Mohammad Safeeq


S&E-2, RM 377

Sierra Nevada Research Institute,

University of California, Merced, CA-95343


Ph.D, University of Hawai'i at Manoa (USA)

M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (India)

B.Tech., CSA University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur (India)

Current Position: 
Assistant Research Scientist, Sierra Nevada Research Institute
Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering University of California-Merced
Previous Position: 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Oregon State University
Research Associate, University of Hawai'i at Mànoa
Research Interests: 
My research involves studying how the complex interactions between climate, vegetation, soil, and geology control and modulate critical zone processes related to water. The goal of my research is to identify key hydrologic controls crucial for quantifying and predicting the impacts of climate change on future water supply, which can in turn help to develop science-based, targeted land management and restoration strategies for sustaining future water supply and the environment. 
Safeeq, M., G. Grant, S.L. Lewis, and B. Staab, 2015. Predicting landscape sensitivity to present and future floods in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10553.
Penaluna, B.E, J.B. Dunham, S.F. Railsback, I. Arismendi, S. Johnson, R.E. Bilby, M. Safeeq, and A.E. Skaugset, 2015. Local variability explains vulnerability of trout populations to land use and climate change. Plos One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135334.
Safeeq, M., S. Shukla, I. Arismendi, G. Grant, and A. Nolin, 2015. Influence of winter season climate variability on snow-precipitation ratio in the Western U.S. International Journal of Climatology (accepted).
Shukla, S., M. Safeeq, A. AghaKouchak, K. Guan, and C. Funk, 2015. Temperature impacts on the water year 2014 drought in California. Geophysical Research Letters, DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063666.