Alejandro ( “Lejo”) Flores joined the faculty in the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University as an assistant professor in August 2009. Dr. Flores earned his Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering (hydrology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009. His research specialities are ecohydrology, hydrologic modeling, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, geomorphology, and data assimilation. Dr. Flores' models simulate the response of land surfaces to forcings (i.e., conditions or inputs), such as precipitation, temperature, and solar radiation. He examines the impact of various scenarios on variables such as soil moisture, which is a critical factor in modulating weather and climate.