Tim Covino - Staff
Alex recently began his PhD in Watershed Science in the Watershed Hydrology and Biogeochemistry lab. His interests include the implications of land use on river-floodplain connectivity, streamflow dynamics and catchment storage. Alex also holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University where he studied the long-term impacts of surface coal mining on nitrogen export in West Virginian streams. He has previously worked in Colorado and in Southern Africa in the fields of hydrology, watershed conservation, and water quality monitoring.
Allison Rhea is a second-year Masters student in Watershed Science. She is working on a joint research project between CSU and the US Forest Service to study the long-term effects of forest fires on nutrient processing. Allie’s research focuses on the long-term hydrologic and biogeochemical responses to severe wildfire. She uses a variety of approaches including nutrient tracers, nutrient diffusing substrates, long-term monitoring, and remote sensing. Allie is originally from Atlanta and went to undergrad at the University of Virginia. She is fully taking advantage of Colorado, filling her free time with climbing, hiking, and skiing.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Tristan developed his love for rivers while improving native salmon habitat in Washington State. After working as a hydrologic research technician in Alaska exploring climate effects on trophic mismatch on the Artic North Slope, Tristan came to Colorado State University to pursue his M.Sc. in Watershed Science. His current research interests include exploring hydrologic-biogeochemical interactions throughout river corridors in mountain systems. Working on an NSF-funded study in collaboration with the USGS and U.S. Forest Service, he is exploring how physical complexity of mountain valley bottoms influence seasonal fluxes of water, carbon, and nutrients, and the implications of these processes on ecosystem functioning.