Sally Thompson

Sally Thompson
Associate Adjunct ​Professor
Environmental Engineering

Ecohydrology, surface hydrology, spatial ecology, arid and semi-arid watersheds and ecosystems, pattern formation, nonlinear dynamics, plant physiology, water resource sustainability.

Office Hours:

Fall 2018

Monday and Friday, 2-3pm.


Dr. Thompson is associate professor of surface hydrology at UC Berkeley.  She originally trained as an environmental engineer at the University of Western Australia, and worked for several years as an environmental engineering consultant.  Dr. Thompson undertook her doctoral work in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University as a General Sir John Monash Fellow, and worked as a research specialist at Duke and Purdue Universities prior to her appointment at UC Berkeley.


  • August 2006 to May 2010: PhD, Environmental Science. Duke University
  • Jan 1998 to November 2003: Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.), Environmental Engineering, University of Western Australia (UWA)
  • Jan 1998 to November 2001: Bachelor of Science (Hons.), Environmental Chemistry., University of Western Australia (UWA)