Cesar Ricardo Castillo

Research

My dissertation research focuses on assessing hydrologic and geomorphic connectivity within the Mission River Floodplain on the Coastal Bend of Texas. I use a variety of methods to determine floodplain connectivity that includes geomorphometric analysis, hydraulic modeling, remote sensing, and field-based data collection.

Selected Publications

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Castillo, C. R., Güneralp, T., & Güneralp, B. (2014). Influence of changes in developed land and precipitation on hydrology of a coastal Texas watershed. Applied Geography, 47, 154-167.

Güneralp, B., Güneralp, İ., Castillo, C.R., & Filippi, A. (2013). Land Change in the Mission-Aransas Coastal Region, Texas: Implications for Coastal Vulnerability and Protected Areas. Sustainability, 5 (10), 4247-4267.

Zemlick, K., V. C. Tidwell, B. L. Roberts, & C. R. Castillo. (2013). Suitability Assessment of Non-Potable Water to Meet the Electricity Generation Demands in 2030. Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education (151):95-105.

Tidwell, V. C., P. H. Kobos, L. A. Malczynski, G. Klise, & C. R. Castillo. (2012). Exploring the Water-Thermoelectric Power Nexus. Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management 138 (5):491-501. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452

Other Publications

Yang, C., Castillo, C.R., Odvody, G.N., Thomasson, J. A., Isakeit, T., Minzenmayer, R.R. Nichols, R.L. 2015. Using mosaicked airborne imagery to assess cotton root rot infection on a regional basis. Beltwide Cotton Conference Proceedings Paper., National Cotton Council of America.

Tidwell, V. C., H. Passell, B. Moreland, C. R. Castillo. 2011. Energy-Water Analysis of the 10-Year WECC Transmission Planning Study Cases. SAND2011-7281,. Sandia National Laboratories: Albuquerque, NM. DOI: 10.2172/1031314
< http://prod.sandia.gov/techlib/access-control.cgi/2011/117281.pdf>

Tidwell, V. C., P. H. Kobos, L. Malczynski, G. Klise, W. Hart, and C. R. Castillo. 2009. Decision Support for Integrated Water-Energy Planning. SAND2009-6521. Sandia National Laboratories: Albuquerque, NM. DOI: 10.2172/976952
< http://prod.sandia.gov/techlib/access-control.cgi/2009/096521.pdf>

Selected Presentations

Castillo, C.R., 2015. Spatial variability in hydrologic connectivity between a coastal river and its floodplain. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 22 Apr., Chicago, IL.

Castillo, C.R., 2015. Spatial variability in hydrologic connectivity between a coastal river and its floodplain. Student Research Week – Texas A&M University, 25 Mar., College Station, TX.

Castillo, C.R., 2015. Spatial variability in hydrologic connectivity between a coastal river and its floodplain. Association of Geography Graduate Students Symposium – Texas A&M University, 6 Mar., College Station, TX.

Castillo, C.R., 2014. How do changes in developed land and precipitation influence hydrology of a coastal Texas watershed?. Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting, 23 Apr., Port Aransas, TX.

Castillo, C.R., 2014. How do changes in developed land and precipitation influence hydrology of a coastal Texas watershed?. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 10 Apr., Tampa, FL.

Castillo, C.R., 2014. How do changes in developed land and precipitation influence hydrology of a coastal Texas watershed?. Association of Geography Graduate Students Symposium – Texas A&M University, 22 Mar., College Station, TX.

 

Education

PhD, Geography, Texas A&M University, (In Progress)

MS, Water Management & Hydrological Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2013

BS, Environmental Science, University of New Mexico, 2010

Awards

Geography Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching, Department of Geography, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University (2017)

M. Gordan “Reds” Wolman Doctoral Student Research Award, Geomorphology Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2016)

Lechner Scholar, College of Geosciences, Texas A&M University (2013)

Diversity Fellow, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University (2011-2013)

Courses

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the following courses:

GEOG 331: Geomorphology (Spring 2016 and Spring 2017)

GEOG 390: Principles of GIS (Spring 2016 and Spring 2017)

GEOG 434: Hydrology and Environment (Fall 2015 and Fall 2016)

GEOG 361: Remote Sensing in the Geosciences (Fall 2014)

GEOG 475: Advanced Topics in GIS (Spring 2014 and Spring 2015)

GEOG 467: Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems (Fall 2013)

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Inci Guneralp

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