Devendra Amatya

Adjunct Professor

Research Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service
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Santee Experimental Forest/Center for Forested Wetlands Research

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3734 Highway 402

Cordesville, SC 29434


Ph.D. 1993

Biological and Agricultural Engineering

NC State University

M.S. 1985


Duke University

M. Sc. 1974


Lumumba University, India

Research Description

Hydrology of low-gradient managed forests and naturally drained forests, Hydrology of forested wetlands, Specific research on runoff and evapotranspiration dynamics of coastal forests (freshwater and tidal), Hydrologic and water quality studies on effects of land and water management, prescribed/wild fire, land use change, climate variability and change, sea level rise, and extreme events on low-gradient coastal landscapes from freshwater to tidally affected landscapes using monitoring and modeling approaches, Assessment of long-term trends and variability in hydrology and their potential applications in developing and testing hydrology and water quality models for terrestrial freshwater lands linked to the downstream tidal marshes/estuaries, Application of remote sensing tools and products for watershed hydrologic modeling, Specific modeling tools for research: DRAINMOD, SWAT, MIKESHE, and SWMM


Energy availability and leaf area dominate control of ecosystem evapotranspiration in the southeastern U.S (vol 349, 109960, 2024)
Aguilos, M., Sun, G., Liu, N., Zhang, Y., Starr, G., Oishi, A. C., … King, J. (2024, May 1), AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY, Vol. 350.
Estimates of Precipitation IDF Curves and Design Discharges for Road-Crossing Drainage Structures: Case Study in Four Small Forested Watersheds in the Southeastern US
Amatya, D. M., Tian, S., Marion, D. A., Caldwell, P., Laseter, S., Youssef, M. A., … Vose, J. M. (2021), JOURNAL OF HYDROLOGIC ENGINEERING, 26(4).
Effects of Drainage for Silviculture on Wetland Hydrology
Skaggs, R. W., Amatya, D. M., & Chescheir, G. M. (2020), WETLANDS, 40(1), 47–64.
Response of Drainage Water Quality to Fertilizer Applications on a Switchgrass Intercropped Coastal Pine Forest
Muwamba, A., Amatya, D. M., Chescheir, G. M., Nettles, J. E., Appelboom, T., Tollner, E. W., … Callahan, T. (2020), WATER, 12(5).
Response of Nutrients and Sediment to Hydrologic Variables in Switchgrass Intercropped Pine Forest Ecosystems on Poorly Drained Soil
Muwamba, A., Amatya, D. M., Ssegane, H., Chescheir, G. M., Appelboom, T., Nettles, J. E., … Birgand, F. (2020), WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 231(9).
Amatya, D. M., Williams, T. M., Nettles, J. E., Skaggs, R. W., & Trettin, C. C. (2019), TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASABE, 62(6), 1509–1529.
Estimation of evapotranspiration and its parameters for pine, switchgrass, and intercropping with remotely-sensed images based geospatial modeling
Panda, S. S., Amatya, D. M., Muwamba, A., & Chescheir, G. (2019), ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE, 121.
Automated Geospatial Models of Varying Complexities for Pine Forest Evapotranspiration Estimation with Advanced Data Mining
Panda, S., Amatya, D. M., Jackson, R., Sun, G., & Noormets, A. (2018), WATER, 10(11).
Modeling water, carbon, and nitrogen dynamics for two drained pine plantations under intensive management practices
Tian, S., Youssef, M. A., Skaggs, R. W., Amatya, D. M., & Chescheir, G. M. (2012), FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 264, 20–36.
Sensitivity analysis of the DRAINWAT model applied to an agricultural watershed in the lower coastal plain, North Carolina, USA
Kim, H., Amatya, D. M., Broome, S. W., Hesterberg, D. L., & Choi, M. (2012), WATER AND ENVIRONMENT JOURNAL, 26(1), 130–145.

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