Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Robert Stallard studies how climate change and land cover affect water flow. As a Smithsonian Scientist and Research Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Robert uses the study of hydrology in human-altered landscapes to examine the role of people as ecosystem shapers. He started working for STRI in 1984 and has been working on Agua Salud since 1996, focusing on the soils and hydrology component.
Robert received a National Research Council Post Doctoral Fellowship researching clay mineralogy after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology–Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography. He has also received a Meritorious Service Award from the U.S. Geological Survey for exceptional contribution to the development of new and innovative research programs.