Clement A Alo
Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2009
Civil and Environmental Engineering (concentration in hydroclimatology and land-atmosphere interactions)
M.A. Clark University, 2004
Geographic Information Science for Environment and Development
B.S. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana), 1992
2011-present Assistant Professor Montclair State University
2010-2011 Assistant Research Scientist Johns Hopkins University
2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow University of Connecticut
2004-2008 Graduate Research Assistant University of Connecticut
Courses Taught at Montclair State University (and other institutions):
Introductory undergraduate level course focusing on processes and interactions
of the components of the earth system.
Earth Systems Science
Graduate course that provides a descriptive and quantitative introduction to
processes and interactions within and between earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere,
biosphere, and lithosphere.
Engineering Hydrology (University of Connecticut) 2008–2009
Undergraduate level course aimed at understanding and quantifying main
processes of the hydrologic cycle and the application of hydrologic knowledge
to design aspects relating to the use and control of water resources.
Hydraulic Engineering (University of Connecticut) 2009–2010
Upper level undergraduate course dealing with the application of fluid
mechanics principles to the solution of practical Civil Engineering
problems of water conveyance in pipes, open channels, and groundwater
flow in porous media, and the design of hydraulic structures.
Hydrometeorology (University of Connecticut)2009
Graduate course focusing on land-atmosphere interactions via the hydrologic
Justino, F., F. Stordal, C. A. Alo, E. Coppola, A. Setzer, E. Chaves, P. Rodrigues, F. Kucharski, D. Brumatti, and L. Costa (2012), Modeling current and global warming-induced fire risk in Africa, submitted to International Journal of Climatology
Alo, C. A., and E. N. Anagnostou (2012), Incorporating vegetation dynamics in regional climate change projections over the Mediterranean region, International Journal of Climatology, conditionally accepted
Wang G., and C. A. Alo (2012), Changes in precipitation seasonality in West Africa predicted by RegCM3 and the impact of dynamic vegetation feedback, International Journal of Geophysics, vol. 2012, Article ID 597205, 10 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/597205.
Wang G., C. A. Alo, R. Mei, and S. Sun (2011), Drought, hydraulic redistribution, and plant
competition in tropical forests, Plant Ecology, doi:10.1007/s11258-010-9860-4.
Alo, C. A., and G. Wang (2010), Role of vegetation dynamics in regional climate predictions over western Africa, Climate Dynamics, 35(5), 907-922, doi: 10.1007/s00382-010-0744-z
Heald, C. L., M. J. Wilkinson, R. K. Monson, C. A. Alo, G. Wang, and A. Guenther (2009), Response of isoprene emission to ambient CO2 changes and implications for global budgets, Global Change Biology, 15, 4, 1127-1140
Alo, C. A., and G. Wang (2008), Hydrological impact of the potential future vegetation response to climate changes projected by 8 GCMs, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 113, G03011, doi:10.1029/2007JG000598
Alo, C. A., and R. G. Pontius Jr. (2008), Identifying systematic land-cover transitions using remote sensing and GIS: the fate of forests inside and outside protected areas of Southwestern Ghana, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 35(2), 280 – 295
Alo, C. A., and G. Wang (2008), Potential future changes of the terrestrial ecosystem based on climate projections by eight general circulation models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 113, G01004, doi:10.1029/2007JG000528
Ecohydrological Impacts of Climate Variability and Change
I am looking for motivated students to join my group. If you are interested in pursuing graduate research in the areas of regional climate and ecosystem modeling, and integrated assessment and modeling of climate change impacts on water resources, please contact me.