Dr. Kelly Kibler

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental,
and Construction Engineering
University of Central Florida

Contact Information

Room: Engr II, 442H
Phone: (407) 823-4150
E-mail: Kelly.Kibler@ucf.edu


Assistant Professor

Room: Engr II, 442H
Phone: (407) 823-4150
E-mail: Kelly.Kibler@ucf.edu

Kibler Ecohydraulics Lab website


Ph.D. Water Resources Engineering
       Minor degree: Transboundary Water Conflict
       Management & Transformation
Oregon State University, 2011

M.Sc. Forest Engineering- Hydrology
Oregon State University, 2007

B.Sc. Environmental Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003


    Engineering Fluid Mechanics (CWR 3201)
    Hydrology (CWR 4120)

    Ecohydraulics (CWR 6007)

Research Areas of Specialty

(see Kibler Ecohydraulics Lab website)

River and Estuary Ecohydraulics:

  • Interaction of physical-biological systems
  • Natural flow regimes and flow restoration
  • Restoration- river, estuary, shoreline
  • Physical aquatic habitat
  • Design of infrastructure to support ecosystem services
  • Sustainable design and operation of small and diversion hydropower
  • Hydrogeomorphic effects of dams
  • Reservoir sediment management
  • Dam/stream barrier removal
Extreme hydrological events:
  • Flood risk-benefit assessment
  • Forecasting rainfall-runoff and inundation
  • Prediction in poorly gauged and transboundary river basins
  • Ecology of extreme low flow events
Food, Energy, Water Nexus
  • Food waste and the FEW nexus