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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois, 18/05/2003

Research

Research keywords

  • Ecogeomorphology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Erosion and landform evolution
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Hydrology
  • River Networks

Research expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Ecogeomorphology
  • Ecohydrology

Languages

  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090702Environmental Engineering Modelling40
090509Water Resources Engineering35
040699Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience Not Elsewhere Classified25

Memberships

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (European Geophysical Union)
  • Member - Associate Editor Water Resources Research (American Geophysical Union Journal)

Other

  • Centre for Hydro-environmental Research Rosario, UNESCO, Argentina - External Consultant
  • NASA's Earth System Scholars Network (ESSN) - Member

Awards

Research Award.

2005Lorenz Straub Medal for best PhD dissertation in the world in the field of Hydraulics and Hydrology
St Anthony Falls Hydraulics Lab., University of Minnesota (United States)
International award given to the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering or related fields (Hydrology and Water Resources). Recipients are presented with a Straub Award medal and a monetary gift.
2004Best PhD Dissertation Award in Water Resources Research
University Council on Water Resources (United States)
Dissertation award from The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR). This organization consists of over 90 member universities and organizations throughout the world. Each year UCOWR recognizes one outstanding Ph.D. dissertation on Natural Science and Engineering.
2002National Research Council Research Associates Award
The National Academies (United States)
Postdoctoral Fellowship
2001Glenn E. and Helen L. Stout Water Resources Research Award
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Award for academic performance
1997Earth System Science Fellowship
NASA (United States)
This is a extremely prestigious and competitive fellowship.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Environmental Engineering Design
  • Hydrology
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Eco-geomorphology of banded vegetation patterns in arid and semi-arid regions', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 1717-1730 (2007) [C1]

Publications

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Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Saco PM, Rodriguez JF, 'Modeling ecogeomorphic systems', Treatise on Geomorphology Voume 2: Quantitative Modeling of Geomorphology, Academic Press, MA, USA 201-220 (2013) [B1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2013Carpi LC, Saco PM, Figliola A, Serrano E, Rosso OA, 'Analysis of an EL Nino-Southern Oscillation proxy record using Information Theory quantifiers', Concepts and Recent Advances in Generalized Information Measures and Statistics, Bentham Science Publishers, Sharjah 309-340 (2013) [B1]
2012Carpi LC, Saco PM, Rosso OA, Ravetti MG, 'Dynamics of climate networks', Dynamics of Information Systems: Mathematical Foundations, Springer, New York 157-173 (2012) [B1]
2008Saco PM, Kumar P, 'Hydrologic dispersion in fluvial networks', River Confluences, Tributaries and the Fluvial Network, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken 307-335 (2008) [B1]
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Journal article (21 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Spatial prediction of temporal soil moisture dynamics using HYDRUS-1D', HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 28 171-185 (2014) [C1]
2014Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Evaluation of the hydrology of the IBIS land surface model in a semi-arid catchment', Hydrological Processes, (2014)
2013Saco PM, Moreno-De Las Heras M, 'Ecogeomorphic coevolution of semiarid hillslopes: Emergence of banded and striped vegetation patterns through interaction of biotic and abiotic processes', Water Resources Research, 49 115-126 (2013) [C1]
2012Rosso OA, Carpi LC, Saco PM, Ravetti MG, Larrondo HA, Plastino A, 'The Amigó paradigm of forbidden/missing patterns: A detailed analysis', The European Physical Journal B, 85 1-12 (2012) [C1]
2012Rosso OA, Carpi LC, Saco PM, Ravetti MG, Plastino A, Larrondo HA, 'Causality and the entropy-complexity plane: Robustness and missing ordinal patterns', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 391 42-55 (2012) [C1]
2012Carpi LC, Saco PM, Rosso OA, Ravetti MG, 'Structural evolution of the Tropical Pacific climate network', European Physical Journal B, 85 1-7 (2012) [C1]
2012Moreno-De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'A comparison of SRTM V4 and ASTER GDEM for Hydrological applications in low relief terrain', Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 78 757-766 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2012Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Tongway DJ, 'Variations in hydrological connectivity of Australian semiarid landscapes indicate abrupt changes in rainfall-use efficiency of vegetation', Journal of Geophysical Research, 117 1-15 (2012) [C1]
2011Carpi LC, Rosso OA, Saco PM, Ravetti MG, 'Analyzing complex networks evolution through Information Theory quantifiers', Physics Letters A, 375 801-804 (2011) [C1]
2011Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Tongway DJ, 'Assessing landscape structure and pattern fragmentation in semiarid ecosystems using patch-size distributions', Ecological Applications, 21 2793-2805 (2011) [C1]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2010Saco PM, Carpi LC, Figliola A, Serrano E, Rosso OA, 'Entropy analysis of the dynamics of El Nino/Southern Oscillation during the Holocene', Physica A-Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 389 5022-5027 (2010) [C1]
2010Carpi LC, Saco PM, Rosso OA, 'Missing ordinal patterns in correlated noises', Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 389 2020-2029 (2010) [C1]
2009Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Surface evolution and carbon sequestration in disturbed and undisturbed wetland soils of the Hunter estuary, southeast Australia', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 84 75-83 (2009) [C1]
2007Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Eco-geomorphology of banded vegetation patterns in arid and semi-arid regions', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 11 1717-1730 (2007) [C1]
2006Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Spatial organization of soil depths using a landform evolution model', Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 111 (2006) [C1]
2004White AB, Kumar P, Saco PM, Rhoads BL, Yen BC, 'Hydrodynamic and geomorphologic dispersion: scale effects in the Illinois River Basin', JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGY, 288 237-257 (2004) [C1]
2004Saco PM, Kumar P, 'Kinematic Dispersion Effects Of Hillslope Velocities', Water Resources Research, Vol. 40 1-12 (2004) [C1]
2003White AB, Kumar P, Saco PM, Rhoads BL, Yen BC, 'Changes in hydrologic response due to stream network extension via land drainage activities', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN WATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION, 39 1547-1560 (2003) [C1]
2002Saco PM, Kumar P, 'Kinematic dispersion in stream networks - 2. Scale issues and self-similar network organization', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 38 (2002) [C1]
2002Saco PM, Kumar P, 'Kinematic dispersion in stream networks - 1. Coupling hydraulic and network geometry', WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 38 (2002) [C1]
2000Saco P, Kumar P, 'Coherent modes in multiscale variability of streamflow over the United States', Water Resources Research, 36 1049-1067 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (45 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Sandi Rojas SG, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, Riccardi G, Wen L, Saintilan N, et al., 'Macquarie river floodplain flow modeling: Implications for ecogeomorphology', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014)

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2014Moreno-de las Heras M, Saco PM, Espigares T, Nicolau JM, Merino Martin L, 'Connectivity of runoff and sediments in reclaimed Mediterranean-dry slopes: controlling factors and long-term ecological implications', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna (2014)
2014Bayat E, Rodriguez JF, de Almeida GAM, Saco PM, 'Sediment transport, sorting and three-dimensional flow patterns in pool-riffle sequences: Implications for self-maintenance', Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, RIVER FLOW 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland (2014)

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2013Trivisonno F, Rodriguez JF, Riccardi G, Saco PM, 'Modelling soil, carbon and vegetation dynamics in estuarine wetlands experiencing sea-level rise.', Proceedings of the 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China. (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2013Trivisono FN, Rodríguez JF, Riccardi GA, Saco PM, Stenta H, 'Modelling estuarine wetlands under climate change and infrastructure pressure', MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, SA (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2013Willgoose GR, Chen M, Cohen S, Saco PM, Hancock GR, 'A spatial scaling relationship for soil moisture in a semiarid landscape, using spatial scaling relationships for pedology', Proceedings of the Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA (2013) [E3]
2013Saco PM, Moreno-de las Heras M, 'Physical and Biological Effects in the Ecogeomorphic Coevolution of Semiarid Hillslopes', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna (2013) [E3]
2013Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Investigating the Role of Vegetation and Soil Moisture in Land Surface Hydrology', Soil-mediated Drivers of Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes Across Scales, Biosphere II, Tucson, Arizona, USA (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2013Saco PM, Moreno M, Willgoose GR, 'Coevolving Semiarid Landform Vegetation Patterns: the effect of plant traits, structural vegetation attributes on surface water connectivity and erosion', Proceedings of the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2013Saco PM, Moreno-de las Heras M, Willgoose GR, 'A Dynamic Eco-Geomorphologic View of Surface Connectivity in Semi-Arid Areas: Modelling Approach and Observations', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2012Rodriguez JF, Howe A, Saco PM, 'Sediment, carbon and vegetation dynamics in an estuarine wetland of the Hunter estuary, NSW', Proceedings of the 2012 Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2012Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Landscape degradation in Australian semiarid shrublands: Variations in hydrological connectivity indicate abrupt changes in ecosystem functionality', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna, Austria (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2012Willgoose GR, Cohen S, Hancock GR, Hobley EU, Saco PM, 'The co-evolution and spatial organisation of soils, landforms, vegetation, and hydrology', Abstract book. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2012Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, 'Eco-hydro-geomorphic response of semiarid hillslopes to changing anthropic and climatic conditions', Abstract book. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012, San Francisco, CA (2012) [E3]
2011Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Estimating temporal soil moisture dynamics using the HYDRUS-1D and IBIS models', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Linking surface hydrological connectivity patterns with landscape functionality in semiarid Australian ecosystems', Proceedings of the 34th World Congress of the International Association for Hydro- Environment Research and Engineering: 33rd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium and 10th Conference on Hydraulics, Brisbane, QLD (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Carpi LC, Saco PM, Ross OA, Ravetti MG, 'Evolution and structural changes of the Tropical Pacific climate network', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]
2011Saco PM, Moreno De Las Heras M, 'Complex plant facilitation-competition mechanisms and co-evolution of semiarid areas: Are shrubs always guilty for degradation?', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]
2011Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Intercomparison of two land surface schemes from a hydrological perspective', Geophysical Research Abstracts: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Variations in hydrological connectivity indicate abrupt changes in ecosystem functionality in australian semiarid landscapes', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Variations in connectivity patterns indicate abrupt changes in the ecosystem functionality of Australian semiarid landscapes', 12th European Ecological Federation Congress Abstract Book, Avila (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Saco PM, Moreno De Las Heras M, Willgoose GR, 'Connectivity and degradation in semi-arid systems: Patterns, thresholds, and feedback effects', 12th European Ecological Federation Congress Abstract Book, Avila (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2011Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Evaluating daily soil moisture and water balances in a semi-arid catchment in Southeastern Australia using the IBIS Land-surface-scheme', Abstracts. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2010Saco PM, Moreno De Las Heras M, Willgoose GR, 'Connectivity and degradation in semi-arid systems: patterns, thresholds and feedback effects', 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. Program and Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2010Moreno De Las Heras M, Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Assessing ecosystem structure and health using the patch size distribution of vegetation in semiarid Australian landscapes', 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. Program and Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2010) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2009Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'Spatial prediction of soil moisture using the Hydrus 1-D model', H2009: Proceedings of H2009, the 32nd Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E1]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2009Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Controls on surface connectivity and vegetation patterns in semiarid areas: The role of evolving soil depth profiles', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2009Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Evolution of surface connectivity and patchiness in semi-arid areas: The role of slope and plant response times', 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Proceedings, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2009Chen M, Willgoose GR, Saco PM, 'The temporal dynamics of spatial patterns of observed soil moisture interpreted using the Hydrus 1-D Model', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2008Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Carbon sequestration in Australian estuarine wetlands', Proceedings of Water Down Under 2008: Incorporating 31st Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, and, 4th International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, Adelaide, SA (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2008Howe A, Rodriguez JF, Saco PM, 'Effect of rehabilitation on carbon sequestration in estuarine wetlands', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2008Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Eco-geomorphology of arid regions: Effect of vegetation response times', EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2007Walker JP, Balling J, Bell M, Berg A, Berger M, Biasoni D, et al., 'National Airborne Field Experiment data sets', MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Proceedings, Christchurch, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Dynamic surface connectivity in semi-arid areas: Consequences for water and sediment redistribution', 2007 AGU Joint Assembly. Program and Abstracts, Acapulco, Mexico (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2007Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Ecohydrologic response of vegetation patterns to climate variability in arid and semi-arid ecosystems', AGU 2007 Fall Meeting. Program & Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2007Rodriguez JF, Howe A, Saco PM, 'Surface elevation, carbon sequestration potential and rising sea levels in estuarine wetlands', AGU 2007 Fall Meeting. Program & Abstracts, San Francisco, CA (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: Jose Rodriguez

2006Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Spatial organization of soil depths using a landform evolution model', JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE (2006) [E1]
2006Saco PM, Willgoose GR, 'Modeling complex interactions between ecology, hydrology and soil erosion patterns in arid regions', 2006 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States of America (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Garry Willgoose

2005Saco P, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Eco-Geomorphology of Arid Regions: Landform- Hydrology-Vegetation Interactions', EOS Trans. American Geophysical Union, - (2005) [E1]
2005Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Eco-geomorphology and Vegetation Patterns in Arid Regions', Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, UWA, Perth (2005) [E1]
2004Saco PM, Willgoose GR, Hancock GR, 'Understanding Ecohydrologic-Geomorphology Interactions in Arid and Semiarid Systems', St Anthony Falls Hydraulics Lab, University of Minnesota (2004) [E1]
2004Saco PM, Willgoose G, Hancock GR, 'Interactions Between Vegetation And Land Surface Evolution In Arid And Semiarid Systems', 2004 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States (2004) [E3]
2004Hemakumara HM, Rudiger C, Jacobs B, Kalma JD, Walker J, Willgoose G, et al., 'Scaling And Assimilation Of Soil Moisture And Streamflow (SASMAS): Project Overview And Preliminary Results', European Geosciences Union 1st General Assembly, Nice, France (2004) [E3]
2004Hemakumura HM, Ruediger C, Jacobs B, Kalma JD, Walker CM, Willgoose GR, et al., 'Scaling and assimilation of soil moisture and streamflow (SASMAS)', Nice (2004) [E3]
2001Kumar P, Saco P, 'Coupling self-similar stream network topology and flow dynamics' (2001) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants23
Total funding$1,996,141

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2014 (5 grants)

CoPlas: a Modelling Framework for the Simulation of Coevolving Landscape Processes in Australian Humid Environments.$856,860
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Future FellowshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$856,86020142018
GNo:G1301186

Hydrologic effects of human and climatic stresses in water-limited areas: role of coevolving runoff, vegetation and landforms for adaptive management$420,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco, Professor Garry Willgoose, Mr David Tongway, Dr Mariano Moreno-de las Heras, Professor Praveen Kumar, Professor John Wainwright
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$420,00020142016
GNo:G1300395

DVC(R) Research Support for Future Fellow (FT14)$60,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020142017
GNo:G1400944

Collaborative research program for modelling of hydrology and climate change impacts in the Macquarie marshes$48,000
Funding Body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Patricia Saco, Professor Neil Saintilan, Li Wen
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$48,00020142016
GNo:G1400786

European Geosciences union General Assembly 2014, Vienna Austria, 27 April- 4 May 2014$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020142014
GNo:G1400532

2013 (2 grants)

Career Enhancement of Research Profile and Leadership in the Environmental Engineering Program$46,263
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco, Professor Mark Jones
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$46,26320132013
GNo:G1201124

Career Enhancement of Research Profile and Leadership in the Environmental Engineering Program$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic WomenChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020132013
GNo:G1200958

2012 (2 grants)

NARCliM (NSW and ACT Regional Climate Modelling) Project$80,000
Funding Body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Project Team
Professor Garry Willgoose, Professor George Kuczera, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$80,00020122012
GNo:G1200117

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, USA, 3- 7 December 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1201127

2011 (1 grants)

Fall Meeting of the AMerican Geophysical Union, San Fransicso, USA, 5 - 9 December 2011$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020112011
GNo:G1101079

2010 (1 grants)

Simulation of short and long term sedimentological and morphological changes in estuarine wetlands and its ecological implications $22,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,00020102010
GNo:G0900012

2009 (1 grants)

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14-18 December 2009$1,200
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,20020092009
GNo:G0900130

2008 (1 grants)

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 12 - 18 Dec 08$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189770

2007 (4 grants)

Role of vegetation patchiness and self organisation in the ecohydrologic response of water limited ecosystems to climate variability and change$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco, Professor Garry Willgoose, Mr David Tongway
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020072009
GNo:G0186351

Soil carbon dynamics in estuarine wetlands$12,454
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,45420072007
GNo:G0187881

Soil carbon dynamics in estuarine wetlands$5,546
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Project Team
Doctor Jose Rodriguez, Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,54620072007
GNo:G0188322

Start up grant$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020072007
GNo:G0188030

2005 (1 grants)

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 5-9 December 2005$1,645
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,64520052005
GNo:G0185984

2004 (3 grants)

Soil Moisture Status and Vegetation Dynamics in Large Catchments$168,173
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Postdoctoral Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$168,17320042006
GNo:G0183686

Visitor Grant from The National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED) $4,000
Funding Body: (NCED) funded by the National Science Foundation

SchemeRole
Visit/Exchange NCEDChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,00020042004
GNo:18077041

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 13-19 December 2004$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020042004
GNo:G0184986

2003 (1 grants)

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 8 to 12 December 2003$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Patricia Saco
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0183789

1998 (1 grants)

Characterizing Climatic Signatures in Hydro-Geomorphologic Response$66,000
Funding Body: NASA (USA)

SchemeRole
Earth System Science FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$66,00019982000
GNo:184304872
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions8
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.1
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL3.15

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorDevelopment of Modelling Tools for Eco-Geomorphological Prediction
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorEcohydrologic Modelling of Semiarid Areas: Accounting for Interactions Between Runoff, Vegetation and Lanforms for Adaptive Management
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorSediment Dynamics of Wetlands and Effects of Climate Change
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorVegetation Effect on Bed-Load Transport in Gradually Varied Flow
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorEcohydrologic Response of Drylands to Climate Variability and Change
20132017PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorEco-Hydraulic Simulations of Floodplain Vegetation and Flow Interactions in the Macquarie Marshes Wetland System
20132017PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorEcohydraulic and Ecohydrological Interactions Among Flow, Sediment, Vegetation and Habitat in Rivers Under Climate Change
20122017M Philosophy (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorUnderstanding Anomalous Low Flows and Changes to Rainfall-Runoff Sequences During and Following the Millennium Drought

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013PhD (Environmental Eng)Principal SupervisorAnalysis of Climate Dynamics as a Complex System: New Insights from the Development of Advanced Methodologies in Information Theory and Complex Networks
2013PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorOn the Predictability of Hydrology Using Land Surface Models and Field Soil Moisture Data
2011PhD (Environmental Eng)Co-SupervisorFlow and Sediment Dynamics in Sand Bed Streams with Riparian Vegetation
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Dr Patricia Saco

Work Phone(02) 492 16157
Fax(02) 492 16991
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEnvironmental Engineering
Office
EA123,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/patricia-saco