Stephanie Kampf

Erosion in burn area after rain event.
African students with animal posters done in local style
Mountain lake.
Sampling in the backcountry on skies
Interviewing local women in Kenya

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1476
ph 970-491-0931


University of Washington, Ph.D., 2006

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno, M.S. Hydrogeology, 2002

  • Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences

Williams College, Williamstown, MA, B.A., 1998

  • Degree with Honors in Geosciences; Concentration in Environmental Studies


Colorado State University,

  • Professor, 2019-present
  • Associate Professor, 2013-2019
  • Assistant Professor, 2007-2013


  • Current
    • WR 304:  Sustainable Watersheds.  Spring 2008, 2012, 2014, 2017
    • WR 416:  Land Use Hydrology.  Fall 2009-2011, 2013-2020
    • WR 440: Watershed Problem Analysis. Spring 2016-2021, co-teach
    • WR 616:  Hillslope Hydrology and Runoff Processes.  Spring 2012-2022, even years
  • Past
    • GR 210:  Physical Geography.  Spring 2009, 2010
    • WR 420:  Watershed Practicum.  Fall 2008
    • WR 440:  Watershed Problem Analysis (20%).  Spring 2007, 2008
    • WR/CIVE 524:  Modeling Watershed Hydrology. Spring 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
    • NR 540A:  Water Resources (for Conservation Leadership Through Learning, CLTL masters program).  Fall 2010
    • NR 544A:  Watershed Science Methods (for CLTL).  Spring 2011


  • *Student author
  1. (67) Kiewiet L, Trujillo E, Hendrick A, Havens S, Hale K, Seyfried M, Kampf S, Godsey S, 2022. Stream discharge depends more on the temporal distribution of water inputs than on yearly snowfall fractions for a headwater catchment at the rain-snow transition zone. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.
  2. (66) DelVecchia AG, Shanafield M, Zimmer MA, Busch MH, Krabbenhoft CA, Stubbington R, Kaiser KE, Burrows RM, Hosen J, Datry T, Kampf SK, Zipper SC, Fritz K, Costigan K, Allen DC, 2022. Reconceptualizing non-perennial hyporheic zones. Freshwater Science.
  3. (65) Badik KJ, Wilson C, Kampf SK, Saito L, Provenchar L, Byer S, Hazelwood M, 2022. A novel approach to estimating soil yield risk in fire-prone ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 505, 119887.
  4. (64) Harrison HN, Hammond JC, Kampf SK, Kiewiet L, 2021. On the hydrological difference between catchments above and below the intermittent‐persistent snow transition. Hydrological Processes, e14411.
  5. (63) Zipper, S. C., Hammond, J. C., Shanafield, M., Zimmer, M., Datry, T., Jones, C. N., Kaiser, K.E., Godsey, S.E., Burrows, R.M., Blaszczak, J.R., Busch, M.H., Price, A.N., Boersma, K.S., Ward, A.S., Costigan, K., Allen, G.H., Krabbenhoft, C.A., Dodds, W.K., Mims, M.C., Olden, J.D., Kampf, S.K., Burgin, A.J. & Allen, D. C. (2021). Pervasive changes in stream intermittency across the United States. Environmental Research Letters, 16(8), 084033.
  6. (62) Kampf, S. K., Dwire, K. A., Fairchild, M. P., Dunham, J., Snyder, C. D., Jaeger, K. L., Luce, C.H., Hammond, J.C., Wilson, C., Zimmer, M.A. & Sidell, M. (2021). Managing nonperennial headwater streams in temperate forests of the United States. Forest Ecology and Management, 497, 119523.
  7. (61) Jaeger, K. L., Hafen, K. C., Dunham, J. B., Fritz, K. M., Kampf, S. K., Barnhart, T. B., Kaiser, K.E., Sando, R., Johnson, S.L., McShane, R.R. & Dunn, S. B. (2021). Beyond Streamflow: Call for a National Data Repository of Streamflow Presence for Streams and Rivers in the United States. Water, 13(12), 1627.
  8. *(60) Eurich, A., Kampf, S. K., Hammond, J. C., Ross, M., Willi, K., Vorster, A. G., & Pulver, B. (2021) Predicting mean annual and mean monthly streamflow in Colorado ungauged basins. River Research and Applications 37(4), 569-578.
  9. *(59) Martin, C., Kampf, S. K., Hammond, J. C., Wilson, C., & Anderson, S. P. (2021). Controls on Streamflow Densities in Semiarid Rocky Mountain Catchments. Water, 13(4), 521.
  10. (58) Hammond JC, Zimmer M, Shanafield M, Kaiser K, Godsey SE, Mims MC, Zipper SC, Burrows RM, Kampf SK, Dodds W, Jones CN, Krabbenhoft CA, Boersma K, Datry T, Olden JD, Allen GH, Price AN, Costigan K, Hale R, Ward AS, Allen DC. 2021. Spatial patterns and drivers of non-perennial flow regimes in the contiguous U.S. Geophysical Research Letters.
  11. (57) Robles MD, Hammond JC, Kampf SK, Biederman JA, Demaria EM. 2021. Winter inputs buffer streamflow sensitivity to snowpack losses in the Salt River Watershed in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Water. 13, 3.
  12. *(56) Wilson C, Kampf SK, Wagenbrenner JW, MacDonald LH, Gleason H. 2020. Hillslope sediment fence catch efficiencies and particle sorting for post-fire rain storms. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
  13. *(55) Wilson C, Kampf SK, Ryan S, Covino T, MacDonald L, Gleason H. 2020. Connectivity of post-fire runoff and sediment from nested hillslopes and watersheds. Hydrological Processes.
  14. (54) Allen DC, Datry T, Boersma KS, Bogan MT, Boulton AJ, Bruno D, Busch MH, Costigan KH, Dodds WK, Fritz KM, Godsey SE, Jones JB, Kaletova T, Kampf SK, Mims MC, Neeson TM, Olden JD, Pastor AV, Poff NL, Ruddell BL, Ruhi A, Singer G, Vezza P, Ward AS, Zimmer M. 2020. River ecosystem conceptual models and non-perennial rivers: A critical review. WIREs Water.
  15. (53) Busch MH, Costigan KH, Fritz KM, Datry T, Krabbenhoft CA, Hammond JC, Zimmer M, Olden J, Burrows RM, Dodds WK, Boersma KS, Shanafield M, Kampf SK, Mims MC ,Bogan MT, Ward AS, Rocha MP, Godsey S, Allen GH, Blaszczak JR, Jones CN, Allen DC. 2020. What’s in a Name? Patterns, Trends, and Suggestions for Defining Non-Perennial Rivers and Streams. Water, 12(7), 1980.
  16. (52) Kampf SK, Mirus BB, 2020. Subsurface and surface flow leading to channel initiation. Treatise on Geomorphology,
  17. (51) Kampf SK, Burges SJ, Hammond JC, Bhaskar A, Covino TP, Eurich A, Harrison H, Lefsky M, Martin C, McGrath D, Puntenney-Desmond K, Willi K, 2020. The case for an open wáter balance: Re-envisioning network design and data analysis for a complex, uncertain world. Water Resources Research. 56(6), e2019WR026699,
  18. (50) Kampf SK, Gannon BM, Wilson C, Saavedra F, Miller ME, Heldmyer A, Livneh B, Nelson P, MacDonald L, 2020. PEMIP: Post-fire erosion model inter-comparison Project. Journal of Environmental Management 268, 110704,
  19. *(49) Hammond JC, Kampf SK, 2020. Subannual streamflow responses to rainfall and snowmelt inputs in snow-dominated watersheds of the western United States. Water Resources Research. 56, e2019WR026132,
  20. (48) Zimmer MA, Kaiser KE, Blaszczak JR, Zipper SC, Hammond JC, Fritz KM, Costigan KH, Hosen J, Godsey SE, Allen GH, Kampf S, Burrows RM, Krabbenhoft CA, Dodds W, Hale R, Olden JD, Shanafield M, DelVecchia AG, Ward AS, Mims MC, Datry T, Bogan MT, Boersma KS, Busch MH, Jones CN, Burgin AJ, Allen DC, 2020. Zero or not? Causes and consequences of zero-flow stream gage readings. WIREs Water,
  21. (47) Shanafield M, Godsey S, Datry T, Hale R, Zipper SC, Costigan K, Krabbenhoft CA, Dodds, WK, Zimmer M, Allen DC, Bogan M, Kaiser KE, Burrows RM, Hammond JC, Busch M, Kampf S, Mims MC, Burgan A, Olden JD, (2020). Science gets up to speed on dry rivers. Eos, 101,
  22. *(46) Ma C, Fassnacht SR, Kampf SK, 2019. How Temperature Sensor Change Affects Warming Trends and Modeling – An Evaluation across the State of Colorado. Water Resources Research, 55(11), 9748-9764.
  23. *(45) Hammond JC, Harpold AA, Weiss S, Kampf SK, 2019. Partitioning of snowmelt and rainfall in the critical zone: effects of climate type and soil properties. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences,
  24. (44) Gannon BM, Wei Y, MacDonald LH, Kampf SK, Jones KW, Cannon JB, Wolk BH, Cheng AS, Addington RN, Thompson MP, 2019. Prioritising fuels reduction for water supply protection. International Journal of Wildland Fire. doi:10.1071/WF18182
  25. (43) Kampf SK, Faulconer J, Shaw JR, Lefsky M, Wagenbrenner JW, Cooper DW, 2018. Rainfall thresholds for flow generation in desert ephemeral streams. Water Resources Research, doi:10.1029/2018WR023714.
  26. *(42) Wilson C, Kampf S, Wagenbrenner J, MacDonald L, 2018. Rainfall thresholds for post-fire runoff and sediment delivery from plot to watershed scales. Forest Ecology and Management 430, 346-356. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.08.025
  27. *(41) Hammond JC, Saavedra FA, Kampf SK, 2018. Global snow zone maps and trends in snow persistence 2001-2016. International Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.5674.
  28. *(40) Hammond JC, Saavedra FA, Kampf SK, 2018. How does snow persistence relate to annual streamflow in mountain watersheds of the western U.S. with wet maritime and dry continental climates? Water Resources Research 54(4), 2605-2623, doi:10.1002/2017WR021899.
  29. (39) Kampf S, Strobl B, Hammond J, Anenberg A, Etter S, Martin C, Puntenney-Desmond K, Seibert J, van Meerveld I, 2018. Testing the waters: Mobile apps for crowdsourced streamflow data, Eos, 99,
  30. *(38) Schmeer SR, Kampf SK, MacDonald LH, Hewitt J, Wilson C. 2018. Empirical models of annual post-fire erosion on mulched and unmulched hillslopes. Catena 163, 276-287.
  31. *(37) Saavedra FA, Kampf SK, Fassnacht SR, Sibold JS. 2018.Changes in Andes Mountains snow cover from MODIS data 2000–2014, The Cryosphere, doi:10.5194/tc-2017-72.
  32. (36) Jones KW, Cannon JB, Saavedra FA, Kampf SK, Addington RN, Cheng AS, MacDonald LH, Wilson C, Wolk B. 2017. Return on investment from fuel treatments to reduce severe wildfire and erosion in a watershed investment program in Colorado. Journal of Environmental Management 198, 66-77.
  33. (35) Fassnacht SR, Lopez-Moreno JI, Ma C, Weber AN, Pfohl AKD, Kampf SK, Kappas M. 2017. Spatio-temporal snowmelt variability across the headwaters of the Southern Rocky Mountains. Frontiers of Earth Science. doi:10.1007/s11707-017-0641-4.
  34. (34) Cotrufo MF, Boot CM, Kampf S, Nelson PA, Brogan DJ, Covino T, Haddix ML, MacDonald LH, Rathburn S, Ryan-Burkett S, Schmeer S, Hall E. 2016. Redistribution of pyrogenic carbon from hillslopes to stream corridors following a large montane wildfire. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30, doi:10.1002/2016GB005467.
  35. (33) Kampf SK, Brogan DJ, Schmeer S, MacDonald LH, Nelson PA. 2016. How do geomorphic effects of rainfall vary with storm type and spatial scale in a post-fire landscape? Geomorphology 273, 39-51. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.08.001
  36. *(32) Saavedra FA, Kampf SK, Fassnacht SR, Sibold JS. 2016. A snow climatology of the Andes Mountains from MODIS snow cover data. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.4795.
  37. (31) Kim J, Dwelle MC, Kampf SK, Fatichi S, Ivanov VY. 2016. On the non-uniqueness of the hydro-geomorphic responses in a zero-order catchment with respect to soil moisture. Advances in Water Resources. DOI: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.03.019.
  38. (30) Kampf SK, Faulconer J, Shaw JR, Sutfin NA, Cooper DJ. 2016. Rain and channel flow supplements to subsurface water beneath ephemeral stream channels. Journal of Hydrology 536, 524-533. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.016.
  39. (29) Kampf SK, Lefsky MA. 2016. Transition of dominant peak flow source from snowmelt to rainfall along the Colorado Front Range: Historical patterns, trends, and lessons from the 2013 Colorado Front Range floods. Water Resources Research. doi:10.1002/2015WR017784.
  40. (28) Fassnacht SR, Sexstone GA, Kashipazha AH, Lópex-Moreno JI, Jasinski MF, Kampf SK, Von Thaden BC, 2016. Deriving snow-cover depletion curves for different spatial scales from remote sensing and snow telemetry data. Hydrological Processes 30(11), 1708-1717. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10730.
  41. (27) Kampf S, Markus J, Heath J, Moore C. 2015. Snowmelt and soil moisture dynamics on steep subalpine hillslopes. Hydrological Processes 29(5), 712-723. DOI 10.1002/hyp.10179.
  42. *(26) Moore C, Kampf S, Stone B, Richer E. 2015. A GIS-based method for defining snow zones: application to the western United States. Geocarto International 30(1), 62-81, DOI 10.1080/10106049.2014.885089.
  43. *(25) Formetta G, Kampf SK, David O, Rigon R. 2014. Snow water equivalent modeling components in NewAge-JGrass. Geoscientific Model Development 7. 725-736, DOI 10.5194/gmd-7-725-2014.
  44. *(24) Hastings B, Kampf S. 2014. Evaluation of digital channel network derivation methods in a glaciated subalpine catchment. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39(13), 1790-1802. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3566.
  45. (23) Lanini JS, Dozier AQ, Furey PR, Kampf SK, 2014. Stochastic method for examining vulnerability of hydropower generation and reservoir operations to climate change: Case study of Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 140(9). DOI 10.1061/(ASCE) WR.1943-5452.0000426, 05014004.
  46. (22) Kampf S, Richer E, 2014.  Estimating source regions for snowmelt runoff in a Rocky Mountain basin:  Tests of a data-based conceptual modeling approach.  Hydrological Processes 28, 2237-2250.  DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9751.
  47. *(21) Richer EE, Kampf SK, Fassnacht SR, Moore CC, 2013.  Spatiotemporal index for analysing controls on snow climatology:  Application in the Colorado Front Range.  Physical Geography. 34(2), 85-107, DOI: 10.1080/02723646.2013.787578.
  48. *(20) 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.
  49. (19) Kampf SK, Mirus B, 2013.  Subsurface and surface flow leading to channel initiation.  In: JF Shroder (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 9, pp. 22-42. San Diego:  Academic Press.
  50. *(18) Cristea N, Kampf SK, Burges SJ, 2013.  Linear models for estimating annual and growing season reference evapotranspiration using averages of weather variables.  International Journal of Climatology. 33(2), 376-387, DOI: 10.1002/joc.3430.
  51. (17) Furey PR, Kampf SK, Lanini J, Dozier A, 2012.  A stochastic conceptual modeling approach for examining the effects of climate change on streamflows in mountain basins.  Journal of Hydrometeorology June, pp. 837-855. DOI:10.1175/JHM-D-11-037.1.
  52. (16) McNeeley SM, Tessendorf SA, Lazarus H, Heikkila T, Ferguson IM, Arrigo JS, Attari SZ, Cianfrani CM, Dilling L, Gurdak JJ, Kampf SK, Kauneckis D, Kirchhoff CJ, Lee J, Lintner BR, Mahoney KM, Opitz-Stapleton S, Ray P, South AB, Stubblefield, AP, Brugger J, 2012.  Catalyzing frontiers in water-climate-society research:  a view from early career scientists and junior faculty.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00221.1.
  53. *(15) Cadol D,Kampf S, Wohl E, 2012.  Effects of evapotranspiration on baseflow in a tropical headwater catchment.  Journal of Hydrology 462-463, 4-14. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.04.060.
  54. (14) Kampf SK, 2011.  Variability and persistence of hillslope initial conditions:  A continuous perspective on subsurface flow response to rain events.  Journal of Hydrology 404, 176-185.
  55. (13) Mirus BB, Loague K, Cristea NC, Burges SJ, Kampf SK, 2011.  A synthetic hydrologic-response dataset.  Hydrological Processes, doi:10.1002/hyp.8185.
  56. (12) Kampf SK, Burges SJ, 2010.  Quantifying the water balance in a planar hillslope plot:  Effects of measurement errors on flow prediction.  Journal of Hydrology 380, 191-202.
  57. (11) Mirus B, Loague K, VanderKwaak J, Kampf S, Burges S, 2009.  A hypothetical reality of Tarrawarra-like hydrologic response.  Hydrological Processes doi:10.1002/hyp.7241.
  58. (10) Kampf SK, Burges SJ, 2007a.  A framework for classifying and comparing distributed hillslope and catchment hydrologic models.  Water Resources Research. 43, W05423, doi:10.1029/2006WR005370.
  59. (9) Kampf SK,  Burges SJ, 2007b.  Parameter estimation for a physics-based distributed hydrologic model using measured outflow fluxes and internal moisture states.  Water Resources Research 43, W12414, doi:10.1029/2006WR005605.
  60. (8) Dethier DP, Kampf SK, Sawyer DA, Budahn JR, 2007.  Chemical zonation in the upper Bandelier Tuff:  Evidence from the chemistry of distal outcrops, Puye Quadrangle.  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 58th Field Conference, Geology of the Jemez Mountain Region II, pp. 333-343.
  61. (7) Dethier DP, Kampf SK, 2007.  Reconstructing pyroclastic flow dynamics and landscape evolution using the upper Bandelier Tuff, Puye Quadrangle, New Mexico.  New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 58th Field Conference, Geology of the Jemez Mountain Region II, pp. 344-353.
  62. (6) Kampf SK,  Tyler SW, 2006.  Spatial characterization of evaporation and land surface energy fluxes at the Salar de Atacama, Northern Chile using ASTER image classification.  Advances in Water Resources 29:  336-354.
  63. (5) Handcock RN, Gillespie A, Cherkauer KA, Kay JE, Burges SJ, Kampf SK, 2006.  Accuracy and uncertainty of TIR remote sensing of stream temperatures at multiple spatial scales. Remote Sensing of Environment.  100, pp. 427-440.
  64. (4) Kampf SK, Tyler SW, Ortiz C,  Muñoz JF, Adkins P, 2005.  Evaporation and land surface energy budget at the Salar de Atacama, Northern Chile.  Journal of Hydrology 310, pp. 236-252.
  65. (3) Kay JE, Kampf SK, Handcock RN, Cherkauer KA, Gillespie AR, Burges SJ, 2005.  Accuracy of lake and stream temperatures determined from thermal-infrared imagery.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, October, pp. 1161-1175.
  66. (2) Cherkauer KA, Burges SJ, Handcock RN, Kay JE, Kampf SK, Gillespie AR, 2005.  Assessing satellite-based and aircraft-based thermal infrared remote sensing for monitoring Pacific Northwest river temperature.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 41(5), October, pp. 1149-1159.
  67. (1) Kampf SK, Salazar M, Tyler SW, 2002.  Preliminary investigations of effluent drainage from mining heap leach facilities.  Vadose Zone Journal 1:186-196.


  1. (2022-2025) Experimental investigation of post-fire mulching impacts on runoff, erosion, and water quality. PIs Nelson P, Kampf S, Rhoades C, Osborn B. Agricultural Experiment Station. $90,000
  2. (2022-2023) Watershed-scale impacts of post-fire mulch on streamflow, erosion, vegetation, and water quality. PIs Nelson P, Kampf S, Rhoades C. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District / CWCB. $300,000
  3. (2022-2023) Multi-year evaluation of hydrologic, geomorphic, and biogeochemical impacts of post-fire mulching. PIs Nelson P, Kampf S, Rhoades C. City of Greeley / CWCB. $200,000
  4. (2022) A path to a sustainable long-term watershed research site at CSU Mountain Campus. PIs Kampf S, Puntenney-Desmond K, Rathburn S, Ronayne M, McGrath D, Fassnacht S, Ross M, Webb S, Sanford W. WCNR. $20,871
  5. (2022) Impacts of extreme events on forest recovery and streamflow across Colorado’s forest-dominated ecosystems. PIs Redmond M, Kampf S. NIWR. $25,000
  6. (2021-2022) River investigators: Connecting youth and families to the Cache la Poudre River. PIs Stafford N, Puntenney-Desmond K, Kampf S, Bhaskar A. Colorado Water Center. $9,949
  7. (2021-2022) Hydrologic, geomorphic, and biogeochemical impacts of post-fire mulching. PIs Nelson P, Kampf S, Rhoades C. Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed / CWCB. $35,000
  8. (2021) River Explorers: Outdoor Science Discovery Activities for K-6th Grade. PIs Kampf S, Puntenney-Desmond K. Bohemian Foundation. $7,500.
  9. (2020-2021) Comprehensive assessment of hydrologic and geomorphic dynamics of the Cameron Peak wildfire in the Cache la Poudre watershed. PIs Kampf S, McGrath D, Rathburn S, Morrison R, Gallen S, Wohl E, Nelson P, Rassmussen K, Fassnacht S, Robertson C. OVPR CSU. $38,736.
  10. (2020-2021) RAPID: Wildfire impacts on snowpack, flow paths, and sediment dynamics across an elevation gradient. PIs Kampf S, Rathburn S, Morrison R, Gallen S, McGrath D, Wohl E, Nelson P, Rassmussen K, Fassnacht S, Hammond J, Sexstone G, Rengers F. National Science Foundation. $49,990.
  11. (2020-2021) Building a long-term watershed research site at CSU Mountain Campus. PIs Rathburn S, Puntenney-Desmond K, Ronayne M, McGrath D, Fassnacht S, Ross M, Morrison R, Rassmussen K, Webb S. Colorado Water Center. $24,997.
  12. (2019-2020) Harnessing the power of the crowd to monitor urban street flooding. PIs Bhaskar A, Newman G, Kampf S, Zipper S. Colorado Water Center. $25,000.
  13. (2019-2020) Stream Tracker: Monitoring streamflow intermittence through citizen science. PIs Kampf, Fairchild. US Forest Service. $25,000.
  14. (2018-2021) Watershed assessment framework for National Park Service Wild and Scenic Rivers. PI Kampf. National Park Service.
  15. (2018-2020) Streamflow estimation in Colorado ungauged basins. PIs Kampf S, Livneh B, Richard G, Bhaskar A. Colorado Water Conservation Board.
  16. (2018) Erosion simulation under changing land cover, slope, and soil conditions. PI Kampf. The Nature Conservancy, Nevada.
  17. (2018-2019) Streamflow estimation in Colorado ungauged basins. PIs Kampf S, Livneh B, Richard G, Bhaskar A. Colorado Water Conservation Board.
  18. (2018-2021) The effects of urban wáter conservation on agricultural wáter supply in the South Platte River Basin. PIs Bhaskar A, Kampf S, Dozier A. Agricultural Experiment Station
  19. (2018) Changes in snowmelt and rainfall runoff in the Salt River Watershed. The Nature Conservancy, Arizona. PI Kampf.
    (2017-2018) Snow and vegetation effects on Colorado ptarmigan populations. McIntire-Stennis. Pis Kampf S, Aldridge C, Falkowski M.
  20. (2017-2018) A systems modeling approach to quantify forest fuel treatment effects on wildfire severity and post-fire erosion. CSU Water Center. Pis Cheng T, Gannon B, Jones K, Kampf S, MacDonald L, Mattor K, Nelson P, Wei Y, Wolk B, Wilson C.
  21. (2017-2018) Stream Tracker: Crowd sourcing and remote sensing to monitor stream flow intermittence. NASA Citizen Science Program. PI Kampf S; Co-PIs Lefsky M, Newman G.
  22. (2017-2018) Water yield sensitivity to snow loss in Colorado headwater streams. PI: Richard G, Co-PI: Kampf S. Colorado Water Institute / Colorado Water Conservation Board.
  23. (2016) Develop an integrated system to maximize the return of investing in fire resilient watersheds in the interior west. PIs We Y, Cheng T, Wolk B, Miao H, Cannon J, Jones K, Kampf S, Addington R. Colorado State University PRECIP program.
  24. (2015-2018) Threshold hydrologic change across the intermittent-persistent snow transition. PI: Kampf S. National Science Foundation.
  25. (2015-2016) Does wildfire risk reduction lead to downstream watershed service outcomes? An integrated wildfire-erosion-economic analysis of return on investment from fuel treatments in Colorado. PI Jones K, Co-PIs Kampf S, Cheng T, Wolk B, Pelz K, Wilson C. McIntire-Stennis, USDA.
  26. (2014-2015) Effects of mulch treatments on peak flows, sediment delivery, and wáter quality in the High Park Fire. PI: Kampf S, Co-PIs: Ryan-Burkett S, Rhoades C, MacDonald L, Nelson P, Covino T, Hall E. City of Greeley, CO.
  27. (2014-2017) Wildfire impacts on peak flows and sediment delivery: implications for irrigation infrastructure and management. Agricultural Experiment Station. PI: Nelson P, Co-Pis: Kampf S, MacDonald L.
  28. (2014-2018) Pathways to Environmental Science and Sustainability.PI: Moore J, Co-PIs: Felix O, Kampf S, Boone R, Conant R. National Science Foundation.
  29. (2013-2016) Northern Colorado WAMS Initiative. PI: Moore J, Co-Pis/Collaborators: Boone R, Bowser G, Conant R, Felix O, Kampf S, Rangel M, Tschillard R, Wallenstein M. USDA Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields Programs (WAMS).
  30. (2013-2016) Collaborative Research: Spatial dynamics of burn severity and post-fire recovery in the High Park Fire burn area. PI: Lefsky M, Co-PIs: Kampf S, MacDonald L, Rocca M, Romme W, Kampe T. National Science Foundation.
  31. (2013) State of the Cache la Poudre: A watershed monitoring network.  PI: Kampf S, CoPIs: Laituri M, Rathburn S, Fassnacht S, Evangelista, P.  Warner College of Natural Resources Teaching, Research, and Outreach Grant.
  32. (2012-2013) RAPID response to the High Park Fire, Larimer County, CO.  PI: Lefsky M, CoPIs: Kampf S, Romme W.  National Science Foundation.
  33. (2010-2013) Watershed to local scale characterization and functioning of intermittent and ephemeral streams on military lands, PI: Cooper D, CoPIs: Wohl E, Kampf S, Poff L, Harry D.    SERDP, DOD Army Research Office.
  34. (2009-2012) Precision irrigation and nutrient management for production nursery, greenhouse and green roof systems using wireless sensor networks. PI: Lea-Cox JD, CoPIs: Kantor GA, Bauerle WL, van Iersel M, Campbell C, Bauerle T, Ross DS, Ristvey AG, Parker D, King D, Bauer R, Cohan SM, Thomas P, Ruter J, Chappell M, Lefsky MA, Kampf SK, Bissey L.  USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative.
  35. (2008-2012) Climate change impacts to hydropower generation in Pacific Northwest river basins.  PI Kampf S; Collaborator Lanini J.  Office of Science (BER), U.S. Department of Energy.
  36. (2012) Course redesign for GR/WR304, Sustainable Watersheds.  CoPIs: Laituri M, Kampf S, Colorado State University Provost Course Redesign Competition.
  37. (2012) Fostering Learning of Water (FLOW) in WCNR students.  PI: Rathburn S, CoPIs: Ronayne M, Sanford W, Wohl E, Fassnacht S, Kampf S, Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources Mini-Grant.
  38. (2008-2010) Hydrologic analysis and process-based modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre Basin. Colorado Water Institute and Cache la Poudre Water Users Association. PI: Kampf S.
  39. (2009) Spatial sensor network for monitoring snowmelt, vegetation, and soil moisture dynamics, Loch Vale Watershed, Rocky Mountain National Park.  PI: Kampf S, CoPIs: Klein J, Baron J.  Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources Mini-Grant.


Graduate student advisees:

  • Mikaela Richardson, David Scott, Megan Sears, Alyssa Anenberg, Abby Eurich, Joshua Faulconer, John Hammond, Blaine Hastings, Adam Johnson, Pedro Lopez, Chenchen Ma (co-advisor), Caroline Martin, Quinn Miller, Cara Moore, David Peterson, Bryce Pulver, Eric Richer, Freddy Saavedra, Sarah Schmeer, Marielle Sidell, Katie Willi, Chelsea Wilmer, Codie Wilson

Post-doc advisees: 

  • Peter Furey, Benjamin Conrad

Graduate Committees:

  • Service on over 100 Masters and PhD committees at Colorado State University in Watershed Science, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geosciences, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. Faculty member in the Colorado Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate.


  • Research assistants and project advisees: Daria Ahrens, Sam Struthers, Cheryl Prazak, Julie Markus, Paul Ackerman, Stephen Small, Cassidi Rosenkrance, Hunter Gleason, Emily Chavez, Jason Gerlich, Ry Weber, Gina McCrackin, Lenka Doskocil. Active advising of undergraduate students in the Watershed Science major. Faculty advisor for the Watershed Club and Alpha Sigma Kappa organization for women in technical studies.



  • Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Undergraduate Program Committee Chair, CSU Water Center Executive Committee


  • Books: Cambridge University Press
  • Proposals: National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, French National Research Agency, CONICYT Chile, NASA, Agricultural Research Service
  • Journals: Advances in Water Resources, Atmosphere, Climatic Change, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Ecohydrology, Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geophysical Research Letters, Hydrological Processes, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Hydrology Regional Studies, Journal of Hydrometeorology, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Nature Communications, Pedosphere, Physical Geography, Restoration Ecology, Vadose Zone Journal, Water Resources Research


  • Society of Freshwater Science
  • American Geophysical Union



  • Fulbright Global Scholar, 2022-2023
  • Warner College of Natural Resources Teamsmanship Award, 2021
  • Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award, Colorado State University, 2017 for work on Investing in forest management for watershed sustainability with large group of collaborators
  • Best advisor, Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, 2014, 2016
  • Nominee, Monfort Professor, Colorado State University, 2012
  • Faculty leadership award, Warner College of Natural Resources, 2010


  • Fulbright Student Fellowship, 1998-1999; NASA Earth System Science Fellowship, 2001-2004; P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2005-2006 academic year; AGU Hydrology Section, outstanding student paper, Fall 2006; College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 2005; College of Engineering Osberg Family Trust Fellowship, Spring 2005; Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Female in Civil and Environ. Engineering, 2005; Outstanding M.S. Student, Graduate Program for Hydrologic Sciences, 2002

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