About me

Angela RigdenBroadly, I am interested in water fluxes and feedbacks within the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum and the role of vegetation in modulating these feedbacks in a changing climate. 

In June 2017, I obtained my Ph.D. at Boston University in the Department of Earth and Environment. My dissertation research focused on detecting and attributing multi-decadal trends in evapotranspiration over the continental United States. Much of my time at BU was spent developing a method to estimate evapotranspiration from data collected at common weather stations, which we call the “ETRHEQ method” (see “Published Models” page for more information on the ETRHEQ method).

In September 2017, I will start post-doctoral research position at Harvard University.