Adam Wei


Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Office: SCI 309
Phone: 250.807.8750

Graduate student supervisor

Research Summary

Eco-hydrological processes in forested watersheds; forest disturbance (e.g., timber harvesting, wildfire) and cumulative hydrological impacts in large watershed; interactions of forest change, climate and water; sustainable forest management, aquatic habitat, carbon budget, and various watershed processes; and a wholistic approach on watershed ecosystem science and management.

Courses & Teaching

Forest hydrology; watershed ecosystem processes and management. Specifically: EESC 213 Introductory Forest Science and Management; EESC 313 Management of Forested Watersheds; EESC 413 Analytical Methods in Hydrology


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Forest Ecology, University of British Columbia
GIS Land Use Planning and Watershed Assessment, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
PhD, Forest Ecology, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China
MSc, Forest Ecology, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, China

Research Interests & Projects

I have a broad interest in various aspects of sustainable management of forested watersheds, but particularly interactions between forests, water and aquatic habitat. Viewing myself as an eco-hydrologist, I am a strong advocate for an ecosystem-based approach for research and management at various spatial and temporal scales with a disturbance context in forested watersheds.

My key research interests are

  • Forest changes (deforestation or reforestation) and hydrological processes
  • Cumulative effects of forest disturbance on hydrology in large forested watersheds
  • Separating relative contributions of climate variability and forest changes to hydrology
  • In-stream wood and its relations with channel morphology, aquatic habitat, and carbon budget
  • Sustainable forest management for hydrology, forest carbon and other ecological functions
  • Watershed ecosystem science: interdisciplinary science


Selected Publications & Presentations

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Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Registered Professional Forester in British Columbia
Watershed Ecosystem Cluster Leader
IUFRO Task Force Coordinator of Forests, Soil and Water Interactions (2016-2024)
Associate Editor of Ecohydrology
Editorial Member of Ecosystem Health and Sustainability


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