I contributed to the deployment of hydrological monitoring via a wireless sensor network at UC’s Blue Oak Ranch Reserve (BORR). I have deployed monitoring sensors, communication nodes, TDRs, taken samples for isotopic analysis, and installed water level sensors in the wetlands on site. A component of this work has required laboratory analysis of the soils from BORR, including gravimetric methods to obtain water content, development of water retention curves, and particle size distribution analyses. I anticipate that this work will prove fundamental to the use of TDR data from BORR and in subsequent modeling initiatives.