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

Research Group

Active Lab Members

Leonie Kiewiet

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 Miller

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 Mosso

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.

Kira Puntenney-Desmond

Project manager for Stream Tracker (, 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 Sidell

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 Wilmer, MS 2021, Effects of Early Snowmelt on Plant Phenophase Timing and Duration across an Elevation Gradient. pdf

David Peterson, MS 2021, Predicting Flow Duration and Assessing its Drivers in the Colorado Front Range Using Crowdsourced Data

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

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