Christopher Martinez

Dr. Christopher Martinez

Associate Professor

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department
279 Rogers Hall
PO Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611-0570
Phone: (352) 392-1864 x279
Fax: (352) 392-4092
Vita (PDF)

Dr. Martinez is an associate professor in water resources management and specializes in urban water quality and supply. His research and Extension program focuses on urban water resources and water quality, the effects of climate variability on water resources, and barriers to including climate forecasts in standard water management approaches.

Dr. Martinez received ME and PhD degrees in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida.

Research and Extension

  • Regional water management
  • Urban landscape water use and quality
  • Watershed scale hydrology and nutrient transport modeling
  • Effects of climate variability and landuse change on water quality and supply

Recent Publications

Khare, Y.P., Martinez, C.J., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Bottcher, A.B., and A, James. Effective global sensitivity analysis for high-dimensional hydrologic and Water Quality Models. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Accepted.

Araghi, A., Martinez, C.J. Adamowski, J. and J.E. Olesen. 2018. Spatiotemporal variations of aridity in Iran using high-resolution gridded data. International Journal of Climatology, 38(6): 2701-2717. doi: 10.1002/joc.5454

Maleski, J.J. and C.J. Martinez. 2018. Coupled impacts of ENSO AMO and PDO on temperature and precipitation in the Alabama–Coosa–Tallapoosa and Apalachicola–Chattahoochee–Flint river basins. International Journal of Climatology, 39(S1): 717-728.  doi: 10.1002/joc.5401

Czajkowski, J., Engel, V., Martinez, C.J., Mirchi, A., Watkins, D., Hughes, J. Sukop, M. 2018. Economic impacts of urban flooding in south Florida: Potential consequences of managing groundwater to prevent salt water intrusion. Science of the Total Environment, 621: 465-481.

Olabarrieta, M., Valle-Levinson, A., Martinez, C.J., and C. Pattiaratchi. 2017. Meteotsunamis in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and their possible link to El Niño Southern Oscillation. Natural Hazards, 88(3): 1325-1346.

Araghi, A., Mousavi-Baygi, M., Adamowski, J., Martinez, C.J., van der Ploeg, M. 2017. Forecasting Soil Temperature Based on Surface Air Temperature Using a Wavelet Artificial Neural Network. Meteorological Applications, 24(4): 603-611.

Araghi, A., Mousavi-Baygi, M., Adamowski, J., and C.J. Martinez. 2017. Association between three prominent climatic teleconnections and precipitation in Iran, using wavelet coherence.  International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.4881.

Nguyen, T.T.N., Migliaccio, K.W., Evans, E.A., Martinez, C.J., Sansalone, J.J., and M.W. Clark. 2017. Coupling hydrologic and economic modeling for wetland management multi-optimization in Tram Chim National Park, Vietnam. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. doi:10.1080/09640568.2016.1182897.

Maleski, J.J. and C.J. Martinez. 2017. Historical trends in precipitation, temperature and drought in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basins. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.4723.

Current Funding

Title: “Robust decision making for South Florida water resources by Ecosystem Service Valuation, Hydroeconomic Optimization and Conflict Resolution Modeling”
Duration: 2013-2018
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Award Amount: $43,447
Role: Co-Principle Investigator