Dr. Glenn Tootle

  • Associate Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 1029 Cyber
  • Phone: (205) 348-0662
  • Fax: (205) 348-0783

Areas of Research

  • Paleo (Dendro) hydrology
  • Climate/climate change impacts on water resources
  • Drought frequency
  • Forecasting streamflow
  • Glacial meltwater and weather modification impacts on streamflow


  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2005
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 1987
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 1985


Dr. Glenn Tootle’s research efforts focus on climate and climate change impacts on water resources, including studies of long lead-time forecasting of streamflow, drought frequency, weather modification impacts on streamflow, paleo (using tree rings) reconstructions of hydrologic variables and glacier impacts on streamflow.

As lead co-principal investigator, he has been awarded more than $2 million in funded research throughout his career, including an award from the National Science Foundation’s Paleo Perspectives for Climate Change program, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sponsored Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program.

He regularly publishes articles pertaining to his research (Google Scholar H Index of 16) and has chaired three Ph.D. and more than 20 thesis project master’s students. He served as an associate editor for the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering from 2008-2014 and consulted as a registered professional engineer in Florida and Nevada in the 1990s. He teaches courses in water resources, including an abroad course primarily based in Innsbruck, Austria.

He retired as a captain from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps (Navy Seabees) after 25 years, which included two post 9/11 mobilizations and service as commanding officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion TWO-FIVE.