Active Lab Members
Abby is an MS candidate in Watershed Science, studying the effects of snow persistence on streamflow generation from the west and east slopes of the continental divide, CO. She is interested in the hydrologic changes associated with the intermittent-persistent snow transition, effects of land use and flow modification on streamflow/runoff prediction, and effects of wildfire on threshold hydrologic change.
David is an MS candidate in Watershed Science interested in headwater stream intermittency and its role in water supply, habitat availability, and general watershed health. He is focusing on applying improved mapping and modeling techniques to better inform management practices of these systems.
Bryce is an MS candidate in Watershed Science studying how wildfires affect water quality. He is interested in coupling remote sensing, spatial analysis, physical hydrology, and water chemistry in a post-fire environment to better understand relationships that will improve prediction of contaminant export to streams.
Project manager for Stream Tracker (streamtracker.org), focusing on program outreach and recruitment, as well as developing and maintaining the community and streamflow sensor monitoring networks. Broad research interests include streamflow intermittence in Rocky Mountain headwater catchments and community engagement in watershed stewardship.
Marielle is an MS candidate in Watershed Sciences, studying the effects of recreation on streamflow in Colorado’s headwater streams. She is interested in integrating physical hydrology, spatial analysis and land use policy frameworks to build a decision support system for the state’s diversifying recreational portfolio.
Katie is an MS candidate in Watershed Science who is working to develop a standardized watershed condition framework for National Park Service Wild & Scenic River watersheds. She is interested in the effects of land use and flow modification on water quality/quantity as well as identifying opportunities for federal, state, and local partner collaboration to better protect Wild & Scenic River water quality.
Chelsea is an MS candidate in Watershed Science. She is interested in plants in high mountain watersheds and how much they impact the export of water to streams through evapotranspiration. Her research contributes to the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area that aims to characterize watershed behavior as a result of climate perturbations like changes in the amount, accumulation, and persistence of snow.
Alyssa Anenberg, MS 2019, Effects of snow persistence on soil water nitrogen across an elevation gradient. pdf
Codie Wilson, PhD 2019, The frequency, magnitude and connectivity of post-wildfire rainfall-runoff and sediment transport. pdf
John Hammond, PhD 2018, Snow persistence and hydrologic response across the intermittent-persistent snow transition. pdf
Caroline Martin, MS 2018, Spatial and temporal variability in channel surface flow across an elevation gradient on the Colorado Front Range. pdf
Chenchen Ma, MS 2017, Evaluating and correcting sensor change artifacts in the SNOTEL temperature records, southern Rocky Mountains, Colorado. pdf.
Freddy Saavedra, PhD 2016: Spatial and temporal variability of snow cover in the Andes Mountains and its influence on streamflow in snow dominant rivers pdf
Adam Johnson, MS 2016: Snowmelt and rainfall runoff in burned and unburned catchments at the intermittent-persistent snow transition, Colorado Front Range. pdf
Joshua Faulconer, MS 2015: Thresholds for runoff generation in ephemeral streams with varying morphology in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, USA. pdf
Sarah Schmeer, MS 2014: Post-fire erosion response and recovery, High Park Fire, Colorado. pdf
Blaine Hastings, MS 2012: Comparison of digital terrain and field-based channel derivation methods in a subalpine catchment, Front Range, Colorado. pdf
Pedro Lopez, MS 2012: Investigation of sub-surface flow processes of a subalpine hillslope
Cara Moore, MS 2012: A climatological study of snow covered areas in the Western United States. pdf
Eric Richer, MS 2009: Snowmelt runoff analysis and modeling for the Upper Cache la Poudre River basin, Colorado pdf