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
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.
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