Briana Wyatt is a doctoral candidate in Soil Science at Oklahoma State University (OSU). She received her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and her master’s degree in Plant and Soil Sciences from OSU.
Wyatt’s research has focused on estimating groundwater recharge throughout Oklahoma using soil moisture data collected by the Oklahoma Mesonet system. This is an important topic in Oklahoma and throughout much of the southwest United States, which is currently in the midst of a historic drought.
“I would very much like to be able to provide information, and hopefully tools, for people in Oklahoma: farmers, politicians and others to be able to use the water resources we have to make sure they’re sustainable for the future and that people for generations to come will have the same water resources,” said Wyatt.