Bold indicates authorship by SCI-CLAWPS group leader (Singer). Advisee student and postdoc work denoted by *.

In Preparation (for upcoming submission)

65) Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Stella, J.C., Caylor, K. (In Preparation); Development of water stress indicators (WSIs) for assessment of trajectories and thresholds in plant responses to climate

64) *Kaseke, K., Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Stella, J.C., Caylor, K. (In Preparation); Dryland riparian structure as a function of hydrologic connectivity

63) Washburn, S.J., Singer, M.B., Harrison, L., Hass, L., Clarke, J., Tsui, M.T.K., Blum, J.D., *Myktyn, T., Ulus, Y. (In Preparation); Spatial variation in inundation frequency and duration and Hg dynamics in Yolo Bypass, CA

62) *Rios Gaona, M.F., Singer, M.B., Jones, O., *Asfaw, D.T., Michaelides, K. (In Preparation). STORM 2.0: A simple, stochastic decision-support tool for exploring the impacts of climate and climate change at and near the land surface in small watersheds

In Review/Revision

61) *MacLeod, D.A., *Quichimbo, E.A., Michaelides, K., *Asfaw, D.T., Rosolem, R., Cuthbert, M.O., Otenyo, E., Segele, Z., *Rigby, J.M., Otieno, G., Hassaballah, K., Tadege, A., Singer, M.B. (In Review); Translating seasonal climate forecasts into decision-relevant water security forecasts

60) *Warter, M., Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Cuthbert, M.O., *Sabathier, R., Stella, J.C., Caylor, K. (In Review); Modeling synthetic phenology curves based on hydroclimatic controls for key plant functional types within drylands of the Southwestern USA

59) *Sabathier, R., Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Caylor, K., Stella, J.C., Jaeger, K.L., Olden, J.D. (In Review); Spatiotemporal patterns of flow in montane ephemeral streams within a dryland region

58) *Williams, J., Stella, J.C., Voelker, S., Lambert, A, Drake, J.E. Pelletier, L., Friedman, J., Roberts, D., Singer, M.B. (In Review); Local groundwater decline conditions response of dryland riparian woodlands to climatic drought

57) *Asfaw, D.T., Singer, M.B., Rosolem, R., *MacLeod, D.A., Cuthbert, M.O., *Quichimbo, E.A., *MacLeod, D.A., *Rios Gaona, M.F., Michaelides, K. (In Review); StoPET v1.0: A stochastic potential evapotranspiration generator for simulation of climate change impacts

56) Singer, M.B., Grieve, S.W.D., *Chen, S-A, Michaelides, K. (In Revision); Climatic controls on the length and shape of the world’s drainage basins

55) *Chen, S-A., Michaelides, K., Singer, M.B., Richards, D.A. (In Review); Exploring exogenous controls on short- versus long-term erosion rates globally

54) *Kipkemoi, I., Michaelides, K., Rosolem, R., Singer, M.B. (In Review); Climatic expression of rainfall on soil moisture dynamics in drylands

53) *Adloff, M., Singer, M.B., MacLeod, D.A., Michaelides, K., *Mehrnegar, N., Hansford, E., Funk, C., Mitchell, D. (In Review); Sustained water storage in East African drylands dominated by seasonal rainfall extremes


52) *Rigby, J.M., Yohannis, A., Preist, C., Singer, M.B., Waema, T., Wausi, A., Schien, D., Michaelides, K. (In Press); Climate Services for the Greater Horn of Africa: Interviews Exploring Practitioner Perspectives from Kenya and Beyond, Climate and Development.


51) *Quichimbo, E.A., Singer, M.B., Michaelides, K., Hobley, D., Rosolem, R., Cuthbert, M.O. (2021). DRYP 1.0: A parsimonious hydrological model of DRYland Partitioning of the water balance, Geoscientific Model Development, doi:10.5194/gmd-2021-137. pdf

50) *Kibler, C., Schmidt, C., Roberts, D.A., Stella, J.C., Lambert, A., Kui, L., Singer, M.B., (2021); A brown wave of riparian woodland mortality following groundwater declines during the 2012-2019 California drought, Environmental Research Letters, 16(8):084030, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac1377. pdf

49) *Sargeant, C.I., Singer, M.B. (2021); Local and non-local controls on seasonal variations in water availability and use by riparian trees along a hydroclimatic gradient, Environmental Research Letters, 16(8):084018, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac1294. pdf

48) Singer, M.B., *Asfaw, D.T., Rosolem, R., Cuthbert, M.O., *Quichimbo, A., Miralles, D.G., MacLeod, D., Michaelides, K. (2021); Hourly potential evapotranspiration at 0.1˚ grid resolution for the global land surface from 1981-present, Scientific Data, 8(224) doi:10.1038/s41597-021-01003-9. pdf

47) *Warter, M., Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Cuthbert, M.O., *Sabathier, R., Stella, J.C., Caylor, K. (2021); Onset and propagation of drought into soil moisture and vegetation responses during the 2012-2019 drought in Southern California, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS), 25:3713–3729, doi:10.5194/hess-25-3713-2021. pdf

46) *Sabathier, R., Singer, M.B., Roberts, D.A., Caylor, K., Stella, J.C. (2021); Vegetation responses to climatic and geologic controls on water availability in southeastern Arizona, USA, Environmental Research Letters, 16(6):064029, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abfe8c. pdf

45) *Rohde, M., Stella, J., Roberts, D., Singer, M.B., (2021); Groundwater dependence of riparian woodlands and the disrupting effect of anthropogenically altered streamflow, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 118(25), e2026453118, doi:10.1073/pnas.2026453118. pdf

44) *Mehrnegar, N., Jones, O., Singer, M.B., Schumacher, M., Jagdhuberd, T., Scanlon, B.R., Forootan, E. (2021); Exploring groundwater and soil water storage changes across the CONUS at 12.5-km resolution by a Bayesian integration of GRACE data into W3RA, Science of the Total Environment, 758:143579, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143579. pdf


43) *Mayes, M., Caylor, K., Singer, M.B., Stella, J., Roberts, D., Nagler, P. (2020); Climate sensitivity of water use by riparian woodlands at landscape scales, Hydrological Processes, 34(25):4884-4903, doi:10.1002/hyp.13942. pdf

42) *Quichimbo, A., Singer, M.B., Cuthbert, M.O. (2020); Characterizing groundwater-surface water interactions in idealized ephemeral stream systems, Hydrological Processes, 34: 3792-3806, doi: 10.1002/hyp.13847. pdf

41) *Mehrnegar, N., Jones, O., Singer, M.B., Schumacher, M., Bates, P., Forootan, E. (2020); Comparing global hydrological models and merging them with GRACE data by Dynamic Model Data Averaging (DMDA), Advances in Water Resources, 138, 103528, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103528. pdf


40) *Sargeant, C.I., Singer, M.B., Vallet-Coulomb, C. (2019); Identification of Source-water Oxygen isotopes in trees Toolkit (ISO-Tool) for deciphering historical water use by forest trees, Water Resources Research, 55(12):10954-10975, doi: 10.1029/2018WR024519. pdf

The following paper has received media attention.

39) *Chen, S-A., Michaelides, K., Grieve, S.W.D., Singer, M.B. (2019); Aridity is expressed in river topography profiles globally, Nature, 573:573–577, doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1558-8. pdf

38) Washburn, S.J., Blum, J.D., Donovan, P.M., Singer, M.B. (2019); Isotopic evidence of methyl- and inorganic mercury photoreduction and retention on particles in surface waters of Central California, USA, Science of the Total Environment, 674:451-461, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.145. pdf


37) *Nakamura T., Singer M.B., Gabet E. (2018); Remains of the 19th Century: Deep storage of contaminated hydraulic mining sediment along the Lower Yuba River, California, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 6(1):70, doi: 10.1525/elementa.333. pdf

36) Singer, M.B., Michaelides, K., Hobley, D.E.J. (2018); STORM 1.0: A simple, flexible, and parsimonious stochastic rainfall generator for simulating climate and climate change, Geoscientific Model Development, 11:3713-3726, doi: 10.5194/gmd-11-3713-2018. pdf

The following paper was selected as an AGU Editor’s Highlight.

35) Phillips, C.B., Hill, K.M., Paola, C., Singer, M.B., Jerolmack, D.J. (2018); Effect of flood hydrograph duration, magnitude, and shape on bed-load transport dynamics, Geophysical Research Letters, 45(16):8264-8271, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078976. pdf

34) Michaelides, K., *Hollings, R., Singer, M.B., Nichols, M., Nearing, M. (2018); Spatial and temporal analysis of hillslope-channel coupling and implications for the longitudinal profile in a dryland basin, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 43:1608–1621, doi: 10.1002/esp.4340. pdf

33) *Evans, C., Dritschel, D., Singer, M.B. (2018); Modelling subsurface hydrology in floodplains, Water Resources Research, 54(3):1428-1459, doi: 10.1002/2017WR020827. pdf


32) Singer, M.B., Michaelides, K. (2017); Deciphering the expression of climate change within the Lower Colorado River basin by stochastic simulation of convective rainfall, Environmental Research Letters, 12:104011, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa8e50. pdf

31) Jaeger, K., Sutfin, N.A., Tooth, S., Michaelides, K., Singer, M.B. (2017); Geomorphology and sediment regimes of intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams; in Datry, T., Bonada, N., Boulton, A. (eds.), Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams, pp.21-49, Academic Press, Burlington, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803835-2.00002-4. pdf


30) Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., Singer, M.B., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Tsui, M.T.K. (2016); Methylmercury degradation and exposure pathways in streams and wetlands impacted by historical mining, Science of the Total Environment, 568:1192-1203, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.139. pdf

29) Singer, M.B., Harrison, L.R., Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., Marvin-DiPasquale, M. (2016); Hydrologic indicators of hot spots and hot moments of mercury methylation potential along river corridors, Science of the Total Environment, 568:697-711, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.005. pdf

28) Donovan, P.M., Blum, J.D., Singer, M.B., Marvin-DiPasquale, M., Tsui, M.T.K. (2016); Isotopic composition of inorganic and methylmercury downstream of historical gold mining, Environmental Science and Technology, 50(4):1691–1702, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b04413. pdf

The following paper received the Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe Publication Award commending the Best Publication in Ecohydrology for 2016.

27) *Sargeant, C.S., Singer, M.B. (2016); Sub-annual variability in historical water source use by Mediterranean riparian trees, Ecohydrology, 9(7):1328-1345, doi: 10.1002/eco.1730. pdf


26) *Higson, J.L., Singer, M.B. (2015); The impact of streamflow hydrographs on sediment supply from terrace erosion, Geomorphology, 248:475-488, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.07.037. pdf

25) Singer, M.B.; Impact scales of fluvial response to management along the Sacramento River, California, USA: Transience versus persistence (2015), in Hudson, P.F. & H. Middlekoop (eds.), Geomorphic Approaches to Integrated Floodplain Management of Lowland Fluvial Systems in North America and Europe, pp.53-85, Springer New York, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2380-9_4. pdf

The following paper has received media attention. It was also selected as an AGUniverse Publication Highlight (9 April, Volume 6, Issue 7, 2015).

24) *Slater, L.J., Singer, M.B., Kirchner, J.W. (2015); Hydrologic versus geomorphic drivers of trends in flood hazard. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(2):370-376, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062482. pdf


The following paper has received media attention.

23) Singer, M.B., Michaelides, K. (2014); How is topographic simplicity maintained in ephemeral, dryland channels?, Geology, 42(12):1091-1094, doi: 10.1130/G36267.1. pdf
This paper has received media attention.

22) Singer, M.B., *Sargeant, C., Piégay, H., Riquier, J., Wilson, R.J.S., *Evans, C.M. (2014); Floodplain ecohydrology: Climatic, anthropogenic, and local physical controls on partitioning of water sources to riparian trees, Water Resources Research, 50(5):4490-4513, doi: 10.1002/2014WR015581. pdf

The following paper was selected as an EOS Research Spotlight.

21) Michaelides, K., Singer, M.B.; Impact of coarse sediment supply from hillslopes to the channel in runoff-dominated, dryland fluvial systems (2014), Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 119(6):1205-1221, doi: 10.1002/2013JF002959. pdf


The following paper received media attention.

20) Singer, M.B., Aalto, R., James, L.A., *Kilham, N.E., *Higson, J.L., Ghoshal, S. (2013); Enduring legacy of toxic fans via episodic redistribution of California gold mining debris. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110(46):18436-18441, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302295110. pdf

This paper won a prize for the best student-led peer-reviewed journal article for 2013 within the Landscape Dynamics Theme of the Scottish Alliance for Geosciences, Society, and the Environment.

19) *Slater, L.J., Singer, M.B. (2013); The imprint of climate and climate change in alluvial riverbeds: Continental USA, 1950-2011. Geology, 41(5):595-598, doi: 10.1130/g34070.1. pdf

18) Donovan, P.M, Blum, J.D., Yee, D., Gehrke, G.E., Singer, M.B. (2013); An isotopic record of mercury in San Francisco Bay sediment. Chemical Geology, 349–350:87-98, doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.04.017. pdf

17) Singer, M.B., Stella, J.C., Dufour, S., Piegay, H., Wilson, R.J.S., *Johnstone, L. (2013); Contrasting water-uptake and growth responses to drought in co-occurring riparian tree species. Ecohydrology, 6(3):402-412, doi: 10.1002/eco.1283. pdf


16) *Kilham, N.E., Roberts, D., Singer, M.B. (2012); Remote sensing of suspended sediment concentration during turbid flood conditions on the Feather River, California—a modeling approach. Water Resources Research, 48(1):W01521, doi: 10.1029/2011WR010391. pdf


15) *Springborn, M., Singer, M.B., Dunne, T. (2011); Sediment-adsorbed total mercury flux through Yolo Bypass, the primary floodway and wetland in the Sacramento Valley, California. Science of the Total Environment, 412-413:203-213, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.10.004. pdf


14) Singer, M.B. (2010); Transient response in longitudinal grain size to reduced gravel supply in a large river. Geophysical Research Letters, 37(18):L18403, doi: 10.1029/2010GL044381. pdf

13) *Ghoshal, S., James, L.A., Singer, M.B., Aalto, R. (2010); Channel and floodplain change analysis over a 100-year period: Lower Yuba River, California. Remote Sensing, 2(7):1797-1825, doi: 10.3390/rs2071797. pdf

12) Dunne, T., Constantine, J.A., Singer, M.B. (2010); The role of sediment transport and sediment supply in the evolution of river channel and floodplain complexity. Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union, 31(2):155-170, doi: pdf


11) James, L.A., Singer, M.B. (2009), *Ghoshal, S., Megison, M.; Historical channel changes in the lower Yuba and Feather Rivers, California: Long-term effects of contrasting river-management strategies. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 451:57-81, doi: 10.1130/2008.2451(04). pdf

10) Singer, M.B., Aalto, R. (2009); Floodplain development in an engineered setting. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34(2):291-304, doi: 10.1002/esp.1725. pdf


9) Singer, M.B. (2008); Downstream patterns of bed-material grain size in a large, lowland alluvial river subject to low sediment supply. Water Resources Research (Rapid Communication), 44(12):W12202, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007183. pdf

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8) Singer, M.B. (2008); A new sampler for extracting bed material sediment from sand and gravel beds in navigable rivers. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(14):2277-2284, doi: 10.1002/esp.1661. pdf

7) Singer, M.B., R. Aalto, James, L.A. (2008); Status of the lower Sacramento Valley flood-control system within the context of its natural geomorphic setting. Natural Hazards Review, 9(3):104-115, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2008)9:3(104). pdf

6) James, L.A., Singer, M.B. (2008); Development of the lower Sacramento Valley flood-control system: An historical perspective. Natural Hazards Review, 9(3):125-135, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2008)9:3(125). pdf


5) Singer, M.B. (2007); Influence of major dams on hydrology through the drainage network of the Sacramento Valley, California. River Research and Applications, 23(1):55-72, doi: 10.1002/rra.968. pdf


4) Singer, M.B., Dunne, T. (2006); Modeling the influence of river rehabilitation scenarios on bed material sediment flux in a large river over decadal timescales. Water Resources Research, 42(12):W12415, doi: 10.1029/2006WR004894. pdf


3) Singer, M.B., Dunne, T. (2004); An empirical-stochastic, event-based program for simulating inflow from a tributary network: Framework and application to the Sacramento River basin, California. Water Resources Research, 40(7):W07506, doi: 10.1029/2003WR002725. pdf

2) Singer, M.B., Dunne, T. (2004); Modeling decadal bed-material sediment flux based on stochastic hydrology. Water Resources Research, 40(3):W03302, doi: 10.1029/2003WR002723. pdf


1) Singer, M.B., Dunne, T.(2001); Identifying eroding and depositional reaches of valley by analysis of suspended-sediment transport in the Sacramento River, California. Water Resources Research, 37(12):3371-3382, doi: 10.1029/2001WR000457. pdf