Esther Lee

Esther Lee

University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign

Esther Lee is a PhD student at the UIUC in Dr. Praveen Kumar’s research group. Her areas of research include ecosystem water cycle, hydraulic redistribution, multi-species interaction in water use. She is currently conducting a research in collaboration of modeling and experimental synthesis in semi-arid region in Arizona to examine the impact of hydraulic redistribution on water use of co-existing vegetation species. Esther received her BS and MS degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois.


Recent posts

Zoom Features that Make Your Online Teaching Experience Enjoyable!

During the pandemic, zoom has been supporting universities and schools around the world to improve online teaching and learning with secure video communication services for online and hybrid classrooms, office hours, administrative meetings, and more. This post introduces zoom features useful for instructors/TAs and is written based on my online teaching experience and a document … Continue reading Zoom Features that Make Your Online Teaching Experience Enjoyable!

Esther Lee’s Research Showcase: What does hydraulic redistribution tell us about how ecosystems respond to climate change?

PHD CANDIDATE IN UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS—URBANA CHAMPAIGN During her adolescence, Esther met a girl in Kenya who struggled a whole day to get fresh drinking water. Looking at the girl, she wondered: Why do some children waste fresh water in luxury while other children suffer from drinking waste water? Why do some children get public … Continue reading Esther Lee’s Research Showcase: What does hydraulic redistribution tell us about how ecosystems respond to climate change?

CUAHSI-AGU H3S Cyberseminar Series: a Guide to Landing Your Dream Job

If you are a student or early career scientist who is or will soon be navigating the job application process, our previous cyber-seminar series may be just what you need. Last year, H3S held a joint cyber-seminar with CUAHSI to provide guidance for students and early career scientists in the job market. This four-part cyber-panel … Continue reading CUAHSI-AGU H3S Cyberseminar Series: a Guide to Landing Your Dream Job