Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering, University of California, Merced
UC Merced - University of California, Merced
PhD, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
My research involves studying how the complex interactions between climate, vegetation, soil, and geology control and modulate critical zone processes related to water. The goal of my research is to identify key hydrologic controls crucial for quantifying and predicting the impacts of climate change on future water supply, which can in turn help to develop science-based, targeted land management and restoration strategies for sustaining future water supply and the environment.
Hillslope hydrology in global change research and Earth system modeling. Fan, Y., Clark, M., Lawrence, D. M., Swenson, S., Band, L. E., Brantley, S. L., P. D. Brooks, W. E. Dietrich, A. Flores, G. Grant, J. W. Kirchner, D. S. Mackay, J. J. McDonnell, P. C. D. Milly, P. L. Sullivan, C. Tague, H. Ajami, N. Chaney, A. Hartmann, P. Hazenberg, J. McNamara, J. Pelletier, J. Perket, E. Rouholahnejad‐Freund, T. Wagener, X. Zeng, E. Beighley, J. Buzan, M. Huang, B. Livneh, B. P. Mohanty, B. Nijssen, M. Safeeq, C. Shen, W. van Verseveld, J. Volk, D. Yamazaki (2019): Water Resources Research, vol 55 Cross-CZO
Mechanisms controlling the impact of multi-year drought on mountain hydrology. Bales, R. C.; Goulden, M. L.; Hunsaker, C. T.; Conklin, M. H.; Hartsough, P. C.; O'Geen, A. T.; Hopmans, J. W.; Safeeq, M. (2018): Hydrological Processes: 10.1038/s41598-017-19007-0
Spatially distributed water-balance and meteorological data from the rain-snow transition, southern Sierra Nevada, California. BALES, R., STACY, E., SAFEEQ, M., MENG, X., MEADOWS, M., OROZA, C., CONKLIN, M., GLASER, S., and WAGENBRENNER, J. (2018): Earth System Science Data, 10
Subsurface plant-accessible water in mountain ecosystems with a Mediterranean climate. Klos, P. Z.; Goulden, M.; Riebe, C. S.; Tague, C.; O’geen, A. T.; Flinchum, B. A.; Safeeq, M.; Conklin, M. H.; Hart, S. C.; Berhe, A. A.; Hartsough, P. C.; Holbrook, S.; Bales R. C.; (2018): Hydrological Processes: 10.1002/wat2.1277
Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory and Kings River Experimental Watersheds: A Synthesis of Measurements, New Insights, and Future Directions. O'Geen, A.; Safeeq, M.; Wagenbrenner, J.; Stacy, E.; Hartsough, P.; Devine, S.; Tian, Z.; Ferrell, R.; Hopmans, J.W.; and Bales, R. (2018): Vadose Zone Journal, 17:180081
Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions in Relation to Natural and Anthropogenic Environmental Changes. Safeeq, M., Fares, A. (2016): Emerging Issues in Groundwater Resources. Springer International Publishing. 289-326
Characterizing Runoff and Water Yield for Headwater Catchments in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Safeeq, M., Hunsaker, C. (2016): Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Predicting Plant-Accessible Water in the Critical Zone: Mountain Ecosystems in a Mediterranean Climate. Klos, P. Z.; Goulden, M.; Riebe, C. S.; Tague, C.; O’geen, A. T.; Flinchum, B. A.; Safeeq, M.; Conklin, M. H.; Hart, S. C.; Berhe, A. A.; Hartsough, P. C.; Holbrook, S.; Bales R. C.; (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23H-1769.
Improving snow water equivalent simulations in an alpine basin using blended gage precipitation and snow pillow measurements. Sohrabi, M.; Safeeeq, M.; Conklin, M. H. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H43C-1658
Water Storage, Mixing and Transit Times During a Multiyear Drought. Van Der Velde, Y.; Visser, A.; Thaw, M.; Safeeq, M. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H23E-1731.
Sediment Concentration and Its Relation to Catchment Characteristics in Forested Headwater Streams of the Sierra Nevada, California. Wagenbrenner, J.; Safeeq, M.; Hunsaker, C. (2017): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2017. Abstract H41C-1450.
Sensitivities of dry season runoff to precipitation and temperature in southern Sierra Nevada streams. Safeeq, M.; Hunsaker, C.T.; Bales, R.C. (2016): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2016. Abstract H44B-03.
Implications of Increasing Forest Density and Vegetation Water Demand on Drought Impacts in California Montane Forest. Saksa, P.C.; Safeeq, M.; Dymond, S. (2016): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2016. Abstract H43G-1529.
Is Snow a Drought Buster? The Need to Incorporate Snow into Common Drought Indices. Weiner, J.; Harpold, A.A.; Safeeq, M. (2016): Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, December 2016. Abstract H21G-1508.
Drought effects on evapotransiration and subsurface water storage in the southern Sierra Nevada. Bales, R., Goulden, M., Hunsaker, C., Conklin, M., Hartsough, P., O’Geen, A., Hopmans, J., Safeeq, M. (2015): H33M. The Hydrology-Vegetation-Climate Nexus: Identifying Process Interactions and Environmental Shifts in Mountain Catchments II, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Patterns of Hydrologic Sensitivity to Climate in the Western US: Implications for Future Predictions. Safeeq, M., Grant, G. (2015): H21D Ecological and Hydrological Resistance and Resilience: Emerging Understanding from Interactions at Multiple Scales I, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
Characterizing Runoff and Water Yield from Headwater Catchments in the Southern Sierra Nevada. Safeeq, M., Hunsaker, C. (2015): American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting
Characterizing Runoff and Water Yield from Headwater Catchments in the Southern Sierra Nevada . Safeeq, M., Hunsaker, C. (2015): H51N Surface Hydrology Posters, presented at 2015 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 14-18 Dec.
06 Nov 2017 - By Michelle Gilmore and Leigh Bernacchi Ever wonder how we know what we know about water? Twenty-five intrepid water and forest managers,...
19 Jul 2017 - Wonder what soils and sponges have in common? Or why some trees in the Sierra Nevada are dying while others are surviving? Find out in our new comic.
21 Jun 2017 - University of California Television (UCTV) features Bales, Conklin, Glaser, Safeeq, and others on the new Sustainable California channel
11 Apr 2016 - New York Times reporter, Henry Fountain spoke with Southern Sierra CZO PIs Roger Bales and Martha Conklin and investigtor Mohammad Safeeq as they...
22 Mar 2016 - As part of World Water Day, the White House is hosting a Water Summit today and released its Commitments to Action on Building a Sustainable...
15 Oct 2015 - SSCZO's Mohammad Safeeq, Carolyn Hunsaker, and Roger Bales discuss forest health, sustainable management, and impacts on water in a changing climate.
07 Sep 2015 - Assistant Research Scientist, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, University of California, Merced.