Graduate Students

Nicholas Silverman

Nicholas Silverman

Office: Clapp 4th Floor
Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae


MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, 2004

BS Physics and Engineering, Washington and Lee University, 2001

Field of Study

Peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains and home to our experimental watershed

I am currently working towards my PhD in the Watershed Hydrology Lab under the advisorship of Dr. Marco Maneta.

My research focuses on climate modeling, ecohydrology, and watershed management. Specifically, I am looking into the ecohydrologic sensitivity to and management of climate change in mountainous forest catchments. My study area is the Bitterroot Watershed in SW Montana, USA. I am using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to develop climate data for both historical (2000-2006) and future forecasts (2047-2056). I will use this climate data as input to an ensemble of hydrologic models including our own newly developed ecohydrologic model ECH2O. I will be exploring how watershed processes react to climate and their threshold for recovery as well as land management strategies to mitigate negative impacts to water resources from climate change.

My project is mainly funded through the EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship with additional support from the NASA Montana Space Grant Consortium and the Montana Water Center.

For more information you can check out my personal website here.