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Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an associate professor of hydrology and water resources at The University of Alabama. His research is geared towards improving the understanding and prediction of hydrologic processes, in order to better assess the impacts of variations and changes in climate and land use/land cover on water quantity and quality. To this end,… Read more about Dr. Mukesh Kumar

In The News: Stanford Study Shows Dry Air Drives Overlooked Changes In How Plants Drink And Breathe

Predicting plant water needs in a warmer, drier world. Plants drink up much of the water that falls to Earth. They take what they need before releasing it through tiny holes on the underside of their leaves, just as people release water vapor with every exhale. For agricultural crops, this… Read more

Sources: Science Magazine, EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Science Daily

In The News: Scientists may now be able to predict forest die-off up to 19 months in advance

Within months, millions of trees had been lost statewide—a massive die-off whose seemingly abrupt onset left researchers like Mukesh Kumar shaken. “It really caught our eye,” recalls the University of Alabama ecohydrologist. “We couldn’t understand…why the trees died so suddenly.” Read more

Sources: PBS, SciGlow, NBC (Huntsville), Fox 6, NBC (Montgomery), Scitech Europa

In The News: UA to lead study on farming in Deep South

The University of Alabama is set to lead a study on farming in the deep south, specifically irrigation-fed farming. According to The University of Alabama, that practice of farming isn’t as common in our region compared to the rest of the country. The study will focus on the impact of that style… Read more

Sources: NBC 13 (Birmingham), Business Alabama, WVUA

UA engineering professor receives Mahatma Gandhi Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A University of Alabama engineering professor was recently honored with the Mahatma Gandhi Award for outstanding services, achievements and contributions. Dr. Mukesh Kumar, UA civil, construction and environmental associate professor, received the 2018 Mahatma Gandhi Samman presented by the Non-Resident Indian Welfare Society of India to about 60… Read more