Tim Covino

Previous burn area.
Mountain and watershed for Covino Lab sampling.
Covino Lab member sampling.
Mountain stream with snowmelt runoff.
Fog in trees on mountainside.

Curriculum Vitae

Tim P. Covino
Assistant Professor
Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1499
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1499

Professional Preparation

University of Colorado, Boulder                 Environmental Biology, Limnology                      BA, 2000

Montana State University, Bozeman         Environmental Sci., Watershed Hydrology         MS, 2005

Montana State University, Bozeman         Environmental Sci., Watershed Hydrology         PhD, 2012

Duke University, Durham, NC                    Hydrology and Biogeochemistry                           Post-doc, 2012


2013 –              Asst. Professor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, Colorado State Univ.

2012 – 2013    NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University

2009 – 2012    EPA STAR Fellow, Montana State University

2006 – 2012    PhD graduate research assistant, Montana State University

2003 – 2005    MS graduate research assistant, Montana State University

Publications (*student author)

Covino, T. (2017), Hydrologic connectivity as a framework for understanding biogeochemical flux through watersheds and along fluvial networks, Geomorphology, 277, 133-144.

​*Kalinin, A., T. Covino, and B. McGlynn. (2016). The influence of an in-network lake on the timing, form, and magnitude of downstream dissolved carbon and nutrient flux. Water Resources Research.

*Bergstrom, A., B. McGlynn, *J. Mallard, and T. Covino. (2016). Watershed structural influences on the distributions of stream network water and solute travel times. Hydrological Processes.

*Mallard, J., B. McGlynn, and T. Covino (2014), Lateral inflows, stream-groundwater

exchange, and network geometry influence stream water composition, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014944.

Covino, T., B. McGlynn, and *R. McNamara (2012), Land use/land cover and scale influences on in-stream nitrogen uptake kinetics, J. Geophys. Res., 117, G02006, doi:10.1029/2011JG001874.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and M.A. Baker (2010), Separating physical and biological nutrient retention and quantifying uptake kinetics from ambient to saturation in successive mountain stream reaches, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, 115, G04010, doi:10.1029/2009JG001263.

Patil, S., T. P. Covino, A. I. Packman, B. L. McGlynn, J. D. Drummond, R. A. Payn, and R. Schumer (2013), Intrastream variability in solute transport: Hydrologic and geomorphic controls on solute retention, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, doi:10.1029/2012JF002455.

Ye, S., T. P. Covino, M. Sivapalan, N. B. Basu, H.-Y. Li, and S.-W. Wang (2012), Dissolved nutrient retention dynamics in river networks: A modeling investigation of transient flows and scale effects, Water Resour. Res., 48, W00J17, doi:10.1029/ 2011WR010508.

Covino, T.P., B.L. McGlynn, and *J. Mallard (2011), Stream-groundwater exchange and hydrologic turnover at the network scale, Water Resour. Res., 47, W12521, doi:10.1029/2011WR010942.

Covino, T.P., and B.L. McGlynn.  (2007) Stream gains and losses across a mountain to valley transition: Impacts on watershed hydrology and stream water chemistry.  Water Resources Research, 43, W10431, doi:10.1029/2006WR005544.

Synergistic Activities

  1. Proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation
  2. Member of AGU water quality committee
  3. Reviewer for: Aquatic Sciences; Biogeosciences Discussions; Environmental Management; Environmental Science & Technology; Freshwater Sciences; Hydrology and Earth System Sciences; Hydrological Processes; Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences; Journal of Hydrology; Limnology and Oceanography; Science of the Total Environment; Water, Air, & Soil Pollution; Water Resources Research
  4. Session convener for: The flow of organic carbon through the landscape, AGU fall meeting 2016; Challenges of wildland fire on water quality and drinking water supply, AGU fall meeting 2016; Emerging issues in tropical ecohydrology, AGU Fall Meeting 2014; Water quality of hydrologic systems, AGU Fall Meeting 2014
  5. Member of the IAHS Panta Rhei supported international working group on hydro-biogeochemistry

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