Larry Band, Ernest H. Ern Professor

Larry Band

Research Emphasis:

I am an eco-hydrologist with research spanning the continuum of natural through urban watersheds. I have a major interest in the role of forests and tree canopy on flooding and drought, the provision of high-quality freshwater, coupled water, carbon and nitrogen cycling, and vulnerability to climate and land use change.

CWT Committees:

CWT Science Advisory Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  Department of Environmental Sciences

Mailing Address:

Dr. Lawrence E. Band
University of Virginia
Department of Environmental Sciences
207 Clark Hall
Charlottesville, VA 27599

Office Phone:  434-924-7241


Web Page:

CWT Data Sets:

4076 (In situ soil moisture measurements for the Hillslope study from 5 sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin)

1143 (Groundwater well chemistry at 7 hillslope sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin.)

4050 (Hillslope Study groundwater well specifications from 9 sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin.)

4052 (Hillslope Study manual well measurements from 9 sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin.)

4051 (Hillslope Study climate station measurements from 5 sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin.)

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CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Martin KL, Hwang T, Vose JM, et al. (2017) Watershed impacts of climate and land use changes depend on magnitude and land use context. Ecohydrology.;e1870.

Scaife, C. I., and L. E. Band (2017), Nonstationarity in threshold response of stormflow in southern Appalachian headwater catchments, Water Resour. Res., 53, 6579–6596, doi:10.1002/2017WR020376.

Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Hales, T.C., Miniat, C.F., Vose, J.M., Bolstad, P.V., Miles, B. and Price, K. 2015. Simulating vegetation controls on hurricane-induced shallow landslides with a distributed ecohydrological model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biosciences. 120(2):361-378. (DOI: 10.1002/2014JG002824)

Lin, L., J. R. Webster, T. Hwang, and L. E. Band 2015. Effects of lateral nitrate flux and instream processes on dissolved inorganic nitrogen export in a forested catchment: A model sensitivity analysis, Water Resour. Res., 51, 2680-2695, (doi:10.1002/2014WR015962).

Band, L. E., McDonnell, J. J., Duncan, J. M., Barros, A., Bejan, A., Burt, T., Dietrich, W. E., Emanuel, R. E., Hwang, T., Katul, G., Kim, Y., McGlynn, B., Miles, B., Porporato, A., Scaife, C. and Troch, P. A. (2014), Ecohydrological flow networks in the subsurface. Ecohydrol., 7: 1073–1078. doi:10.1002/eco.1525

Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Miniat, C.F., Song, C., Bolstad, P.V., Vose, J.M. and Love, J.P. 2014. Divergent phenological response to hydroclimate variability in forested mountain watersheds. Global Change Biology. 20:2580-2595. (DOI:10.1111/gcb.12556)

Band, L.E., Hwang, T., Hales, T., Vose, J.M. and Miniat, C.F. 2012. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Mapping and modeling ecohydrological controls of landslides. Geomorphology. 137(1):159-167.

Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Vose, J.M. and Tague, C. 2012. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Hydrologic vegetation gradient as an indicator for lateral hydrologic connectivity of headwater catchments. Water Resources Research. 48. W06514. (DOI: 10.1029/2011WR011301)

Hwang, T., C. Song, J.M. Vose, and L.E. Band. 2011. Topography-mediated controls on local vegetation phenology estimated from MODIS vegetation index. Landscape Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-011-9580-8.

Hwang, Taehee, Conghe Song, Paul V. Bolstad, Lawrence E. Band. 2011. Downscaling real-time vegetation dynamics by fusing multi-temporal MODIS and Landsat NDVI in topographically complex terrain. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(10): 2499-2512. (DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2011.05.010)

Hales, T., Ford, C., Hwang, T., Vose, J., Band, L. Topographic and ecologic controls on root reinforcement. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114: F03013

Hwang, T., Band, L., Hales, T. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Extending optimality theory from plot to catchment. Water Resources Research, 45: W11425.

Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)

LE Band, L Lin, J Duncan, 2017. Integrating terrestrial through aquatic processing of water, carbon and nitrogen over hot, cold and lukewarm moments in mixed land use catchments. Invited talk, H21R-01, AGU Fall Meetings, New Orleans

Conference Posters and Presentations

Band, L.E., Hwang, T., Duncan, J.M., Tague, C., 2010. "Coupled ecosystem-geomorphic controls on the generation and transport of nitrogen through watersheds." American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010

Hales, T. C.; Ford, C. R.; Hwang, T.; Vose, J.; Band, L. E.. 2009. Canopy Composition and Topographic Controls on Root Cohesion in Landslide-Prone Terrain, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2009, abstract #EP43E-0684