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James W. Jawitz

Professor, Landscape Hydrology
Landscape Hydrology Laboratory

Program Areas

  • Teaching
    • CWR 6537 - Contaminant Subsurface Hydrology
    • SWS 4245/5245 - Water Resource Sustainability
    • SWS 4932/6932 - Florida Lake Management
  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    Research focus:
    Emphasis on minimizing human impacts on natural hydrologic ecosystems, including watersheds, wetlands, and aquifers. Develops and applies hydro-ecological models to natural and constructed wetlands. Develops techniques for characterization and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater.


  • Select Publications


    • Padowski, J.C. , and J. W. Jawitz, 2012. Water availability and vulnerability of 225 large cities in the United States, Water Resources Research, 48, W12529, doi:10.1029/2012WR012335. 


    • Jawitz, J.W., and Mitchell, J. , 2011. Temporal inequality of catchment discharge and solute export. Water Resources Research, 47, W00J14, doi:10.1029/2010WR010197.
    • JBasu, N.B., Destouni, G., Jawitz, J.W., Thompson, S.E., Loukinova, N.V. , Darracq, A., Zanardo, S., Yaeger, M. , Sivapalan, M., Rinaldo, A., and Rao, P.S.C., 2010. Nutrient loads exported from managed catchments reveal emergent biogeochemical stationarity, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L23404, 1-5, doi:10.1029/2010GL045168.


    • Kaplan, D.A., Paudel, R., Cohen, M.J., and Jawitz, J.W., 2012. Orientation matters: Patch anisotropy controls discharge competence and hydroperiod in a patterned peatland. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, 17, doi:10.1029/2012GL052754.
    • Wang, H., Jawitz, J.W., White, J.R., Martinez, C.M., and Sees, M., 2006. Rejuvenating the largest municipal treatment wetland in Florida. Ecological Engineering, 26(2): 132-146, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2005.07.016


    • Yang, M., Annable, M.D., and Jawitz, J.W., 2014. Light reflection visualization to determine solute diffusion into clays, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 161: 1-9.
    • Jawitz, J.W., Fure, A.D., Demmy, G.G., Berglund, S., and Rao, P.S.C., 2005. Groundwater contaminant flux reduction resulting from nonaqueous phase liquid mass reduction. Water Resources Research, 41, W10408, doi:10.1029/2004WR003825, pp. 1-15.

    Other Cool Stuff

    • McCarty, C., and Jawitz, J.W., 2013. Attitudes about publishing and normal science advancement, Journal of Informetrics, 7(4): 850-858.
    • JHopkins, A.L., Jawitz, J.W., McCarty, C., Goldman, A., and Basu, N.B., 2013. Disparities in publication patterns by gender, race and ethnicity based on a survey of a random sample of authors, Scientometrics, 96: 515-534, doi: 10.1007/s11192-012-0893-4.
    • Jawitz, 2004. Moments of truncated continuous univariate distributions. Advances in Water Resources, 27(3): 269-281.
  • Google Scholar

Curriculum Vitae

CV James Jawitz

James Jawitz 08/2019


Mailing Address:
Soil and Water Sciences Department
2181 McCarty Hall, PO Box 110290
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611

2191 McCarty Hall A 

(352) 294-3141
(352) 392-3399 fax