Active Lab Members
Leonie is a postdoctoral fellow, and works towards a better understanding of the role of subsurface processes for surface flow. She currently focuses on the rain-snow transition zone, and studies how the spatial distribution of snow and rain is related to stream discharge and the spatial distribution of subsurface characteristics, such as soil depth and hydraulic conductivity. Her position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Quinn is an MS candidate in Watershed Science interested in the interplay between fire, snow, and streamflow. Her work in the Cache la Poudre watershed uses remote sensing and on the ground measurements to investigate the hydrologic impact of the Cameron Peak fire.
Clara is a PhD student in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. She is interested in the development of science-based land use planning and policy approaches, with the aim of maintaining ecosystem services integrity and improving human well-being in the wildland-urban interface. Her research focuses on the effects of residential growth and climate change on forest loss, wildfire risk, and water provision and quality.
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.
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.
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.
Bryce Pulver, MS 2021, Metals export to streams during base flow and storm events in the 416 fire, Southwest Colorado. pdf
Katie Willi, MS 2021, Are Wild and Scenic Rivers Really “Free-Flowing”?. pdf
Abby Eurich, MS 2020, Effects of flow modification and forest disturbance on streamflow across Colorado. pdf
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