. B., McDonald, E. V. (2019). Enhanced Soil Electromagnetic Parameter Acquisition Using the Open Hull Dual Aperture Measurement Network (OHDAMN), 58 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
Hausner, M. B., McDonald, E. V., Crews, J. B., Hartshorn, E. J., Minatre, K. L., Page, D. J., Rybarski, S. C., Sabol, D. E., Sion, B., Weir, W. B. (2019). Intra?Site Soil Variability on the Yuma Proving Ground Countermine Site, 43 pp., Report prepared for the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.
2018
Pilliod, D. S., Rohde, A. T., Charnley, S., Davee, R. R., Dunham, J., Gosnell, H., Grant, G., Hausner, M. B., Huntington, J. L., Nash, C. (2018). Survey of beaver-related restoration practices in rangeland streams of the Western USA, Environmental Management, 61 (1), 58-68
Hausner, M. B., Heintz, K. M. (2018). Letter Report: Pilot Test of Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensing to Assess Hydrogeologic Heterogeneities at ER-EC-11, Nevada System of Higher Education, DOE/NV/0003590-14
Hausner, M. B., Huntington, J. L., Nash, C., Morton, C. G., McEvoy, D. J., Pilliod, D. S., Hegewisch, K., Daudert, B., Abatzoglou, J. T., Grant, G. (2018). Assessing the effectiveness of riparian restoration projects using Landsat and precipitation data from the cloud-computing application ClimateEngine.org, Ecological Engineering, 120, 432-440, 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.06.024
Shanafield, M., Banks, E. W., Arkwright, J. W., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Fiber-optic sensing for environmental applications: where we have come from and what is possible, Water Resources Research, 54, 10.1029/2018WR022768
Hausner, M. B., Heintz, K. M., Healey, J. M. (2018). DTS Temperature Profiling During Sampling at ER-20-4 (DOE/NV/0003590-26), U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management Nevada Program: Las Vegas
2017
Hausner, M. B. (2017). Devils Hole Pupfish Strategic Plan Phase 1: A chronological inventory and review of management practices at Devils Hole to support development of a strategic plan, 60 pp, DHS Publication No. 41270
2016
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Gaines, D. B., Suárez, F., Scoppettone, G. G., Tyler, S. W. (2016). Projecting the effects of climate change and water management on Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) survival, Ecohydrology, 9 (4), 560-573, 10.1002/eco.1656
Hausner, M. B., Kryder, L., Klenke, J., Reinke, R., Tyler, S. W. (2016). Interpreting variations in groundwater flows from repeated distributed thermal perturbation tests, Groundwater, 54 (4), 559-568, 10.1111/gwat.12393
Cristi, F., Fierro, V., Suárez, F., Muñoz, J. F., Hausner, M. B. (2016). A new TDR-waveform approach to estimate soil water content in electrically conductive soils, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 121, 160-168, 10.1016/j.compag.2015.12.004
Hausner, M. B., Kobs, S. (2016). Identifying and Correcting Step Losses in Single-Ended Fiber-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing Data, Journal of Sensors, 2016, 10 pp, 10.1155/2016/7073619
2014
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Gaines, D. B., Suárez, F., Tyler, S. W. (2014). Life in a fishbowl: Prospects for the endangered Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) in a changing climate, Water Resources Research, 50 (8), 7020-7034, 10.1002/2014WR015511
Conference Proceedings
2020
Albano, C. M., McGwire, K. C., Hausner, M. B., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G., Minor, B. A., Huntington, J. L. (2020). Using satellite remote sensing and climate data to assess status and trends of groundwater dependent ecosystem vegetation in Nevada, Nevada Water Resources Association: Las Vegas, NV, February 11, 2020-February 13, 2020
2019
Hausner, M. B. (2019). Remote sensing as a tool for assessing vegetation at Devils Hole, Devils Hole Workshop: Furnace Creek, CA, May 1, 2019-May 3, 2019
Neuharth, K. D., Wilson, K. P., Hausner, M. B. (2019). Subseasonal temperature variability in Devils Hole, Devils Hole Workshop: Furnace Creek, CA, May 1, 2019-May 3, 2019
Albano, C. M., Hausner, M. B., McEvoy, D. J., McGwire, K. C., Huntington, J. L. (2019). Assessing multi-decadal changes in riparian areas across Nevada using the Landsat archive, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, September 22, 2019-September 25, 2019, 179-11
Hausner, M. B., Albano, C. M., Pearson, C., Huntington, J. L. (2019). Assessing changes in mountain meadow condition using the Landsat archive, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Phoenix, AZ, September 22, 2019-September 25, 2019, 17-12
Huntington, J. L., McGwire, K. C., Pearson, C., Hausner, M. B., Albano, C. M., Minor, B. A., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G. (2019). Assessing the role of climate and resource management on groundwater dependent ecosystem changes in arid environments with the Landsat archive and cloud computing, American Fisheries Society/The Wildlife Society Joint Meeting: Reno, NV, September 30, 2019-October 3, 2019, 8014-3
Pilliod, D., Nash, C., Taylor, J., Charnley, S., Dunham, J., Hausner, M. B., Gosnell, H., Grant, G. (2019). Managing expectations of beaver-related restoration in rangeland streams, American Fisheries Society/The Wildlife Society Joint Meeting, September 30, 2019-October 3, 2019, 8128-3
Nash, C., Charnley, S., Dunham, J., Grant, G., Hausner, M. B., Pilliod, D., Gosnell, H., Taylor, J. (2019). Managing beavers, water, and expectations in stream restoration projects, Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting: Bend, OR, March 4, 2019-March 8, 2019
Blin, N., Hausner, M. B., Lowry, C., Leray, S., Suárez, F. (2019). Impacts of climate change on the Huasco salt flat aquifer (North of Chile) ? insights from a hydrological and hydrogeological numerical study, Geophysical Research Abstracts, 21, European Geophysical Union General Assembly: Vienna, Austria, April 7, 2019-April 12, 2019, EGU2019-2640
Heintz, K. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Healey, J. M., Hausner, M. B. (2019). An Application of Distributed Temperature Sensing to Characterize Flow in ER-20-4 During Pumping, 2019 UGTA Technical Information Exchange: Las Vegas, NV, August 29, 2019
Hausner, M. B., Albano, C. M., Huntington, J. L., Pearson, C. (2019). Using the Landsat Archive to Understand and Assess Changes in Mountain Meadow Vegetation, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2019-December 13, 2019, Presentation No. EP51E-2173
Albano, C. M., Hausner, M. B., Huntington, J. L., McEvoy, D. J., McGwire, K. C. (2019). Using the Landsat Archive to Assess Multi-Decadal Changes in Riparian Vegetation in Western U.S. Drylands, AGU Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2019-December 13, 2019, Presentation No. H43A-08
2018
Berli, M., Luo, Y., Ghezzehei, T., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Modeling water distribution in arid soil, USDA-W3188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2018-January 4, 2018
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K., Goldstein, J., Chaudoin, A., Feuerbacher, O. (2018). Biotic and abiotic features of microhabitats for Devils Hole pupfish, 2018 Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2, 2018-May 4, 2018
Neuharth, K. D., Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K., Back, J. (2018). Stastical distribution of springtime air temperatures at Devils Hole, 2018 Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2, 2018-May 4, 2018
Heintz, K. M., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Numerical modeling refinements from a distributed temperature perturbation sensing experiment on the Nevada National Security Site, 2018 Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 2, 2018-May 4, 2018
Glose, T., Lowry, C., Hausner, M. B. (2018). These are not the fluxes you’re looking for: impacts of low fluxes on the temperature amplitude ratio method, Biennial Colloquium of the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences: Shepherdstown, West Virginia, July 29, 2018-August 1, 2018
Heintz, K. M., Pohlmann, K. F., Healey, J. M., Hausner, M. B. (2018). An application of distributed temperature sensing to characterize flow in a well complex during pumping, Vol. 60 (No. 6), Geological Society of America – Abstracts with Programs: Indianapolis, November 4, 2018-November 7, 2018, 10.1130/abs/2018AM-317210
Glose, T., Lowry, C. S., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Low flux limitations on the use of heat as a tracer in groundwater-surface water interactions, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2018-November 7, 2018, 160-9
Neuharth, K. D., Wilson, K. P., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Modeling the impacts of sub-seasonal environmental variability at Devils Hole, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2018-November 7, 2018, 180-2
Hausner, M. B., Scherer, R., Mellison, C., Pilliod, D. S. (2018). Using cloud-based remote sensing analyses to assess the impacts of small scale restoration activity on Columbia spotted frog populations, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, IN, November 4, 2018-November 7, 2018, 128-5
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K., Brown, K. (2018). The Devils Hole Pupfish: Science in a Time of Crisis, Desert Fishes Council Annual Meeting: Furnace Creek, CA, November 14, 2018-November 18, 2018
Glose, T. J., Lowry, C., Cole, J., Galbraith, H., Briggs, M. A., Hausner, M. B. (2018). Combining multiple sampling methods to quantify groundwater-surface water exchange at a previously characterized field site, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: Washington DC, December 10, 2018-December 14, 2018, H23E-07
2017
Hausner, M. B., Sada, D. W. (2017). Climate change, reduced discharge, and thermal variability in the spring headwaters of the Muddy river, Devils Hole Workshop: Beatty, NV, May 3, 2017-May 5, 2017
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Brown, K. C. (2017). Best Available Science and Managing Threatened Ecosystems, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA, October 22, 2017-October 25, 2017, 136-1
Suarez, F. I., Hausner, M. B., Echeverria, S. (2017). How climate change will affect the perennial ice covers of Antarctic lakes?, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017, C41C-1239
Blin, N., Hausner, M. B., Suarez, F. I. (2017). Evaluating groundwater recharge variations under climate change in an endorheic basin of the Andean plateau, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017, H13G-1478
Glose, T. J., Lowry, C., Hausner, M. B. (2017). What Are We Missing? Insights From Quantifying Effective Hydraulic Conductivity at the Groundwater-Surface Water Interface Using Point and Synoptic Measurement Techniques, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana, December 11, 2017-December 15, 2017, H23D-1711
Luo, Y., Koonce, J. E., Shillito, R. M., Ghezzehei, T., Hausner, M. B., Yu, Z., Berli, M. (2017). Impacts of solar arrays on rainwater infiltration – some simulations, USDA-W3188 Soil Physics: Las Vegas, NV, January 2, 2017-January 4, 2017
2016
Koonce, J. E., Hausner, M. B., Berli, M., Young, M. H. (2016). Evaporation from Bare Arid Soils: Parameter Estimation Using Monte Carlo Simulations, Abstracts with Programs, 48 (7), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Denver, Colorado, September 25, 2016-September 28, 2016, 262-3, 10.1130/abs/2016AM-287717
Hausner, M. B., Sada, D. W. (2016). Impacts of Reduced Discharge on the Thermal Habitat of a Desert Spring Brook, Abstracts with Programs, 48 (7), Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Denver, Colorado, September 25, 2016-September 28, 2016, 188-4, 10.1130/abs/2016AM-284355
Glose, T. J., Hausner, M. B., Lowry, C. (2016). Numerical Modeling of Artificial Recharge: Determining Spatial/Temporal Sampling Resolution to Quantify Infiltration Rates and Effective Hydraulic Conductivity, American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, Calif., December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016, H24A-07
Hausner, M. B., McEvoy, D. J., Morton, C. G., Smith, G. T., Fesenmyer, K., Huntington, J. L. (2016). Evaluating the effect of restoration practices on riparian vegetation using remote sensing data, American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting: San Francisco, Calif., December 12, 2016-December 16, 2016, B43A-0562
2015
Hausner, M. B., Sada, D. W. (2015). Physical thresholds as ecological proxies in aquatic ecosystems, AGU: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, Abstract No. #H11E-1401
Hausner, M. B., Sada, D. W., Stone, M. C., Morrison, R. (2015). Integrating physical and ecological methods to assess changing spring-fed aquatic ecosystems, Science for Parks and Parks for Science: Berkeley, CA, March 25, 2015-March 27, 2015
Hausner, M. B., Kryder, L., Klenke, J., Reinke, R., Tyler, S. (2015). Repeated distributed thermal perturbation tests to examine flows in an alluvial aquifer, Jim Deacon Memorial Devils Hole Workshop: Amargosa Valley, Nevada, May 6, 2015-May 8, 2015
Hausner, M. B., Kryder, L., Klenke, J., Reinke, R., Tyler, S. W. (2015). Characterizing heterogeneities in an alluvial aquifer with repeated distributed thermal perturbation sensing tests, NovCare 2015: Lawrence, Kansas, May 19, 2015-May 21, 2015
Hausner, M. B., Friese, R., Wilson, K. P., Hoines, J., Fuhrmann, K. K. (2015). The restoration of Travertine Springs: an ongoing ecohydrological laboratory in Death Valley National Park, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 2015-November 4, 2015, 185-9
Koonce, J. E., Berli, M., Hausner, M. B., Young, M. H. (2015). Evaporation from bare, arid soils: weighing lysimeter measurements and simulations, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Baltimore, Maryland, November 1, 2015-November 4, 2015, 231-2
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Suárez, F., Scoppettone, G. G., Tyler, S. W. (2015). Using physical thresholds to quantify anthropogenic impacts on the Devils Hole pupfish, Desert Fishes Council Annual Meeting: Furnace Creek, California, November 19, 2015-November 22, 2015
Suárez, F., Cousiño, J. A., Hausner, M. B., Victorero, F., Bonilla, C., Gironás, J., Vera, S., Bustamonte, W., Rojas, V., Leiva, E., Pastén, P. (2015). Advantages of a vertical high-resolution distributed temperature sensing system used to evaluate the thermal behavior of green roofs, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, Calif., December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, H21J-1531
Hausner, M. B., Gaines, D. B., Morrison, R. R., Sada, D. W., Scoppettone, G. G., Stone, M. C., Suárez, F., Tyler, S. W., Wilson, K. P. (2015). Physical thresholds as ecological proxies in aquatic ecosystems, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, Calif., December 14, 2015-December 18, 2015, H11E-1401
2014
Hausner, M. B., Berli, M. (2014). Improving photovoltaic energy production with Fiber-Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing, American Geophysical Union: San Francisco, CA, December 14, 2014-December 19, 2014, NS31C-3940
Hausner, M. B., Kryder, L., Klenke, J., Howard, W., Reinke, R., Tyler, S. (2014). Multiple distributed thermal perturbation tests to characterize vertical heterogeneities in a fractured system, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting: Vancouver, BC, CANADA, October 19, 2014-October 22, 2014
Cousiño, J. A., Hausner, M. B., Victorero, F., Bonilla, C., Gironás, J., Vera, S., Bustamonte, W., Rojas, V., Pastén, P., Suárez, F. (2014). Assessment of a fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing system to monitor the thermal dynamics of a vegetated roof, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting: San Francisco, CA, December 15, 2014-December 19, 2014, NS31C-3931
Suárez, F., Sotomayor, R., Yañez, G., Hausner, M. B., Muñoz, J. (2014). Complementando el conocimiento hidrogeologico mediante sistemas distribuidos de temperature, XII Congreso Latinoamericano de Hidrogeolog: Santiago, CHILE, August 25, 2014-August 29, 2014
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Gaines, D. B., Suárez, F., Scoppettone, G. G., Tyler, S. W. (2014). Assessing desert ecohydrologic habitat under varying management and climate scenarios, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting: Sacramento, CA, August 10, 2014-August 15, 2014
Hausner, M. B., Wilson, K. P., Gaines, D. B., Suárez, F., Scoppettone, G. G., Tyler, S. W. (2014). Physical and ecological responses to climate change in Devils Hole, Devils Hole Workshop: Furnace Creek, CA