Frances studies hydroclimate in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University. She is interested in how climate change will affect water availability, precipitation extremes, and flooding, as well as the impacts of extreme events on society. She also tries to understand the efficacy of various adaptation strategies for managing hydrologic extremes (for example, floods and droughts). You can visit her personal website here:

All Publications

  • Flood Size Increases Nonlinearly Across the Western United States in Response to Lower Snow-Precipitation Ratios WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Davenport, F. V., Herrera-Estrada, J. E., Burke, M., Diffenbaugh, N. S. 2020; 56 (1)