Susana Alvarado

I am an eco-hydrologist which means that I study how ecosystems and their components interact with the water cycle. For example, I might measure sap flowing in a tree to estimate how much water it drinks during a day or year, which is easier said than done.

I love to be out in nature (and travel!) so I have lived and done fieldwork in pretty cool and diverse places of our planet, mostly in the tropics. Some of my time is also spent in the lab preparing or building equipment to deploy in the field and doing experiments, as well as in front of a computer analyzing a lot of data.

Currently I am a Research Fellow for Mexico’s Science and Technology National Council.