Steven Fassnacht

Steven Fassnacht and student on ski slope
Steven Fassnacht measuring snow
Steven Fassnacht directing at rivers edge
Steven Fassnacht's student sampling on glacier.
Steven Fassnacht

Steven Fassnacht - Students

Doug Bailey

Doug Bailey is a non-traditional (old) student studying variable snow distribution and depth as they relate to wildlife. Current research efforts center on the Southern Rocky Mountains, Bighorn Sheep (southern Colorado) and Wolverine (central Idaho) habitats. He is current a PhD student in the Watershed Science program.


Caroline Duncan

Caroline “Rosie” Duncan grew up mostly on the east coast, and decided to head west after getting her undergrad degree in Geosciences. After a series of outdoor education jobs, she is relishing diving into snow hydrology research as a MS student in the Watershed Science program.

Lindsey Marlow

Lindsey Marlow is a Master’s Student in Watershed Science at Colorado State University (CSU) where she is advised by Dr. Steven Fassnacht also with CSU. Her research involves examining how streamflow shifts from snowmelt dominated to evapotranspiration dominated in relation to watershed area, discharge volume, and other geospatial variables within the Southern Rocky Mountain Range. She is a recent recipient of the Hill Memorial Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. She is a veteran and reservist of the US Coast Guard, where she holds a rating of Marine Science Technician whose responsibility is regulatory enforcement of environmental, safety, and security laws. She also holds a position as an Environmental Technician for the City of Loveland a where she is responsible for the groundwater and storm water quality monitoring and sampling.

Molly Tedesche

Molly Tedesche is a NASA Earth & Space Science Graduate Fellow working towards a PhD in Snow Hydrology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). She is affiliated with both the Water and Environmental Research Center, as well as with the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. Her research entails using remote sensing techniques, satellite information, field collected data, and climate model data, to map historic changes and simulate future persistence of perennial snowfield extents in the Central Brooks Range mountains in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Molly is collaborating with faculty at UAF, the National Park Service in Alaska, and is co-advised by Dr. Fassnacht at Colorado State University. She has also worked extensively in science outreach in remote communities throughout rural Alaska and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Science Teaching and Outreach from UAF.


Current Students:

Douglas C. Bailey – Snow Distribution and Wildlife Habitat
Douglas M. Hultstrand – Improving Water Balance Estimates
Anna K.D. Pfohl – Evaluating the Spatio-temporal Consistency of Operational Snow Data for Water Resources Forecasting
Jessica Sanow – The Dynamics of Snow Surface Roughness
Sara Simonson – Avalanches and Vegetation
Molly E. Tedesche (at UAF ) – Snow in the Gates of the Arctic National Park (with David Barnes )

Kevin S.J. Brown – Game Camera Detection of Snowpack Properties
Eric Clark – to be determined (with Michael Falkowski )
Caroline Duncan – Forecasting Snow Albedo
R. Allen Gilbert Jr. – Sampling Logistics
Lindsey Marlow – The Shift Between Snowmelt and Evaporation in Mountain Streams

For a full list of current and former students:


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