Kai Rains

Research Associate Professor

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. in Ecology (Soil Nutrients and Mycorrhizal Ecology), University of California, Davis

krains@usf.edu

(813) 974-9459

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

Curriculum Vitae

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The central theme of my research is ecosystem response to environmental stress such as inundation, disturbance, and soil nutrient limitations. I study response at the organismal level, including root growth and mycorrhizal associations and at the landscape level such as application of geospatial tools to natural resource assessment with a focus on waters and wetlands.

Selected Publications:

Website: http://myweb.usf.edu/~krains/ecohydrology/

Subject Areas:
Ecology, Geology/Soils

  • Stepchinski, L.M., Rains, M.C., Lee, L.C., Lis, R.A., Nutter, W.L., Rains, K.C., & Stewart, S.R. (2023). Hydrologic Connectivity and Flow Generation from California Vernal Pool, Swale, and Headwater Stream Complexes to Downstream Waters. Wetlands, 43(34). doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-023-01678-3

Faculty

krains@usf.edu

(813) 974-9459

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

Curriculum Vitae

Website