Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory


Mountain Hydrology:  Current research explores how controls on snowmelt runoff processes change with spatial scale from hillslopes to basins. 

Mountain streamflow Learn more about our Mountain Hydrology research through this Science Diffusion article


Data product: Western United States snow zones.  GIS files from Moore C, Kampf S, Stone B, Richer E. 2014. A GIS-based method for defining snow zones: application to the western United States. Geocarto International, DOI 10.1080/10106049.2014.885089. (link)


External Links:

Western Mountain Initiative

Loch Vale Project


Intermittent Streams:  Citizen science, sensor, and remote sensing monitoring of streamflow intermittence.

External Links:

Stream Tracker Project


Post-Fire Hydrology:  Current research examines controls on post-fire runoff, erosion, and channel change from hillslope to watershed scale.

External Links:

High Park Fire Project

Post-fire Workshop Presentations



Data product: Coefficients for Priestley-Taylor and Makkink reference evapotranspiration equations from Cristea NC, Kampf SK, Burges SJ, 2013.  Revised coefficients for Priestley-Taylor and Makkink-Hansen equations for estimating daily reference evapotranspiration.  Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18: 1289-1300. (link)