Sophie is interested in water and carbon cycling at local, regional and global scales. She uses remote sensing and eddy co-variance data to resolve land-atmosphere dynamics resulting from groundwater use and climate change. Having worked as a reporter and oral historian, she is also interested in human perceptions of environmental change, especially when these differ from scientific findings.
B.S. Geology & Geophysics, Yale University (2018)
Ruehr S. Beyond the Vulnerability/Resilience Dichotomy: Perceptions of and responses to the climate crisis on Emau, Vanuatu. In press. Island Studies Journal (December 2020). Link.
Ruehr S, Lee X, Smith R... 2020. A mechanistic investigation of the oasis effect in the Zhangye cropland in semiarid western China. Journal of Arid Environments, 176; 104120. Link.
Honors and Awards
ARCS Fellow, Northen California Chapter (2020-2022)
Parker Huang Undergraduate Travel Fellowship, Yale University (2018-2019)
Hammer Prize, Yale University Dept. of Geology & Geophysics (2018)
Karen Von Damm 1977 Fellowship, Yale University Dept. of Geology & Geophysics (2018)