Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Science
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Office: NSM D-325
Tel (310) 243-2363
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
M.S., Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997
B.S., Environmental Science, Oregon State University, 1992
EAR 376 Groundwater
GEO 200 Physical Geography
GEO 315 The Weather
GEO 370 Numerical Methods in Geography
GEO 412 Rivers and Streams
GEO 415 Geographic Information Systems
GEO 433 Environmental Analysis and Planning
SMT 312 Natural Disasters
SMT 416 Earth Science for
Dr. Keyantash is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth
Sciences, with specialization in hydroclimatology. He researches
drought, using statistical methods to quantify the severity of
drought. He is also interested in the timing and quantity of
California streamflow, using geographic information systems to
analyze the spatial coverage of stream gages within remote drainage
basins. He has also used numerical models to estimate the potential
effects of climate change on California salmon populations.
Dr. Keyantash is also vested in advancing elementary and middle
school science education. Since 2005, he has been involved in the
development of elementary/middle school classroom science materials
and teacher training for the Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD), via the usage of a science inquiry approach. During 2009,
this broadened to the incorporation of action research techniques
for LAUSD science and mathematics teachers to implement within their
own classrooms, via the NSF-funded Noyce Master Teacher program. For
university science faculty, he has co-facilitated a yearlong seminar
series on effective curriculum design.
Keyantash, J. A. and J. A. Dracup, 2004. An Aggregate Drought Index: Assessing Drought Severity Based on Fluctuations in the Hydrologic Cycle and Surface Water Storage, Water Resources Research, 40, W09304, doi:10.1029/2003WR002610.
Keyantash, J. and J.A. Dracup, 2004. Predicting Future Chinook Salmon Populations in the San Joaquin River Basin Using an Artificial Neural Network Model. Proc. Twenty-first Annual Pacific Climate Workshop, R. Wilson and L.D. Buffaloe, Eds. Tech. Report 64 of the Interagency Ecological Program for the San Francisco Estuary.
Keyantash, J. and J.A. Dracup, 2002. The Quantification of Drought: An Analysis of Drought Indices. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 83 (8), 1167-1180.
Keyantash, J. and J.A. Dracup, 1998. The Timing of Peak Spring Runoff from Yosemite National Park. Proc. Fifteenth Annual Pacific Climate Workshop, R. Wilson and L.D. Buffaloe, Eds. Tech. Report 64 of the Interagency Ecological Program for the San Francisco Estuary.
American Geophysical Union
CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiatives (WRPI) group
CSU Council on Ocean Affairs, Science & Technology (COAST)
CSU GIS Specialty Center
CSUDH Center for Urban Environmental Research (CUER)
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society (President of local
chapter 764 [CSUDH])
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