What is the Oxford Hydrology Group?

In an effort to get to know more about the different student groups at Oxford, I have briefly interviewed, Marcus Buechel, the organiser of the Oxford Hydrology Group.

Kathryn: Good morning, Marcus. Could you tell me a bit about this student-led group at Oxford?

Marcus: Sure. The Oxford Hydrology Group is an enthusiastic group of students and staff members based at the University of Oxford with a shared passion around hydrology. We seek to share our knowledge and understanding between members and keep up to date with all the latest developments in the field. Our interests stretch from evapotranspiration in the Congo Basin to Earth observation and fluvial geomorphology to the impact of dams.

Kathryn: Wow. That’s a pretty diverse range of issues. How can you cover all that in one meeting?

Marcus: Well it is a bit much for one meeting, so the Oxford Hydrology Group delivers a series of lectures and group discussions that encompasses a range of concepts. We usually meet 11:30-12:30 on a Friday, usually in the School of Geography and the Environment, alternating between a lecture or a meeting each week. Our meetings are more group discussions where we can help each other troubleshoot our research as it moves along. In future, we will also be running workshops on various topics for people to get involved with and learn new techniques and skills for their research. We are also keen to spark any potential collaborations for potential research.

Kathryn: That sounds really great. Are there any particular type of collaborators you are looking for?

Marcus: Anyone who is interested with doing something water related! If you believe you need some more hydrological expertise in your research, or think you have something to add to anyone’s current research please do come along. If you are keen and love interdisciplinary work, then you are the right kind of collaborator!

If the Oxford Hydrology Group is something you would like to know more about, or you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Marcus Buechel at marcus.buechel@chch.ox.ac.uk


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