James Stagge

Hydrology extremes, water resources, and climate change

Research Themes

Hydrologic extremes and drought forecasting

Societal, economic, and environmental impacts of drought

Water resources management and optimization

Climate change and hydrologic extremes

Featured Publication


Monthly paleostreamflow reconstruction from annual tree-ring chronologies

Stagge, J.H., Rosenberg, D.E., DeRose, R.J., Rittenour, T.M.

Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 557, Pages 791-804, 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.12.057

About Me


I am a hydrologist and civil engineer with a research focus on hydrologic extremes, drought, water resources management, and the effects of climate change on surface water resources.

I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher at the Utah State University Water Research Lab, generating paleo-streamflow time series and applying these to a water systems model to test for drought vulnerability. Prior to this, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo as part of the EU-funded Drought R&SPI project, quantifying large-scale European drought, exploring the drivers of climate extremes, and linking drought severity to economic and environmental impacts.

Feel free to explore my website, read about some of my past and ongoing research, and drop me a line!