I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Utah State University and the Utah Water Research Laboratory. My research is at the intersection of physical hydrology, water management, and river restoration, with a focus on more efficiently allocating scarce freshwater resources for humans and ecosystems under increasing stressors. My research group performs applied, interdisciplinary investigations to advance understanding of coupled human - ecological river systems using a combination of field measurement and modeling (physically-based, water allocation, statistical, data-driven, etc). I seek to understand the relationship between landscape and channel context and hydrologic behavior across multiple scales.

I also lead several efforts to integrate emerging research and technical tools to guide coordinated instream water management in the western U.S. from the stream reach to the statewide scale. 


The WETlab welcomes new grad students Haley Canham & Daniel Thurber!
Check out the 5 new papers our lab has published in 2020!

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