Chui Ling Cheng

Biography

Chui Ling Cheng has been a hydrologist with the USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center since 2010. Her research on surface-water availability in Hawaiian streams focuses on developing statistical models to describe natural low flows at gaged and ungaged streams, and quantifying gains and losses in streamflow to better understand the interactions between surface water and groundwater. Her work helps to provide the hydrologic foundation for the development of instream flow standards for Hawaiian streams.

 

Education

MS, Natural Resource and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2007

BS, Biological Sciences (Neurology, Physiology, & Behavior), University of California, Davis, 2003

 

Professional Experience

Hydrologist, USGS Pacific Islands Water Science Center, 2010‒present

Hydrologist, Commission on Water Resource Management, Hawaiʻi State Department of Land & Natural Resources, 2007‒2010

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2006‒2007

Teaching Assistant, Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2005

 

Publications

Cheng, C.L., 2016, Low-flow characteristics for streams on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi, State of Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016-5103, 36 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165103.

Cheng, C.L., 2014, Low-flow characteristics of streams in the Lahaina District, West Maui, Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5087, 58 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145087.

Cheng, C.L., and Wolff, R.H., 2012, Availability and distribution of low flow in Anahola Stream, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5264, 32 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5264/pdf/sir20125264.pdf.

Cheng, C.L., 2012, Measurements of seepage losses and gains, East Maui Irrigation diversion system, Maui, Hawaiʻi: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1115, 23 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1115/.

Cheng, C.L., 2007, Evaluating the performances of N-SPECT and AnnAGNPS for tropical conditions: MS Thesis, Honolulu, HI, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.